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FENTANYL

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

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

2.96M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 117 of 3393

$287M
Retail Cost

Rank: 116 of 3393

410,340
Patients

Rank: 187 of 3393

161,755
Prescribers

Rank: 158 of 3393

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79%

of people say

it's worth it

70%

of people say

it worked well

14%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2.59M

2012

2.93M

2013

3.09M

2014

3.13M

2015

2.94M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$381M

2012

$413M

2013

$380M

2014

$330M

2015

$284M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$905

2012

$902

2013

$830

2014

$730

2015

$695

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 33,000 209,764 $18.7M
California 28,067 196,802 $23.5M
Pennsylvania 25,751 185,766 $18.1M
Texas 27,409 165,786 $16.4M
New York 22,915 139,415 $14.9M
Michigan 19,491 137,666 $12.6M
Illinois 17,753 119,788 $11.1M
North Carolina 17,553 115,513 $11.3M
Ohio 14,550 103,379 $9.11M
Georgia 13,586 88,309 $8.42M
Indiana 12,244 87,174 $7.71M
Tennessee 12,674 82,270 $7.14M
Missouri 11,878 81,773 $7.55M
Wisconsin 10,127 80,118 $7.49M
New Jersey 11,062 73,290 $6.7M
Virginia 9,245 61,511 $5.67M
Alabama 9,000 59,130 $5.63M
Washington 7,936 56,667 $5.27M
Oklahoma 7,934 54,930 $5.58M
Iowa 6,369 51,827 $4.58M
Massachusetts 7,216 50,032 $4.94M
Arizona 7,304 45,936 $4.66M
Kansas 6,323 44,817 $4.11M
South Carolina 7,247 44,509 $4.27M
Colorado 6,145 44,373 $4.59M
Oregon 6,001 44,330 $4.57M
Minnesota 5,932 44,305 $4.7M
Kentucky 6,425 43,776 $3.93M
Maryland 6,378 43,213 $3.97M
Louisiana 6,540 40,220 $3.87M
Mississippi 5,682 36,537 $3.37M
Arkansas 5,366 33,835 $3.29M
Connecticut 4,879 32,829 $3.39M
Nebraska 3,601 27,134 $2.42M
Idaho 3,556 25,803 $2.73M
Utah 3,253 22,384 $2.46M
West Virginia 3,001 22,308 $1.89M
Maine 2,822 20,199 $2.08M
South Dakota 2,151 18,270 $1.57M
Nevada 2,735 16,445 $1.5M
Montana 2,044 15,331 $1.37M
North Dakota 2,033 15,289 $1.49M
New Mexico 2,421 14,933 $1.62M
New Hampshire 2,123 14,741 $1.51M
Delaware 1,570 10,615 $905K
Vermont 1,215 9,248 $955K
Rhode Island 996 6,202 $633K
Wyoming 736 4,937 $447K
Hawaii 782 4,436 $477K
Alaska 628 4,367 $419K
District of Columbia 545 2,155 $217K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for FENTANYL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DONALD KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,604

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

FRED DEFRANCESCH MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,508

LA PLACE

Louisiana

ASHRAF HANNA

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,362

CLEARWATER

Florida

THOMAS RATINO M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,321

FORT WORTH

Texas

MARVIN COVEY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,293

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

CHRISTOPHER MOCEK MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,284

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

JONATHAN DAITCH MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,214

FORT MYERS

Florida

MARK WORKMAN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,213

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

MARTIN MARTUCCI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,205

TULSA

Oklahoma

DON ESCARZEGA-PHAN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,189

ARLINGTON

Texas

MEDHAT REHEEM MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,161

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

DAVID COSGROVE MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,145

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

ENRIQUE MURCIANO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,114

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

MOACIR SCHNAPP MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,109

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

CRAIG CHARLESTON MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,090

BEAUMONT

Texas

AYMAN BASALI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,071

WOOSTER

Ohio

ANDREAS REVELIS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,041

TULSA

Oklahoma

LAMAR MOREE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,023

ALBANY

Georgia

NORMAN DOZIER MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,016

ABILENE

Texas

DAVID HERRICK M. D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,016

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

FABIAN RAMOS M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled988

BRADENTON

Florida

BOLKAR SAHINLER MD.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled976

LUBBOCK

Texas

AHMAD SHIKHTHOLTH M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled971

DECATUR

Alabama

HOWARD DIAMOND MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled955

RICHARDSON

Texas

DANIEL HARRIS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled946

BEAUMONT

Texas