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BUTRANS

BUPRENORPHINE

Butrans (buprenorphine) is an opioid that provides pain relief by acting on specific receptors in your 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

227K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 513 of 3393

$92.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 306 of 3393

52,477
Patients

Rank: 537 of 3393

22,854
Prescribers

Rank: 593 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

60.5K

2012

96.8K

2013

161K

2014

198K

2015

227K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$14.3M

2012

$26M

2013

$49M

2014

$70.8M

2015

$92.1M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$768

2012

$990

2013

$1,108

2014

$1,505

2015

$1,755

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 4,783 20,765 $8.8M
Texas 4,701 19,253 $7.99M
Florida 3,714 13,258 $5.2M
Pennsylvania 2,961 13,037 $5M
North Carolina 2,993 11,170 $4.46M
Ohio 2,272 9,750 $3.68M
Michigan 2,105 9,056 $3.83M
Georgia 2,417 8,869 $3.52M
New York 2,151 8,859 $3.49M
Alabama 1,447 6,008 $2.49M
Illinois 1,347 5,995 $2.42M
Indiana 1,303 5,781 $2.46M
New Jersey 1,478 5,528 $2.26M
Missouri 1,287 5,480 $2.21M
Tennessee 1,315 5,382 $2.14M
Virginia 1,247 5,213 $2.09M
Oklahoma 1,206 5,031 $2.09M
Wisconsin 1,012 4,828 $1.87M
Louisiana 1,140 4,704 $1.93M
South Carolina 1,029 4,151 $1.65M
Kentucky 919 4,036 $1.57M
Washington 739 3,903 $1.62M
Massachusetts 835 3,841 $1.58M
Arizona 856 3,578 $1.5M
Colorado 746 3,407 $1.46M
Oregon 583 2,914 $1.21M
Connecticut 691 2,911 $1.11M
Maryland 716 2,903 $1.19M
Mississippi 654 2,302 $910K
Arkansas 578 2,206 $848K
Iowa 442 2,178 $837K
Idaho 455 2,122 $862K
Maine 450 2,091 $808K
Kansas 399 1,868 $791K
West Virginia 432 1,805 $728K
Utah 378 1,755 $764K
Minnesota 339 1,599 $661K
Nebraska 316 1,586 $607K
New Hampshire 328 1,581 $692K
Montana 221 1,035 $408K
Nevada 283 999 $419K
New Mexico 161 710 $303K
Delaware 144 623 $256K
Wyoming 113 602 $239K
South Dakota 94 547 $212K
Rhode Island 98 378 $160K
Vermont 41 254 $99.8K
North Dakota 51 248 $103K
Hawaii 54 194 $87.3K
District of Columbia 50 152 $59K
Alaska 46 140 $57.5K
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?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

Top prescribers for BUTRANS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled727

EDINBURG

Texas

WILSON VELAZQUEZ MD, PA

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled658

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

ENRIQUE MURCIANO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled650

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

MUNISH LAL

Specialist

Claims Filled503

CHICO

California

MICHAEL KELLER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled494

SAN DIEGO

California

RANDALL BREWER MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled330

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

HANY NASR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled316

VISALIA

California

LILLIAN WILLIAMS PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled284

EDINBURG

Texas

GRACIELA GALLARDO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled281

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

HARRY GARRETT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled268

WEST SALEM

Illinois

CHRISTOPHER HILL M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled236

HOOVER

Alabama

RAJBIR MINHAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled230

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JOSEPH BOZZELLE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled226

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

GHYASUDDIN SYED M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled225

BAYTOWN

Texas

ARMANDO HASSUN D.O.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled225

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JUDE CARR PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled218

CARY

North Carolina

MARC MASKOWITZ M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled215

SACRAMENTO

California

MISHA KUCHEROV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled215

POUGHKEEPSIE

New York

NABIL BARSOUM MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled214

DEERFIELD BEACH

Florida

ZONGFU CHEN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled208

MONROEVILLE

Pennsylvania

SYED ALI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled206

CUYAHOGA FALLS

Ohio

THOMAS RUNYAN MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled204

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

NANCY MORRIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled202

LONDON

Kentucky

DANIEL LALONDE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled192

HAZARD

Kentucky

MELANIE ROSENBLATT MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled190

POMPANO BEACH

Florida