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FENTANYL CITRATE

FENTANYL CITRATE/PF

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

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

2,361
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1856 of 3395

$42.5K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2624 of 3395

2,028
Patients

Rank: 1444 of 3395

223
Prescribers

Rank: 2241 of 3395

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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

1,339

2011

1,700

2012

1,115

2013

1,672

2014

2,362

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$11.2K

2011

$15.3K

2012

$16.7K

2013

$14.1K

2014

$42.5K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$3

2011

$2

2012

$3

2013

$3

2014

$3

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Arkansas 22 50 $318
California 38 $13.2K
Nevada 33 $5,987
Wisconsin 29 $1,648
Idaho 19 $716
Virginia 15 $439
Massachusetts 13 14 $93
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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