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CODEINE SULFATE

Codeine is an opiate agonist. It blocks pain receptors in the brain. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Codeine

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

31.8K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 951 of 3395

$1.79M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1504 of 3395

9,270
Patients

Rank: 963 of 3395

10,544
Prescribers

Rank: 797 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

29.3K

2011

30.2K

2012

30.7K

2013

31.5K

2014

31.8K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.45M

2011

$1.61M

2012

$1.67M

2013

$1.79M

2014

$1.8M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$38

2011

$45

2012

$49

2013

$62

2014

$62

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 784 2,787 $206K
New York 941 2,550 $133K
Massachusetts 701 2,138 $93K
Washington 514 1,729 $88.1K
Pennsylvania 562 1,481 $72K
Michigan 354 1,379 $90.5K
Florida 431 1,362 $75.7K
Ohio 380 1,276 $62.3K
Wisconsin 293 1,226 $64.9K
Oregon 328 1,150 $63.3K
Minnesota 271 1,124 $59.1K
Arizona 298 983 $59.5K
Illinois 226 899 $59.6K
Connecticut 226 853 $43K
New Jersey 299 768 $37.9K
Virginia 222 750 $36.4K
Colorado 178 694 $39.8K
Texas 170 521 $34.5K
North Carolina 192 497 $23.2K
Maryland 177 476 $23.4K
New Mexico 141 472 $26.4K
Missouri 150 470 $27.1K
Georgia 140 437 $19.6K
Indiana 127 413 $18.6K
Kentucky 86 370 $34.2K
Tennessee 111 354 $31.1K
Iowa 92 325 $18.8K
New Hampshire 85 297 $12.3K
Maine 101 262 $17K
Oklahoma 72 245 $13.3K
Utah 48 236 $21.8K
Kansas 71 231 $14.9K
Arkansas 54 225 $14K
Vermont 45 222 $10.1K
Alabama 74 212 $9,269
Idaho 50 205 $13.7K
Nebraska 55 201 $12.2K
Hawaii 48 199 $13.6K
West Virginia 49 198 $11K
Nevada 58 195 $11.3K
Rhode Island 50 181 $6,501
South Carolina 70 168 $8,077
Montana 41 160 $15.8K
Delaware 27 154 $6,179
Louisiana 50 140 $7,043
Mississippi 24 102 $9,707
North Dakota 37 96 $5,188
Wyoming 13 92 $6,612
Alaska 23 89 $6,801
District of Columbia 33 82 $3,994
South Dakota 25 78 $3,909
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 »

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