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Dilaudid (Hydromorphone) is an opioid medicine (similar to morphine) that works in the brain to lower pain perception. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Dilaudid

Important Information About This Drug

Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

As many as one quarter of those receiving these drugs over a long period of time in a primary care setting struggle with addiction.

Read more about the appropriate use of these drugs and speak to your doctor about their risks.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

13.7K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1187 of 3362

$12M
Retail Cost

Rank: 787 of 3362

4,115
Patients

Rank: 1193 of 3362

3,100
Prescribers

Rank: 1204 of 3362

More info on related drug Dilaudid »

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

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2011

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2012

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2013

13.7K

2014

39.5K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

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2011

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2012

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2013

$12M

2014

$31.1M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

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2011

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2012

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2013

$177

2014

$362

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 427 1,271 $1.06M
North Carolina 321 1,006 $981K
Texas 281 872 $795K
New York 256 866 $889K
California 199 604 $476K
Virginia 181 586 $535K
Indiana 156 576 $578K
Pennsylvania 170 569 $530K
Ohio 172 563 $402K
Georgia 182 532 $365K
New Jersey 138 502 $372K
Maryland 127 452 $326K
South Carolina 136 416 $384K
Washington 120 382 $321K
Michigan 109 336 $295K
Colorado 103 330 $338K
Tennessee 106 308 $232K
Connecticut 91 294 $320K
Alabama 85 293 $243K
Missouri 78 236 $230K
Oklahoma 68 227 $166K
Arizona 75 216 $253K
Maine 65 199 $141K
Illinois 56 188 $168K
New Hampshire 51 184 $130K
Wisconsin 56 175 $160K
Massachusetts 45 153 $191K
Oregon 35 145 $138K
Nevada 38 135 $95.1K
Louisiana 42 131 $87.9K
Kansas 31 106 $91.9K
Arkansas 32 105 $95.3K
Kentucky 28 88 $69.8K
Idaho 26 82 $82.7K
Iowa 25 79 $53.2K
Utah 20 70 $50.3K
Mississippi 25 68 $55.6K
Alaska 15 68 $51.3K
Nebraska 17 63 $37.3K
Delaware 17 45 $29K
New Mexico 11 39 $37.6K
Minnesota 30 $24.3K
South Dakota 26 $22.5K
Wyoming 20 $18K
West Virginia 19 $14.6K
Montana 16 $9,026
North Dakota 15 $15.4K
Rhode Island 13 $11.1K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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