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Prescriber Checkup » LORAZEPAM

LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). This medicine is a benzodiazepine. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

630K
Medicare Part D Claims
$11.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 155,456 $1.38M
California 125,424 $1.8M
Ohio 99,888 $2.12M
Massachusetts 59,639 $896K
Pennsylvania 40,384 $442K
New York 33,627 $479K
Kentucky 27,657 $341K
Puerto Rico 24,722 $377K
Georgia 23,492 $299K
Texas 18,991 $197K
West Virginia 18,708 $303K
Minnesota 18,047 $190K
Arizona 17,328 $237K
Indiana 14,125 $198K
Louisiana 13,983 $77.4K
Virginia 13,334 $175K
South Carolina 10,062 $122K
Nevada 9,939 $79.8K
North Carolina 9,820 $119K
Wisconsin 9,072 $112K
Missouri 8,889 $106K
Michigan 8,000 $99.1K
Maryland 7,193 $122K
New Jersey 6,766 $95.3K
Rhode Island 6,503 $56.4K
Oklahoma 6,007 $102K
Connecticut 5,875 $63.5K
Tennessee 5,765 $72.7K
Illinois 5,682 $71K
Washington 4,902 $56.9K
New Mexico 4,403 $79.8K
Colorado 3,512 $46.2K
Kansas 3,439 $36.6K
Maine 3,025 $44.7K
Alabama 2,868 $31.9K
Iowa 2,666 $28.1K
Oregon 2,602 $31.5K
New Hampshire 2,552 $28.4K
Delaware 2,369 $42.6K
Hawaii 2,168 $30K
North Dakota 1,777 $10.5K
Arkansas 1,688 $21.1K
Mississippi 1,671 $19.1K
Utah 1,495 $18.4K
Idaho 1,481 $20.1K
Nebraska 1,453 $16.2K
Vermont 1,013 $10.5K
Montana 801 $8,520
South Dakota 364 $4,164
Wyoming 187 $2,377
Alaska 158 $2,102
District of Columbia 139 $1,495
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for LORAZEPAM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RIGOBERTO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,562

MIAMI

Florida

EVELIO SOSA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,172

CORAL GABLES

Florida

PEDRO MELCHOR MD

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled1,081

MIAMI

Florida

MARGARITA LERMO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled964

MIAMI

Florida

REINALDO PAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled810

HIALEAH

Florida

VALERIO TOYOS-OLASCOAGA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled798

MIAMI

Florida

HECTOR SANCHEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled787

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JAVIER BATISTA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled676

HIALEAH

Florida

ROBERTO HERNANDO MD

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled649

MIAMI

Florida

AUXI PEACHEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled593

MIAMI

Florida

JAIME DUQUE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled576

MIAMI

Florida

JORGE RODRIQUEZ-MENDEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled516

MIAMI

Florida

MARIA BETANCOURT

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled453

MIAMI

Florida

MIGUEL FLORES MD

Specialist

Claims Filled453

MIAMI

Florida

GILBERTO CAPIRO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled446

MIAMI

Florida

LAWRENCE LEVY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled444

METAIRIE

Louisiana

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled442

MIAMI

Florida

JOAQUIN NEGRETTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled441

HIALEAH

Florida

CARLOS CANOVA-DIAZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled397

MIAMI

Florida

ARTURO LOPEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled389

WHITTIER

California

MARK SCHRANK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled383

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

IAN WEINSTEIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled381

BOCA RATON

Florida

BERNARDO GARCIA-GRANDA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled380

MIAMI

Florida

ALBERTO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled369

CORAL GABLES

Florida

ENRIQUE CUE-GALVEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled368

MIAMI

Florida