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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 »


Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KARELIA RUIZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled577

HIALEAH

Florida

ALEXANDRE ALEXEYENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled577

LYNN

Massachusetts

MAYA TSYSINA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled577

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

KYUNG HAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled576

LOS ANGELES

California

MICHAEL TAVDY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled576

BROOKLYN

New York

ZHI ZENG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled576

SAN GABRIEL

California

ODELL STILL DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled575

VIDALIA

Georgia

ASHOK KANCHARLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled575

ROYSTON

Georgia

PAUL MURATTA D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled574

GADSDEN

Alabama

CARLOS DE ORDUNA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled574

ORLANDO

Florida

MICHAEL O'NEAL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled572

PURVIS

Mississippi

ERIC MOFFET MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled572

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

RANDY ROBERTS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled571

JONESBORO

Arkansas

LAWRENCE LEVY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled571

METAIRIE

Louisiana

LINDA KOLLROSS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled570

EAU CLAIRE

Wisconsin

LYUDMILA LVOV

Psychiatry

Claims Filled570

BROOKLYN

New York

DOUGLAS LAKIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled568

SCOTTSDALE

Arizona

BORIS KHORETS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled568

BROOKLYN

New York

ALAN MARKIE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled568

LA CANADA

California

BENJAMIN WILLIAMS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled567

THOMASTON

Georgia

ROBERT HANNUM D.O.

General Practice

Claims Filled567

TAMPA

Florida

LARRY BROWN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled566

NEWTON

Texas

GEORGE EVANS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled566

MUSCLE SHOALS

Alabama

MARINA KHACHATRIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled566

N HOLLYWOOD

California

MARK NORTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled565

LAUREL

Mississippi