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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
SHARON MASSAU MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

AKRON

Ohio

ELLIOTT GRUEN DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

LEWISTON

Maine

PAUL GIANAKON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

ANNAPOLIS

Maryland

ROGER ANASTASIO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled55

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

CORY PELNICK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled55

WILMINGTON

Ohio

VALENTIN BRAGIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled55

BROOKLYN

New York

DOUGLAS COSGROVE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled55

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM LORDEN PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled55

BAY CITY

Michigan

SILVIA SILVA DULUC M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled54

MIAMI

Florida

RICHARD WOLIN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled54

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

BERGEN PINES CTY HOSP PHARM

Claims Filled54

PARANUS

New Jersey

PURNA SURAPANENI MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled54

GRAND BLANC

Michigan

GARY WEINSTEIN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled54

FOREST HILLS

New York

GILBERT ALICEA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled53

NEW YORK

New York

JOHN LLOYD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

LANCASTER

Ohio

DONNA EARNSHAW M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled53

MOUNT VERNON

Alabama

ERIC FAN D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled53

THOMASVILLE

Georgia

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

TUCKER

Georgia

VICENTE LIM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled53

ROSELLE

New Jersey

ANNA POTASH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled52

BROOKLYN

New York

BELINDA LEBLANC M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled52

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

SANDRA PONTIUS APPNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled52

ASHEBORO

North Carolina

GUST VERLENI PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled52

JAMESTOWN

New York

DEBORAH GARRELTS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled52

WATERLOO

Iowa

ANTHONY SMARTNICK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled52

AKRON

Ohio