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HYDROMORPHONE HCL

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

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

1.19M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 213 of 3362

$32.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 499 of 3362

311,107
Patients

Rank: 225 of 3362

165,031
Prescribers

Rank: 154 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

881K

2011

1.02M

2012

1.13M

2013

1.19M

2014

1.25M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$32.1M

2011

$35.6M

2012

$36.8M

2013

$32.3M

2014

$27.7M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$25

2011

$26

2012

$30

2013

$27

2014

$25

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 36,513 150,157 $5.01M
Florida 29,533 120,582 $3.77M
New York 19,062 61,905 $1.85M
Texas 11,800 50,421 $1.77M
Pennsylvania 14,049 46,884 $1.21M
Washington 11,448 42,274 $830K
Virginia 12,642 41,098 $1.05M
North Carolina 12,555 39,561 $824K
Michigan 9,448 38,611 $1.19M
New Jersey 10,637 35,582 $729K
Massachusetts 11,216 33,828 $788K
Maryland 9,641 32,056 $681K
Illinois 7,541 31,158 $902K
Colorado 9,053 30,395 $663K
Ohio 7,564 30,074 $762K
Connecticut 9,099 26,869 $545K
Georgia 7,778 26,326 $641K
Minnesota 8,027 26,182 $548K
Missouri 5,619 24,926 $739K
Oregon 6,677 24,531 $642K
Arizona 6,477 22,359 $618K
Tennessee 6,899 19,655 $392K
South Carolina 5,954 19,074 $489K
Indiana 4,354 17,842 $589K
Wisconsin 3,633 14,193 $351K
Iowa 3,780 14,108 $369K
Alabama 3,631 12,436 $282K
Nevada 3,248 12,273 $334K
Arkansas 3,387 12,066 $320K
Kansas 2,627 11,908 $381K
Louisiana 3,875 11,554 $254K
Oklahoma 2,725 10,711 $325K
Kentucky 2,626 9,670 $270K
Delaware 2,592 9,554 $270K
New Hampshire 2,896 9,464 $195K
Maine 2,780 8,361 $169K
Vermont 2,343 7,722 $134K
Idaho 1,739 7,045 $219K
Utah 1,989 6,863 $181K
Mississippi 2,049 6,210 $111K
Montana 1,815 6,198 $144K
New Mexico 1,492 5,067 $147K
Nebraska 1,259 4,607 $106K
West Virginia 1,207 4,501 $102K
North Dakota 1,054 3,959 $66.3K
Rhode Island 863 2,555 $64.8K
Hawaii 708 2,545 $79K
District of Columbia 1,093 2,287 $41.3K
Alaska 572 2,159 $62.7K
South Dakota 467 1,716 $51.1K
Wyoming 467 1,674 $36.8K
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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Top prescribers for HYDROMORPHONE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CATHY LUO M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled1,172

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

JEANINE GODEC PAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled919

SEATTLE

Washington

BRIAN JAMES M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled889

PUNTA GORDA

Florida

JIE ZHU MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled888

NEWARK

Delaware

BARBARA BERKOWICH CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled876

NEWARK

Delaware

NORMAN BAADE D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled874

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

STEVEN CHUN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled853

LAKEWOOD RANCH (BARDENTON)

Florida

GABRIEL SOMORI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled852

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

ABIGAIL SCOTT NP

Specialist

Claims Filled833

EVERETT

Washington

WINSTON MONTERO MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled827

SANTA MARIA

California

ALEJANDRO BLACHAR M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled804

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

ODEANE CONNOR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled765

GADSDEN

Alabama

THOMAS RATINO M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled752

FORT WORTH

Texas

DARIUS MCGEE FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled722

LAUREL

Mississippi

ROBERT GUIRGUIS DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled707

TAMPA

Florida

STEPHEN ROSS MD,PHD

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Pain

Claims Filled697

CAPE CORAL

Florida

DUBY AVILA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled687

KISSIMMEE

Florida

MARK ELLIS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled672

ATHENS

Georgia

CHRISTINA MCGHEE ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled665

OLYMPIA

Washington

FRANK FALCO MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled662

NEWARK

Delaware

BOLKAR SAHINLER MD.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled658

LUBBOCK

Texas

JAYAM KRISHNA IYER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled658

CLEARWATER

Florida

CHANDNI VIRDI ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled656

OLYMPIA

Washington

DIANA FERDANA APNP; EAMP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled655

SEATTLE

Washington

RENAUD RODRIGUE MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled636

DALLAS

Texas