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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
ANGELA OLOMON DO, FACN

Psychiatry

Claims Filled361

BOLIVAR

Missouri

VIANN ELLSWORTH RN CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Community

Claims Filled358

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

DANIEL ESLINGER P.M.H.N.P.

Registered Nurse, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled353

PENDLETON

Oregon

TIMOTHY RASMUSSEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled352

SARTELL

Minnesota

WILLIAM JOHNSON CFPMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled343

BRANDON

Mississippi

CHRISTOPHER WELSH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled342

IOWA CITY

Iowa

GEORGE HARRISON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled339

SAN FRANCISCO

California

JANETTE ADASIAK ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled338

ANCHORAGE

Alaska

BERNARDO GARCIA-GRANDA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled336

MIAMI

Florida

EDILIA ROMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled334

MIAMI

Florida

MOHD MALIK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled334

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JOSEPH SPARE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled327

MARION

Ohio

LUIS ALONZO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled327

GREENSBURG

Kansas

RICARDO BIERRENBACH-DECAS M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled323

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

ETHAN KASS DO MBA

Psychiatry

Claims Filled322

CORAL SPRINGS

Florida

JAMES GRINDLE PMH NP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled320

BANGOR

Maine

RICHARD LENTZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled318

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

JOHN ALLEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled318

LA MESA

California

FERNANDO STERN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled314

HOLLYWOOD

Florida

MARK ZIEBARTH PMHCNS-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled314

COON RAPIDS

Minnesota

ANTONIO DEFILIPPO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled311

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

ROBERTO HERNANDO MD

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled309

MIAMI

Florida

WILLIAM GILLESPIE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled304

GLENDORA

California

TIMOTHY EGAN

Psychiatry

Claims Filled304

DULUTH

Minnesota

RICHARD CIASCA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled304

GLENDALE

California