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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
AILSA CUAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled368

MIAMI

Florida

RICARDO MARTINEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled360

MIAMI

Florida

NELSON GARCIA MORALES MD

General Practice

Claims Filled357

MIAMI

Florida

LAZARO CALVINO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled342

HIALEAH

Florida

MARIA VALDIVIA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled340

MIAMI

Florida

ERNESTO GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled338

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled337

MIAMI

Florida

EFRAIN MARTINEZ M.D.

Claims Filled333

MIAMI

Florida

OSMANY RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled332

MIAMI

Florida

DANIEL GUILBERT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled332

AUBURN

Massachusetts

HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled331

MIAMI

Florida

MARIA MOLINA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled326

HIALEAH

Florida

RONALD CORREA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled322

LA HABRA

California

BIENVENIDO AQUINO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled317

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE CARDENAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled312

HIALEAH

Florida

EDWARD NINO NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled306

LAKEWOOD

California

CARLOS GUERRA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled299

HIALEAH

Florida

JOSE GONZALEZ

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled286

HOBOKEN

New Jersey

PRAKASH NARAIN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled285

SEAL BEACH

California

MOISES ISSA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled285

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

ELIZABETH FULLER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled283

CHARLTON

Massachusetts

MERCEDES PINO DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled281

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE DEUS-FERNANDEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled273

MIAMI

Florida

GREGORY WALKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled272

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

DAVID BERNAL M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled269

PICO RIVERA

California