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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
XIULU RUAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled131

MOBILE

Alabama

ANTONIO TAULER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled131

CORAL GABLES

Florida

WALTER MOSES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

GREENWOOD

Mississippi

DAMASO OLIVA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled130

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

IFTIKHAR ALI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

JOPLIN

Missouri

MANUEL FERNANDEZ-GONZALE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled129

MIAMI

Florida

JESUS RODRIGUEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled128

HIALEAH

Florida

WITOLD CZERWINSKI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled128

BATESVILLE

Arkansas

ROGER ROUSSEAU MD, PA

Psychiatry

Claims Filled126

MIAMI

Florida

HUGH SICKEL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled126

SILVER SPRING

Maryland

OSCAR SANDOVAL CASTELLA M.D.

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled126

UNION CITY

New Jersey

MONA TOMESCU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

STEELE

Missouri

IGNACIO BOBES M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled123

MIAMI

Florida

PAUL MURATTA D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled122

GADSDEN

Alabama

JOSHUA SHUA-HAIM M.D

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled122

MANCHESTER

New Jersey

GARY REZNIK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled121

LOS ANGELES

California

AVIVA IOFEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled121

LOS ANGELES

California

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled121

HAYTI

Missouri

MARK ELLIS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled120

ATHENS

Georgia

MICHAEL SCHWARTZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled119

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

ALLA BOYKOFF M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled119

SAN FRANCISCO

California

ANNA MILSTEIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled119

LOS ANGELES

California

MICHAEL DAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled118

GARDEN GROVE

California

MARA DE GARCIA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled118

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

MICHAEL KENT MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled116

WENTZVILLE

Missouri