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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

17.8K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1090 of 3362

$16M
Retail Cost

Rank: 695 of 3362

3,403
Patients

Rank: 1218 of 3362

3,811
Prescribers

Rank: 1121 of 3362

More info on related drug Morphine »

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 512 2,430 $2.26M
Tennessee 252 977 $738K
Pennsylvania 172 957 $1.04M
New York 179 927 $913K
Florida 178 869 $845K
Wisconsin 149 858 $672K
Ohio 133 711 $495K
Texas 154 663 $617K
Missouri 111 566 $410K
North Carolina 120 543 $352K
Oklahoma 71 516 $994K
Michigan 107 503 $498K
New Jersey 88 492 $541K
Illinois 95 445 $323K
Massachusetts 50 402 $488K
Georgia 81 371 $307K
Maine 45 323 $217K
Washington 51 307 $222K
Maryland 62 307 $247K
South Carolina 54 296 $259K
Idaho 54 293 $246K
Iowa 39 283 $161K
Connecticut 58 267 $211K
Virginia 53 264 $237K
Oregon 57 251 $203K
Utah 40 248 $276K
Indiana 54 245 $206K
Delaware 50 225 $205K
Alabama 36 199 $237K
Kentucky 33 197 $123K
Colorado 40 197 $209K
Nebraska 41 194 $93.1K
New Hampshire 33 185 $113K
Arizona 43 148 $205K
Mississippi 33 147 $95.7K
Montana 19 130 $63.3K
Nevada 20 121 $66.6K
Minnesota 21 118 $157K
West Virginia 23 114 $75.9K
Louisiana 20 89 $71.3K
Kansas 19 87 $71.2K
Alaska 13 68 $26.5K
Arkansas 16 66 $49.8K
New Mexico 14 55 $34.2K
Rhode Island 34 $11.6K
South Dakota 32 $28.7K
Hawaii 19 $24.3K
Wyoming 19 $30K
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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