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Prescriber Checkup » MORPHINE SULFATE

MORPHINE SULFATE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

840K
Medicare Part D Claims
$19.8M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 75,086 $1.64M
California 74,292 $2.5M
Pennsylvania 42,952 $963K
New York 38,756 $936K
Michigan 33,460 $820K
Arizona 31,931 $618K
Texas 29,566 $750K
North Carolina 29,313 $619K
Ohio 27,361 $606K
Tennessee 24,148 $533K
Washington 22,477 $496K
Illinois 22,241 $566K
Indiana 21,725 $521K
Massachusetts 21,563 $498K
Wisconsin 21,240 $457K
Oregon 21,151 $482K
Missouri 20,923 $495K
Oklahoma 20,194 $453K
Georgia 19,326 $415K
Alabama 16,668 $311K
Virginia 16,467 $398K
Colorado 16,140 $448K
Minnesota 15,797 $390K
New Jersey 14,893 $352K
Maryland 12,619 $267K
South Carolina 12,317 $266K
Arkansas 11,963 $242K
Connecticut 10,167 $236K
Iowa 9,453 $221K
Kentucky 9,364 $211K
Kansas 8,387 $209K
Louisiana 7,229 $161K
Nevada 6,938 $166K
Maine 6,783 $160K
New Mexico 6,516 $146K
Mississippi 5,975 $115K
New Hampshire 5,817 $108K
West Virginia 5,134 $108K
Montana 5,085 $111K
Utah 4,847 $117K
Idaho 4,793 $115K
Vermont 4,727 $77.9K
Nebraska 4,161 $91.5K
Delaware 3,995 $87K
Hawaii 3,627 $91.4K
Rhode Island 3,142 $65.7K
South Dakota 2,927 $66.1K
North Dakota 2,179 $40K
Alaska 1,974 $48K
Wyoming 1,727 $39.4K
District of Columbia 621 $16K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
RAMON ALVAREZ MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled291

STUART

Florida

OMAR QUILES M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled289

ORLANDO

Florida

DOUGLAS PRITCHARD M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled289

STATESVILLE

North Carolina

JOHN FRIEDL D.O.

General Practice

Claims Filled287

ROLAND

Oklahoma

BARBARA BERKOWICH CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled284

NEWARK

Delaware

ALEJANDRO BLACHAR M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled284

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

MICHAEL DOLE MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled282

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

DIANA HARPER MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled280

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

PIER FRANK M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled277

TAMPA

Florida

GARY FUCHS MD

Claims Filled277

PETOSKEY

Michigan

JAY FREID MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled274

MILFORD

Delaware

SACHIN SHENOY MD

Specialist

Claims Filled272

TITUSVILLE

Florida

HUGO SALGUERO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled270

TULSA

Oklahoma

SHYAM SWAIN MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled269

SPRING HILL

Florida

CHARLES SZYMAN D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled262

MANITOWOC

Wisconsin

MIGUEL DE LA GARZA MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled261

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

ANN STILL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled260

CULLMAN

Alabama

RACHEL FORSYTHE MSN, ACNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Claims Filled258

COOKEVILLE

Tennessee

ALPESH PATEL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled258

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

HECTOR CASES

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled256

BRANDON

Florida

LAURA MEDLIN PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled256

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

HAROLD SLEIGHT M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled256

PORT CHARLOTTE

Florida

ROBERT GUIRGUIS DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled255

TAMPA

Florida

CARA PEREZ M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled254

DAYTON

Ohio

LANCE LEHMANN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled250

HOLLYWOOD

Florida