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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 2016

29.5K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 975 of 3393

$13.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 870 of 3393

8,850
Patients

Rank: 979 of 3393

4,333
Prescribers

Rank: 1085 of 3393

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

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

N/A

2014

3,800

2015

29.5K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

N/A

2014

$1.83M

2015

$13.4M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

N/A

2014

$1,102

2015

$1,516

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 1,185 3,623 $1.64M
North Carolina 966 3,150 $1.42M
Tennessee 968 2,992 $1.28M
Texas 562 1,978 $978K
California 404 1,321 $728K
Georgia 407 1,271 $507K
New York 349 1,241 $641K
Ohio 370 1,188 $518K
Indiana 274 982 $477K
Missouri 234 846 $387K
Mississippi 260 757 $321K
Pennsylvania 250 724 $313K
Arkansas 249 689 $245K
Alabama 209 651 $338K
Virginia 198 644 $270K
New Jersey 174 618 $292K
Oklahoma 177 606 $257K
Michigan 157 485 $249K
South Carolina 185 468 $206K
Kentucky 161 447 $168K
Louisiana 146 439 $218K
Kansas 80 361 $136K
Wisconsin 86 350 $159K
Colorado 102 338 $163K
Maryland 105 333 $123K
Illinois 104 319 $135K
West Virginia 81 310 $114K
Arizona 93 307 $190K
Iowa 71 255 $105K
Connecticut 86 254 $122K
Massachusetts 75 250 $149K
Maine 47 246 $100K
New Hampshire 24 146 $71.6K
Washington 39 130 $56K
Nebraska 31 106 $48.8K
Oregon 27 97 $39.6K
Utah 24 84 $36.3K
Nevada 27 81 $35.3K
Rhode Island 21 63 $29.2K
Delaware 23 63 $35K
New Mexico 40 $15.4K
Minnesota 31 $31.9K
South Dakota 13 28 $8,142
Idaho 20 $7,641
Alaska 18 $15.4K
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

Top prescribers for EMBEDA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BENNY SANCHEZ M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled416

THE WOODLANDS

Texas

PATRICK GOODMAN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled199

TIFTON

Georgia

DIANA MCKEITHAN FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled174

FAIRMONT

North Carolina

MARK MURPHY M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled173

DECATUR

Alabama

HARY AILINANI MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled142

AUBURN

Indiana

PAMELA POPE NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled105

BENSON

North Carolina

LISA HODGE CFNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled104

TUPELO

Mississippi

MICHAEL GREENE D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled99

MIDDLEBURG

Florida

ROCHELLE VALE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled93

TOPEKA

Kansas

KRISHNA NADAR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled93

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

GAMAL BOUTROS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled77

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

SCOTT SONDES M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled77

COVINGTON

Louisiana

JAY OLSSON DO PROF ASSOCIATIONN

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled77

MELBOURNE

Florida

SANDHYA THOMAS-MONTILUS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

LUMBERTON

North Carolina

FELICIA CIAMACCO

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled75

WESTERVILLE

Ohio

DEBORAH FISHER MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled75

SHERMAN

Texas

JAIPAL SIDHU MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled69

FRESNO

California

JEROME AUL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled68

WEIRTON

West Virginia

NAUREEN SHEIKH M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled66

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

DANIEL THEESFELD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled66

LONGVIEW

Texas

MITCHELL SIMONS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled65

CINCINNATI

Ohio

ASHA KANCHARLA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled65

PALESTINE

Texas

BOHDAN WARYCHA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled64

MIDDLEBURY

Connecticut

AMY TILLISON PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled60

VALDESE

North Carolina

MUHAMMAD ARSHAD MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled59

SHERWOOD

Arkansas