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BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.43M
Medicare Part D Claims
$35.2M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 154,694 $2.75M
Florida 133,309 $2.15M
New York 126,072 $2.46M
Ohio 109,417 $1.99M
Pennsylvania 108,790 $2.03M
Texas 102,794 $1.95M
Tennessee 68,696 $1.17M
Missouri 67,506 $1.17M
North Carolina 60,689 $1.11M
Kentucky 56,768 $973K
Illinois 54,922 $993K
Michigan 53,438 $1.08M
Massachusetts 49,774 $1.08M
Georgia 49,339 $834K
Indiana 47,660 $881K
Virginia 47,276 $842K
Alabama 41,859 $608K
Washington 40,854 $816K
Minnesota 39,417 $834K
Wisconsin 38,445 $789K
New Jersey 38,435 $675K
Iowa 32,987 $489K
Oklahoma 31,263 $543K
Louisiana 30,191 $469K
Puerto Rico 27,714 $272K
Mississippi 27,004 $381K
Kansas 24,862 $407K
Arizona 24,529 $479K
Arkansas 24,246 $366K
South Carolina 24,238 $456K
Oregon 22,993 $443K
Maryland 22,522 $465K
West Virginia 21,960 $359K
Connecticut 18,806 $402K
Colorado 17,678 $343K
Nebraska 13,709 $217K
Maine 13,196 $251K
Rhode Island 10,270 $240K
New Hampshire 8,297 $165K
Idaho 8,131 $162K
New Mexico 7,776 $149K
Utah 7,660 $150K
Nevada 6,996 $141K
Montana 6,331 $123K
North Dakota 5,647 $92.1K
South Dakota 4,492 $76.7K
Vermont 4,203 $98.5K
Delaware 4,147 $89.4K
Hawaii 3,902 $85.5K
Wyoming 2,904 $50.7K
Alaska 2,390 $39.7K
District of Columbia 1,869 $30.3K
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 BUSPIRONE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
THOMAS HAYS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,452

BUFFALO

New York

ENRIQUE CASUSO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,280

MIAMI

Florida

MARK SLAVEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,208

ONEIDA

New York

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled998

LENEXA

Kansas

MOHMMAD MUNIR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled732

DEDHAM

Massachusetts

JOSEPH SPARE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled727

MARION

Ohio

ELBERT HINES M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled706

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

HUBERTO MERAYO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled692

CORAL GABLES

Florida

MAHMOUD AHMED MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled635

EAU CLAIRE

Wisconsin

OLIN LEPARD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled623

WAYNE

Michigan

JEFFREY WILHARM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled610

CEDAR RAPIDS

Iowa

PAUL FALLON M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled578

PORTSMOUTH

New Hampshire

CARLOS PEREZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled566

MIAMI

Florida

MARK LASSISE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled561

MASON CITY

Iowa

CHARLES KISTLER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled541

COLUMBUS

Ohio

MIGUEL PEREZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled536

MIAMI

Florida

THEODORE LIAUTAUD D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled524

LAKE VIEW

Iowa

JERRY NEWMAN MD

Claims Filled505

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

PANKAJ BHANDARI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled460

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

NAVEED MIRZA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled452

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

DAVID ZERRIEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled448

OSHKOSH

Wisconsin

WILLIAM JEANBLANC M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled448

PORTLAND

Maine

JON GRIGG MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled430

MANSFIELD

Pennsylvania

NASREEN DAR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled417

PRINCETON

West Virginia

ANTON VASILIU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled415

CENTERVILLE

Ohio