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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 2015

31.2K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 956 of 3395

$13.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 828 of 3395

7,629
Patients

Rank: 1007 of 3395

7,851
Prescribers

Rank: 890 of 3395

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55%

of people say

it's worth it

36%

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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 1,078 3,957 $1.65M
New York 820 3,938 $1.48M
Florida 672 2,515 $1.17M
Texas 623 2,235 $947K
New Jersey 389 1,621 $747K
Pennsylvania 299 1,295 $545K
Georgia 224 985 $424K
Ohio 208 818 $340K
Missouri 226 782 $299K
North Carolina 187 742 $308K
Minnesota 133 717 $319K
Tennessee 190 702 $275K
Illinois 181 702 $310K
South Carolina 144 668 $267K
Colorado 153 646 $284K
Michigan 158 585 $266K
Arizona 145 579 $256K
Wisconsin 106 534 $226K
Massachusetts 99 518 $208K
Connecticut 116 510 $208K
Virginia 129 468 $193K
Maryland 130 433 $219K
Louisiana 106 388 $157K
Indiana 110 386 $163K
Washington 92 356 $170K
Oklahoma 78 286 $132K
Oregon 58 264 $123K
Alabama 78 258 $101K
Kansas 56 235 $91.3K
Mississippi 78 235 $95K
Nebraska 39 223 $110K
Iowa 56 222 $83.7K
Arkansas 58 221 $92.6K
Nevada 38 197 $77.6K
Kentucky 51 187 $84.1K
Utah 32 184 $69.7K
Delaware 36 145 $62K
Idaho 32 142 $61.5K
New Hampshire 30 137 $61.8K
West Virginia 30 121 $46.1K
Maine 36 118 $45K
Montana 30 103 $40.6K
Vermont 24 100 $43K
North Dakota 15 100 $38.6K
New Mexico 21 79 $40K
Hawaii 24 79 $39K
Rhode Island 13 70 $24.8K
South Dakota 13 60 $25.3K
District of Columbia 12 53 $28.9K
Wyoming 14 $5,788
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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

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