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Important Information About This Drug

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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

10.6K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1276 of 3395

$5.26M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1131 of 3395

2,689
Patients

Rank: 1332 of 3395

3,259
Prescribers

Rank: 1189 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

8,453

2011

8,832

2012

10.3K

2013

10.3K

2014

10.6K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$5.71M

2011

$5.9M

2012

$6.54M

2013

$5.75M

2014

$5.26M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$344

2011

$329

2012

$307

2013

$303

2014

$314

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 239 1,017 $436K
California 292 986 $585K
Massachusetts 202 914 $483K
Missouri 196 897 $340K
Indiana 120 450 $237K
Minnesota 97 424 $181K
Texas 141 423 $226K
Florida 127 422 $207K
Illinois 100 376 $137K
Maryland 91 346 $197K
New Jersey 96 336 $110K
Washington 81 324 $147K
Pennsylvania 92 306 $359K
Ohio 81 279 $146K
Wisconsin 58 275 $132K
Arizona 90 269 $107K
Oregon 67 236 $93.4K
Georgia 69 226 $86.6K
New Hampshire 35 220 $109K
Michigan 48 205 $108K
Kansas 48 170 $42.7K
North Carolina 45 149 $155K
Maine 33 143 $59.8K
Connecticut 37 121 $63.5K
Colorado 44 114 $46.8K
South Carolina 18 89 $28.3K
Virginia 24 88 $46K
Tennessee 23 80 $46K
Utah 65 $25.1K
Iowa 15 57 $53.6K
Rhode Island 16 53 $18.2K
Vermont 11 48 $20.7K
West Virginia 13 45 $19.1K
Nebraska 12 42 $18.4K
Delaware 42 $14.1K
Nevada 16 40 $14.7K
Arkansas 12 40 $32.1K
Oklahoma 11 39 $19.3K
North Dakota 34 $11K
Louisiana 18 32 $14.9K
Montana 11 31 $9,277
Idaho 27 $14.2K
Wyoming 25 $16.1K
Kentucky 22 $15.3K
District of Columbia 19 $5,562
Alabama 16 $5,568
South Dakota 14 $3,808
New Mexico 11 $3,212
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 OPIUM TINCTURE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MICHELLE SPENCER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled59

CONCORD

New Hampshire