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MORPHINE SULFATE ER

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

3.45M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 99 of 3393

$245M
Retail Cost

Rank: 136 of 3393

465,749
Patients

Rank: 168 of 3393

159,419
Prescribers

Rank: 164 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

2.72M

2012

3.03M

2013

3.26M

2014

3.44M

2015

3.45M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$157M

2012

$180M

2013

$312M

2014

$311M

2015

$244M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$391

2012

$409

2013

$675

2014

$649

2015

$523

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 50,616 346,160 $26.5M
Florida 44,121 319,327 $23.1M
Tennessee 23,411 167,331 $11M
Pennsylvania 24,007 160,971 $12.3M
Michigan 22,142 150,358 $12M
Arizona 19,159 140,732 $9.78M
Texas 21,702 134,411 $10.1M
North Carolina 17,871 116,483 $8.02M
New York 17,550 105,837 $9.09M
Washington 14,297 105,477 $6.57M
Ohio 15,939 102,440 $6.49M
Georgia 14,741 98,737 $6.42M
Wisconsin 12,259 85,120 $5.61M
Indiana 11,740 81,601 $5.32M
Oregon 9,641 78,480 $5.09M
Missouri 10,324 76,728 $6.07M
Colorado 10,498 76,724 $4.68M
Oklahoma 9,148 68,375 $5.46M
Illinois 11,111 67,323 $4.88M
Maryland 9,207 64,728 $4.07M
Massachusetts 9,184 63,867 $4.05M
Alabama 8,822 63,477 $4.54M
Virginia 9,478 57,728 $4.16M
New Jersey 8,579 57,062 $4.55M
South Carolina 8,517 54,071 $3.79M
Nevada 7,096 50,123 $2.96M
Louisiana 6,909 48,293 $3.52M
Minnesota 6,774 45,305 $2.67M
Kentucky 7,414 45,027 $2.94M
Kansas 5,521 40,512 $2.73M
Arkansas 5,877 39,861 $2.6M
Utah 4,831 34,305 $2.64M
Mississippi 4,760 31,915 $2.14M
Iowa 4,332 30,788 $2.07M
Connecticut 4,573 28,622 $2.14M
Idaho 3,612 25,261 $2.01M
New Mexico 3,520 24,899 $1.69M
Maine 2,517 19,463 $1.47M
West Virginia 2,661 18,124 $1.23M
Nebraska 2,579 17,375 $1.18M
Montana 1,920 16,151 $969K
New Hampshire 2,200 15,673 $980K
Delaware 2,147 15,578 $1.14M
Hawaii 1,392 9,868 $798K
Vermont 1,165 9,674 $607K
South Dakota 1,175 8,657 $500K
Rhode Island 1,404 7,942 $566K
North Dakota 992 6,181 $361K
Alaska 802 5,654 $435K
Wyoming 775 5,520 $358K
District of Columbia 926 2,951 $183K
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?

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Top prescribers for MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARK MURPHY M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled4,083

DECATUR

Alabama

ALPESH PATEL MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,164

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

JAY BAKER DO

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled3,067

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

BUTCHAIAH GARLAPATI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,953

N LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

KATHERINE BALLARD M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,213

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

BRUCE MACKEY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,056

EDMOND

Oklahoma

FABIAN RAMOS M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,043

BRADENTON

Florida

JOHN OTERO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,018

TAMPA

Florida

MICHAEL VALPIANI M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,012

KINGMAN

Arizona

MARTIN MARTUCCI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,990

TULSA

Oklahoma

MEDHAT REHEEM MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,989

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

ANUJ SHARMA DO

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,986

INVERNESS

Florida

ROBERT ULSETH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,985

OCALA

Florida

MARK MITROS M. D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,867

WEXFORD

Pennsylvania

EYAD ALSABBAGH MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,849

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

JAY OLSSON DO PROF ASSOCIATIONN

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,843

MELBOURNE

Florida

DUBY AVILA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,821

KISSIMMEE

Florida

ROBERT BIGLER MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,820

LAFAYETTE

Indiana

HOWARD DIAMOND MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,797

RICHARDSON

Texas

THOMAS RATINO M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,782

FORT WORTH

Texas

ANDREAS REVELIS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,731

TULSA

Oklahoma

ASHRAF HANNA

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,703

CLEARWATER

Florida

GABRIEL SOMORI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,666

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

DANIEL CHA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,666

VALPARAISO

Indiana

REGINA THURMAN MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,653

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas