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FENTANYL

Duragesic (Fentanyl) is an opioid (narcotic) medicine 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 2015

15.7K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1164 of 3395

$163M
Retail Cost

Rank: 175 of 3395

2,991
Patients

Rank: 1300 of 3395

1,246
Prescribers

Rank: 1586 of 3395

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

N/A

2011

305

2012

5,072

2013

12.2K

2014

15.7K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

$933K

2012

$29.9M

2013

$97.2M

2014

$163M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

N/A

2011

$435

2012

$703

2013

$2,126

2014

$3,237

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 526 2,890 $28.1M
California 401 2,130 $22M
New York 216 1,209 $15.2M
Texas 212 1,079 $12.9M
New Jersey 155 878 $8.37M
Alabama 140 695 $5.22M
Ohio 135 581 $5.43M
Pennsylvania 87 538 $5.98M
Indiana 98 514 $5.23M
Arizona 117 458 $4.72M
Colorado 57 432 $5.34M
Tennessee 97 329 $3.93M
Nevada 60 326 $3.36M
Georgia 64 260 $2.36M
Missouri 45 250 $3.19M
North Carolina 45 246 $2.02M
Alaska 37 231 $2.82M
Washington 41 226 $2.87M
Utah 23 218 $1.88M
Maryland 30 214 $1.96M
Illinois 65 201 $2.61M
South Carolina 35 198 $1.51M
Michigan 62 184 $1.54M
Mississippi 45 181 $1.6M
Connecticut 37 174 $1.84M
Louisiana 48 155 $850K
Virginia 28 153 $1.42M
Kentucky 21 148 $1.85M
Oklahoma 28 130 $1.5M
Kansas 22 126 $1.31M
Delaware 21 75 $954K
Minnesota 50 $497K
Arkansas 23 46 $561K
New Hampshire 34 $344K
Massachusetts 31 $324K
Wisconsin 25 $232K
Oregon 24 $189K
Idaho 22 $374K
Hawaii 12 $40.5K
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 SUBSYS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RONY LEE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled283

FOLEY

Alabama

EDWARD LUBIN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled230

LARGO

Florida

MAHMOOD AHMAD M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled228

ANCHORAGE

Alaska

LISA BANCHIK M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled208

BOCA RATON

Florida

STEVEN CHUN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled182

LAKEWOOD RANCH (BARDENTON)

Florida

CHEOR KIM M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled166

HOUSTON

Texas

STEVEN HOLPER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled153

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

ANTHONY MIMMS MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled151

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

BART GATZ M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled148

GREENACRES

Florida

JEFFREY KESTEN MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled145

GOLDEN

Colorado

DAVID LAGUE MPA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled139

REDWOOD CITY

California

ALEXANDRU BURDUCEA DO

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled138

NEW YORK

New York

JEFFREY GOLDSTEIN D.O.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled136

NEW YORK

New York

FERNANDO AVILA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled131

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

JAMES RHO M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled130

RANCHO CUCAMONGA

California

BARRY SLOAN D.O.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled123

NEW YORK

New York

LLOYD MANCHIKES MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled121

MOBILE

Alabama

GREGORY GERBER MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled116

SANDUSKY

Ohio

ALEXANDER WEINGARTEN MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled104

SYOSSET

New York

NIKESH SETH MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled103

SCOTTSDALE

Arizona

CHRISTOPHER INCE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled102

FORT WORTH

Texas

DIALECTI VOUDOURIS

Specialist

Claims Filled100

NEW YORK

New York

SADAF BAZARGAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled99

LUTZ

Florida

ANTHONY ROGERS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled94

LAKE WORTH

Florida

ROGER KASENDORF D.O.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled93

LA JOLLA

California