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LUNESTA

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

527K
Medicare Part D Claims
$165M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 74,144 $15.7M
Texas 67,018 $14.5M
Florida 63,014 $13.5M
New York 52,338 $10.1M
North Carolina 32,131 $6.51M
Ohio 32,051 $6.59M
Georgia 29,279 $5.95M
Tennessee 29,273 $5.95M
Missouri 27,640 $5.5M
Pennsylvania 27,133 $5.71M
New Jersey 23,999 $5.12M
Illinois 19,726 $4.25M
Indiana 19,543 $4.01M
Louisiana 17,890 $3.59M
Alabama 15,758 $3.23M
Michigan 15,319 $3.3M
Arizona 13,968 $3.18M
Virginia 13,672 $2.87M
Colorado 13,309 $2.84M
Minnesota 13,137 $2.8M
South Carolina 12,836 $2.58M
Oklahoma 12,507 $2.61M
Arkansas 12,158 $2.44M
Mississippi 11,835 $2.36M
Washington 11,346 $2.36M
Maryland 11,320 $2.4M
Wisconsin 11,169 $2.31M
Connecticut 10,794 $2.25M
Massachusetts 9,504 $1.93M
Kentucky 8,838 $1.75M
Kansas 8,557 $1.72M
Oregon 8,014 $1.67M
Iowa 7,222 $1.44M
Nebraska 6,260 $1.25M
West Virginia 5,436 $1.09M
Maine 5,203 $1.12M
Utah 4,757 $954K
Idaho 4,419 $921K
Nevada 3,952 $849K
New Mexico 3,184 $688K
New Hampshire 2,950 $640K
Delaware 2,806 $661K
Puerto Rico 2,620 $511K
Montana 2,502 $510K
South Dakota 2,372 $474K
Rhode Island 2,324 $460K
Vermont 2,198 $437K
Hawaii 2,083 $469K
Alaska 1,774 $386K
North Dakota 1,749 $358K
Wyoming 1,197 $245K
District of Columbia 792 $166K
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 LUNESTA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TANVIR CHODRI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

ASHEBORO

North Carolina

JENNIFER PATE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

HOUSTON

Texas

CARLOS IGLESIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CORAL GABLES

Florida

GARY PARSONS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NAPLES

Florida

QUN XU M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

WEST COVINA

California

ELDA LOPEZ MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

TIMOTHY MCFADDEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

ELKHART

Indiana

ZOYA VERNIKOVA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

ABDON VILLALBA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

CUYAHOGA FALLS

Ohio

DAVID RAMOS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PLACERVILLE

California

VILOR SHPITALNIK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

DANIEL EPELBAUM MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled50

WATERBURY

Connecticut

PAMELA HUDAK PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

ANDREW HO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DENVER

Colorado

SCOTT PETERSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SANTA ROSA

California

TAYLOR GRAVES M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

ATLANTA

Georgia

BRICCIO CADIZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

FESTUS

Missouri

KATE HUME APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

FRANKIE ROMAN MD

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled50

CANTON

Ohio

CHARLES SMITH III M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

HEIDI SORENSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRAINERD

Minnesota

TONYA AMBLER NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

POWELL

Tennessee

MATTHEW BERGER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MOOSIC

Pennsylvania

JEFFREY HARDWIG

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

INTERNATIONAL FALLS

Minnesota

VUPPALA REDDY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana