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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 »

Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

Medicare Part D Claims
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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