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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

NORCO

HYDROCODONE/ACETAMINOPHEN

Norco (hydrocodone / acetaminophen) is a combination pain medicine. Hydrocodone is an opioid that works by blocking pain signals through the brain and spinal cord. Acetaminophen, also known as Tylenol, is a non-opioid that relieves pain by blocking production of certain chemicals in the brain. 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

13K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1233 of 3393

$5.62M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1161 of 3393

2,690
Patients

Rank: 1340 of 3393

3,392
Prescribers

Rank: 1185 of 3393

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67%

of people say

it's worth it

44%

of people say

it worked well

13%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1,246

2012

6,808

2013

19.5K

2014

15.7K

2015

13K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$105K

2012

$1.79M

2013

$5.51M

2014

$5.61M

2015

$5.63M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$136

2012

$804

2013

$1,103

2014

$1,495

2015

$2,091

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 629 2,971 $1.35M
Texas 381 1,678 $869K
Illinois 172 734 $345K
Michigan 140 721 $314K
Alabama 146 671 $238K
Florida 121 485 $207K
Georgia 82 430 $156K
Tennessee 75 388 $153K
Kentucky 72 376 $145K
New York 83 375 $188K
Louisiana 65 341 $120K
Indiana 69 292 $104K
Ohio 60 290 $116K
South Carolina 55 280 $94.1K
Arizona 65 264 $107K
Pennsylvania 64 263 $123K
North Carolina 61 258 $103K
Oklahoma 46 233 $89.9K
New Jersey 39 200 $80.3K
Virginia 34 169 $72.9K
Washington 31 143 $75.9K
West Virginia 16 142 $44K
Wisconsin 26 142 $40.5K
Oregon 31 134 $58.9K
Utah 16 131 $62.1K
Nevada 18 98 $44.6K
Mississippi 27 97 $37.2K
Colorado 26 80 $35.2K
Montana 75 $33.8K
Kansas 13 65 $20.9K
Maryland 14 62 $26.9K
Idaho 54 $23.9K
Missouri 15 50 $17.8K
Minnesota 40 $19.3K
Iowa 11 38 $13.1K
Connecticut 12 37 $13K
Nebraska 33 $11.9K
Arkansas 24 $8,500
Hawaii 24 $14.4K
North Dakota 21 $7,814
Rhode Island 21 $7,291
Alaska 18 $8,292
New Hampshire 18 $7,398
New Mexico 16 $3,885
Maine 12 $3,737
Massachusetts 11 $4,657
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 NORCO

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARK MURPHY M.D

Pain Medicine

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DECATUR

Alabama