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ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Zolpidem belongs to a class of medications called sedative-hypnotics. It works by slowing activity in the brain to allow sleep. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

9.57M
Medicare Part D Claims
$111M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 1,259,680 $10.9M
Florida 950,502 $8.92M
New York 837,698 $8.59M
Texas 730,744 $7.35M
Pennsylvania 453,996 $4.71M
North Carolina 433,455 $4.37M
Ohio 384,252 $4.7M
Georgia 381,352 $3.88M
Tennessee 344,908 $2.95M
Illinois 312,052 $3M
New Jersey 304,383 $3.11M
Missouri 252,978 $2.64M
Michigan 248,584 $2.19M
Alabama 244,870 $2.44M
Puerto Rico 231,269 $1.85M
Virginia 215,340 $2.17M
Louisiana 206,989 $1.72M
Indiana 206,681 $2.05M
South Carolina 202,222 $2.02M
Kentucky 194,051 $1.8M
Arizona 183,065 $2.09M
Massachusetts 182,591 $2.91M
Washington 175,698 $1.58M
Wisconsin 164,778 $1.61M
Oklahoma 161,935 $1.73M
Mississippi 154,171 $1.31M
Arkansas 149,038 $1.38M
Minnesota 147,040 $1.21M
Colorado 139,920 $1.45M
Oregon 132,103 $1.17M
Connecticut 130,712 $1.43M
Maryland 120,636 $1.26M
Iowa 111,436 $903K
Kansas 104,211 $994K
West Virginia 96,439 $916K
Nevada 93,866 $785K
Utah 90,375 $920K
Nebraska 66,591 $596K
New Mexico 63,321 $603K
Idaho 61,736 $671K
Maine 49,843 $569K
Rhode Island 42,759 $721K
New Hampshire 38,085 $397K
Montana 35,896 $354K
Delaware 29,058 $349K
Hawaii 28,318 $402K
South Dakota 26,892 $231K
North Dakota 22,714 $204K
Vermont 22,101 $224K
Wyoming 14,974 $142K
District of Columbia 11,594 $111K
Alaska 11,013 $135K
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 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GARY WEINSTEIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

ROBERT DUNN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOWER BURRELL

Pennsylvania

MARGARET THURMOND-ANDERLE MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

AMARILLO

Texas

THERESA GOEBEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HOBE SOUND

Florida

NALINI SAMAVEDY MD

Claims Filled50

MARYVILLE

Tennessee

THUY TRAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MERKEL

Texas

LUIS JORGE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DEARBORN

Michigan

KIRK ANDRUS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

KELSEYVILLE

California

GUSTAVO GRIECO M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled50

HOUSTON

Texas

SANDRA BEICHLER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CANTON

Ohio

DUWAYNE EDGE D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

INGLESIDE

Texas

LUCY OH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SANTA ROSA

California

JOHN FERGUSON M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

MIDDLETOWN

New York

TRACI WATKINS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

TOLEDO

Ohio

RICHARD COOK M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

UNIONTOWN

Pennsylvania

ALAN FISHMAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

ATLANTA

Georgia

SIDNEY LERFALD MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

GEORGE ELLIS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

MARK MERING MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NAMPA

Idaho

JAY LEVINE MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

AVENTURA

Florida

JIMMY YUE

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

ALHAMBRA

California

LINDA ABBOTT FNP

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

EDENTON

North Carolina

CONSTANCE GANAPES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

SAMY KARAZ MD

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled50

FARGO

North Dakota

DALE YAMASHITA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SANTA CLARA

California