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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. Naloxone is added to prevent overuse or abuse of this medication or other opiates. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

626K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 309 of 3393

$194M
Retail Cost

Rank: 164 of 3393

58,736
Patients

Rank: 509 of 3393

14,108
Prescribers

Rank: 727 of 3393

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Alternatives:

Methadone Butrans

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

225K

2012

413K

2013

460K

2014

526K

2015

626K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$70.4M

2012

$133M

2013

$148M

2014

$164M

2015

$194M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$2,279

2012

$2,860

2013

$3,014

2014

$3,143

2015

$3,298

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Massachusetts 4,709 63,890 $13.6M
Pennsylvania 3,858 41,902 $12.8M
Ohio 3,737 41,121 $9.98M
New York 4,028 35,909 $12.3M
Tennessee 3,491 35,597 $10.8M
Florida 3,798 30,913 $11.7M
Michigan 3,317 28,694 $10.7M
Kentucky 2,062 26,579 $6.5M
North Carolina 2,192 22,035 $7.19M
California 2,935 20,947 $7.64M
Maine 1,338 20,246 $3.91M
Alabama 2,326 18,746 $8.37M
Texas 2,291 18,275 $7.16M
West Virginia 1,063 16,831 $2.9M
Maryland 1,694 16,593 $5.85M
New Jersey 1,767 16,216 $5.62M
Connecticut 1,430 16,038 $4.56M
Louisiana 1,674 12,075 $5.46M
Indiana 1,421 11,754 $4.08M
New Hampshire 724 9,626 $1.91M
Georgia 1,242 9,534 $4.16M
Virginia 999 9,195 $2.4M
Vermont 405 8,818 $1.19M
Illinois 1,102 8,543 $2.67M
Rhode Island 957 8,394 $2.92M
Washington 936 8,358 $2.72M
Missouri 775 7,194 $2.3M
South Carolina 847 7,011 $2.68M
Wisconsin 688 6,673 $2.09M
Mississippi 771 5,884 $2.45M
New Mexico 625 5,155 $1.86M
Minnesota 533 4,366 $1.57M
Utah 457 3,809 $1.29M
Oregon 466 3,706 $1.25M
Colorado 517 3,625 $1.4M
District of Columbia 349 3,440 $1.45M
Oklahoma 410 3,005 $1.35M
Arizona 351 2,531 $743K
Arkansas 297 2,145 $850K
Nevada 308 1,886 $578K
Delaware 201 1,634 $462K
Kansas 172 1,145 $448K
Idaho 125 827 $303K
Alaska 81 823 $243K
Nebraska 98 752 $240K
Wyoming 54 500 $138K
Hawaii 79 468 $189K
Montana 49 466 $138K
Iowa 57 417 $163K
South Dakota 33 364 $77.8K
North Dakota 23 156 $63.1K
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 SUBOXONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN GALEWALER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled71

WHITESBORO

Texas

LINDA SMITH NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled85

WHITELAND

Indiana

SIMON FENG MD

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled257

WHITELAND

Indiana

ROBERT CALE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled117

WHITEFISH

Montana

JOHN HAMMEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled62

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION

Vermont

SUNIL SAXENA M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled79

WHITE PLAINS

New York

RYAN WAKIM M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled134

WHEELING

West Virginia

STEVEN CORDER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled123

WHEELING

West Virginia

ALFREDO AGUIRRE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled217

WHEELING

West Virginia

RODNEY CROCK DO

Emergency Medical Services

Claims Filled192

WHEELERSBURG

Ohio

JAMES MCGINNIS DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled123

WHEELERSBURG

Ohio

JOHN MARTENS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled57

WHEAT RIDGE

Colorado

MEDHAT MIGEED MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled54

WESTWOOD

Massachusetts

SCOTT GILCHRIST MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled292

WESTON

West Virginia

JEFFREY RICHMOND

Psychiatry

Claims Filled247

WESTON

West Virginia

PHILIP RUZBARSKY M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled87

WESTMINSTER

Maryland

HAI PHAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled72

WESTMINSTER

California

DANIEL AUKERMAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled65

WESTMINSTER

Maryland

SHARON ALONGI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled142

WESTMINSTER

Maryland

MILTON RASKIN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled96

WESTLAND

Michigan

ABDALLAH KABBARA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled151

WESTLAKE

Ohio

SUNIL NAYYAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled85

WESTERVILLE

Ohio

LISA NOYES-DUGUAY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled88

WESTERLY

Rhode Island

WALTER CURTICE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled131

WESTERLY

Rhode Island

ARLENE KELLMAN D.O.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled522

WESTBROOK

Maine