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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 2016

18.9K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1114 of 3393

$9.49M
Retail Cost

Rank: 983 of 3393

3,652
Patients

Rank: 1226 of 3393

4,047
Prescribers

Rank: 1114 of 3393

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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

775K

2012

793K

2013

299K

2014

31.2K

2015

18.9K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$175M

2012

$219M

2013

$107M

2014

$13.2M

2015

$9.49M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$1,085

2012

$1,360

2013

$1,061

2014

$1,728

2015

$2,598

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 465 2,948 $1.25M
California 445 2,135 $1.07M
Florida 340 1,515 $844K
Texas 264 1,264 $647K
New Jersey 234 1,171 $643K
Pennsylvania 139 691 $369K
Minnesota 87 528 $274K
Massachusetts 77 485 $231K
Ohio 86 478 $224K
Georgia 104 454 $239K
Illinois 93 436 $226K
North Carolina 92 427 $213K
Tennessee 80 425 $205K
South Carolina 85 420 $204K
Missouri 73 395 $176K
Colorado 77 343 $178K
Wisconsin 55 325 $178K
Michigan 76 324 $184K
Arizona 62 322 $158K
Maryland 66 274 $150K
Connecticut 54 247 $125K
Virginia 60 228 $115K
Oregon 28 196 $97.2K
Indiana 48 193 $98.3K
Washington 52 192 $118K
Louisiana 38 187 $84.3K
Oklahoma 39 182 $102K
Nebraska 25 164 $86.2K
Iowa 32 147 $70.1K
Kansas 23 143 $77.5K
Utah 19 140 $65.5K
Kentucky 26 131 $68.4K
Nevada 27 126 $58.8K
Alabama 31 121 $59.6K
Arkansas 18 109 $55.5K
Mississippi 24 105 $49.5K
New Hampshire 15 101 $51.9K
Idaho 20 84 $45.5K
Delaware 18 80 $46.6K
Maine 15 76 $32.9K
Vermont 60 $26K
North Dakota 58 $24.9K
West Virginia 58 $27.4K
New Mexico 16 54 $33.1K
Montana 39 $16.2K
South Dakota 38 $22.5K
Hawaii 31 $20.7K
Rhode Island 30 $13K
District of Columbia 14 $10.8K
Wyoming 12 $4,804
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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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