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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

3,502
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1303 of 3362

$1.12M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1179 of 3362

498
Patients

Rank: 1341 of 3362

536
Prescribers

Rank: 1336 of 3362

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it worked well

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it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

4,080

2011

4,175

2012

4,098

2013

3,502

2014

3,305

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.23M

2011

$1.35M

2012

$1.25M

2013

$1.12M

2014

$968K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$251

2011

$242

2012

$279

2013

$198

2014

$312

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
California 86 374 $220K
Florida 31 273 $36.8K
Michigan 28 272 $33.1K
Wisconsin 217 $204K
New York 32 195 $43.1K
Connecticut 12 186 $134K
Kentucky 55 160 $15.4K
New Jersey 11 158 $25.4K
Ohio 13 124 $23.8K
Indiana 15 119 $7,667
Pennsylvania 17 96 $35.1K
Washington 13 95 $13.7K
Iowa 92 $15K
Minnesota 80 $29.4K
Virginia 14 72 $10.9K
Georgia 68 $8,722
Illinois 67 $17K
Tennessee 18 64 $13.1K
North Carolina 13 59 $3,711
Texas 12 59 $5,948
Nevada 58 $4,307
West Virginia 53 $92.2K
Massachusetts 49 $12.9K
Rhode Island 47 $7,893
Maine 47 $2,052
Colorado 42 $2,169
Alaska 41 $26.3K
Oregon 41 $2,073
Utah 31 $1,139
Louisiana 27 $5,211
Kansas 25 $4,529
Missouri 23 $522
Arizona 22 $9,956
Idaho 21 $316
Nebraska 21 $3,531
Arkansas 20 $2,296
Vermont 19 $32.6K
Maryland 19 $4,858
South Carolina 14 $1,269
Wyoming 14 $8,463
New Hampshire 13 $1,337
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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