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ZALEPLON

Zaleplon is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep). Zaleplon does not help you to stay asleep longer or decrease the number of times that you awaken during the night. Zaleplon is in a class of medications called hypnotics. It works by slowing activity in the brain to allow sleep. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

195K
Medicare Part D Claims
$6.49M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 21,815 $643K
New York 13,494 $385K
Texas 12,952 $515K
Florida 12,164 $413K
North Carolina 8,571 $282K
Pennsylvania 7,463 $243K
New Jersey 7,167 $240K
Michigan 6,335 $235K
Ohio 6,287 $209K
Tennessee 6,107 $200K
Illinois 4,799 $166K
Georgia 4,664 $162K
Minnesota 4,631 $151K
Indiana 4,382 $160K
Missouri 3,969 $144K
Wisconsin 3,966 $151K
Oregon 3,951 $99K
South Carolina 3,560 $131K
Washington 3,472 $108K
Arizona 3,359 $108K
Virginia 3,338 $111K
Maryland 3,268 $123K
Massachusetts 3,181 $107K
Louisiana 3,097 $85.9K
Arkansas 3,096 $101K
Oklahoma 2,994 $95.8K
Connecticut 2,958 $104K
Colorado 2,620 $87.7K
Alabama 2,499 $76.1K
Mississippi 2,470 $83K
Kansas 2,148 $85.1K
Iowa 2,148 $72.9K
Kentucky 1,999 $66.5K
West Virginia 1,728 $51.2K
Idaho 1,625 $54.7K
Utah 1,563 $45.9K
Nevada 1,419 $42.8K
Nebraska 1,188 $41.6K
Maine 1,158 $41.3K
New Mexico 1,102 $37.7K
Rhode Island 1,097 $39.9K
Montana 874 $34.1K
New Hampshire 750 $25.8K
Vermont 702 $23.3K
Delaware 664 $28K
South Dakota 556 $19.3K
North Dakota 379 $12.7K
Hawaii 374 $13.4K
Alaska 345 $15.7K
Wyoming 242 $6,827
District of Columbia 240 $9,177
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for ZALEPLON

Provider Medicare Claims City State
STEVEN QUEEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled91

SYLVA

North Carolina

ROBERT HENSLEY D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled90

TAHLEQUAH

Oklahoma

LETITIA COVACI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled90

LANCASTER

Pennsylvania

MILTON HOBBS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled89

OXFORD

Mississippi

MARK ZIEBARTH PMHCNS-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled88

NEW BRIGHTON

Minnesota

TROY STILES D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled87

BILLINGS

Montana

TIMOTHY MOSS A.P.N.

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled87

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

ARVINDER KAUL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled86

LAUREL

Mississippi

DAVID BENNION MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled86

PAYSON

Utah

FRANK FLOCA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled86

AUSTIN

Texas

VILOR SHPITALNIK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled85

BROOKLYN

New York

CARMELO HERRERO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled85

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

DIANE GONZALES M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled84

OPELOUSAS

Louisiana

MARK ISAEFF M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled81

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

DAVID DAVILA M.D.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled80

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

CHANDOS TACKETT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled80

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

CHERYL YOUNG PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled79

TUPELO

Mississippi

LARRY EDELSTEIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled79

FREDERICK

Maryland

ELENA CHETVER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled78

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

LORI LORD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled77

BEAUFORT

South Carolina

JORDAN BALTER D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled76

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

KATHLEEN LYONS APNP

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult

Claims Filled76

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin

ADAM BUTERA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled76

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

ANABEL LOPEZ-RIVERA M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Adult Mental Health

Claims Filled75

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

LISA ZAMPINI RPA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled75

SYRACUSE

New York