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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

43%

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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
JOSE VILLARREAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled326

EL PASO

Texas

KUSSAY NASSR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled325

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

MARK JACKSON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled324

TRAVERSE CITY

Michigan

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled323

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

SHYAM SWAIN MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled317

SPRING HILL

Florida

STUART HARTMAN DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled313

LEBANON

Pennsylvania

JOSE TORRES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled312

KISSIMMEE

Florida

MIGUEL DE LA GARZA MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled312

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

WINSTON MONTERO MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled309

SANTA MARIA

California

CHARLES SZYMAN D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled306

MANITOWOC

Wisconsin

TERRY GILE D.O.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled305

MUSKOGEE

Oklahoma

DANIEL BATTAGLIA D.O.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled304

BOCA RATON

Florida

ALEJANDRO BLACHAR M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled303

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

YOUSSEF GUERGUES MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled302

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

PAUL SUTERA M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled300

BULLHEAD CITY

Arizona

WILLIAM JOHNCOX P.A.

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled296

FRESNO

California

BARBARA BERKOWICH CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled295

NEWARK

Delaware

CHERIAN SAJAN MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled295

WINTER PARK

Florida

MICHAEL CREAMER DO

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled294

ORLANDO

Florida

NANCY GERMANY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled293

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

NILESH JOBALIA M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled291

HAMILTON

Ohio

MICHAEL COURTNEY MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled285

SPRING HILL

Florida

GABRIEL SOMORI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled285

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

RICARDO KENNEDY MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled282

SAINT CHARLES

Missouri

JESS SALINAS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled282

LAKE MARY

Florida