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At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

4.13M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 87 of 3393

$30.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 600 of 3393

1,057,024
Patients

Rank: 90 of 3393

338,722
Prescribers

Rank: 49 of 3393

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70%

of people say

it's worth it

53%

of people say

it worked well

15%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Ativan Xanax Klonopin

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

290K

2012

3.99M

2013

4.25M

2014

4.23M

2015

3.97M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$2.01M

2012

$30.3M

2013

$29.9M

2014

$29.4M

2015

$29.6M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$21

2012

$29

2013

$28

2014

$27

2015

$29

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 89,549 329,125 $2.25M
Florida 88,356 305,161 $2.12M
Texas 58,551 206,626 $1.63M
New York 58,979 194,437 $1.77M
Michigan 54,880 187,340 $1.39M
North Carolina 48,134 180,865 $1.31M
Tennessee 35,342 178,321 $1.12M
Pennsylvania 45,722 171,017 $1.36M
Ohio 39,400 166,830 $1.49M
Kentucky 23,494 132,029 $796K
Georgia 35,617 117,943 $773K
Missouri 28,350 117,164 $885K
Illinois 32,104 116,697 $975K
Virginia 27,265 105,525 $808K
Massachusetts 22,800 100,345 $779K
South Carolina 24,006 98,970 $771K
Indiana 24,006 91,830 $795K
New Jersey 25,699 88,943 $720K
Louisiana 20,635 84,884 $625K
Alabama 17,891 83,659 $486K
Wisconsin 22,121 81,229 $649K
Arizona 27,388 79,456 $496K
Arkansas 14,021 66,818 $432K
Washington 18,398 63,230 $516K
Oklahoma 13,732 62,272 $378K
Colorado 19,378 61,108 $487K
Maryland 16,284 54,540 $460K
West Virginia 9,719 53,568 $349K
Connecticut 13,422 48,911 $377K
Oregon 13,820 46,750 $372K
Mississippi 9,945 46,643 $261K
Minnesota 13,447 45,431 $371K
Nevada 11,744 40,813 $253K
Kansas 8,791 34,675 $314K
Iowa 7,940 30,727 $247K
Utah 8,249 28,772 $177K
Maine 6,216 26,437 $185K
New Mexico 5,950 23,758 $185K
New Hampshire 5,577 20,640 $150K
Rhode Island 4,290 19,493 $127K
Idaho 5,612 19,044 $114K
Nebraska 4,813 17,741 $127K
Hawaii 3,158 11,925 $85.9K
Montana 3,068 11,523 $78.5K
Delaware 3,461 10,931 $119K
Vermont 2,425 10,620 $73.4K
South Dakota 2,204 7,651 $63.2K
Alaska 1,665 5,980 $49.6K
North Dakota 1,549 5,394 $29.9K
Wyoming 1,672 5,182 $25.9K
District of Columbia 2,023 4,818 $32.8K
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 »

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Top prescribers for DIAZEPAM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAMES ANDERSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled439

ASHLAND CITY

Tennessee

LISA WIRTH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled438

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

ERIC MOFFET MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled436

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

BENJAMIN VENGER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled435

FORT MOHAVE

Arizona

STEPHEN HALPERN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled433

SANTA CRUZ

California

JAMES BLAND MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled428

AIKEN

South Carolina

HOWARD DIAMOND MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled428

RICHARDSON

Texas

RICKY LOCKETT DO

Specialist

Claims Filled427

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

UDAY MISHRA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled427

OCALA

Florida

GEORGE DAVIS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled426

GAUTIER

Mississippi

SUZY SHORTT TUCKER FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled422

BOONEVILLE

Kentucky

RONALD FEJERAN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled422

TAZEWELL

Tennessee

NANCY MCDONOUGH M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled420

CINCINNATI

Ohio

MURRAY CRAVEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled419

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

DAVID ZETTER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled419

ARLINGTON

Kentucky

MICHAEL GOBLE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled418

PRESTONSBURG

Kentucky

ERIC STEWART M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled414

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

JOHN STRUNK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled414

DOTHAN

Alabama

LARRY LESLIE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled413

AUXIER

Kentucky

CATHY LUO M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled413

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

GEORGE BURNETTE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled413

JACKSON

Kentucky

WILLIAM PIECHAL D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled412

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

MELVIN RUSSELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled411

TALLASSEE

Alabama

CRAIG WALKER MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled409

HOUMA

Louisiana

MARK LYERLY MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled408

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina