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BUPRENORPHINE HCL

Butrans (buprenorphine) is an opioid that provides pain relief by acting on specific receptors in your brain. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Butrans

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

110K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 661 of 3393

$10.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 949 of 3393

13,983
Patients

Rank: 849 of 3393

6,827
Prescribers

Rank: 949 of 3393

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56%

of people say

it's worth it

44%

of people say

it worked well

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

39.8K

2012

57.8K

2013

77.3K

2014

90.9K

2015

110K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$8.42M

2012

$10.7M

2013

$10.6M

2014

$11M

2015

$10.4M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$1,318

2012

$1,216

2013

$982

2014

$906

2015

$741

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 1,745 11,658 $1.21M
California 1,523 9,581 $1.06M
Ohio 598 5,961 $359K
Tennessee 515 5,585 $393K
Oregon 620 5,352 $459K
Pennsylvania 623 4,795 $413K
North Carolina 516 4,624 $458K
Washington 553 4,410 $435K
Texas 660 4,094 $467K
Michigan 555 3,804 $437K
New York 555 3,548 $325K
Massachusetts 347 3,529 $235K
New Jersey 388 3,225 $309K
Utah 411 2,964 $280K
New Hampshire 269 2,785 $236K
Georgia 348 2,266 $254K
Virginia 234 2,155 $190K
Indiana 278 2,143 $221K
Alabama 372 2,056 $234K
Arizona 273 1,841 $148K
Illinois 254 1,725 $167K
Louisiana 245 1,712 $200K
Oklahoma 269 1,676 $191K
Missouri 201 1,434 $156K
Maine 112 1,322 $63.7K
Connecticut 161 1,301 $109K
Vermont 55 1,273 $49.8K
South Carolina 174 1,196 $122K
Idaho 124 1,065 $141K
Maryland 163 1,042 $102K
Mississippi 131 924 $111K
Kentucky 113 850 $74.1K
Colorado 137 801 $91.9K
West Virginia 65 681 $38.2K
Hawaii 104 679 $84.1K
Rhode Island 98 677 $65.5K
Nevada 149 668 $62.2K
Minnesota 102 649 $79.2K
New Mexico 116 642 $62.5K
Kansas 83 596 $78.8K
Wisconsin 87 579 $61.4K
Arkansas 64 427 $46.7K
Wyoming 42 268 $23.5K
Alaska 34 217 $19.8K
Nebraska 32 212 $17.7K
Montana 34 208 $20K
South Dakota 18 143 $10.6K
District of Columbia 19 127 $16K
Iowa 12 69 $7,338
Delaware 40 $3,188
North Dakota 15 $780
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 »

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Top prescribers for BUPRENORPHINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHARLES MISJA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled719

PARMA HEIGHTS

Ohio

JOEL RICE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled717

LA GRANDE

Oregon

THOMAS RAULERSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled620

GAINESVILLE

Florida

MOUNIR MEKHAIL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled567

MESQUITE

Texas

MACK HICKS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled426

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

CHRISTOPHER JUSTIS MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled380

NORTH WILKESBORO

North Carolina

LUCAS LUND D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled360

NASHUA

New Hampshire

JAMES SULLIVAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled354

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

HERBERT MALINOFF MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled347

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

GEORGE HALSTEAD M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled335

BRISTOL

Virginia

MATTHEW GANGWER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled304

BRISTOL

Tennessee

MUNISH LAL

Specialist

Claims Filled299

CHICO

California

STUART FINKELSTEIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled292

LAKEWOOD

California

ASHWIN REDDY M.D.

Addiction Psychiatry

Claims Filled270

PHOENIX

Arizona

MARK WEINER MD

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled269

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

DMITRY ARBUCK M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled258

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

MICHAEL BROWN M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled250

DES MOINES

Washington

STEPHEN MATHAI MD

Pediatrics

Claims Filled249

DAYTON

Ohio

ABID KHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled231

CLARE

Michigan

ELIZABETH KIRSHNER NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled221

ROMULUS

Michigan

GREGORY RUDOLF MD

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled220

SEATTLE

Washington

RAMESH VEMURI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled220

CRYSTAL LAKE

Illinois

GORDON MILLER M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled217

RICHMOND

Indiana

GEORGE SCONTSAS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled217

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

JAMES RICHARDSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled216

MANSFIELD

Ohio