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Prescriber Checkup » ALPRAZOLAM

ALPRAZOLAM

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

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

997K
Medicare Part D Claims
$11.9M
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 »


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Top prescribers for ALPRAZOLAM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARIA FERNANDEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled954

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE CARDENAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled945

HIALEAH

Florida

ARTURO SUAREZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled940

HIALEAH

Florida

OTTO LLERENA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled939

CORAL GABLES

Florida

RAMON GOMEZ-PEREZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled930

MIAMI

Florida

YAOLEN BOLANOS MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled926

MIAMI

Florida

INGRID MIXTER -LEON M.D.

Claims Filled921

MIAMI

Florida

JANET TURCIOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled920

MIAMI

Florida

ELENA PERNASWAECHTER

Family Medicine

Claims Filled890

MIAMI

Florida

ELDA HERNANDEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled888

MIAMI

Florida

MAYLI RODRIGUEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled880

HIALEAH

Florida

MERCEDES PINO DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled874

MIAMI

Florida

GLORIA CASAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled872

HIALEAH

Florida

ELDA LAUDERMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled869

HIALEAH

Florida

CONRADO BERMUDEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled859

MIAMI

Florida

CARLA FRIDMAN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled853

MIAMI

Florida

EFRAIN MARTINEZ M.D.

Claims Filled850

MIAMI

Florida

NICOLE GALLEGO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled838

MARGATE

Florida

EMILIO DE QUESADA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled832

MIAMI

Florida

ELIZABETH MARTINEZ M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled824

MIAMI

Florida

JAVIER BATISTA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled811

HIALEAH

Florida

SERGIO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled804

MIAMI

Florida

YAN SUAREZ MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled796

BRONX

New York

LUIS AGUIAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled774

HIALEAH

Florida

JOSE GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled765

MIAMI

Florida