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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

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

795K

2011

775K

2012

793K

2013

299K

2014

31.2K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$165M

2011

$175M

2012

$219M

2013

$107M

2014

$13.2M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$241

2011

$265

2012

$282

2013

$180

2014

$335

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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
MARK SONG MD, PHD

Nephrology

Claims Filled65

LOS ANGELES

California

YURY ZAMDBORG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled65

BROOKLYN

New York

ALEXANDER PINKUSOVICH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled64

BROOKLYN

New York

ANGEL ALCANTARA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled64

NEW YORK

New York

FELIX SOKOLSKY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled64

ROCKVILLE

Maryland

ELEANOR LAVRETSKY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled63

BEVERLY HILLS

California

JONATHAN UECKER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled62

NEW BRIGHTON

Minnesota

PATRICIA POLING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

NAPLES

Florida

NATALIO CHEDIAK M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled61

BOCA RATON

Florida

HARRY HORNE DO

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled61

JAMESTOWN

Tennessee

KRISTEN LUX

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled61

RICHMOND

Virginia

KUANG HUANG MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled61

MONTEREY PARK

California

IDAN SHARON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled61

BROOKLYN

New York

SARAH KATS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

FOREST HILLS

New York

LILIA WEXLEY M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

LOS ANGELES

California

CECILIA JORGE M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled60

MIAMI

Florida

ALEXANDER BAKIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled59

BROOKLYN

New York

LARISA VEKSMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled59

BROOKLYN

New York

STELLA ILYAEV M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled59

REGO PARK

New York

TUNG THAI

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled59

WESTMINSTER

California

ELENA CHEBANOVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled59

DENVER

Colorado

JOSE PAGAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled59

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

NICK LEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

LOS ANGELES

California

THOMAS WINEGARDEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled58

CHANHASSEN

Minnesota

JOSEPH GATHE M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled57

HOUSTON

Texas