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Prescriber Checkup » BUDEPRION XL

BUDEPRION XL

Treats depression and aids in quitting smoking. Also prevents depression caused by seasonal affective disorder (SAD). This medicine is an antidepressant. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

232K
Medicare Part D Claims
$13.2M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 31,079 $1.9M
California 20,712 $1.2M
Pennsylvania 13,760 $819K
Ohio 9,673 $560K
Florida 9,281 $499K
Puerto Rico 8,766 $444K
New Jersey 8,427 $549K
North Carolina 7,937 $474K
Michigan 7,379 $484K
Georgia 7,214 $395K
Alabama 6,374 $350K
Virginia 4,921 $290K
Maryland 4,571 $297K
Maine 4,545 $294K
Texas 4,366 $270K
Kentucky 4,235 $231K
Missouri 4,011 $219K
Washington 3,833 $243K
Tennessee 3,744 $218K
Massachusetts 3,656 $228K
Wisconsin 3,609 $217K
Connecticut 3,531 $216K
Illinois 3,430 $210K
Oregon 2,953 $187K
New Hampshire 2,920 $168K
South Carolina 2,746 $153K
Iowa 2,744 $134K
Louisiana 2,720 $145K
Minnesota 2,623 $185K
Indiana 2,588 $150K
West Virginia 2,456 $152K
Mississippi 2,380 $126K
Nebraska 1,701 $86.7K
Oklahoma 1,668 $106K
Kansas 1,583 $89.5K
Colorado 1,526 $88.7K
Arkansas 1,446 $81.4K
Idaho 1,433 $84.9K
Rhode Island 1,367 $84.8K
Delaware 1,362 $88.5K
Vermont 1,325 $92K
Utah 1,113 $75.5K
Montana 1,012 $55.9K
South Dakota 932 $50.3K
Arizona 628 $41.5K
Hawaii 583 $37.4K
North Dakota 566 $30.5K
District of Columbia 473 $26.2K
New Mexico 361 $19.7K
Alaska 222 $8,501
Nevada 191 $11.5K
Wyoming 131 $8,306
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 BUDEPRION XL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARINO TULAO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

GADSDEN

Alabama

MAUREEN EMPFIELD MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MOUNT KISCO

New York

VICTORIA WILK CS, APRN

Registered Nurse, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

BRATTLEBORO

Vermont

RHONDA FLIEHS CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

ABERDEEN

South Dakota

KARL ZEFF M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

SACRAMENTO

California

CYNTHIA JONES ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

ANCHORAGE

Alaska

LETITIA COVACI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

LANCASTER

Pennsylvania

MARSHA LEWIS NP, RN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

SAINT CLAIRSVILLE

Ohio

JOSEPH BRENES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WOLCOTT

Connecticut

RICHARD DEWORSOP M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

JAMES KINAHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DUNWOODY

Georgia

ROMA FORTUNA-DWULIT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

ROCHESTER

New York

ALEXANDRA FOTIOU MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

ROCHESTER

New York

SARABJIT SANDHU M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

NEWPORT BEACH

California

PIER FRANK M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled51

TAMPA

Florida

ARVIND SAMANT MD

Psychologist

Claims Filled51

LOCKPORT

New York

ANTHONY SMARTNICK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled52

AKRON

Ohio

GUST VERLENI PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled52

JAMESTOWN

New York

SANDRA PONTIUS APPNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled52

ASHEBORO

North Carolina

BELINDA LEBLANC M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled52

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

ANNA POTASH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled52

BROOKLYN

New York

DEBORAH GARRELTS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled52

WATERLOO

Iowa

VICENTE LIM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled53

ROSELLE

New Jersey

GILBERT ALICEA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled53

NEW YORK

New York

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

TUCKER

Georgia