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OXYMORPHONE HCL

Opana (oxymorphone) is an opioid that works on the brain to reduce your perception of pain. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Opana

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 2016

253K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 489 of 3393

$145M
Retail Cost

Rank: 210 of 3393

39,838
Patients

Rank: 589 of 3393

19,203
Prescribers

Rank: 644 of 3393

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

146K

2012

261K

2013

249K

2014

258K

2015

253K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$83.9M

2012

$144M

2013

$137M

2014

$146M

2015

$145M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$2,452

2012

$2,966

2013

$3,101

2014

$3,404

2015

$3,648

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
North Carolina 4,182 27,870 $16.9M
Tennessee 4,499 26,194 $12.1M
Florida 4,175 25,288 $16.6M
Pennsylvania 2,278 13,543 $7.37M
California 1,958 12,603 $7.93M
Texas 2,077 11,506 $6.72M
New York 1,667 9,497 $6.22M
Georgia 1,423 8,240 $4.48M
Ohio 1,247 7,358 $4.02M
South Carolina 1,273 7,012 $3.65M
Arizona 1,151 6,227 $3.39M
Indiana 997 6,202 $3.74M
Alabama 1,148 6,040 $3.28M
Louisiana 953 5,987 $3.45M
Michigan 999 5,940 $4.81M
Virginia 1,096 5,818 $3.15M
Missouri 795 5,160 $3.26M
New Jersey 743 4,519 $3.06M
Oklahoma 725 4,406 $2.5M
Nevada 667 3,937 $2.32M
Illinois 709 3,831 $2.05M
Mississippi 642 3,796 $2.15M
Kentucky 560 3,506 $1.89M
Maryland 681 3,458 $1.94M
Colorado 525 3,261 $1.72M
Arkansas 586 3,112 $1.59M
Wisconsin 552 3,064 $1.42M
Washington 504 2,927 $1.37M
Connecticut 381 2,233 $1.44M
Kansas 315 1,969 $1.19M
Maine 264 1,830 $899K
Utah 340 1,760 $920K
Oregon 260 1,755 $768K
Nebraska 244 1,701 $983K
Iowa 231 1,690 $813K
West Virginia 233 1,490 $799K
Massachusetts 224 1,218 $834K
Idaho 219 1,194 $679K
Hawaii 220 965 $453K
New Hampshire 125 919 $419K
New Mexico 134 798 $449K
Delaware 110 626 $375K
Vermont 41 513 $288K
Minnesota 86 506 $305K
South Dakota 56 325 $192K
Rhode Island 51 259 $152K
Montana 32 142 $69K
Alaska 19 123 $105K
North Dakota 18 102 $59.1K
District of Columbia 27 90 $42.7K
Wyoming 17 70 $27.1K
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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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Top prescribers for OPANA ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DEEPALI GUPTA M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled94

BROOKLYN

New York

GARY THOMAS M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled51

NEW YORK

New York

ELLEN BATTISTA NP

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Rehabilitation

Claims Filled79

BUFFALO

New York

GAUTAM ARORA M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled130

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

MICHAEL OSTOLSKI FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled66

LOCKPORT

New York

ALEXANDER SELIOUTSKI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

MAYVILLE

New York

NEAL DUNKELMAN MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled62

MIDDLETOWN

New York

CANDELARIA MCELHINNY RPA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled60

DEPEW

New York

NEAL FRAUWIRTH MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled121

COMMACK

New York

PENNY MITCHELL FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled163

LENOIR

North Carolina

KIMBERLY GALLAGHER

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled55

SALISBURY

North Carolina

PAUL SINGH MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled66

ROCKINGHAM

North Carolina

ALICE BEANE FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled55

LAURINBURG

North Carolina

DEITRA WILLIAMS-TOONE MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled54

RALEIGH

North Carolina

DAVID KISHBAUGH D.O.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled53

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

WILLIAM EDMISTON MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled61

MOORESVILLE

North Carolina

ASHLEY CUMMINS PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled106

HICKORY

North Carolina

TROY GINGERICH MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled71

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

BAPTISTE MARINO MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled60

MATTHEWS

North Carolina

CARL SMITH M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled86

RALEIGH

North Carolina

ESSAM ESKANDER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled89

CHADBOURN

North Carolina

BENJAMIN UDOH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

THOMAS MELOY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled90

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

RAYMOND CLIFTON PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled51

RALEIGH

North Carolina

JAKE COFFMAN PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled91

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina