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BUPRENORPHINE

Important Information About This Drug

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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

198K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 535 of 3395

$70.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 343 of 3395

47,009
Patients

Rank: 551 of 3395

22,137
Prescribers

Rank: 598 of 3395

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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

24.4K

2011

60.5K

2012

96.8K

2013

161K

2014

198K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$5.06M

2011

$14.3M

2012

$26M

2013

$49M

2014

$70.8M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$151

2011

$225

2012

$260

2013

$239

2014

$294

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 5,085 18,936 $6.93M
California 4,060 17,163 $6.47M
Pennsylvania 2,553 10,551 $3.63M
Florida 2,823 10,405 $3.65M
North Carolina 2,532 9,942 $3.51M
Ohio 2,003 8,522 $2.82M
New York 2,118 8,387 $2.95M
Michigan 1,954 7,754 $2.87M
Georgia 1,878 6,701 $2.37M
Illinois 1,274 5,434 $1.9M
New Jersey 1,377 5,211 $1.88M
Missouri 1,227 5,071 $1.78M
Alabama 1,230 4,965 $1.8M
Indiana 1,100 4,937 $1.85M
Tennessee 1,259 4,929 $1.67M
Virginia 1,145 4,375 $1.54M
Louisiana 1,020 4,342 $1.56M
Wisconsin 966 4,116 $1.44M
Oklahoma 976 4,071 $1.4M
Washington 741 3,670 $1.32M
South Carolina 910 3,593 $1.26M
Arizona 789 3,376 $1.25M
Kentucky 783 3,181 $1.13M
Colorado 697 3,083 $1.2M
Massachusetts 663 3,061 $1.12M
Connecticut 691 2,802 $988K
Oregon 559 2,730 $1.01M
Maryland 624 2,506 $900K
Maine 382 1,925 $683K
Idaho 408 1,921 $696K
Iowa 369 1,793 $594K
Kansas 425 1,779 $668K
Minnesota 377 1,682 $600K
Utah 354 1,558 $595K
Mississippi 381 1,515 $551K
New Hampshire 324 1,436 $567K
Nebraska 303 1,362 $470K
West Virginia 288 1,260 $474K
Arkansas 325 1,165 $407K
Montana 187 908 $303K
Nevada 225 798 $297K
Wyoming 124 605 $207K
New Mexico 164 593 $228K
Delaware 156 583 $208K
South Dakota 96 511 $169K
Rhode Island 76 313 $117K
North Dakota 65 312 $109K
Vermont 52 273 $95.8K
Hawaii 46 212 $71.8K
Alaska 47 154 $45.2K
District of Columbia 44 137 $49.5K
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 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 BUTRANS

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

Rheumatology

Claims Filled781

EDINBURG

Texas

MUNISH LAL

Specialist

Claims Filled552

CHICO

California

WILSON VELAZQUEZ MD, PA

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled405

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

MICHAEL KELLER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled397

SAN DIEGO

California

ENRIQUE MURCIANO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled392

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

GRACIELA GALLARDO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled372

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

ZONGFU CHEN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled284

MONROEVILLE

Pennsylvania

DANIEL LALONDE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled278

GLASGOW

Kentucky

RANDALL BREWER MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled253

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

HARRY GARRETT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled241

WEST SALEM

Illinois

ARMANDO HASSUN D.O.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled232

CORAL GABLES

Florida

THOMAS RUNYAN MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled232

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

GHYASUDDIN SYED M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled211

BAYTOWN

Texas

VINAYA PUPPALA M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled209

ATLANTA

Georgia

MARK DENNIS M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled195

MANDEVILLE

Louisiana

ALEX REISH DO

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine OMM

Claims Filled191

BOULDER

Colorado

ALICJA STEINER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled191

SAN DIEGO

California

ANDREW KOWAL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled187

BURLINGTON

Massachusetts

ANTHONY LETIZIO D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled186

ERIE

Pennsylvania

DMITRI SOUZDALNITSKI M.D., PH.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled182

CUYAHOGA FALLS

Ohio

HOWARD COHEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled177

DALLAS

Texas

JAMES SABLE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled174

CUYAHOGA FALLS

Ohio

RAJBIR MINHAS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled166

CINCINNATI

Ohio

GHOLAMREZA ASSADOLLAHI D.C., N,P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled164

DALLAS

Texas

JOSEPH ROLAND FRENETTE MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled163

TRUSSVILLE

Alabama