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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
CHARLES MAYO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled269

SAINT CROIX FALLS

Wisconsin

JUAN ESPINOSA PACC MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled268

AVENTURA

Florida

JOSE VALDIVIA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled266

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

ALEJANDRO NATIVIDAD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled265

AMARILLO

Texas

DAVID TVERBERG M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled261

OWATONNA

Minnesota

MILDRED BALUYOT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled260

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

SUBRATA ROY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled258

LIMA

Ohio

MIGUEL FLORES MD

Specialist

Claims Filled258

MIAMI

Florida

SAUL GORMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled256

ELIZABETH

New Jersey

SOHAIL PUNJWANI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled255

LAUDERHILL

Florida

THOMAS EICK D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled255

BISMARCK

North Dakota

MARY CHANCE APN

Psychiatry

Claims Filled254

SMITHVILLE

Missouri

LINDA DIRAIMONDO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled254

MADISON

Wisconsin

HOMAYOUN SHARIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled254

BEVERLY HILLS

California

OLADELE ADEBOGUN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled252

TEXARKANA

Arkansas

JEFFREY WILHARM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled250

CEDAR RAPIDS

Iowa

NORMAN HOLDEN, JR M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled249

MECHANICSVILLE

Virginia

MIKE CORSBERG PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled247

MANSON

Iowa

FRANCISCO J RICART MD PA

Psychiatry

Claims Filled247

CORAL GABLES

Florida

KRISTEL HART RN, CNS

Claims Filled247

WILLMAR

Minnesota

PARMANAND GURNANI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled246

INVERNESS

Florida

ALBERT SHAW MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled246

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

PETER BETZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled245

LYNCHBURG

Virginia

RICHARD OWINGS M.D. P.H.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled245

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

NICK UNGSON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled245

LEESBURG

Florida