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BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

2.83M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 114 of 3362

$57.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 364 of 3362

532,156
Patients

Rank: 145 of 3362

177,766
Prescribers

Rank: 132 of 3362

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it worked well

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it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 45,330 208,052 $3.64M
California 38,291 193,726 $4.13M
New York 31,990 173,618 $3.8M
Ohio 30,315 162,263 $3.69M
Texas 35,309 161,969 $3.34M
Pennsylvania 26,912 155,787 $3.24M
Tennessee 21,824 107,109 $1.92M
Missouri 16,122 92,146 $1.69M
North Carolina 17,695 90,820 $1.72M
Kentucky 17,854 88,622 $1.7M
Michigan 17,952 86,281 $1.94M
Indiana 15,223 75,572 $1.6M
Georgia 14,969 74,824 $1.27M
Illinois 13,715 73,746 $1.5M
Virginia 13,166 66,232 $1.35M
Alabama 13,172 63,181 $1.09M
Massachusetts 10,438 62,383 $1.78M
Washington 10,304 55,034 $1.24M
New Jersey 9,835 52,828 $1.05M
Minnesota 9,153 51,925 $1.35M
Wisconsin 8,627 51,560 $1.35M
Louisiana 9,942 47,643 $805K
Oklahoma 8,746 43,439 $824K
Iowa 6,443 40,415 $702K
South Carolina 7,886 37,453 $695K
Arizona 7,921 36,576 $769K
Maryland 7,178 36,259 $811K
Arkansas 6,928 36,174 $550K
Oregon 7,071 35,722 $742K
Mississippi 7,153 35,568 $553K
Kansas 5,845 34,708 $653K
West Virginia 6,396 32,619 $596K
Colorado 5,405 26,638 $507K
Connecticut 4,045 24,054 $718K
Nebraska 2,926 18,476 $301K
Maine 3,256 16,910 $379K
New Mexico 3,131 13,623 $306K
Rhode Island 2,094 13,329 $411K
New Hampshire 2,290 12,802 $331K
Utah 2,558 12,211 $258K
Nevada 2,800 12,003 $220K
Idaho 2,285 11,653 $233K
Montana 1,579 8,955 $177K
North Dakota 1,302 8,115 $155K
South Dakota 1,158 6,740 $139K
Delaware 1,457 6,585 $178K
Vermont 1,088 5,774 $184K
Hawaii 890 4,653 $100K
Wyoming 764 4,212 $82.1K
Alaska 413 3,231 $46.4K
District of Columbia 574 2,562 $52.5K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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 BUSPIRONE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ZINNIA GARCIA PENA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled5,713

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

RIGOBERTO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,759

MIAMI

Florida

MARK SLAVEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,668

ONEIDA

New York

THOMAS HAYS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,551

BUFFALO

New York

MUHAMMAD ALAM M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,479

ELMIRA

New York

MANUEL BRIGNONI

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,339

PONCE

Puerto Rico

BEATRIZ TRUJILLO MIRANDA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,286

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

EDUARDO RENTAS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,061

MANATI

Puerto Rico

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,003

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

MOHMMAD MUNIR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled928

DEDHAM

Massachusetts

ALLAN MCCORKLE M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled884

LUBBOCK

Texas

JUAN GUILLEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled872

ARCCIBO

Puerto Rico

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled832

TUCKER

Georgia

NAVEED MIRZA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled828

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

MANUEL GARCIA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled812

MIAMI

Florida

TSILYA BASS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled763

LOS ANGELES

California

RAGHAVENDRA SIRAGAVARAPU M.D

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled736

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ENRIQUE CASUSO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled725

MIAMI

Florida

PAUL FALLON M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled720

PORTSMOUTH

New Hampshire

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled712

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

LUIS ROJAS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled711

RIO PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

RAVIKUMAR KANNEGANTI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled706

BEAUMONT

Texas

BERNARD DE SILVA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled702

MILFORD

Ohio

KABERI SAMANTA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled683

PENSACOLA

Florida

JOSEPH SPARE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled664

MARION

Ohio