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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
PHILIP MULLER D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled285

SIOUX CITY

Iowa

RIGOBERTO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled278

MIAMI

Florida

JASWANT KHOKHAR MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled187

BAKERSFIELD

California

CHESTER ROBACHINSKI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled137

SEATTLE

Washington

JANET CARELLA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled130

MANCHESTER

New Hampshire

JOSEPH SPARE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled128

MARION

Ohio

JAE PAK M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled109

SNELLVILLE

Georgia

RICHARD BENNETT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled108

ORCHARD PARK

New York

STEPHANIE HENRY NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled108

MUNCIE

Indiana

ERIC MOFFET MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled108

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

QUENTIN TURNBULL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled104

MANCHESTER

New Hampshire

ELIZABETH BLENCOWE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled102

MANCHESTER

New Hampshire

THEODORE WILF M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled102

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MIRON IOSILEVICH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled101

SYRACUSE

New York

GARY FIGIEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled100

ATLANTA

Georgia

OSCAR SANDOVAL CASTELLA M.D.

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled99

UNION CITY

New Jersey

JAMES GRINDLE PMH NP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled96

BANGOR

Maine

ARKADY LEVITAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled96

BROOKLYN

New York

WILLIAM BENNETT MD

Psychosomatic Medicine

Claims Filled94

SEATTLE

Washington

NARAYANA REDDY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled92

SYRACUSE

New York

RAJNIKANT KOTHARI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled91

MASSILLON

Ohio

IKECHUKWU OHIAERI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled86

VICTORVILLE

California

KIRK SMITH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled85

MIDDLETOWN

Ohio

EVELIO SOSA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled85

CORAL GABLES

Florida

PAUL MAGUIRE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled85

DOVER

New Hampshire