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BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Bupropion (Wellbutrin XL) is also used to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD; episodes of depression that occur in the fall and winter each year). Bupropion (Zyban) is used to help people stop smoking. Bupropion is in a class of medications called antidepressants. It works by increasing certain types of activity in the brain. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

920K
Medicare Part D Claims
$109M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 163,149 $10.8M
Florida 129,706 $8.66M
New York 102,630 $6.95M
Texas 89,363 $6.14M
Ohio 76,790 $5.45M
North Carolina 61,362 $4.09M
Pennsylvania 57,512 $3.65M
Illinois 49,185 $3.31M
Georgia 48,117 $3.08M
Minnesota 46,343 $3.12M
Michigan 45,521 $3.14M
New Jersey 42,760 $3.14M
Missouri 42,604 $2.62M
Indiana 42,302 $2.75M
Tennessee 35,887 $2.29M
Puerto Rico 34,610 $1.9M
Wisconsin 31,256 $2.07M
Virginia 30,467 $2.14M
Iowa 29,119 $1.7M
Alabama 28,004 $1.65M
Kentucky 27,863 $1.72M
Louisiana 27,004 $1.58M
Massachusetts 26,046 $1.97M
Connecticut 25,884 $1.79M
South Carolina 25,240 $1.66M
Washington 23,605 $1.72M
Maryland 22,701 $1.7M
Oregon 22,211 $1.51M
Arkansas 20,630 $1.23M
Oklahoma 19,737 $1.34M
Maine 19,318 $1.41M
Arizona 19,023 $1.49M
Colorado 17,838 $1.31M
Kansas 17,120 $1.06M
Mississippi 15,079 $879K
Idaho 12,502 $808K
Nebraska 11,679 $698K
West Virginia 11,269 $739K
Utah 9,497 $699K
New Hampshire 8,650 $608K
Montana 7,155 $456K
Rhode Island 6,402 $471K
Delaware 6,364 $523K
North Dakota 6,271 $333K
South Dakota 6,066 $353K
New Mexico 5,960 $400K
Nevada 5,774 $385K
Hawaii 4,747 $362K
Vermont 4,673 $347K
Alaska 4,110 $211K
Wyoming 2,541 $167K
District of Columbia 2,135 $146K
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 BUPROPION XL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBERT HOANG MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BELLFLOWER

California

LAWRENCE COOPER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SANTA ROSA

California

EMILYA MIZHIRITSKAYA MD

Psychologist

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

GEORGE GHARDA-WARD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

MARK PUTNAM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

WYOMISSING

Pennsylvania

ELIZABETH HUTCHENS PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

ROANOKE

Virginia

AVIVIT FUCHS M.D.

Psychosomatic Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

PATRICIA BARFIELD APRN-BC PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

ONTARIO

Oregon

ALBERT WEISBROT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MASON

Ohio

MOHAMMAD KAMAL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MARION

Indiana

KEITH YOUNG M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

CHERYL THOMAS R.N. C.N.S.

Registered Nurse, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

ELNORA MILLS NPP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled50

PLATTSBURGH

New York

TIMOTHY ROCKCRESS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BANGOR

Maine

EUGENE ORTIZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

DANIEL WHITLEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CORBIN

Kentucky

LYLE CLARK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

HANNIBAL

Missouri

JONATHAN BETLINSKI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

PORTLAND

Oregon

KASHMIRA PAREKH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

COLUMBUS

Georgia

MAX HEMPING PHYSICIANS ASSISTANT

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

RED BLUFF

California

THOMAS YEE APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

MIDVALE

Utah

WONHOON PARK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BUFFALO

New York

SAMSON CHO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

TORRANCE

California

PHILIP ROWDEN MD

Claims Filled50

HERCULANEUM

Missouri

GUS FRICKE MSN, ARNP, CS

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

JACKSONVILLE

Florida