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MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Morphine long-acting tablets and capsules are only used by patients who are expected to need medication to relieve moderate to severe pain around-the-clock for longer than a few days. Morphine is in a class of medications called opiate (narcotic) analgesics. It works by changing the way the body senses pain. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

2.45M
Medicare Part D Claims
$28.8M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 87,142 $3.47M
Florida 81,336 $2.5M
Pennsylvania 46,763 $1.24M
New York 39,658 $1.11M
Arizona 39,650 $1.02M
Michigan 37,855 $1.15M
Texas 36,737 $1.2M
North Carolina 33,374 $832K
Ohio 32,723 $857K
Tennessee 31,710 $988K
Illinois 27,879 $855K
Indiana 27,282 $863K
Massachusetts 26,199 $757K
Washington 25,212 $699K
Missouri 24,885 $736K
Oregon 24,719 $737K
Wisconsin 23,967 $703K
Oklahoma 23,572 $677K
Georgia 21,850 $602K
Virginia 19,238 $561K
Colorado 18,495 $599K
Minnesota 17,978 $519K
Alabama 17,853 $410K
New Jersey 16,870 $476K
South Carolina 14,998 $446K
Maryland 14,991 $417K
Arkansas 13,287 $332K
Connecticut 11,654 $315K
Kentucky 10,849 $310K
Iowa 10,492 $279K
Nevada 10,143 $372K
Kansas 9,271 $266K
Louisiana 8,972 $294K
Maine 8,450 $201K
New Mexico 8,050 $250K
Mississippi 7,507 $202K
New Hampshire 6,983 $154K
West Virginia 5,959 $150K
Idaho 5,609 $165K
Utah 5,599 $162K
Vermont 5,218 $98.4K
Montana 5,139 $131K
Nebraska 4,569 $132K
Hawaii 4,177 $127K
Delaware 4,030 $123K
Rhode Island 3,692 $105K
South Dakota 3,003 $72K
North Dakota 2,336 $44.5K
Alaska 2,091 $56.9K
Wyoming 1,940 $48.7K
District of Columbia 615 $15.1K
Puerto Rico 454 $18.1K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths 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
ASHRAF RAZZAK M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled507

NEW CASTLE

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL SCHWARTZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled500

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

DUBY AVILA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled500

KISSIMMEE

Florida

DIANA HARPER MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled494

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

CLINTON ANTHONY D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled480

TULSA

Oklahoma

JOHN DOWNEY D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled478

AUGUSTA

Georgia

SHELINDER AGGARWAL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled477

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

ROHINI SASTRY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled472

LEESBURG

Florida

DANIEL MORRIS D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled470

TULSA

Oklahoma

ASHRAF HANNA

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled459

CLEARWATER

Florida

GARY HEATH M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled457

ABILENE

Texas

C KANG MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled455

MYRTLE BEACH

South Carolina

ODEANE CONNOR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled449

GADSDEN

Alabama

RICHARD TOMPSON M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled445

WEST PLAINS

Missouri

RILEY LOVE MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled434

PADUCAH

Kentucky

JAY OLSSON DO PROF ASSOCIATIONN

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled424

MELBOURNE

Florida

JAY KUCHERA MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled420

PORT ST LUCIE

Florida

KENNETH BARNGROVER D O

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled414

COLUMBUS

Georgia

PAWANKUMAR JAIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled407

LAS CRUCES

New Mexico

EKATERINE CHIRADZE P. A .

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled407

LOS ANGELES

California

MIGUEL DE LA GARZA MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled404

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

LIAN JEN DO PA

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled400

PORT CHARLOTTE

Florida

SIDNEY WILLIAMS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled400

STILLWATER

Oklahoma

JING CHEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled397

WESTERVILLE

Ohio

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled395

BEECH GROVE

Indiana