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AVINZA

MORPHINE SULFATE

Ms Contin (Morphine Sulfate) is an opioid medicine that works in the brain to lower pain perception. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Morphine

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 2014

28.1K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 967 of 3362

$14.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 717 of 3362

4,652
Patients

Rank: 1138 of 3362

5,246
Prescribers

Rank: 1023 of 3362

More info on related drug Morphine »

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it's worth it

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it worked well

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it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Tennessee 339 2,169 $1.12M
Florida 341 1,972 $985K
Texas 302 1,805 $967K
California 278 1,480 $931K
North Carolina 237 1,386 $708K
Ohio 200 1,234 $593K
New York 208 1,207 $824K
Georgia 191 1,150 $495K
Pennsylvania 199 1,062 $517K
Illinois 145 960 $451K
Michigan 161 851 $489K
South Carolina 145 837 $430K
Maine 121 793 $445K
Missouri 129 770 $427K
New Jersey 141 767 $467K
Indiana 123 719 $320K
Virginia 142 713 $333K
Arizona 103 567 $287K
Alabama 107 560 $297K
Oklahoma 80 535 $287K
Kentucky 82 490 $252K
Louisiana 82 479 $207K
Connecticut 68 477 $272K
Maryland 84 441 $212K
Colorado 76 433 $205K
Iowa 64 425 $182K
Wisconsin 61 370 $184K
Mississippi 69 366 $147K
West Virginia 54 317 $144K
Delaware 40 284 $138K
Oregon 44 259 $106K
Utah 40 253 $137K
Kansas 42 243 $104K
Washington 42 233 $113K
Nebraska 32 209 $90.9K
New Hampshire 29 179 $103K
Arkansas 43 164 $59.7K
Massachusetts 38 162 $60.6K
Minnesota 22 144 $58.6K
Nevada 30 132 $67.9K
Rhode Island 18 77 $30K
New Mexico 13 76 $37.9K
Idaho 16 66 $77.4K
Alaska 47 $14.4K
Hawaii 43 $32.6K
North Dakota 33 $9,344
Vermont 30 $28.5K
District of Columbia 27 $5,410
Montana 25 $6,721
South Dakota 25 $10.2K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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