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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
BRUCE MACKEY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled168

EDMOND

Oklahoma

MICHAEL NAVATO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled167

INDEPENDENCE

Missouri

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled164

MCALLEN

Texas

DAMASO OLIVA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled161

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled157

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

SILVIA SILVA DULUC M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled155

MIAMI

Florida

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled153

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

JOSE PAGAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled152

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

GUARI MASCARO M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled150

MIAMI

Florida

IFTIKHAR ALI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled149

JOPLIN

Missouri

ANNA POTASH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled148

BROOKLYN

New York

RAUL CAPITAINE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled147

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

GALINA VAYNER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled147

NORCROSS

Georgia

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled145

LOS ANGELES

California

NAVEED MIRZA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled143

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

ROGER ROUSSEAU MD, PA

Psychiatry

Claims Filled141

MIAMI

Florida

ARKADIY SHUSTERMAN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled140

BROOKLYN

New York

VIVIAN OLTI WEISSBRUN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled140

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

MERVET SALEH M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled139

DAYTON

Ohio

LEONID IZRAYELIT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled138

FOREST HILLS

New York

ELENA ANISIMOVA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled137

DENVER

Colorado

HARCHARAN BAINS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled137

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

ALEKSANDR LIVSHITS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled136

BROOKLYN

New York

JAMES JUNG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled133

LOS ANGELES

California

RAVDEEP KHANUJA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled132

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri