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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
RICHARD EDELSTEIN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled61

NEWPORT

Vermont

JOHN NAPOLI PHD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled61

BUFFALO

New York

ROY OVERTON DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled61

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

SADIE BETITO NP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled60

SACRAMENTO

California

CAROL DEUTSCH NURSE PRACTITIONER

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled60

EDGEWATER

New Jersey

ANNA SHOSTAK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled60

BROOKLYN

New York

JANET JURGENSEN DUBA NP A.P.R.N. N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled60

GRAND ISLAND

Nebraska

JAMES BROWN M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled59

FARMVILLE

Virginia

ALAN WHITTERS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled59

CEDAR RAPIDS

Iowa

USHA KASTURIRANGAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled59

SHARON HILL

Pennsylvania

ALMOS NAGY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled59

MANCHESTER

New Hampshire

GRETCHEN SEROTA MD

Nursing Custodial Care Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facility

Claims Filled59

CINCINNATI

Ohio

RON RANKIN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled59

AMARILLO

Texas

ANDREW MCDONALD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled59

NEWNAN

Georgia

ROBERT GIBBON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled59

LAKEWOOD

New York

JEFFERY JENSEN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled58

BALTIMORE

Maryland

ISABELLA SOSNOVSKY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled58

PHILA

Pennsylvania

DANIEL MCDONOUGH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled58

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

MARK LASSISE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled57

MASON CITY

Iowa

JOHN DONNELLY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled57

OCEANSIDE

California

KISHORKUMAR DEDANIA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled57

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

ALI AZIZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled57

LOS ANGELES

California

SYED MUSTAFA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled57

ROCHESTER

New York

ADAM ASHTON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled57

AMHERST

New York

OLADELE ADEBOGUN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled57

TEXARKANA

Arkansas