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DEMEROL

MEPERIDINE HCL/PF

Important Information About This Drug

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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

7,861
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1369 of 3362

$243K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1832 of 3362

5,662
Patients

Rank: 1089 of 3362

897
Prescribers

Rank: 1689 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

8,415

2011

6,025

2012

5,382

2013

7,864

2014

4,830

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$90.7K

2011

$157K

2012

$150K

2013

$243K

2014

$196K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$7

2011

$15

2012

$12

2013

$10

2014

$12

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
Florida 149 218 $16.8K
California 39 200 $26.7K
North Carolina 20 104 $3,644
Montana 93 $3,714
Texas 25 92 $6,939
Ohio 14 92 $6,638
Pennsylvania 15 87 $7,129
New York 13 86 $27.4K
Georgia 55 78 $1,513
Michigan 11 73 $9,359
Tennessee 17 68 $2,752
Washington 64 $4,189
Minnesota 60 $11.3K
Alabama 17 48 $790
Arizona 12 46 $7,204
Oklahoma 44 $2,491
Wisconsin 38 $1,369
Missouri 12 37 $2,308
Maine 26 $1,197
Indiana 12 26 $1,808
Kentucky 12 25 $478
Louisiana 25 $192
South Carolina 25 $658
New Jersey 25 $6,346
Virginia 24 $878
Iowa 24 $292
Massachusetts 23 $1,299
Kansas 22 $4,771
Maryland 21 $2,974
Nevada 21 $4,497
Utah 11 19 $242
Hawaii 16 $5,161
Illinois 13 $466
Arkansas 12 $125
South Dakota 12 $934
Mississippi 12 $874
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?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.

Top prescribers for DEMEROL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RAFAEL SOLIS-MOUNIER M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled239

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

VICTOR COLON-VAZQUEZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled228

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

JORGE CORTES-RUIZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled169

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

NESTOR APONTE-REYES MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled151

MANATI

Puerto Rico

LUIS NAVARRO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled129

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

GINES MARTINEZ-MANGUAL MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled123

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

JAVIER ARROYO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled111

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

RICARDO MARRERO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled108

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

VIRGEN BAEZ MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled105

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

ARNALDO ROSA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled105

LUQUILLO

Puerto Rico

ROBERTO MERA LASTRA M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled104

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

AHMED MORALES M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled103

PONCE

Puerto Rico

DILKA GONZALEZ-ORTIZ MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled101

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

MANUEL IMBERT GARRATON MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled96

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JUAN ZAITER TERC MD

Specialist

Claims Filled85

SAN JUAN

DAVID RIVERA

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled84

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

RAFAEL MOSQUERA FERNANDEZ MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled77

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

RAFAEL MARTIR-GUEVARA M.D

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled77

PONCE

Puerto Rico

DIANA COLON GORBEA M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled77

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

HIRAM ORTEGA MD, JD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled76

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

RAMON RULLAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled72

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

MELVIN MELENDEZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled72

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JOSE RIOS COLLAZO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled69

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

JOHAM SENIOR MARINO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled69

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

KERMIT RICHIEZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled65

HATO REY

Puerto Rico