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MORPHINE SULFATE/NALTREXONE

Ms Contin (Morphine Sulfate) is an opioid medicine that works in the brain to lower pain perception. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Morphine

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

3,800
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1663 of 3395

$1.83M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1494 of 3395

1,663
Patients

Rank: 1540 of 3395

1,218
Prescribers

Rank: 1595 of 3395

More info on related drug Morphine »

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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

3,840

2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

N/A

2014

3,800

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.41M

2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

N/A

2014

$1.83M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$115

2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

N/A

2014

$166

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
North Carolina 236 503 $224K
Texas 156 422 $242K
Florida 147 270 $113K
Tennessee 191 269 $97K
Ohio 94 228 $102K
New York 92 223 $117K
California 67 188 $130K
Alabama 65 176 $97.3K
Indiana 65 168 $69.7K
New Jersey 48 160 $65.4K
Michigan 33 90 $54.8K
Pennsylvania 44 84 $34.4K
Georgia 37 82 $33.5K
Oklahoma 26 77 $40.6K
Virginia 33 77 $38.9K
Wisconsin 21 66 $22.5K
Kentucky 29 66 $29.5K
Maryland 29 64 $21.3K
Connecticut 22 61 $33.8K
West Virginia 21 46 $18.4K
Illinois 17 44 $16.7K
Louisiana 16 43 $26K
Arizona 12 40 $39.8K
South Carolina 21 38 $17K
Missouri 21 35 $12.2K
Arkansas 22 34 $8,077
Mississippi 18 31 $14.9K
Kansas 15 30 $11.8K
New Hampshire 28 $11.6K
Colorado 12 19 $12.9K
Minnesota 17 $28.8K
Rhode Island 13 $4,898
Utah 12 $5,745
Nevada 12 $5,658
Iowa 11 $3,282
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for EMBEDA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BENNY SANCHEZ M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled136

THE WOODLANDS

Texas

MARK MURPHY M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled66

DECATUR

Alabama