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HYDROMORPHONE HCL

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

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

1.25M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 205 of 3395

$27.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 600 of 3395

323,324
Patients

Rank: 216 of 3395

168,461
Prescribers

Rank: 148 of 3395

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it worked well

10%

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it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

881K

2011

1.02M

2012

1.13M

2013

1.19M

2014

1.25M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$32.1M

2011

$35.6M

2012

$36.8M

2013

$32.3M

2014

$27.7M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$25

2011

$26

2012

$30

2013

$27

2014

$25

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 36,094 149,833 $4.11M
Florida 30,397 127,083 $3.11M
New York 20,126 65,857 $1.66M
Texas 12,793 54,873 $1.47M
Pennsylvania 14,323 48,649 $1.08M
Washington 12,312 45,303 $793K
Virginia 13,294 42,351 $899K
North Carolina 13,255 42,076 $771K
Michigan 9,254 39,061 $1M
New Jersey 11,083 36,875 $653K
Massachusetts 11,753 34,854 $664K
Illinois 8,011 32,865 $834K
Maryland 9,560 32,469 $572K
Colorado 9,612 32,125 $593K
Ohio 7,910 31,597 $700K
Minnesota 9,036 29,062 $564K
Connecticut 9,966 29,058 $471K
Georgia 8,539 27,964 $503K
Missouri 5,943 25,853 $622K
Oregon 7,103 25,685 $524K
Arizona 6,832 24,005 $517K
South Carolina 5,853 19,581 $404K
Tennessee 6,711 19,522 $313K
Indiana 4,459 17,884 $494K
Wisconsin 3,808 15,141 $295K
Iowa 3,987 14,926 $337K
Alabama 3,665 12,597 $233K
Arkansas 3,509 12,346 $281K
Kansas 2,559 12,090 $320K
Nevada 3,158 12,029 $266K
Louisiana 3,762 11,209 $199K
Oklahoma 2,758 10,775 $256K
New Hampshire 3,321 10,202 $188K
Delaware 2,691 10,161 $207K
Kentucky 2,719 10,143 $219K
Maine 2,917 8,797 $166K
Utah 2,480 8,226 $168K
Vermont 2,476 7,798 $114K
Idaho 2,001 7,503 $202K
Montana 2,037 7,079 $154K
Mississippi 2,119 6,478 $93.1K
New Mexico 1,620 5,668 $128K
Nebraska 1,416 5,413 $96.8K
West Virginia 1,164 4,310 $79.8K
North Dakota 1,081 3,895 $62.6K
Rhode Island 860 2,595 $55.7K
Alaska 650 2,517 $50.6K
Hawaii 674 2,439 $68.7K
District of Columbia 1,074 2,275 $33.8K
South Dakota 572 2,076 $53K
Wyoming 530 1,953 $43.6K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for HYDROMORPHONE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CATHY LUO M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled1,099

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

GABRIEL SOMORI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,001

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

NORMAN BAADE D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled927

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

ODEANE CONNOR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled926

GADSDEN

Alabama

DARIUS MCGEE FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled912

LAUREL

Mississippi

CHRISTINA MCGHEE APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled902

COLUMBUS

Ohio

STEVEN CHUN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled870

LAKEWOOD RANCH (BARDENTON)

Florida

BARBARA BERKOWICH CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled867

NEWARK

Delaware

KAMAL KABAKIBOU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled844

ATLANTA

Georgia

ALEJANDRO BLACHAR M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled839

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

KENDRICK DULDULAO MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled823

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JIE ZHU MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled798

NEWARK

Delaware

JEANINE GODEC PAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled742

SEATTLE

Washington

IMAD RASOOL M.D., PHD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled728

NORTHRIDGE

California

FRANK FALCO MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled723

NEWARK

Delaware

BOLKAR SAHINLER MD.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled710

LUBBOCK

Texas

IFTEQAR SYED MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled708

PARIS

Texas

ROBERT GUIRGUIS DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled702

TAMPA

Florida

DONOVAN HOLDER MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled687

CLIFTON SPRINGS

New York

THOMAS RATINO M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled682

FORT WORTH

Texas

JOHN OTERO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled681

BAY PINES

Florida

JOHN MOTTO MD,MPH

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled680

WEST COLUMBIA

South Carolina

RICKY LOCKETT DO

Specialist

Claims Filled678

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

DAVID NORFLEET DO

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled675

CRESTVIEW

Florida

SUNIL NAIK M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled670

HOUSTON

Texas