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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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it's worth it

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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
VIPUL KABARIA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled548

TAMPA

Florida

C KANG MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled544

MYRTLE BEACH

South Carolina

SIDNEY WILLIAMS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled542

STILLWATER

Oklahoma

MARVIN COVEY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled541

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

SIDNEY SWARTZ MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled507

STUART

Florida

MICHAEL DOLE MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled494

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

HUGO SALGUERO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled487

TULSA

Oklahoma

JAY BAKER DO

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled483

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

OTTO UHRIK MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled482

SUN CITY

Arizona

ERIC HAYNES M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled479

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

RILEY LOVE MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled464

PADUCAH

Kentucky

ERICK GRANA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled458

TAMPA

Florida

LIAN JEN DO PA

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled448

PORT CHARLOTTE

Florida

KALVIN WHITE DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled444

TULSA

Oklahoma

ANJAN GHOSH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled441

PORT CHARLOTTE

Florida

DANIEL BENDER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled439

HUDSON

Florida

VINOD MALIK M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled434

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

BRUCE MACKEY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled430

EDMOND

Oklahoma

FRANK FALCO MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled430

NEWARK

Delaware

JIMMY HANKINS D.O.

Occupational Medicine

Claims Filled425

FOLEY

Alabama

RAYMON PRIEWE DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled421

BRADENTON

Florida

EDWIN COLON MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled419

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

JAYEN PATEL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled415

TULSA

Oklahoma

JAYAM KRISHNA IYER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled412

CLEARWATER

Florida

WILLIAM KOLE M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled408

CLINTON TOWNSHIP

Michigan