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Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. This medicine is a benzodiazepine. More info »


Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 424,367 $2.75M
California 125,549 $1.44M
Ohio 101,996 $1.8M
New York 64,716 $786K
Puerto Rico 50,856 $731K
Kentucky 45,653 $452K
Georgia 42,389 $309K
Texas 40,850 $254K
Pennsylvania 31,693 $219K
Louisiana 31,397 $142K
Indiana 28,705 $350K
Nevada 27,564 $203K
Massachusetts 26,720 $196K
West Virginia 25,143 $394K
Virginia 17,402 $167K
Arizona 16,461 $163K
Michigan 16,034 $101K
Missouri 15,958 $125K
North Carolina 15,419 $115K
Oklahoma 14,221 $92.9K
South Carolina 13,076 $99.8K
New Jersey 13,025 $103K
Tennessee 11,875 $81.7K
Minnesota 11,361 $120K
Illinois 8,648 $58.6K
Wisconsin 8,343 $77.7K
Maryland 8,041 $99.2K
Rhode Island 6,754 $33.4K
Alabama 6,403 $44.4K
Connecticut 6,198 $48.2K
Washington 5,076 $30.7K
Delaware 4,748 $34.1K
New Mexico 4,739 $29.3K
Kansas 4,237 $24K
Mississippi 4,033 $23.3K
Colorado 3,783 $27.4K
Arkansas 2,987 $21.4K
Iowa 2,964 $17.6K
Hawaii 2,664 $35K
Oregon 2,165 $16.9K
New Hampshire 2,093 $14.4K
Nebraska 1,795 $12.1K
Maine 1,661 $20.3K
Utah 1,646 $10.6K
Idaho 1,217 $10.2K
North Dakota 1,188 $7,669
Montana 585 $4,147
South Dakota 496 $3,099
Vermont 365 $2,232
Wyoming 335 $2,048
Alaska 147 $1,000
District of Columbia 113 $903
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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