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 2014
Medicare Part D Claims
Rank: 1507 of 3362
Rank: 1311 of 3362
Rank: 1443 of 3362
Rank: 1493 of 3362
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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.
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
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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