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HYDROCODONE-IBUPROFEN

HYDROCODONE/IBUPROFEN

Important Information About This Drug

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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

188K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 545 of 3395

$7.38M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1018 of 3395

73,852
Patients

Rank: 475 of 3395

40,438
Prescribers

Rank: 453 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

259K

2011

265K

2012

274K

2013

255K

2014

188K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$9.39M

2011

$7.97M

2012

$8.84M

2013

$7.96M

2014

$7.38M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$28

2011

$24

2012

$32

2013

$27

2014

$35

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 10,186 20,430 $595K
Texas 4,666 13,346 $760K
Illinois 3,726 9,570 $331K
California 2,949 8,888 $421K
New York 3,991 8,851 $327K
Pennsylvania 2,943 7,968 $305K
Alabama 3,225 7,888 $261K
New Jersey 3,827 7,782 $224K
North Carolina 3,343 7,195 $263K
Michigan 1,921 6,729 $297K
Missouri 2,023 6,632 $326K
Arkansas 2,431 6,533 $274K
Ohio 1,984 5,660 $242K
Georgia 2,256 5,193 $204K
Indiana 1,819 4,597 $164K
Tennessee 1,949 4,583 $193K
Louisiana 1,919 3,961 $136K
Virginia 1,538 3,819 $135K
South Carolina 1,637 3,357 $111K
Oklahoma 997 3,156 $169K
Colorado 1,264 3,124 $115K
Arizona 1,310 3,023 $134K
Mississippi 1,163 2,867 $109K
Washington 806 2,363 $94.3K
Kansas 794 2,198 $95.1K
Massachusetts 759 2,162 $87.2K
Kentucky 686 2,134 $77.8K
Connecticut 947 2,099 $62.9K
Oregon 596 2,084 $77.2K
West Virginia 601 1,940 $78.2K
Maryland 891 1,830 $67.5K
Wisconsin 655 1,752 $85.5K
Nebraska 464 1,398 $53.6K
Minnesota 384 1,337 $64.7K
Nevada 520 1,200 $42.4K
New Mexico 404 1,098 $51.7K
Iowa 248 752 $30.9K
Utah 336 750 $21.6K
Delaware 351 747 $20.9K
New Hampshire 241 726 $20.7K
Montana 214 669 $32.7K
Idaho 225 602 $28.2K
North Dakota 250 556 $17.1K
Maine 135 549 $28K
South Dakota 188 543 $18K
Rhode Island 115 485 $14.7K
Wyoming 187 386 $12.3K
District of Columbia 155 364 $11.5K
Alaska 97 272 $7,966
Hawaii 112 254 $9,638
Vermont 61 218 $18.6K
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 HYDROCODONE-IBUPROFEN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAMES SULLIVAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled714

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

ROBERT ROBBINS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled434

CHARLESTON

Missouri

ROBERT CASTRO MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled348

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

MARK JAWAHIR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled260

SEBRING

Florida

ARCHIE HEARNE M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled237

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

DONALD SMITH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled224

OKOLONA

Mississippi

JOSE GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled222

MIAMI

Florida

MAHMOOD NASIR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled219

SUNBURY

Pennsylvania

CHRISTOPHER LAGANKE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled195

CULLMAN

Alabama

JUAN ROMAN M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled181

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

MICHAEL SHRAMOWIAT LLC

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled177

VIENNA

West Virginia

DEREK LEWIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled167

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

JAMES YOUNG MD

Urology

Claims Filled167

EUSTIS

Florida

LANCE LEHMANN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled157

HOLLYWOOD

Florida

DONALD LEONARD MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled153

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

MOSES AWONIYI M.D.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled143

DECATUR

Alabama

CARL GENTRY DDS

Dentist

Claims Filled141

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

LUZ CRYSTAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled141

FORT PAYNE

Alabama

DIBYENDU MEHTA DDS

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled137

EAST DUNDEE

Illinois

SUDHIR KUMAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled129

FORREST CITY

Arkansas

RICHARD SMITH

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled129

PINE BLUFF

Arkansas

RAMON SORIANO M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled129

LAREDO

Texas

WILLIAM ROBINSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled124

ALTON

Illinois

AMER AKHRASS M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled124

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

JAN ONIK DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled123

LOUISIANA

Missouri