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BUPRENORPHINE-NALOXONE

BUPRENORPHINE HCL/NALOXONE HCL

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

136K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 612 of 3395

$36.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 519 of 3395

15,650
Patients

Rank: 802 of 3395

7,364
Prescribers

Rank: 916 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

75.2K

2013

134K

2014

136K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

$25.4M

2013

$41.8M

2014

$36.1M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

$377

2013

$411

2014

$406

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Massachusetts 3,001 35,379 $7.61M
Tennessee 1,093 11,396 $2.38M
California 1,194 7,601 $2.32M
New York 954 5,984 $1.91M
Pennsylvania 717 5,888 $1.72M
Michigan 833 5,322 $1.95M
Ohio 598 4,729 $1.31M
Kentucky 443 4,216 $1.01M
New Jersey 606 4,100 $1.16M
Florida 758 4,049 $1.14M
Rhode Island 394 3,298 $747K
Texas 489 2,923 $945K
Virginia 349 2,773 $636K
Illinois 384 2,656 $740K
Maryland 408 2,560 $819K
Indiana 320 2,327 $797K
Vermont 100 2,218 $320K
Alabama 336 2,184 $787K
Washington 307 2,142 $571K
Connecticut 240 2,026 $522K
North Carolina 249 1,989 $582K
Oregon 278 1,879 $591K
Louisiana 261 1,572 $553K
Georgia 264 1,518 $502K
Arizona 216 1,408 $294K
Minnesota 138 1,155 $352K
Missouri 149 1,150 $324K
New Mexico 147 1,148 $394K
Maine 117 1,147 $262K
New Hampshire 117 981 $224K
Wisconsin 95 791 $220K
Oklahoma 110 778 $281K
South Carolina 119 731 $243K
Mississippi 115 702 $261K
Colorado 98 679 $224K
Utah 104 632 $206K
Hawaii 94 557 $188K
West Virginia 66 476 $99.3K
Montana 48 438 $136K
Kansas 78 416 $134K
Idaho 53 412 $144K
Arkansas 46 287 $101K
Nevada 56 276 $82.5K
District of Columbia 42 271 $105K
Alaska 22 148 $56.8K
Nebraska 22 134 $40.2K
Iowa 16 127 $37.1K
Wyoming 17 124 $16.3K
North Dakota 11 100 $29.8K
Delaware 19 95 $25.5K
South Dakota 15 79 $34K
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 BUPRENORPHINE-NALOXONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
UMER SHAH MD

Thoracic Surgery Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery

Claims Filled648

SOUTHBOROUGH

Massachusetts

JAMES SULLIVAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled621

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

INKYU LOH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled596

BROOKLINE

Massachusetts

SCOTT CAUDLE MD

Surgery

Claims Filled501

ELIZABETHTON

Tennessee

DMITRY ARBUCK M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled495

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

MARK WEINER MD

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled460

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

CLAUDE CURRAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled410

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

EDWARD CRUTCHFIELD M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled406

GREENEVILLE

Tennessee

OSCAR GLIEBERMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled403

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

HERBERT MALINOFF MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled393

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

DONALD GREELEY MD

Surgery

Claims Filled385

PITTSFIELD

Massachusetts

DEAN MCKENZIE MD

Psychologist

Claims Filled377

RUTLAND

Vermont

VIJAY PATEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled374

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

BRAD ANDERSON M.D.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled367

PORTLAND

Oregon

ALAA ELREFAI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled350

RANDOLPH

Massachusetts

ANTHONY ERDMANN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled331

MIAMI

Florida

ISRAEL STEIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled322

CHESTNUT HILL

Massachusetts

KEVIN WALSH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled309

SACRAMENTO

California

TRACY GOEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled290

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

GAIL CORSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled277

LEXINGTON

Massachusetts

MOHAMMED ISSA M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled277

JAMAICA PLAIN

Massachusetts

ROBERT GRINDSTAFF M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled268

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

ALAN FISCH MD

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled262

CAMBRIDGE

Massachusetts

EDGAR ONGTENGCO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled261

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

LISA ZANDONELLA-HUHTA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled259

HYANNIS

Massachusetts