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ALPRAZOLAM

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2013

12.5M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 21 of 3238

$90.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 225 of 3238

2,458,682
Patients

Rank: 30 of 3238

362,378
Prescribers

Rank: 32 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 276,028 1,395,564 $9.63M
Texas 179,903 861,622 $5.78M
California 187,234 772,998 $5.78M
Michigan 134,094 632,855 $4.14M
Pennsylvania 112,633 583,180 $3.98M
North Carolina 101,610 567,683 $4.14M
Tennessee 92,435 541,108 $3.77M
New York 127,805 482,220 $3.9M
Ohio 93,000 477,809 $4.29M
Illinois 84,250 403,346 $2.85M
New Jersey 94,446 398,897 $2.56M
Georgia 77,787 390,965 $2.67M
Missouri 68,260 362,919 $2.68M
Alabama 60,963 359,781 $2.41M
Indiana 63,033 326,747 $2.65M
Louisiana 52,035 284,046 $1.78M
Virginia 53,556 281,994 $2.14M
Kentucky 45,365 275,825 $2.13M
South Carolina 40,878 223,438 $1.75M
Massachusetts 32,923 183,877 $1.4M
Wisconsin 35,855 183,594 $1.4M
Oklahoma 33,440 180,756 $1.36M
West Virginia 27,428 173,399 $1.24M
Arkansas 31,521 171,986 $1.17M
Arizona 41,028 167,917 $1.21M
Mississippi 29,239 164,789 $1.04M
Connecticut 29,159 132,759 $995K
Maryland 27,871 123,826 $880K
Washington 28,627 123,184 $761K
Iowa 23,073 119,911 $793K
Kansas 22,230 114,219 $804K
Nevada 23,855 109,892 $785K
Colorado 20,358 93,546 $678K
Oregon 20,684 86,171 $506K
Minnesota 17,741 78,586 $602K
Utah 12,874 64,359 $421K
Nebraska 12,332 63,509 $429K
New Mexico 11,284 50,257 $330K
Delaware 11,043 49,285 $342K
Maine 8,997 47,381 $345K
Rhode Island 9,211 47,306 $320K
Idaho 8,452 37,654 $233K
New Hampshire 5,745 27,427 $212K
Hawaii 5,020 20,805 $179K
South Dakota 3,765 18,123 $127K
Montana 3,846 17,521 $112K
North Dakota 3,537 15,894 $105K
Vermont 2,274 11,185 $75.5K
Wyoming 2,210 9,055 $58.4K
District of Columbia 2,172 7,636 $46.3K
Alaska 1,486 6,587 $50.5K
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 ALPRAZOLAM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KOTESWARA KAZA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,334

AUSTINTOWN

Ohio

ABDOL MIRSAJADI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,332

SATELLITE BEACH

Florida

ROY VARGHESE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,331

HYDEN

Kentucky

LAZARO CALVINO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,330

HIALEAH

Florida

MOHAMED ALDAHER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,330

SYLACAUGA

Alabama

BRIJ VAID M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,329

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

BRUCE BRASHER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,328

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

SURENDRA CHAGANTI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,321

ST LOUIS

Missouri

SCOTT SIEGEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,320

LOGAN

West Virginia

HYUNG YEO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,308

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

PATRICIA SALVATO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,307

HOUSTON

Texas

PARIKSITH SINGH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,304

SPRING HILL

Florida

BENJAMIN STOREY MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,301

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

KENNETH WILEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,297

SAINT ROSE

Louisiana

HENRY SHOENTHAL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,297

NEW PARIS

Pennsylvania

RAFAEL MIGUEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,295

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

WILLIAM ALLDREDGE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,282

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

EMILY GIBBONS APNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled1,281

GASTONIA

North Carolina

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,279

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

CARROL ELLISON MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled1,272

MORGANTON

North Carolina

CARLOS CANOVA-DIAZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,269

MIAMI

Florida

CHARLES HOOD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,269

SCOTTSBORO

Alabama

JOHN ALLAHHAM M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,267

DANVILLE

Kentucky

KEVIN FERGUSON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,266

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

JOHN SPARTI D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,264

DALLAS

Georgia