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MORPHINE SULFATE ER

MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe 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 2015

3.44M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 96 of 3395

$312M
Retail Cost

Rank: 97 of 3395

479,788
Patients

Rank: 158 of 3395

163,759
Prescribers

Rank: 156 of 3395

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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

2.24M

2011

2.74M

2012

3.05M

2013

3.26M

2014

3.44M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$127M

2011

$172M

2012

$193M

2013

$316M

2014

$312M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$91

2011

$127

2012

$132

2013

$195

2014

$197

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 53,238 349,299 $34.4M
Florida 43,977 301,069 $27.5M
Tennessee 24,898 177,087 $14.8M
Pennsylvania 23,544 155,430 $15.3M
Michigan 22,504 148,581 $15.8M
Arizona 19,406 139,491 $11.5M
Texas 22,007 132,875 $12.9M
North Carolina 18,169 115,722 $10.5M
Washington 14,904 108,303 $8.33M
Ohio 16,543 105,139 $8.46M
New York 17,580 103,106 $11M
Georgia 14,732 96,145 $7.93M
Wisconsin 12,837 88,380 $7.49M
Oregon 10,445 84,441 $7.06M
Indiana 12,156 83,905 $7.34M
Missouri 10,856 78,615 $7.75M
Colorado 10,899 76,832 $6.03M
Oklahoma 9,183 66,103 $6.91M
Illinois 11,076 65,850 $5.98M
Massachusetts 9,600 64,419 $5.06M
Alabama 9,310 63,105 $5.8M
Maryland 9,217 61,601 $5.1M
Virginia 9,592 57,120 $5.34M
New Jersey 8,284 53,991 $5.85M
South Carolina 8,385 51,511 $4.64M
Nevada 7,562 50,021 $4.09M
Louisiana 7,515 48,182 $4.36M
Kentucky 7,796 47,231 $4M
Minnesota 7,242 45,221 $3.41M
Kansas 5,634 40,400 $3.51M
Arkansas 5,869 38,292 $3.3M
Utah 4,666 33,267 $3.17M
Mississippi 5,088 32,124 $2.76M
Iowa 4,479 31,144 $2.57M
Connecticut 4,237 27,722 $2.79M
New Mexico 3,768 25,825 $2.08M
Idaho 3,660 24,986 $2.27M
West Virginia 3,265 21,001 $1.81M
Maine 2,695 19,901 $2.12M
Montana 2,055 16,846 $1.33M
Nebraska 2,508 16,777 $1.41M
New Hampshire 2,289 16,107 $1.26M
Delaware 2,090 15,579 $1.57M
Vermont 1,201 9,795 $759K
Hawaii 1,387 9,767 $970K
Rhode Island 1,603 8,451 $639K
South Dakota 1,248 8,249 $629K
North Dakota 1,031 6,206 $459K
Alaska 915 6,195 $630K
Wyoming 936 5,658 $454K
District of Columbia 953 2,985 $251K
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 MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARK MURPHY M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,369

DECATUR

Alabama

BUTCHAIAH GARLAPATI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,161

N LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

MICHAEL COZZI MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled2,992

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

JAY BAKER DO

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled2,727

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

MARTIN MARTUCCI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,363

TULSA

Oklahoma

ALPESH PATEL MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,340

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

BRUCE MACKEY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,317

EDMOND

Oklahoma

KATHERINE BALLARD M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,227

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

FABIAN RAMOS M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,018

BRADENTON

Florida

ANDREAS REVELIS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,983

TULSA

Oklahoma

JAY OLSSON DO PROF ASSOCIATIONN

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,939

MELBOURNE

Florida

MARK ELLIS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,834

ATHENS

Georgia

DUBY AVILA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,823

KISSIMMEE

Florida

MICHAEL DOLE MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,811

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

DANIEL CHA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,786

VALPARAISO

Indiana

CYNTHIA PAYNE-SMITH NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled1,715

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

MEDHAT REHEEM MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,662

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

ODEANE CONNOR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,655

GADSDEN

Alabama

MICHAEL VALPIANI M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled1,652

KINGMAN

Arizona

EYAD ALSABBAGH MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,621

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

NANCY ERICKSON DO

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,616

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

MATTHEW LODICO MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,607

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

JOHN OTERO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,607

BAY PINES

Florida

THOMAS RATINO M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,568

FORT WORTH

Texas

REGINA THURMAN MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,562

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas