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ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

14.5M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 20 of 3395

$103M
Retail Cost

Rank: 260 of 3395

2,682,550
Patients

Rank: 33 of 3395

380,350
Prescribers

Rank: 32 of 3395

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74%

of people say

it's worth it

55%

of people say

it worked well

13%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Klonopin Valium Ativan

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.31M

2011

1.44M

2012

12.5M

2013

13.7M

2014

14.5M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$11.9M

2011

$13.1M

2012

$89.9M

2013

$92.2M

2014

$103M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$17

2011

$18

2012

$20

2013

$22

2014

$23

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 295,927 1,532,207 $9.6M
Texas 189,684 960,797 $6.85M
California 213,693 954,107 $6.58M
Michigan 147,143 720,008 $5.44M
Pennsylvania 124,470 671,156 $4.9M
Tennessee 96,366 647,723 $3.86M
North Carolina 104,202 604,964 $4.61M
New York 147,705 593,751 $4.23M
Ohio 102,643 557,154 $5.06M
Georgia 89,840 504,685 $3.47M
New Jersey 104,629 470,187 $3.62M
Illinois 94,324 468,403 $3.54M
Missouri 79,374 458,758 $3.65M
Alabama 60,691 392,760 $2.24M
Indiana 66,528 371,504 $3.24M
Virginia 59,588 323,719 $2.58M
Louisiana 55,192 313,322 $1.74M
Kentucky 46,341 311,277 $2.59M
South Carolina 49,954 300,662 $2.04M
Massachusetts 36,019 205,415 $1.37M
Wisconsin 40,045 205,254 $1.59M
Arizona 46,992 200,067 $1.18M
Arkansas 32,230 199,937 $1.39M
Oklahoma 32,767 195,076 $1.35M
West Virginia 27,916 186,712 $1.29M
Mississippi 30,694 183,116 $1.16M
Connecticut 33,654 158,265 $1.32M
Maryland 34,094 156,256 $1.28M
Iowa 26,199 142,058 $1.07M
Kansas 25,419 137,577 $1.22M
Washington 30,631 137,059 $792K
Nevada 27,377 131,327 $928K
Colorado 24,259 111,563 $756K
Minnesota 20,528 94,293 $675K
Oregon 20,443 89,133 $472K
Nebraska 14,403 77,268 $577K
Utah 13,737 73,015 $409K
New Mexico 11,746 56,054 $355K
Delaware 11,850 53,832 $555K
Rhode Island 9,267 51,991 $275K
Maine 8,920 47,507 $355K
Idaho 9,920 46,319 $254K
New Hampshire 7,069 34,353 $265K
South Dakota 4,298 21,776 $144K
Hawaii 4,930 19,879 $136K
Montana 4,025 19,293 $126K
North Dakota 4,086 18,826 $118K
Vermont 2,423 11,873 $69.2K
Wyoming 2,493 10,978 $80K
District of Columbia 2,637 9,249 $70.5K
Alaska 1,528 7,425 $64.4K
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 »

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Top prescribers for ALPRAZOLAM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALISON VALANE RPA-C

Claims Filled82

ZHIJIAN WANG PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Claims Filled206

VIREN SHAH MD

Claims Filled58

THOMAS MCMICKEN MD

Claims Filled135

MICHAEL STUPARICH M.D.

Claims Filled67

WILLIAM HOOK M.D.

Claims Filled136

KARL VALENTINE MD

Claims Filled62

KELLY GILROY TORRES MD

Claims Filled51

PEDRO PAEZ GONZALEZ MD

Claims Filled250

LUIS PACHECO OLIVERAS

Claims Filled56

JOSE TORO M.D.

Claims Filled54

MARITZA MARTINEZ VARGAS

Claims Filled214

LEIGHMIN LU MD

Claims Filled56

ST THOMAS

Virgin Islands

DAVID WEISHER M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Medical Specialty

Claims Filled63

ST THOMAS

Virgin Islands

ARAKERE PRASAD MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled125

CHRISTIANSTED

Virgin Islands

LINDA CALLWOOD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

ST THOMAS

Virgin Islands

THELMA WATSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled73

ST. THOMAS

Virgin Islands

HUMBERTO RAMIREZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled209

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

JOYCE VARGAS-GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled75

JUANA DIAZ

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO DEL RIO FERRER M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled92

MOROVIS

Puerto Rico

JOSE VIVALDI PICO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled59

HATILLO

Puerto Rico

NANCY MARRERO VIERA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled83

HATILLO

Puerto Rico

JEPHTE RODRIGUEZ MARTINEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled213

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

VICTOR HERNANDEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled77

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

LUIS TORRES

General Practice

Claims Filled107

PONCE

Puerto Rico