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LUNESTA

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

772K
Medicare Part D Claims
$174M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 70,771 $16.2M
Texas 67,180 $15.5M
Florida 61,623 $14.3M
New York 51,217 $10.4M
North Carolina 29,218 $6.45M
Georgia 29,035 $6.4M
Ohio 28,076 $6.25M
Tennessee 27,698 $6.1M
Pennsylvania 25,930 $5.95M
Missouri 25,619 $5.47M
New Jersey 24,701 $5.98M
Indiana 18,858 $4.18M
Louisiana 18,527 $4.02M
Illinois 18,142 $4.26M
Alabama 15,637 $3.44M
Michigan 15,537 $3.73M
Colorado 14,219 $3.21M
Arizona 13,959 $3.47M
Virginia 13,891 $3.14M
Minnesota 13,368 $3.09M
South Carolina 13,138 $2.84M
Connecticut 12,593 $2.97M
Oklahoma 12,234 $2.75M
Wisconsin 11,516 $2.58M
Arkansas 11,421 $2.47M
Mississippi 11,053 $2.37M
Maryland 11,006 $2.51M
Washington 10,620 $2.43M
Massachusetts 9,683 $2.15M
Kentucky 8,812 $1.87M
Kansas 7,818 $1.71M
Oregon 7,748 $1.78M
Iowa 6,924 $1.49M
Nebraska 5,562 $1.2M
West Virginia 5,350 $1.16M
Utah 4,904 $1.07M
Maine 4,877 $1.14M
Idaho 4,593 $1.03M
Nevada 4,149 $967K
New Mexico 3,313 $788K
New Hampshire 2,926 $670K
Delaware 2,671 $661K
Montana 2,461 $551K
Rhode Island 2,206 $471K
South Dakota 2,199 $479K
Vermont 2,074 $462K
Hawaii 1,915 $479K
North Dakota 1,480 $332K
Alaska 1,463 $345K
Wyoming 1,151 $253K
District of Columbia 794 $177K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
JOSE VALDIVIA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled106

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

MARIA YEE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled106

WEST READING

Pennsylvania

JAMES HAYNES MD

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled105

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

JOHN ARNETT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled105

DOUGLAS

Georgia

TIMOTHY MCPHERSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled105

STEELE

Missouri

PEDRO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled105

MIAMI

Florida

ALEJANDRO NATIVIDAD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled105

AMARILLO

Texas

WALTER MOSES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled105

GREENWOOD

Mississippi

NATALIO CHEDIAK M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled105

BOCA RATON

Florida

ABEL GONZALEZ MD

Prescribing Medical Psychologist

Claims Filled105

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

JENNIFER BOGGS MSN, APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled104

GREENEVILLE

Tennessee

IDAN SHARON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled104

BROOKLYN

New York

JOEL HOLINER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled104

DALLAS

Texas

HAROLD PEAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled103

MISSION

Texas

RAUL TAMAYO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled103

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JAMES SULLIVAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled102

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

LARAN LERNER D.O.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled102

WESTLAND

Michigan

JOSEPH GATHE M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled101

HOUSTON

Texas

JOSEPH BURGARINO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled101

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

JONATHAN PETERSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled101

LAKEWOOD

Colorado

NU KHIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled101

ALHAMBRA

California

MORRIS BROWN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled101

DAYTON

Ohio

ZHAOYANG PAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled101

LOS ANGELES

California

TATYANA TSIPURSKY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled101

BROOKLYN

New York

RAJBIR MINHAS M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled100

CINCINNATI

Ohio