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Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

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ALPRAZOLAM

Xanax (alprazolam) is a fast-acting benzodiazepine. It affects chemicals in the brain to reduce anxiety. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

33.6K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 944 of 3393

$12.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 883 of 3393

6,682
Patients

Rank: 1052 of 3393

7,245
Prescribers

Rank: 928 of 3393

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74%

of people say

it's worth it

55%

of people say

it worked well

13%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Klonopin Valium Ativan

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

6,122

2012

27.9K

2013

29.2K

2014

30.3K

2015

33.6K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.16M

2012

$6.29M

2013

$7.81M

2014

$9.49M

2015

$12.9M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$779

2012

$823

2013

$1,211

2014

$1,533

2015

$1,930

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New Jersey 955 4,626 $1.78M
New York 757 3,705 $1.61M
Florida 580 2,360 $828K
California 482 2,104 $760K
Texas 399 2,081 $825K
Pennsylvania 369 1,948 $819K
Michigan 444 1,739 $572K
Illinois 215 1,108 $344K
Ohio 208 1,087 $400K
North Carolina 182 1,081 $444K
Connecticut 194 1,024 $368K
Massachusetts 125 791 $306K
Georgia 147 706 $214K
Virginia 131 686 $247K
Indiana 120 670 $257K
Tennessee 101 605 $206K
South Carolina 124 577 $231K
Wisconsin 84 517 $228K
Maryland 92 483 $229K
Kentucky 68 432 $190K
Missouri 85 421 $177K
Louisiana 83 382 $144K
Arizona 86 361 $142K
Minnesota 51 346 $155K
Washington 56 326 $141K
Alabama 63 298 $121K
Nevada 38 200 $86.4K
Hawaii 43 190 $61.4K
Oregon 34 185 $83.2K
Maine 30 174 $60.3K
Iowa 22 155 $63.1K
Rhode Island 25 155 $69.6K
Colorado 36 154 $44K
Oklahoma 37 147 $56.4K
Nebraska 22 119 $45.3K
West Virginia 32 117 $43.4K
Kansas 20 117 $41.7K
Delaware 26 107 $44.5K
Arkansas 25 105 $36.5K
New Mexico 26 98 $33.1K
Utah 14 93 $34.3K
New Hampshire 20 93 $28.1K
Mississippi 19 82 $36.2K
Vermont 15 71 $18.8K
District of Columbia 12 64 $22.1K
Idaho 12 60 $23.5K
Alaska 50 $13.9K
Montana 12 50 $16.5K
South Dakota 30 $7,965
North Dakota 13 $4,370
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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