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LUNESTA

Lunesta 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 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

User Reviews of LUNESTA »

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53%

of people say

it's worth it

34%

of people say

it worked well

17%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

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
CHARLES WOOD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled111

TROY

Alabama

ZHAOYANG PAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled111

LOS ANGELES

California

JOHN HUDSON M.D.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled110

AUSTIN

Texas

JOHN SIMMONS M.D

General Practice

Claims Filled109

GENEVA

Alabama

LILIA WEXLEY M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled108

LOS ANGELES

California

JOSEPH KANDEL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled108

NAPLES

Florida

WALTER MOSES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

GREENWOOD

Mississippi

KENNETH BARNGROVER D O

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled108

COLUMBUS

Georgia

SYED SAYEED M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled108

SIKESTON

Missouri

MIKHAIL PILMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled108

BROOKLYN

New York

RANDALL HALLEY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled108

NIXA

Missouri

MIGUEL GUTIERREZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled107

MCALLEN

Texas

BALA ANNADURAI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled106

FREMONT

California

ELLEN KNOX M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled106

JEFFERSONVILLE

Indiana

JOSEPH GATHE M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled106

HOUSTON

Texas

ADAM BUTERA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled106

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

STEVEN KING MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled105

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

DANIEL THEESFELD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled105

FORT WORTH

Texas

CHRISTINE MOORE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled105

RAYMORE

Missouri

DONOVAN HOLDER MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled104

CLIFTON SPRINGS

New York

LARRY NEUMAN

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled104

NEW YORK

New York

VALERI KAZAKOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled104

BRONX

New York

ROGER HANDRICH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled104

ST CLOUD

Minnesota

LINDA KOLLROSS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled104

EAU CLAIRE

Wisconsin

ANN ROMAKER M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled103

CINCINNATI

Ohio