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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
ELENA ANISIMOVA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled152

DENVER

Colorado

HOWARD ASKINS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled149

PASADENA

California

BOSHENG QIU M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled149

ALHAMBRA

California

LARAN LERNER D.O.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled147

WESTLAND

Michigan

ZHAOYANG PAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled147

LOS ANGELES

California

JORGE SANTANDER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled147

MIAMI

Florida

RAMAZ DZHANASHVILI M.D

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled147

ENCINO

California

ANTONIO CUSI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled145

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

SALVADOR CENICEROS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled144

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

HENRY LORA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled143

CORAL GABLES

Florida

FERNANDO MENDEZ-VILLAMIL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled143

MIAMI

Florida

NANCY DEVINE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled143

MUSKEGON

Michigan

KISHORE KHOT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled141

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

AURELIO ORTIZ M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled140

MIAMI

Florida

YEVGENIA ZINGER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled139

BROOKLYN

New York

RAJBIR MINHAS M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled138

CINCINNATI

Ohio

KAMAL KABAKIBOU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled138

ATLANTA

Georgia

BRUCE MACKEY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled136

EDMOND

Oklahoma

TIMOTHY MCPHERSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled136

STEELE

Missouri

RAUL TAMAYO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled135

CORAL GABLES

Florida

PATRICIA HOGAN D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled135

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

ANDREW CATALONE NPP, ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled133

OSWEGO

New York

CHRISTINE MOORE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled132

RAYMORE

Missouri

ALEKSANDR LIVSHITS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled132

BROOKLYN

New York

ODEANE CONNOR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled132

GADSDEN

Alabama