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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
GEORGE ADAMS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled83

WEST CHESTER

Pennsylvania

RACHEL JULIAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled80

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

SASI NAYUDU MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled79

ALBANY

Georgia

TARA PATTERSON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled77

BALTIMORE

Maryland

DEB ARTER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled75

JANESVILLE

Wisconsin

DAVID TURKEN MD

Claims Filled74

LOS ANGELES

California

HOWARD ASKINS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled74

PASADENA

California

INNA MARKHASINA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled72

BROOKLYN

New York

QUINTON MEEK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled72

LEBANON

Kentucky

HUSSEIN EL-KHATIB MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled72

S CHARLESTON

West Virginia

NELSON HERNANDEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled72

MIAMI

Florida

MICHAEL KWIAT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled72

BEAVER

Pennsylvania

BETH BLAKESLEE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled71

JANESVILLE

Wisconsin

RODOLFO DUMENIGO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled71

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

MARK STUMACHER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled71

CROSS RIVER

New York

ROBERT MORTON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled70

ADA

Oklahoma

KEVIN MCINTYRE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled70

ROCHESTER

New York

FERNANDO MENDEZ-VILLAMIL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled69

MIAMI

Florida

FERNALD GARLAND PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled69

WATERVILLE

Maine

HERBERT ROEHRICH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled68

KENOSHA

Wisconsin

ELEANOR DUDEK

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled68

LEWISTON

Maine

STEVEN NAPRAWA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled67

SYRACUSE

New York

JITENDRA PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled67

PORTSMOUTH

Ohio

MIKHAIL PILMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled67

BROOKLYN

New York

PATRICIA JENS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled67

MADISON

Wisconsin