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HYDROCODONE BITARTRATE

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

5,270
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1507 of 3362

$2.09M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1311 of 3362

1,985
Patients

Rank: 1443 of 3362

1,525
Prescribers

Rank: 1493 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

N/A

2011

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2012

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2013

5,270

2014

12.3K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

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2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

$2.09M

2014

$5.03M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

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2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

$225

2014

$333

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 209 535 $210K
Florida 187 425 $161K
Texas 156 390 $164K
Indiana 111 377 $145K
North Carolina 106 283 $105K
Michigan 74 223 $84.2K
Illinois 79 212 $79.5K
Pennsylvania 79 211 $75.1K
Missouri 72 203 $84.2K
Oklahoma 57 163 $63.8K
Louisiana 69 151 $57.6K
Washington 51 147 $56.6K
Ohio 62 144 $53.3K
Arizona 49 143 $55.2K
Alabama 56 136 $50.2K
Tennessee 58 136 $49.2K
Georgia 45 135 $54.8K
New York 53 119 $45.4K
New Jersey 43 112 $45K
Oregon 34 84 $29.5K
Mississippi 38 82 $29K
Kansas 31 79 $24.3K
Colorado 35 78 $27.5K
Maryland 25 74 $85K
Wisconsin 28 72 $28.5K
Nevada 15 62 $26.7K
Montana 58 $25.5K
Virginia 20 51 $20.3K
Utah 19 46 $17.3K
Idaho 16 45 $18K
Arkansas 13 40 $16K
South Carolina 18 39 $16.7K
North Dakota 34 $16.8K
Nebraska 30 $14.2K
Connecticut 17 26 $10.7K
Minnesota 11 22 $7,783
Maine 20 $6,164
Kentucky 19 $6,445
Delaware 17 $5,976
Iowa 15 $5,194
Alaska 12 $4,648
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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