The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D
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 2015
Medicare Part D Claims
Rank: 1276 of 3395
Rank: 1131 of 3395
Rank: 1332 of 3395
Rank: 1189 of 3395
This Drug's History
The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year
The total Part D spending on this drug
Average Patient Cost
Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.
Use by state
|District of Columbia||19||$5,562|
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »
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