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ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

ACETAMINOPHEN WITH CODEINE

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

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

3.68M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 94 of 3395

$43.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 470 of 3395

1,721,674
Patients

Rank: 49 of 3395

393,864
Prescribers

Rank: 28 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2.8M

2011

2.7M

2012

2.72M

2013

2.85M

2014

3.68M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$37.5M

2011

$35.1M

2012

$32.9M

2013

$31.6M

2014

$43.8M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$14

2011

$14

2012

$13

2013

$9

2014

$10

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 319,068 683,171 $7.85M
California 235,134 502,053 $7.39M
Michigan 98,112 230,803 $3.24M
Florida 102,494 183,760 $1.91M
New York 99,549 177,808 $2.08M
Illinois 79,803 171,867 $1.8M
Pennsylvania 79,710 160,455 $1.76M
Ohio 48,766 107,292 $1.39M
New Jersey 55,432 94,889 $865K
Georgia 48,474 88,788 $855K
Massachusetts 34,091 68,654 $617K
Wisconsin 26,506 62,405 $729K
Missouri 27,932 60,964 $742K
Arkansas 23,431 57,660 $695K
Washington 22,641 56,121 $734K
Kentucky 20,205 55,258 $675K
Alabama 20,960 52,811 $643K
Virginia 26,160 51,085 $564K
Tennessee 23,594 50,469 $527K
Arizona 26,315 50,243 $601K
North Carolina 26,273 50,150 $532K
Minnesota 21,991 49,954 $602K
Maryland 27,984 49,950 $527K
Indiana 23,335 48,780 $590K
Oklahoma 20,673 46,916 $609K
Louisiana 20,987 41,331 $387K
Oregon 13,574 34,882 $511K
South Carolina 16,504 33,008 $383K
Connecticut 18,022 32,749 $272K
Mississippi 13,812 29,574 $284K
West Virginia 11,387 28,070 $339K
Colorado 11,614 25,003 $354K
Iowa 10,455 23,462 $262K
Kansas 9,588 21,810 $258K
Nevada 9,699 18,174 $243K
New Mexico 7,469 16,236 $204K
District of Columbia 7,231 14,588 $164K
Maine 5,828 12,672 $148K
Delaware 6,716 12,159 $125K
Nebraska 5,364 11,816 $126K
Hawaii 6,579 11,212 $132K
Idaho 4,748 11,117 $144K
Rhode Island 5,389 11,039 $98.1K
Utah 4,356 10,803 $154K
New Hampshire 4,375 9,356 $95.7K
Montana 2,808 7,994 $113K
South Dakota 2,937 6,874 $80.3K
North Dakota 3,006 6,643 $70.9K
Vermont 1,814 4,116 $42.5K
Alaska 1,649 3,466 $42.7K
Wyoming 1,290 2,758 $31.9K
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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Top prescribers for ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RAUL CHAO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,048

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

SUMNER CULLOM M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,729

LEPANTO

Arkansas

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,664

FORT WORTH

Texas

JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,406

EDINBURG

Texas

WELTON HILL MD PA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,326

BELLVILLE

Texas

TALMADGE HAYS M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,278

PINEVILLE

Kentucky

PASCUAL HERRERA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,252

LEESBURG

Alabama

HENRY GRAINGER DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,203

HOUSTON

Texas

SUSAN BRANDEL NP

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Claims Filled1,190

EASTPOINTE

Michigan

ROBERTO DIAZ M.D.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled1,158

ALICE

Texas

WILSON VELAZQUEZ MD, PA

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,124

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

RON RANKIN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,117

AMARILLO

Texas

SAI GUNDLAPALLI M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,113

ODESSA

Texas

LEO EDWARDS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,109

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

JEFFREY PICKENS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,059

AMARILLO

Texas

VIJAYASREE ARVIND MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,055

DALLAS

Texas

JONATHAN NGUYEN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,024

LONG BEACH

California

JOHNNY GATES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,015

DALLAS

Texas

ROSS CAMPBELL MD

MOHSMicrographic Surgery

Claims Filled989

WATKINSVILLE

Georgia

LARRY BURROWS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled984

FORT WORTH

Texas

VICTOR TAYLOR M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled950

AMARILLO

Texas

SANJAY LAKHANI MD

General Practice

Claims Filled929

HIGHLAND PARK

Michigan

RICK BASSETT M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled926

HARLINGEN

Texas

DAVID NGUYEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled911

SEATTLE

Washington

DANNY BARTEL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled896

WICHITA FALLS

Texas