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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 »


Medicare Part D Claims
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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