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LUNESTA

ESZOPICLONE

Lunesta (Eszopiclone) is in a class of drugs called sedative-hypnotics. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it interacts with your brain to make you relaxed and sleepy. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

299K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 447 of 3362

$107M
Retail Cost

Rank: 223 of 3362

101,058
Patients

Rank: 418 of 3362

69,262
Prescribers

Rank: 332 of 3362

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54%

of people say

it's worth it

35%

of people say

it worked well

17%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 10,858 33,312 $12.2M
Texas 9,620 26,970 $9.79M
New York 6,836 23,716 $7.76M
Florida 7,886 20,755 $7.96M
Georgia 3,796 11,373 $3.94M
North Carolina 3,581 10,543 $3.67M
New Jersey 3,809 10,521 $4.15M
Tennessee 3,435 10,193 $3.4M
Ohio 3,249 9,917 $3.51M
Pennsylvania 3,489 9,811 $3.6M
Missouri 2,915 9,362 $3.14M
Illinois 2,444 6,969 $2.58M
Louisiana 2,006 6,317 $2.09M
Indiana 2,247 6,289 $2.2M
Michigan 2,338 5,909 $2.34M
South Carolina 1,937 5,681 $1.97M
Arizona 2,206 5,657 $2.22M
Virginia 2,014 5,611 $2.03M
Colorado 1,993 5,464 $2.03M
Alabama 1,979 5,368 $1.85M
Wisconsin 1,480 4,634 $1.66M
Minnesota 1,446 4,632 $1.7M
Connecticut 1,630 4,524 $1.71M
Oklahoma 1,570 4,512 $1.58M
Maryland 1,629 4,439 $1.65M
Washington 1,426 3,883 $1.43M
Massachusetts 1,295 3,797 $1.4M
Arkansas 1,281 3,673 $1.22M
Mississippi 1,159 3,610 $1.19M
Kentucky 926 2,811 $919K
Kansas 878 2,688 $914K
Oregon 929 2,621 $961K
Iowa 729 2,612 $847K
Nebraska 619 2,086 $706K
Utah 626 1,835 $630K
West Virginia 594 1,709 $593K
Maine 589 1,634 $628K
Nevada 595 1,554 $606K
Idaho 564 1,518 $526K
Delaware 462 1,197 $503K
New Mexico 472 1,151 $419K
New Hampshire 376 1,119 $410K
Montana 302 916 $325K
Rhode Island 276 854 $296K
South Dakota 249 801 $271K
Vermont 257 772 $284K
Hawaii 266 716 $279K
North Dakota 216 710 $231K
Alaska 188 490 $182K
District of Columbia 174 445 $181K
Wyoming 128 328 $117K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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 Filled80

EDMOND

Oklahoma

FRANCISCO RICART MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled75

CORAL GABLES

Florida

XIULU RUAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled74

MOBILE

Alabama

JAMES PERSING MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled74

MENOMONIE

Wisconsin

ISKANDER ENIKEEV M.D., PH.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled72

BROOKLYN

New York

JIM PANG M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled72

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

IFTIKHAR ALI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled72

JOPLIN

Missouri

DINA LIBERMAN M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled71

BROOKLYN

New York

BERNARDO PASCUAL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled70

HIALEAH

Florida

JAMES HAYNES MD

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled70

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

MODASER SHAH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled70

JOPLIN

Missouri

RIDA FRAYHA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled69

BALTIMORE

Maryland

ZINOVIY BENZAR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled69

BROOKLYN

New York

JOSE IGOA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled69

MCALLEN

Texas

LATHA NAIR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled68

LEES SUMMIT

Missouri

OSCAR SANDOVAL CASTELLANOS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled68

UNION CITY

New Jersey

TIMOTHY MCPHERSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled68

STEELE

Missouri

ARKADIY SHUSTERMAN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled68

BROOKLYN

New York

ARKADY STERN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled67

LOS ANGELES

California

ROZALIYA OSTROVSKAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled67

BROOKLYN

New York

VITALY VOLOVOY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled67

BROOKLYN

New York

JAMES GREENBERG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled67

SAN FRANCISCO

California

HONGSHENG WEI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

ARCADIA

California

ARKADY LEVITAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled66

BROOKLYN

New York

GARY REZNIK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled66

LOS ANGELES

California