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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

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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%

of people say

it worked well

20%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

973K

2011

841K

2012

908K

2013

924K

2014

939K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$28.8M

2011

$19.9M

2012

$20.6M

2013

$20.2M

2014

$21.1M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$26

2011

$34

2012

$36

2013

$37

2014

$39

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for MORPHINE SULFATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TRACI WHITE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled282

TULSA

Oklahoma

TSE LEE M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled278

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

ORRIE CLEMENS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled278

FORT COLLINS

Colorado

CHRISTOPHER HILL M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled276

SAN BERNARDINO

California

ERIC ROSLONSKI DO

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled276

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

MARK WORKMAN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled275

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

SURESH GUPTA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled270

DAYTON

Ohio

GARY HEATH M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled270

ABILENE

Texas

BRIAN TORGERSON M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled269

TULSA

Oklahoma

DANIEL MORRIS D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled269

TULSA

Oklahoma

JOHN FRIEDL D.O.

General Practice

Claims Filled268

ROLAND

Oklahoma

MOREY BLINDER MD

Hematology

Claims Filled268

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

THOMAS RATINO M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled267

FORT WORTH

Texas

REGINA THURMAN MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled267

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

LANCE LEHMANN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled265

HOLLYWOOD

Florida

KENNETH GALANG M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled265

FORT MYERS

Florida

DOUGLAS PRITCHARD M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled265

STATESVILLE

North Carolina

TEDDRICK DUNSON M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled264

FORT WORTH

Texas

JOHN HUNT MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled263

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

JOHN BARSA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled263

TAMPA

Florida

VIRGINIA MABASA PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled262

PASADENA

California

PRINCESS HUMPHREY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled258

GADSDEN

Alabama

BOHDAN WARYCHA MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled256

OCALA

Florida

DAVID NORFLEET DO

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled256

CRESTVIEW

Florida

MARTIN HALE M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled253

PLANTATION

Florida