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MORPHINE SULFATE

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. 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 2013

908K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 253 of 3238

$20.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 600 of 3238

271,354
Patients

Rank: 240 of 3238

116,034
Prescribers

Rank: 211 of 3238

User Reviews of Related Drug Morphine »

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55%

of people say

it's worth it

42%

of people say

it worked well

20%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 19,904 85,947 $1.78M
California 24,882 79,630 $2.58M
Pennsylvania 17,111 46,818 $996K
New York 17,261 46,159 $1.03M
Michigan 11,607 39,734 $904K
Texas 9,831 33,893 $821K
Arizona 7,287 33,626 $679K
North Carolina 10,166 32,033 $678K
Ohio 10,586 28,047 $614K
Tennessee 7,855 27,693 $568K
Massachusetts 9,322 23,201 $505K
Washington 7,257 23,177 $495K
Illinois 7,722 22,799 $545K
Wisconsin 7,525 22,531 $464K
Indiana 7,049 22,384 $487K
Missouri 6,174 21,652 $493K
Oregon 5,735 21,391 $490K
Oklahoma 4,073 21,109 $479K
Georgia 5,900 20,265 $421K
Alabama 4,909 18,701 $346K
Colorado 5,023 17,004 $447K
Virginia 5,881 16,964 $395K
Minnesota 6,066 16,063 $370K
New Jersey 5,736 15,399 $335K
Maryland 4,975 13,830 $284K
South Carolina 3,946 12,570 $266K
Arkansas 2,959 11,983 $249K
Connecticut 4,045 10,406 $238K
Kentucky 3,417 9,714 $207K
Iowa 3,808 9,533 $205K
Kansas 3,010 9,386 $214K
Nevada 2,319 9,100 $200K
Louisiana 2,148 8,175 $176K
Maine 2,772 7,151 $163K
New Hampshire 2,075 6,638 $116K
New Mexico 1,825 6,073 $131K
Montana 1,388 5,245 $115K
Mississippi 1,572 5,192 $93.4K
Utah 1,291 5,157 $113K
West Virginia 1,950 5,127 $106K
Idaho 1,487 5,092 $118K
Delaware 1,213 4,900 $98.9K
Nebraska 1,790 4,721 $103K
Vermont 1,319 4,355 $72.6K
Hawaii 1,205 3,761 $84.1K
Rhode Island 1,535 3,225 $59.8K
South Dakota 1,001 3,035 $70.5K
North Dakota 891 2,545 $54K
Alaska 503 1,788 $43.5K
Wyoming 520 1,476 $30.2K
District of Columbia 394 826 $18K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
JOHN HUNT MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled287

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

CHRISTOPHER LEBER MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled284

GAINESVILLE

Florida

CHRISTOPHER HILL M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled284

SAN BERNARDINO

California

RONALD MYERS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled282

ROLAND

Oklahoma

NILESH JOBALIA M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled280

HAMILTON

Ohio

THAIDUC NGUYEN DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled279

DAYTON

Ohio

JAWED HUSSAIN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled279

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

SANDRA CANADAY ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled279

RENTON

Washington

ERNEST HODGES PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled277

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

GARY FUCHS MD

Claims Filled277

PETOSKEY

Michigan

EMILIO SUAREZ D.O.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled275

MIAMI

Florida

GILBERTO ACOSTA M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled275

FORT MYERS

Florida

ROBERT MULTARI DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled273

FARRELL

Pennsylvania

ALEJANDRO BLACHAR M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled273

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

MICHAEL CREAMER DO

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled271

ORLANDO

Florida

SHAUKAT CHOWDHARI MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled269

TAMPA

Florida

APRIL PETTY ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled269

COOKEVILLE

Tennessee

MARK WARD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled266

MORRO BAY

California

TONIA KUSUMI MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled266

LAFAYETTE

Indiana

JEANINE GODEC PAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled266

SEATTLE

Washington

MICHAEL SCHABACKER MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled263

BILLINGS

Montana

RAFAEL SANTIAGO MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled260

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

TEDDRICK DUNSON M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled259

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS

Florida

THOMAS HART M.D

Claims Filled259

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

RYAN BEARER D.O.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled257

SAGINAW

Michigan