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LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). This medicine is a benzodiazepine. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

9.72M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 29 of 3238

$85.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 239 of 3238

2,108,997
Patients

Rank: 38 of 3238

375,102
Prescribers

Rank: 28 of 3238

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69%

of people say

it's worth it

47%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Valium Xanax Klonopin

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 269,644 1,087,664 $9.81M
Pennsylvania 148,588 715,373 $6.2M
Florida 143,873 649,592 $5.69M
Ohio 102,611 472,420 $4.86M
Texas 103,711 431,314 $3.72M
North Carolina 86,372 398,888 $3.37M
Massachusetts 83,801 387,507 $3.22M
Illinois 75,350 356,832 $3.19M
New York 87,002 352,345 $3.67M
Michigan 70,041 302,759 $2.51M
Tennessee 55,135 280,851 $2.26M
Virginia 49,899 231,108 $2.1M
Wisconsin 45,271 229,203 $2.06M
New Jersey 48,859 223,698 $2.02M
Georgia 49,547 210,258 $1.79M
Missouri 43,453 201,928 $1.85M
Washington 45,558 183,899 $1.39M
Alabama 37,883 181,429 $1.4M
Indiana 40,087 180,494 $1.76M
South Carolina 38,129 179,448 $1.63M
Arizona 44,671 178,286 $1.67M
Kentucky 31,785 169,703 $1.53M
Minnesota 36,454 151,605 $1.27M
Connecticut 29,988 134,044 $1.26M
Oregon 33,488 130,386 $964K
Iowa 25,143 125,899 $1.03M
Colorado 28,991 123,398 $1.19M
West Virginia 21,236 118,416 $1.03M
Louisiana 24,717 113,548 $869K
Maryland 27,151 112,443 $1.01M
Arkansas 23,232 107,473 $854K
Kansas 17,740 78,156 $669K
Mississippi 17,639 77,777 $579K
Maine 17,507 77,413 $700K
Oklahoma 17,611 75,252 $682K
Nebraska 12,367 60,187 $506K
New Hampshire 13,981 58,298 $538K
Utah 12,641 55,765 $450K
New Mexico 11,832 47,226 $429K
Rhode Island 10,746 47,013 $397K
Idaho 10,205 43,857 $330K
Nevada 10,629 41,817 $354K
Montana 8,191 35,686 $264K
Vermont 7,391 33,304 $264K
South Dakota 6,418 30,263 $246K
North Dakota 6,694 29,921 $209K
Delaware 5,627 23,641 $217K
Hawaii 5,216 18,076 $161K
Wyoming 2,475 9,747 $77.8K
District of Columbia 2,633 8,747 $72.6K
Alaska 1,923 7,705 $64.8K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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
SYLVIA LAGDAN ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled1,176

TACOMA

Washington

HARJIT SIDHU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,163

CUMBERLAND

Maryland

VICOTR MARIANO MERCEDES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,153

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,121

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

AHMED FAHEEM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,120

BECKLEY

West Virginia

PEDRO MELCHOR MD

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled1,108

MIAMI

Florida

SHODHAN PATEL MD

Psychologist

Claims Filled1,092

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

MIGUEL FLORES MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,092

MIAMI

Florida

PHILLIP IMMESOETE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,088

PEORIA

Illinois

ENRIQUE VARELA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,083

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,076

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

SUSAN BERNER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,069

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

KENNETH BIROS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,059

CANAL FULTON

Ohio

ARA KADOYAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,059

GLENDALE

California

VANESSA FANT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,059

WOODLAWN

Virginia

GARBIS APELIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,055

VAN NUYS

California

RAVINDER MAMEDI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,052

ROANOKE RAPIDS

North Carolina

JOHN JULIAN MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,046

BOSTON

Massachusetts

EDGAR ORTIZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,037

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

SHEILA BALESTRINO DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,028

BUTLER

Pennsylvania

ZINNIA GARCIA PENA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,026

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

JAPHET GAZTAMBIDE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,006

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

BRUCE LEE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled997

CALHOUN

Georgia

ANTONIO TAULER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled995

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JAMES TOOTHMAN D.O.

Personal Emergency Response Attendant

Claims Filled989

PT PLEASANT

West Virginia