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BUPRENORPHINE HCL

Important Information About This Drug

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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

90.9K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 697 of 3395

$11M
Retail Cost

Rank: 886 of 3395

12,165
Patients

Rank: 882 of 3395

6,108
Prescribers

Rank: 983 of 3395

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it worked well

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

26.4K

2011

39.8K

2012

57.8K

2013

77.3K

2014

90.9K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$6.15M

2011

$8.43M

2012

$10.7M

2013

$10.6M

2014

$11M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$352

2011

$345

2012

$364

2013

$319

2014

$329

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 1,463 9,836 $1.22M
California 1,240 7,851 $1.06M
Tennessee 640 5,716 $518K
Ohio 564 4,348 $406K
Pennsylvania 545 4,192 $482K
Oregon 481 3,535 $451K
North Carolina 411 3,337 $453K
Washington 439 3,329 $417K
Texas 551 3,211 $436K
Michigan 485 3,006 $444K
Massachusetts 325 2,959 $273K
New York 405 2,763 $339K
New Jersey 347 2,599 $329K
Alabama 403 2,520 $356K
New Hampshire 240 2,159 $300K
Georgia 306 2,019 $283K
Utah 288 1,992 $228K
Indiana 258 1,949 $240K
Virginia 199 1,692 $185K
Illinois 216 1,542 $169K
Missouri 181 1,445 $183K
Louisiana 207 1,378 $184K
Arizona 230 1,365 $144K
Maine 110 1,313 $114K
Oklahoma 215 1,246 $159K
Connecticut 157 1,122 $136K
Kentucky 148 1,030 $103K
Idaho 116 958 $142K
Maryland 149 954 $124K
South Carolina 135 944 $124K
Vermont 45 849 $56.9K
Mississippi 116 786 $127K
Colorado 119 740 $91.7K
Hawaii 105 666 $111K
Wisconsin 90 582 $63.6K
Minnesota 97 567 $73.7K
Rhode Island 69 561 $80.1K
New Mexico 83 507 $52.9K
Kansas 77 503 $75.3K
Nevada 93 501 $53.5K
West Virginia 51 413 $33.5K
Arkansas 64 397 $58.1K
Alaska 49 322 $29.9K
Wyoming 37 253 $25.4K
Montana 45 246 $23.2K
Nebraska 30 198 $21.5K
South Dakota 18 135 $13K
District of Columbia 20 109 $15.4K
Iowa 31 $3,748
North Dakota 25 $1,833
Delaware 25 $2,635
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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Top prescribers for BUPRENORPHINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LORN MILLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled571

JASPER

Alabama

PASCUAL HERRERA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled552

LEESBURG

Alabama

THOMAS RAULERSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled494

GAINESVILLE

Florida

CHARLES MISJA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled379

PARMA HEIGHTS

Ohio

MARK WEINER MD

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled375

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

JAMES SULLIVAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled344

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

HERBERT MALINOFF MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled312

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

DMITRY ARBUCK M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled309

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

TRACY GOEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled273

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

RAMESH VEMURI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled245

CRYSTAL LAKE

Illinois

MACK HICKS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled241

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

GEORGE HALSTEAD M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled227

BRISTOL

Virginia

GORDON MILLER M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled218

RICHMOND

Indiana

CHARLES HERRIN M.D.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled207

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

JAMES MORRIS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled206

EUGENE

Oregon

STUART FINKELSTEIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled199

LAKEWOOD

California

MICHAEL BROWN M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled198

DES MOINES

Washington

CHRISTOPHER JUSTIS MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled196

WILSON

North Carolina

JONATHAN REITMAN M.D.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled191

BEVERLY HILLS

California

GEORGE SCONTSAS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled185

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

JOHN EPLING M.D.

Addiction Substance Use Disorder Counselor

Claims Filled185

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

GREG THOMPSON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled184

PLAISTOW

New Hampshire

LEWIS BRODSKY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled181

NAPLES

Florida

GREGORY RUDOLF MD

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled180

SEATTLE

Washington

NICHOLAS GIDEONSE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled176

PORTLAND

Oregon