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MORPHINE SULFATE ER

MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine (extended release) 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 2014

3.26M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 96 of 3362

$316M
Retail Cost

Rank: 87 of 3362

461,477
Patients

Rank: 165 of 3362

161,072
Prescribers

Rank: 158 of 3362

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it worked well

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it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 52,804 332,048 $36.5M
Florida 40,700 271,309 $26.4M
Tennessee 24,820 172,637 $16.1M
Pennsylvania 22,344 149,311 $15.5M
Michigan 21,487 140,071 $15.6M
Arizona 18,802 132,833 $11.9M
Texas 21,003 122,917 $12.6M
North Carolina 16,984 109,936 $10.3M
Washington 14,550 106,807 $8.69M
Ohio 15,801 101,025 $8.54M
New York 16,521 96,437 $11M
Georgia 14,178 90,149 $7.91M
Oregon 11,004 86,946 $8.01M
Wisconsin 12,548 86,646 $7.88M
Indiana 12,391 86,263 $7.65M
Missouri 10,727 77,688 $8.09M
Colorado 10,135 71,721 $6.02M
Massachusetts 9,470 63,990 $5.35M
Oklahoma 8,772 63,326 $7.35M
Alabama 8,946 61,717 $6.11M
Illinois 10,313 60,675 $5.83M
Maryland 8,504 54,798 $4.83M
Virginia 8,868 52,966 $5.13M
South Carolina 8,242 48,890 $4.49M
Nevada 7,424 48,411 $4.15M
New Jersey 7,480 47,858 $5.58M
Kentucky 7,862 46,876 $4.04M
Louisiana 7,015 44,895 $4.24M
Minnesota 6,183 41,557 $3.4M
Kansas 5,594 39,103 $3.58M
Arkansas 5,461 34,969 $3.14M
Utah 4,338 30,309 $3.1M
Mississippi 4,835 29,889 $2.75M
Iowa 4,045 28,419 $2.45M
Connecticut 3,947 26,378 $2.81M
New Mexico 3,655 24,618 $2.11M
Idaho 3,539 23,408 $2.33M
West Virginia 3,187 20,857 $1.97M
Maine 2,723 19,677 $2.02M
New Hampshire 2,176 15,035 $1.22M
Nebraska 2,350 14,913 $1.36M
Montana 1,930 14,832 $1.28M
Delaware 2,066 14,353 $1.5M
Vermont 1,292 9,702 $783K
Hawaii 1,423 9,597 $1.07M
Rhode Island 1,323 7,578 $660K
South Dakota 1,082 7,497 $623K
Alaska 898 6,274 $688K
North Dakota 855 5,819 $464K
Wyoming 813 5,212 $453K
District of Columbia 827 2,773 $226K
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 »

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Top prescribers for MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARK MURPHY M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,464

DECATUR

Alabama

JOHN COUCH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled3,301

MOBILE

Alabama

BUTCHAIAH GARLAPATI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,915

N LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

BRUCE MACKEY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,407

EDMOND

Oklahoma

FABIAN RAMOS M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,404

BRADENTON

Florida

JAY BAKER DO

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled2,370

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

KATHERINE BALLARD M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,304

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

MARK ELLIS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,200

ATHENS

Georgia

GEORGE SIDHOM M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,035

SPRING HILL

Florida

JAY OLSSON DO PROF ASSOCIATIONN

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,973

MELBOURNE

Florida

XIULU RUAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,962

MOBILE

Alabama

GUANG YANG M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,960

FAIRLAWN

Ohio

DANIEL CHA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,926

VALPARAISO

Indiana

MICHAEL DOLE MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,904

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

CYNTHIA PAYNE-SMITH NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled1,824

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

ALPESH PATEL MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,814

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

ODEANE CONNOR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,792

GADSDEN

Alabama

MICHAEL COZZI MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled1,724

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

TERRANCE HUGHES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,591

BOGART

Georgia

MARK LODICO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,584

WEXFORD

Pennsylvania

DUBY AVILA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,583

KISSIMMEE

Florida

ANDREAS REVELIS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,572

TULSA

Oklahoma

THOMAS RATINO M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,565

FORT WORTH

Texas

MARTIN MARTUCCI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,562

TULSA

Oklahoma

NANCY ERICKSON DO

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,485

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida