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DURAGESIC

FENTANYL

Duragesic (Fentanyl) is an opioid (narcotic) medicine that works in the brain to lower pain perception. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Fentanyl

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 2015

22.8K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1045 of 3395

$29.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 588 of 3395

2,705
Patients

Rank: 1330 of 3395

3,741
Prescribers

Rank: 1139 of 3395

More info on related drug Fentanyl »

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it worked well

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it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

21.7K

2011

23.7K

2012

24.8K

2013

24.3K

2014

22.8K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$18.3M

2011

$22.7M

2012

$26.4M

2013

$28.8M

2014

$29.1M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$351

2011

$531

2012

$513

2013

$539

2014

$647

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 219 1,852 $2.82M
California 220 1,723 $2.47M
Florida 213 1,470 $2.11M
Pennsylvania 157 1,423 $1.85M
Texas 186 1,317 $1.66M
North Carolina 143 1,204 $1.31M
New Jersey 123 1,077 $1.37M
Missouri 174 987 $1.18M
Michigan 99 825 $1.04M
Georgia 96 748 $864K
Indiana 76 690 $786K
Ohio 78 641 $800K
Illinois 85 633 $769K
Massachusetts 59 550 $693K
Maryland 40 462 $524K
Wisconsin 51 461 $657K
South Carolina 54 417 $425K
Tennessee 56 400 $446K
Virginia 59 399 $499K
Connecticut 42 382 $500K
Arizona 51 358 $496K
Kentucky 53 350 $328K
Louisiana 43 341 $357K
Colorado 41 332 $365K
New Hampshire 36 308 $398K
Minnesota 33 308 $341K
Alabama 30 302 $467K
Vermont 20 296 $347K
Oklahoma 38 288 $409K
Washington 35 284 $399K
Maine 25 263 $318K
Oregon 23 212 $297K
Arkansas 21 204 $268K
Iowa 14 170 $159K
West Virginia 14 116 $124K
Delaware 114 $107K
New Mexico 13 98 $147K
Idaho 11 95 $99.2K
Kansas 20 91 $88.1K
Nevada 14 82 $160K
Montana 81 $79.5K
Nebraska 81 $122K
Mississippi 22 79 $96.4K
Utah 13 79 $118K
Rhode Island 71 $67.2K
Alaska 68 $57.2K
North Dakota 44 $63.2K
South Dakota 31 $34.2K
Hawaii 14 $17.3K
Wyoming 11 $9,513
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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