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MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is 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 2014

924K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 252 of 3362

$20.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 651 of 3362

268,094
Patients

Rank: 250 of 3362

115,504
Prescribers

Rank: 220 of 3362

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of people say

it's worth it

43%

of people say

it worked well

20%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 19,184 87,635 $1.79M
California 23,978 80,204 $2.43M
Pennsylvania 17,125 47,342 $990K
New York 17,237 46,992 $1.01M
Michigan 11,672 41,516 $923K
Texas 9,959 35,224 $822K
Arizona 7,508 35,122 $704K
North Carolina 10,076 32,763 $669K
Ohio 10,159 28,033 $585K
Tennessee 7,560 26,832 $490K
Washington 7,230 24,291 $493K
Illinois 7,958 23,688 $537K
Massachusetts 9,084 23,606 $503K
Wisconsin 7,346 23,162 $468K
Missouri 5,933 21,829 $496K
Oregon 5,838 21,745 $511K
Oklahoma 4,067 21,569 $478K
Indiana 6,545 20,801 $440K
Georgia 5,643 20,000 $406K
Alabama 4,548 18,214 $326K
Colorado 5,150 17,279 $405K
Virginia 6,005 17,148 $366K
Minnesota 6,144 16,877 $393K
New Jersey 6,100 16,673 $350K
Maryland 5,102 14,571 $292K
South Carolina 3,832 12,634 $255K
Arkansas 3,065 12,033 $232K
Connecticut 4,230 10,970 $243K
Kansas 2,984 10,016 $214K
Nevada 2,279 9,694 $205K
Kentucky 3,326 9,577 $199K
Iowa 3,608 9,451 $196K
Louisiana 2,294 8,850 $174K
New Hampshire 2,245 7,197 $125K
Maine 2,692 7,070 $150K
New Mexico 1,812 6,225 $132K
Idaho 1,537 5,401 $132K
Utah 1,306 5,265 $118K
Mississippi 1,470 5,197 $86.9K
Montana 1,339 5,136 $117K
West Virginia 1,948 4,880 $89.4K
Delaware 1,209 4,876 $101K
Nebraska 1,678 4,659 $96.1K
Vermont 1,320 4,405 $78.2K
Hawaii 1,188 3,847 $93.8K
Rhode Island 1,659 3,576 $63.5K
South Dakota 1,060 3,003 $69.7K
North Dakota 980 2,519 $53.4K
Alaska 504 1,885 $42.2K
Wyoming 551 1,604 $33.5K
District of Columbia 406 909 $18.3K
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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Top prescribers for MORPHINE SULFATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PAUL SORELL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

HUNTINGTON

New York

VICTOR MENDOZA MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

GREGORY WHITE MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled50

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

GARY MCDONALD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

LARRY PETTIS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

WESTAMPTON

New Jersey

WILLIAM SILVERMAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MAITLAND

Florida

DEBORAH FISHER MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

SHERMAN

Texas

MINDY EVANGELISTI PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

GREENWOOD VILLAGE

Colorado

ASHLEY CUMMINS PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

HICKORY

North Carolina

ELIZABETH GOULD

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

ROSEVILLE

California

JYOTI PHAM MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

JOHN KALATA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ERIE

Pennsylvania

DHARMESH MEHTA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

COVINA

California

KATHI HENRICKSON

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

INTERNATIONAL FALLS

Minnesota

SCOTT EPSTEIN M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled50

HONESDALE

Pennsylvania

J THOMAS REAGAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PERRY

New York

BRENT WILSON MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled50

FRESNO

California

WILLIAM BAIRD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

SCOTT SONDES M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled50

COVINGTON

Louisiana

JAMES MORLAND MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

MERIDIAN

Idaho

KEVIN TRACY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

STEPHANIE KOWALSKI PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

SAN DIEGO

California

SINDY DEL FIERRO PA C

Physician Assistant, Surgical

Claims Filled50

BREMERTON

Washington

STEPHEN BERKES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SARASOTA

Florida

MEENAL WALIA PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

NORFOLK

Virginia