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MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It belongs to the group of medicines called narcotic analgesics (pain medicines). Morphine acts on the central nervous system (CNS) to relieve 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

3.05M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 103 of 3238

$193M
Retail Cost

Rank: 125 of 3238

441,778
Patients

Rank: 164 of 3238

158,917
Prescribers

Rank: 150 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
California 51,282 309,622 $24.3M
Florida 38,798 245,500 $14M
Tennessee 24,014 165,297 $10.7M
Pennsylvania 21,179 140,518 $9.11M
Michigan 20,356 129,609 $9.22M
Arizona 17,561 124,324 $7.04M
Texas 19,785 112,408 $7.42M
North Carolina 16,371 101,944 $6.08M
Ohio 15,973 101,126 $5.63M
Washington 13,912 100,983 $5.28M
New York 15,755 87,136 $6.8M
Georgia 13,529 84,087 $4.63M
Indiana 12,267 83,787 $4.98M
Oregon 10,851 83,325 $5.3M
Wisconsin 12,071 82,005 $5.14M
Missouri 9,973 73,175 $4.51M
Colorado 9,368 67,535 $3.83M
Massachusetts 9,382 61,295 $3.27M
Alabama 8,751 58,903 $3.84M
Oklahoma 8,175 57,804 $4.5M
Illinois 9,518 56,790 $3.77M
Virginia 8,195 49,157 $3.08M
Nevada 7,453 48,489 $2.54M
Maryland 7,458 48,319 $2.87M
Kentucky 7,314 43,546 $2.5M
South Carolina 7,314 43,416 $2.62M
New Jersey 6,687 42,462 $3.36M
Louisiana 6,533 41,810 $2.44M
Minnesota 5,813 38,492 $1.93M
Kansas 5,210 36,639 $2.06M
Arkansas 4,984 32,001 $1.76M
Mississippi 4,659 28,588 $1.58M
Iowa 4,025 28,486 $1.51M
Utah 4,098 27,620 $1.79M
Connecticut 3,638 24,407 $1.64M
New Mexico 3,648 24,059 $1.33M
Idaho 3,312 21,425 $1.44M
West Virginia 3,078 20,462 $1.2M
Maine 2,473 17,962 $1.38M
Montana 1,958 15,000 $830K
Nebraska 2,341 14,483 $894K
New Hampshire 2,044 13,771 $732K
Delaware 2,010 12,581 $899K
Hawaii 1,509 9,800 $635K
Vermont 1,212 9,229 $407K
Rhode Island 1,306 7,458 $421K
South Dakota 1,017 6,945 $349K
North Dakota 863 5,597 $280K
Alaska 777 5,488 $345K
Wyoming 721 5,202 $284K
District of Columbia 675 2,308 $124K
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 ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GUANG YANG M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled3,411

STOW

Ohio

MARK ELLIS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,649

ATHENS

Georgia

BRUCE MACKEY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,395

EDMOND

Oklahoma

MARK MURPHY M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,370

DECATUR

Alabama

JOHN COUCH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled2,328

MOBILE

Alabama

GEORGE SIDHOM M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,298

SPRING HILL

Florida

JAY BAKER DO

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled2,258

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

XIULU RUAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled2,229

MOBILE

Alabama

MARK LODICO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled2,187

WEXFORD

Pennsylvania

JAY OLSSON DO PROF ASSOCIATIONN

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled2,102

MELBOURNE

Florida

PAUL SUTERA M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,879

BULLHEAD CITY

Arizona

ODEANE CONNOR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,877

GADSDEN

Alabama

MICHAEL DOLE MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,874

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

BUTCHAIAH GARLAPATI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,806

N LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

ALPESH PATEL MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,766

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

DANIEL CHA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,619

VALPARAISO

Indiana

CYNTHIA PAYNE-SMITH NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled1,540

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

PAUL MURATTA D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,475

GADSDEN

Alabama

FABIAN RAMOS M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,471

BRADENTON

Florida

KATHERINE BALLARD M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,460

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

BOHDAN WARYCHA MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,367

OCALA

Florida

RICHARD PLOWEY MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,361

WEXFORD

Pennsylvania

CHARLES CLIFTON PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled1,345

CROSSVILLE

Tennessee

ANDREAS REVELIS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,327

TULSA

Oklahoma

YUCHUN HAN M.D. & PH.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,326

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee