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FENTANYL

Duragesic (fentanyl) is an opioid (narcotic) medication that works in the brain to lower pain perception. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug fentanyl

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

9,211
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1348 of 3393

$126M
Retail Cost

Rank: 239 of 3393

1,794
Patients

Rank: 1486 of 3393

1,004
Prescribers

Rank: 1660 of 3393

More info on related drug fentanyl »

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79%

of people say

it's worth it

70%

of people say

it worked well

14%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

223

2012

4,760

2013

11.8K

2014

15.7K

2015

9,212

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$790K

2012

$29.1M

2013

$96.6M

2014

$163M

2015

$126M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$8,057

2012

$23.9K

2013

$36.9K

2014

$54.5K

2015

$70.1K

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 327 1,817 $22.7M
California 272 1,250 $17.3M
Texas 139 656 $11.1M
New York 116 629 $10.2M
Indiana 78 363 $4.67M
Alabama 58 314 $4.07M
Louisiana 70 311 $3.24M
Pennsylvania 52 307 $4.41M
Ohio 69 300 $3.65M
New Jersey 56 298 $4.68M
Nevada 58 255 $3.7M
Arizona 48 205 $2.31M
Michigan 43 203 $1.86M
Illinois 33 199 $2.62M
Maryland 23 190 $1.99M
Colorado 31 176 $2.7M
North Carolina 35 165 $1.42M
Kentucky 27 145 $2.18M
Tennessee 40 139 $1.74M
Washington 31 123 $2.23M
Utah 14 120 $1.48M
Virginia 23 116 $1.34M
Oklahoma 19 115 $1.59M
Missouri 20 115 $2.04M
Mississippi 23 100 $1.67M
Arkansas 20 88 $1.15M
Georgia 13 87 $1.3M
South Carolina 23 80 $952K
Kansas 14 70 $915K
Connecticut 12 65 $1.26M
Massachusetts 18 47 $497K
Minnesota 40 $441K
Delaware 29 $721K
Idaho 25 $464K
Nebraska 20 $110K
Oregon 20 $207K
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 SUBSYS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LISA BANCHIK M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled180

BOCA RATON

Florida

CHRISTOPHER INCE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled148

FORT WORTH

Texas

STEVEN CHUN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled143

LAKEWOOD RANCH (BARDENTON)

Florida

STEVEN HOLPER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled105

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

ASHISH UDHRAIN M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled95

METAIRIE

Louisiana

EDWARD LUBIN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled93

LARGO

Florida

SADAF BAZARGAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled81

LUTZ

Florida

CHEOR KIM M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled78

HOUSTON

Texas

BARRY SLOAN D.O.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled76

NEW YORK

New York

JEANNE GERMEIL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled76

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

ROGER KASENDORF D.O.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled75

LA JOLLA

California

RONY LEE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled75

FOLEY

Alabama

FERNANDO AVILA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled73

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

THOMAS WHITTEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled72

GREENSBURG

Pennsylvania

ANTHONY MIMMS MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled69

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

THOMAS KELLER M.D., M.P.H.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled67

SANTA ROSA

California

FAROOQ KHAN MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled62

LA GRANGE HIGHLANDS

Illinois

MARK MURPHY M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled60

DECATUR

Alabama

JONATHAN THOMPSON M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled58

COVINGTON

Louisiana

HOWARD HOFFBERG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled57

OWINGS MILLS

Maryland

NATHAN HANFLINK D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled56

MOUNT DORA

Florida

TRACI WHITE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled53

TULSA

Oklahoma

RUDY RAMIREZ PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled51

CORONA

California

PATRICK ANNELLO M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled50

ROSLYN

New York