Sunday, February 03, 2013

Benzodiazepine Use, State of Michigan: 2008 vs 2011

While we wait for the posting of the 2012 data this February, here is a rough estimate of benzodiazepine use in the State of Michigan, comparing 2008 with 2011.
I compiled information on the most popular three - alprazolam (Xanax), lorazepam (Ativan), and clonazepam (Klonopin)
The drugs represent total doses of all strengths in their respective category, regardless of dosage form.  Like I said, it's a rough estimate:

Benzodiazepine Use, State of Michigan
2008 vs 2011
(Source: MAPS online data,
) 2011 totals 140,980,138      47,443,216      50,635,373
(doses)       alprazolam       lorazepam      clonazepam
per capita
consumption    14                     4                        5

2008 totals 142,127,310      94,886,436      101,270,751
(doses)       alprazolam       lorazepam      clonazepam
per capita
consumption    14                     9                       19
(Based on 2010 census, State of Michigan population: 9,883,635)
NOTE: Unlike data on narcotic/opiate use, this MAPS information is not yet subdivided into specific zip codes.
When that information becomes available (promised soon), I'll be able to break things to some specific cities and villages in Der Mittenstadt!

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