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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
GILBERTO GASTELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled115

UNION CITY

New Jersey

ROLANDO LARICE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled114

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

STEPHEN MOORE D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled113

COOKEVILLE

Tennessee

ELEANOR LAVRETSKY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled112

BEVERLY HILLS

California

AMY HURST N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled111

NEW HAVEN

Indiana

ZOILO ABAD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled111

MIAMI

Florida

JOSEPH GATHE M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled110

HOUSTON

Texas

THEODORE BELTZ D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled110

WARSAW

Missouri

BHASKAR GOWDA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled110

OSAGE BEACH

Missouri

TOMAS BRILLANTES M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled110

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

DAVID CLINKENBEARD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled109

FARGO

North Dakota

RAVINDER MAMEDI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled109

ROANOKE RAPIDS

North Carolina

TIMOTHY GENDRON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled108

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS

Minnesota

JESSE HELTON DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

HOUSE SPRINGS

Missouri

MERVET SALEH M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled108

DAYTON

Ohio

BORIS BORODULIN M.D.

Psychologist

Claims Filled108

EAST BRUNSWICK

New Jersey

JOSEPH BABIN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled107

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

NU KHIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled107

ALHAMBRA

California

DEO PEPPERSACK NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled107

NAMPA

Idaho

MOUSSA FAMININI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled107

ENCINO

California

MICHAEL CANTWELL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled107

VINCENNES

Indiana

DANIEL DOMJAN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled107

SIKESTON

Missouri

STEFAN SCHEIDLER M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled106

KENNETT

Missouri

MICHAEL ZELMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled106

SANTA MONICA

California

LAZARO GARCIA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled106

MIAMI

Florida