Prescriber Checkup | MORPHINE SULFATE

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

Prescriber Checkup » MORPHINE SULFATE

MORPHINE SULFATE

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

919K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 252 of 3393

$25.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 669 of 3393

261,282
Patients

Rank: 260 of 3393

115,004
Prescribers

Rank: 223 of 3393

More info on related drug Morphine »

Information courtesy of

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

823K

2012

903K

2013

922K

2014

938K

2015

917K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$19.3M

2012

$20.4M

2013

$20.1M

2014

$20.9M

2015

$25.2M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$77

2012

$75

2013

$75

2014

$78

2015

$97

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 18,077 86,677 $2.5M
California 21,872 78,759 $2.69M
Pennsylvania 17,359 48,569 $1.33M
New York 17,742 48,291 $1.29M
Michigan 11,150 39,976 $1.07M
Texas 9,977 36,488 $1.13M
Arizona 7,093 34,054 $1.01M
North Carolina 10,256 33,821 $853K
Ohio 9,497 26,966 $661K
Illinois 8,250 24,933 $709K
Washington 7,348 24,633 $645K
Tennessee 7,009 23,924 $582K
Massachusetts 8,687 23,644 $600K
Wisconsin 6,914 21,911 $557K
Georgia 5,676 20,895 $552K
Missouri 5,610 20,859 $648K
Oklahoma 3,778 20,789 $619K
Oregon 5,558 20,686 $573K
Indiana 6,445 19,292 $481K
Alabama 4,133 17,815 $448K
New Jersey 5,999 17,352 $467K
Colorado 5,074 17,311 $484K
Virginia 6,091 16,875 $444K
Minnesota 5,972 16,016 $415K
Maryland 4,838 14,467 $358K
South Carolina 3,563 12,504 $330K
Arkansas 3,244 12,099 $323K
Connecticut 4,678 11,855 $312K
Nevada 2,152 9,739 $255K
Iowa 3,521 9,523 $226K
Kansas 2,834 9,453 $255K
Kentucky 3,334 9,011 $233K
Louisiana 1,980 8,473 $218K
Maine 2,878 8,240 $186K
New Hampshire 2,495 7,776 $169K
Utah 1,544 6,131 $192K
New Mexico 1,716 6,029 $160K
Idaho 1,593 5,958 $174K
Mississippi 1,477 5,493 $129K
Montana 1,340 5,290 $157K
Delaware 1,296 4,869 $119K
Vermont 1,435 4,811 $112K
Nebraska 1,661 4,792 $111K
West Virginia 1,761 4,195 $96.3K
Rhode Island 1,777 3,950 $85.6K
Hawaii 993 3,530 $120K
South Dakota 1,142 3,155 $79.3K
North Dakota 1,135 2,820 $72.4K
Wyoming 615 1,704 $46.7K
Alaska 473 1,676 $50.2K
District of Columbia 363 726 $17.4K
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 MORPHINE SULFATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GEORGE SIDHOM M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,346

SPRING HILL

Florida

MARTIN MARTUCCI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,262

TULSA

Oklahoma

MEDHAT REHEEM MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,216

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

ANDREAS REVELIS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,067

TULSA

Oklahoma

MARK MURPHY M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled805

DECATUR

Alabama

EYAD ALSABBAGH MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled782

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

STEPHEN KATZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled779

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

KENNETH BARNGROVER D O

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled779

COLUMBUS

Georgia

ASHRAF HANNA

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled759

CLEARWATER

Florida

ROHINI SASTRY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled690

LEESBURG

Florida

MELANIE ROSENBLATT MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled654

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

YINYIN DEVOE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled631

TULSA

Oklahoma

ASHRAF RAZZAK M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled615

HERMITAGE

Pennsylvania

VIPUL KABARIA MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled603

TAMPA

Florida

JAY KUCHERA MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled596

PORT ST LUCIE

Florida

JAY BAKER DO

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled572

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

LAM NGUYEN DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled566

TULSA

Oklahoma

WILLIAM KOLE M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled559

STERLING HEIGHTS

Michigan

SHAUKAT CHOWDHARI MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled549

TAMPA

Florida

ALPESH PATEL MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled546

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

ODEANE CONNOR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled515

GADSDEN

Alabama

CHARLES HAGEN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled514

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

JAYAM KRISHNA IYER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled503

CLEARWATER

Florida

WENDY PRITCHARD NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled498

GENEVA

New York

JAWED HUSSAIN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled494

JACKSONVILLE

Florida