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FENTANYL CITRATE

FENTANYL CITRATE/PF

Duragesic (Fentanyl) is an opioid (narcotic) medicine that works in the brain to lower pain perception. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Fentanyl

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

1,670
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1910 of 3362

$14.1K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2207 of 3362

1,428
Patients

Rank: 1567 of 3362

246
Prescribers

Rank: 2079 of 3362

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82%

of people say

it's worth it

78%

of people say

it worked well

14%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1,339

2011

1,700

2012

1,115

2013

1,672

2014

2,362

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$11.2K

2011

$15.3K

2012

$16.7K

2013

$14.1K

2014

$42.5K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$3

2011

$2

2012

$3

2013

$3

2014

$3

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
Arkansas 42 88 $359
Virginia 23 35 $774
Missouri 24 26 $65
Tennessee 22 26 $1,081
Iowa 25 $2,205
Kentucky 18 $649
Arizona 14 15 $111
Wisconsin 15 $334
Nebraska 13 $67
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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