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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

10.3K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1265 of 3362

$5.75M
Retail Cost

Rank: 959 of 3362

2,779
Patients

Rank: 1283 of 3362

3,302
Prescribers

Rank: 1166 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

8,453

2011

8,832

2012

10.3K

2013

10.3K

2014

10.6K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$5.71M

2011

$5.9M

2012

$6.54M

2013

$5.75M

2014

$5.26M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$344

2011

$329

2012

$307

2013

$303

2014

$314

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 307 987 $647K
Massachusetts 219 968 $669K
New York 245 893 $423K
Missouri 191 751 $327K
Florida 146 479 $253K
Indiana 124 469 $275K
Texas 148 437 $238K
Illinois 110 404 $168K
Minnesota 109 391 $202K
Washington 85 354 $172K
New Jersey 83 292 $111K
Maryland 92 282 $222K
Ohio 73 278 $152K
Pennsylvania 96 278 $361K
Wisconsin 59 267 $119K
Georgia 67 255 $114K
Arizona 90 245 $118K
Oregon 78 220 $96K
Michigan 65 205 $123K
Kansas 51 165 $46.2K
Colorado 47 163 $67.8K
New Hampshire 35 162 $104K
Maine 32 133 $75.4K
North Carolina 41 130 $144K
Connecticut 28 97 $46K
Virginia 29 83 $43.4K
Utah 69 $31.9K
Oklahoma 20 66 $37.8K
West Virginia 15 65 $30.7K
South Carolina 18 56 $19.3K
Tennessee 22 54 $20.9K
Nebraska 12 52 $24.1K
Kentucky 12 46 $43.9K
Vermont 17 44 $18.8K
Arkansas 12 41 $28.7K
Louisiana 37 $15.3K
Rhode Island 36 $12.6K
Iowa 36 $40.6K
Delaware 11 33 $7,115
North Dakota 30 $12K
South Dakota 30 $4,605
Idaho 29 $22.1K
New Mexico 23 $11.6K
Alabama 23 $9,083
Montana 22 $7,929
Nevada 11 19 $3,905
District of Columbia 17 $4,923
Mississippi 16 $13.5K
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 »

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Top prescribers for OPIUM TINCTURE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MICHELLE SPENCER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

CONCORD

New Hampshire