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LORAZEPAM

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

10.7M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 29 of 3393

$77.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 345 of 3393

2,217,824
Patients

Rank: 42 of 3393

394,877
Prescribers

Rank: 28 of 3393

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71%

of people say

it's worth it

51%

of people say

it worked well

15%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Valium Xanax Klonopin

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

913K

2012

9.7M

2013

10.3M

2014

10.6M

2015

10.1M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$11.5M

2012

$85.5M

2013

$78.8M

2014

$77.2M

2015

$73.2M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$54

2012

$41

2013

$37

2014

$35

2015

$34

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 283,375 1,177,426 $8.96M
Pennsylvania 159,670 768,353 $5.8M
Florida 149,000 702,348 $5.17M
Ohio 101,547 498,798 $4.44M
Texas 106,564 467,568 $3.26M
Massachusetts 96,877 456,190 $2.66M
North Carolina 87,140 417,192 $3.09M
Illinois 81,607 395,526 $3.03M
New York 91,829 392,235 $3.05M
Michigan 67,966 314,943 $2.22M
Tennessee 53,196 303,026 $1.91M
Virginia 53,939 254,604 $2.13M
Georgia 55,550 247,002 $1.78M
New Jersey 48,241 239,384 $1.95M
Wisconsin 47,800 236,390 $1.56M
Missouri 47,236 232,816 $1.91M
South Carolina 45,385 223,932 $1.77M
Indiana 41,651 200,005 $1.7M
Washington 47,911 192,504 $1.22M
Alabama 36,170 186,279 $1.11M
Arizona 46,483 184,310 $1.3M
Kentucky 32,714 183,576 $1.43M
Minnesota 42,687 177,498 $1.09M
Connecticut 32,601 150,626 $1.38M
Iowa 28,845 149,419 $997K
Oregon 34,881 133,779 $812K
Colorado 31,732 132,033 $969K
Maryland 30,832 131,073 $1.05M
Arkansas 24,405 118,728 $657K
West Virginia 20,642 118,587 $851K
Louisiana 24,484 112,643 $677K
Kansas 19,812 91,090 $732K
Mississippi 18,036 85,409 $494K
Oklahoma 17,749 80,764 $517K
Maine 18,050 76,349 $625K
Nebraska 14,185 72,544 $448K
New Hampshire 16,967 71,875 $591K
Utah 13,275 60,526 $368K
Rhode Island 11,194 53,464 $332K
New Mexico 11,922 53,209 $323K
Idaho 11,563 48,945 $263K
Nevada 11,922 48,232 $363K
Montana 8,849 40,319 $229K
Vermont 8,485 37,626 $233K
North Dakota 7,695 37,314 $199K
South Dakota 7,569 37,210 $203K
Delaware 6,090 25,065 $260K
Hawaii 5,173 18,227 $123K
Wyoming 3,037 12,826 $81.5K
District of Columbia 2,771 9,051 $70.9K
Alaska 1,972 7,946 $55.7K
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for LORAZEPAM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ZARINE TER-POGHOSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,100

BURBANK

California

ELIAS JIMENEZ

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,093

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

JOSE GOMEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,087

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

SYAM KUNAM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,078

REDLANDS

California

JOE APPLETON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,072

MILAN

Tennessee

WILLIAM GILLESPIE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,070

GLENDORA

California

JAYME BORK

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,063

DULUTH

Minnesota

DAVID ZETTER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,058

ARLINGTON

Kentucky

DOUGLAS BEY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,054

NORMAL

Illinois

HAMLET HASSAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,053

MIAMI

Florida

JAIME MARCHENA ARRAUT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,047

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

JORGE ROBLES IRIZARRY M.D.

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled1,038

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

BRADLEY WARD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,038

TAYLORSVILLE

Georgia

JOSIP PASIC M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,037

CHICAGO

Illinois

ASHOK KANCHARLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,035

ROYSTON

Georgia

JACQUELINE PEVNY M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,026

DELRAY BEACH

Florida

SUSAN BERNER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,022

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

GEORGE MCCANDLESS MSN

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled1,020

STRATFORD

New Jersey

CESAR MATOS-MARTINEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,017

EDINBURG

Texas

FAY BEMBRY NP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled1,016

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

SHAGUFTA CHOWHAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,009

SOUTH BEND

Indiana

JOSE VAZQUEZ-MALDONADO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,004

CATANO

Puerto Rico

VICTORIA ARLAUSKAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled993

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

RAMON SANCHEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled979

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

CLAUDE CURRAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled975

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts