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LUNESTA

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

772K
Medicare Part D Claims
$174M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 70,771 $16.2M
Texas 67,180 $15.5M
Florida 61,623 $14.3M
New York 51,217 $10.4M
North Carolina 29,218 $6.45M
Georgia 29,035 $6.4M
Ohio 28,076 $6.25M
Tennessee 27,698 $6.1M
Pennsylvania 25,930 $5.95M
Missouri 25,619 $5.47M
New Jersey 24,701 $5.98M
Indiana 18,858 $4.18M
Louisiana 18,527 $4.02M
Illinois 18,142 $4.26M
Alabama 15,637 $3.44M
Michigan 15,537 $3.73M
Colorado 14,219 $3.21M
Arizona 13,959 $3.47M
Virginia 13,891 $3.14M
Minnesota 13,368 $3.09M
South Carolina 13,138 $2.84M
Connecticut 12,593 $2.97M
Oklahoma 12,234 $2.75M
Wisconsin 11,516 $2.58M
Arkansas 11,421 $2.47M
Mississippi 11,053 $2.37M
Maryland 11,006 $2.51M
Washington 10,620 $2.43M
Massachusetts 9,683 $2.15M
Kentucky 8,812 $1.87M
Kansas 7,818 $1.71M
Oregon 7,748 $1.78M
Iowa 6,924 $1.49M
Nebraska 5,562 $1.2M
West Virginia 5,350 $1.16M
Utah 4,904 $1.07M
Maine 4,877 $1.14M
Idaho 4,593 $1.03M
Nevada 4,149 $967K
New Mexico 3,313 $788K
New Hampshire 2,926 $670K
Delaware 2,671 $661K
Montana 2,461 $551K
Rhode Island 2,206 $471K
South Dakota 2,199 $479K
Vermont 2,074 $462K
Hawaii 1,915 $479K
North Dakota 1,480 $332K
Alaska 1,463 $345K
Wyoming 1,151 $253K
District of Columbia 794 $177K
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 »

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Top prescribers for LUNESTA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
AYDIN OZAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FRANKLIN

Tennessee

BLAKE MELLING MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

VICTOR NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MURRIETA

California

MARJORIE BENNETT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

OWASSO

Oklahoma

REX LEAR MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

WICHITA

Kansas

MARIELISA SEDRISH MD, FACR

Specialist

Claims Filled50

SLIDELL

Louisiana

DRAGAN DJORDJEVIC MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHICAGO

Illinois

NORMA RIVERA-OPIO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HOUSTON

Texas

LUCY PREYER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

JOSEPH JELLICORSE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CARROLLTON

Georgia

THOMAS VALENTE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

LEESBURG

Florida

BRENT COHEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DENVER

Colorado

GERALDINE WU M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

CINCINNATI

Ohio

WIT JAMRY MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

STANLEY SMITH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEWNAN

Georgia

WILLIAM GRUBB MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

FRANCISCO BORGES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

DAVID MONTANO MD

Addiction Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

TOPEKA

Kansas

RAFI KEVORKIAN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

GOPINATH KONGARA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

STEPHEN NALE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW ALBANY

Indiana

JOHN BECKERT DO

General Practice

Claims Filled50

KAHOKA

Missouri

JOSE GUTIERREZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

HOUSTON

Texas

HOWARD KELLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

KAILUA

Hawaii

JOHN CHARLES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin