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SUBOXONE

BUPRENORPHINE HCL/NALOXONE HCL

Suboxone (Buprenorphine / Naloxone) is a combination medicine with two parts that work together to treat opioid dependence. Buprenorphine is an opioid pain reliever (similar to morphine). Naloxone mildly counteracts the pain reliever, so it's added to prevent overuse or abuse of this medication. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

526K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 335 of 3395

$164M
Retail Cost

Rank: 173 of 3395

52,259
Patients

Rank: 533 of 3395

12,978
Prescribers

Rank: 741 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

336K

2011

414K

2012

447K

2013

460K

2014

526K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$112M

2011

$147M

2012

$150M

2013

$148M

2014

$164M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$579

2011

$667

2012

$597

2013

$642

2014

$710

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Massachusetts 3,431 45,182 $9.95M
Pennsylvania 3,438 36,894 $11M
Ohio 3,248 33,299 $8.66M
New York 3,665 30,971 $10.4M
Tennessee 3,225 29,822 $9.35M
Florida 3,718 27,877 $10.3M
Michigan 3,159 25,636 $9.47M
Kentucky 1,941 25,084 $6.37M
Texas 2,200 17,320 $6.52M
California 2,665 17,287 $6.24M
North Carolina 1,793 17,086 $5.51M
Maine 1,118 16,620 $3.3M
Alabama 1,838 14,631 $6.31M
Maryland 1,557 14,399 $4.83M
New Jersey 1,635 14,059 $4.83M
Connecticut 1,118 12,816 $3.67M
West Virginia 854 12,496 $2.19M
Louisiana 1,448 10,998 $4.88M
Indiana 1,341 10,864 $3.89M
Georgia 1,214 9,213 $3.91M
Virginia 932 7,923 $2.09M
Rhode Island 842 7,812 $2.55M
Vermont 351 7,516 $1.03M
Illinois 962 7,506 $2.44M
Washington 752 6,655 $2.28M
New Hampshire 584 6,643 $1.45M
Missouri 698 6,547 $1.96M
Wisconsin 624 6,006 $1.86M
South Carolina 753 5,454 $2.14M
Mississippi 674 5,413 $2.19M
New Mexico 482 4,298 $1.48M
Minnesota 460 3,807 $1.44M
Utah 420 3,356 $1.1M
Colorado 418 3,236 $1.25M
Oregon 392 2,974 $951K
District of Columbia 277 2,797 $1.15M
Oklahoma 336 2,449 $1.06M
Arizona 331 2,222 $673K
Arkansas 249 1,745 $632K
Nevada 229 1,530 $453K
Kansas 193 1,264 $497K
Delaware 159 1,181 $345K
Idaho 96 874 $302K
Alaska 75 780 $223K
Nebraska 87 592 $188K
Wyoming 54 451 $128K
Hawaii 65 389 $156K
Montana 46 368 $122K
Iowa 40 251 $98.7K
North Dakota 27 221 $70.4K
South Dakota 27 191 $45.6K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for SUBOXONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAMES SULLIVAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,361

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

EDWIN CHAPMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,348

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

RICHARD ENTEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,240

PORTLAND

Maine

EVANN HERRELL D.O.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled1,155

SEVIERVILLE

Tennessee

MICHAEL FOX D.O.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled1,071

LIVONIA

Michigan

ARUN GUPTA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled989

MONROE

Michigan

PAUL SMITH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled940

JACKSON

Kentucky

HARVEY SHIPKOVITZ M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled872

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

BASSAM AWWA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled804

NEW LONDON

Connecticut

VIJAY PATEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled803

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

MARCELO LOPEZ-CLAROS M.D.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled786

RALEIGH

North Carolina

STEVEN SPADY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled775

TAOS

New Mexico

MARK WEINER MD

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled748

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

JOHN NEWCOMB M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled739

SOUTH PORTLAND

Maine

MARK BUCKSBAUM MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled716

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

DMITRY ARBUCK M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled701

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

MICHAEL KOVAL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled677

LIMA

Ohio

MAURICE TRIVETTE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled657

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

KERI MCFARLANE MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled652

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

ANITA CORNETT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled649

LONDON

Kentucky

MARK DELON LIM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled646

NORTH BERWICK

Maine

DONALD GREELEY MD

Surgery

Claims Filled645

PITTSFIELD

Massachusetts

ERIC COFFMAN D.O.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled621

LIVONIA

Michigan

BOYDE HARRISON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled613

HALEYVILLE

Alabama

EDWARD CRUTCHFIELD M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled613

GREENEVILLE

Tennessee