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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 2015

938K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 251 of 3395

$21.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 688 of 3395

270,409
Patients

Rank: 249 of 3395

117,162
Prescribers

Rank: 221 of 3395

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55%

of people say

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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 19,114 88,813 $1.92M
California 23,518 81,110 $2.44M
New York 18,037 48,750 $1.08M
Pennsylvania 17,327 47,765 $1.06M
Michigan 11,480 41,333 $946K
Texas 10,219 36,742 $869K
Arizona 7,582 35,165 $733K
North Carolina 10,378 33,585 $681K
Ohio 10,112 28,194 $605K
Tennessee 7,344 25,277 $466K
Illinois 8,545 25,245 $602K
Washington 7,466 25,070 $508K
Massachusetts 8,785 23,747 $533K
Wisconsin 7,431 23,138 $475K
Missouri 6,039 22,361 $556K
Oregon 5,685 21,700 $493K
Oklahoma 3,990 21,015 $484K
Georgia 5,873 20,730 $456K
Indiana 6,636 20,330 $428K
Alabama 4,577 18,478 $346K
New Jersey 6,039 17,469 $397K
Colorado 5,082 17,451 $423K
Minnesota 6,393 17,035 $389K
Virginia 6,112 16,796 $371K
Maryland 5,065 15,116 $309K
South Carolina 3,678 12,681 $261K
Arkansas 3,279 12,480 $249K
Connecticut 4,485 11,488 $253K
Nevada 2,330 10,104 $226K
Kansas 2,940 9,850 $218K
Kentucky 3,423 9,562 $206K
Iowa 3,674 9,487 $196K
Louisiana 2,162 8,759 $172K
Maine 2,798 7,778 $157K
New Hampshire 2,410 7,537 $141K
New Mexico 1,868 6,491 $138K
Idaho 1,607 5,965 $139K
Utah 1,381 5,798 $129K
Montana 1,380 5,333 $129K
Mississippi 1,490 5,309 $94.5K
Delaware 1,191 4,903 $97.7K
Nebraska 1,756 4,854 $96.1K
Vermont 1,418 4,727 $88.7K
West Virginia 1,883 4,563 $90.7K
Hawaii 1,109 3,842 $98.8K
Rhode Island 1,694 3,784 $68.7K
South Dakota 1,083 2,997 $69.6K
North Dakota 1,030 2,708 $56.9K
Alaska 523 1,849 $43.3K
Wyoming 600 1,713 $36.8K
District of Columbia 395 905 $18.2K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
DAVID NORFLEET DO

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled296

CRESTVIEW

Florida

DANIEL MORRIS D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled295

BROKEN ARROW

Oklahoma

SHELDON GINGERICH MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled293

TUCSON

Arizona

PATRICIA SALVATO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled293

HOUSTON

Texas

KAVITA SHARMA DO

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled289

NEW SMYRNA BEACH

Florida

HOANG VU DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled289

LAKE CITY

Florida

ALFRED MCKEE M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled286

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

ERNEST HODGES PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled285

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

DONALD ERB D.O.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled284

SARASOTA

Florida

YOUSSEF GUERGUES MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled283

DELAND

Florida

WILLIAM JOHNCOX P.A.

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled283

FRESNO

California

MARTIN HALE M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled283

PLANTATION

Florida

ROBERT ULSETH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled279

OCALA

Florida

IMAD RASOOL M.D., PHD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled278

NORTHRIDGE

California

MICHAEL COURTNEY MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled277

SPRING HILL

Florida

JOSE TORRES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled276

KISSIMMEE

Florida

HUI ZHU MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled276

BRANDON

Florida

BOHDAN WARYCHA MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled275

OCALA

Florida

JESS SALINAS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled275

LAKE MARY

Florida

DIVYA PATEL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled275

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

WILLIAM BRELSFORD MD, FACP, FACR

Rheumatology

Claims Filled273

TYLER

Texas

GABRIEL SOMORI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled272

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

MICHAEL CREAMER DO

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled270

ORLANDO

Florida

EDWIN VILLALOBOS M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled267

LAKE MARY

Florida

MICHAEL FREY MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled265

FORT MYERS

Florida