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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
ROBERT TURNER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled65

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

PATRICK MARSHALEK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled199

MORGANTOWN

West Virginia

MARK NOLAN MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled214

POINT PLEASANT

West Virginia

ROBERT HESS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled116

RAVENSWOOD

West Virginia

SRIRAMLOO KESARI MD

General Practice

Claims Filled105

MADISON

West Virginia

SANJAY MASILAMANI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled126

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

STEPHEN SHY D.O.

General Practice

Claims Filled204

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

MOHAMAD KALOU MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled816

SOUTH CHARLESTON

West Virginia

LEIGH LEVINE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled81

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

ANDY TANNER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled466

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

NIKA RAZAVIPOUR MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled527

WAYNE

West Virginia

JONATHAN ESTES MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled121

HURRICANE

West Virginia

ALEXANDER OTELLIN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled89

SOUTH CHARLESTON

West Virginia

KAMBIZ SOLEYMANI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled718

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

HASSAN JAFARY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled252

BECKLEY

West Virginia

WILLIAM EARLEY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled216

VIENNA

West Virginia

ROBERT WADE MD

Specialist

Claims Filled60

MOUNDSVILLE

West Virginia

MICHAEL SPINDEL M.D.

Plastic Surgery

Claims Filled451

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

M ANWAR ABDEEN MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled131

MONTGOMERY

West Virginia

KAVARA VAUGHN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled316

MORGANTOWN

West Virginia

JEFFREY RICHMOND

Psychiatry

Claims Filled247

WESTON

West Virginia

ALFREDO AGUIRRE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled217

WHEELING

West Virginia

TOMAS VIGO PAREDES PLLC MD

General Practice

Claims Filled726

CHAPMANVILLE

West Virginia

LOUIS YANCICH D.O.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled350

MILLWOOD

West Virginia

ANTONIO GARCIA MERINO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled68

MARTINSBURG

West Virginia