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LUNESTA

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2013

793K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 265 of 3238

$219M
Retail Cost

Rank: 112 of 3238

160,787
Patients

Rank: 321 of 3238

102,218
Prescribers

Rank: 235 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 16,551 76,821 $21.7M
Texas 15,675 73,554 $20.6M
New York 10,534 57,167 $14.3M
Florida 13,485 56,189 $16.3M
Georgia 6,193 30,221 $8.09M
North Carolina 5,860 29,111 $7.83M
Tennessee 5,547 27,606 $7.3M
Pennsylvania 5,887 27,484 $7.72M
Ohio 5,245 26,739 $7.35M
New Jersey 6,015 26,218 $7.86M
Missouri 4,643 25,301 $6.53M
Indiana 3,873 19,158 $5.21M
Louisiana 3,540 18,056 $4.64M
Illinois 3,738 17,943 $5.15M
Alabama 3,394 16,924 $4.47M
Michigan 3,912 16,819 $5.22M
Virginia 3,191 14,355 $4.03M
Colorado 2,984 14,185 $3.96M
Arizona 3,261 13,676 $4.17M
South Carolina 2,790 13,215 $3.56M
Minnesota 2,431 12,885 $3.65M
Oklahoma 2,592 12,821 $3.42M
Connecticut 2,650 12,743 $3.69M
Wisconsin 2,286 11,986 $3.34M
Maryland 2,530 11,632 $3.32M
Arkansas 2,161 11,433 $2.93M
Washington 2,245 10,500 $2.92M
Massachusetts 1,985 10,329 $2.9M
Mississippi 2,043 9,703 $2.46M
Kentucky 1,654 8,554 $2.19M
Kansas 1,511 8,122 $2.11M
Oregon 1,505 7,414 $2.07M
Iowa 1,243 7,143 $1.83M
Nebraska 959 5,462 $1.42M
Utah 1,034 5,058 $1.33M
West Virginia 1,029 4,868 $1.32M
Maine 947 4,697 $1.41M
Idaho 890 4,487 $1.22M
Nevada 941 3,939 $1.14M
New Mexico 747 3,223 $931K
Delaware 664 3,040 $956K
New Hampshire 598 2,997 $826K
Montana 495 2,385 $653K
Rhode Island 431 2,233 $608K
South Dakota 437 2,207 $569K
Vermont 379 2,063 $575K
Hawaii 468 1,902 $559K
North Dakota 347 1,804 $483K
Alaska 295 1,510 $402K
District of Columbia 289 1,160 $336K
Wyoming 209 899 $251K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
FELIX SOKOLSKY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled135

ROCKVILLE

Maryland

JAMES PERSING MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled134

MENOMONIE

Wisconsin

ARKADY LEVITAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled132

BROOKLYN

New York

HARRY HORNE DO

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled132

JAMESTOWN

Tennessee

KENNETH GREENWOOD MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled131

GREENVILLE

Tennessee

JOSE GAMEZ M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled130

HIALEAH

Florida

YEVGENIA ZINGER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

BROOKLYN

New York

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

LOS ANGELES

California

NATALIO CHEDIAK M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled130

BOCA RATON

Florida

HECTOR CABRERA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled130

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

YURY ZAMDBORG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

BROOKLYN

New York

ABEL GONZALEZ MD

Prescribing Medical Psychologist

Claims Filled129

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

CECILIA JORGE M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled129

MIAMI

Florida

DEAN WATKINS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled129

SAINT CLOUD

Minnesota

MICHAEL KENT MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled128

WENTZVILLE

Missouri

THOMAS WINEGARDEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled128

CHANHASSEN

Minnesota

JAMES CURLEE D.O.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled127

GEORGETOWN

Texas

GARY REZNIK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled125

LOS ANGELES

California

PATRICIA POLING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

NAPLES

Florida

LYUDMILA LVOV

Psychiatry

Claims Filled124

BROOKLYN

New York

MUSTAFA HUSSAIN MD

Psychologist

Claims Filled123

AMARILLO

Texas

MURTHY MANGIPUDI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled122

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

SILVIA SILVA DULUC M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled120

MIAMI

Florida

CHRYSOLOGUE GAKUBA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled120

PIKESVILLE

Maryland

ERIC SONG P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled120

COLTON

California