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BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Bupropion (Wellbutrin XL) is also used to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD; episodes of depression that occur in the fall and winter each year). Bupropion (Zyban) is used to help people stop smoking. Bupropion is in a class of medications called antidepressants. It works by increasing certain types of activity in the brain. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.23M
Medicare Part D Claims
$102M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 182,849 $10.7M
Pennsylvania 122,123 $6.34M
Florida 112,628 $5.79M
Massachusetts 95,961 $5.17M
New York 87,460 $4.58M
Texas 80,610 $4.32M
Ohio 77,113 $4.14M
Washington 61,669 $3.57M
Illinois 61,273 $3.3M
Michigan 60,739 $3.34M
Missouri 60,015 $2.95M
North Carolina 59,647 $3.18M
Tennessee 53,263 $2.51M
Georgia 50,830 $2.52M
Arizona 49,829 $2.7M
Wisconsin 45,754 $2.45M
Virginia 43,731 $2.33M
Indiana 39,233 $2.1M
Oregon 37,536 $2.13M
Minnesota 37,218 $2.18M
Kentucky 35,822 $1.73M
Alabama 28,888 $1.26M
South Carolina 27,482 $1.42M
Oklahoma 25,581 $1.28M
Colorado 24,631 $1.42M
Iowa 23,737 $1.16M
Puerto Rico 23,623 $792K
New Jersey 23,434 $1.28M
Connecticut 23,138 $1.19M
Louisiana 22,624 $1.03M
Mississippi 19,219 $843K
West Virginia 18,804 $980K
Maryland 17,961 $1.03M
Kansas 17,748 $873K
Utah 16,803 $989K
New Mexico 16,418 $869K
Arkansas 15,995 $743K
Maine 14,438 $881K
Rhode Island 13,688 $743K
New Hampshire 13,121 $754K
Nevada 12,328 $640K
Idaho 11,850 $648K
Nebraska 11,689 $569K
Vermont 9,299 $555K
Montana 6,119 $310K
South Dakota 5,237 $247K
Hawaii 4,351 $245K
Delaware 3,848 $233K
North Dakota 3,553 $165K
Wyoming 2,470 $130K
Alaska 2,258 $102K
District of Columbia 2,024 $98.8K
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 BUPROPION HCL SR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MOHAMMAD HASAN MD

Addiction Psychiatry

Claims Filled309

BECKLEY

West Virginia

ERIC FAN D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled307

THOMASVILLE

Georgia

NELSON ASANTE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled307

SCRANTON

Pennsylvania

MARK PUTNAM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled305

WYOMISSING

Pennsylvania

SHAHZAD HASHMI M.D.,

Psychiatry

Claims Filled304

LAWRENCEVILLE

Georgia

KEVIN FERGUSON M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled303

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

STEVEN BUPP M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled303

TUCSON

Arizona

MICHAEL NOSS DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled300

DALLAS

Texas

NECHAL TEJWANI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled300

PEABODY

Massachusetts

RALPH CUSICK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled299

HINSDALE

Illinois

JAMES GRAVES M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled298

LAWRENCEBURG

Tennessee

MATTHEW BEHAN DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled298

ERIE

Pennsylvania

RALPH TALBOT

Psychiatry

Claims Filled298

LYNN

Massachusetts

JUANITA KIRBY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled297

DALLAS

Texas

SYAM KUNAM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled297

REDLANDS

California

BETH NEWHOUSE

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled295

TUCSON

Arizona

PRABHJOT DEOL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled294

WEIRTON

West Virginia

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled293

LENEXA

Kansas

AHMED FAHEEM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled293

BECKLEY

West Virginia

TRUC DAO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled290

GARDEN GROVE

California

MARIA GATICALES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled288

GREENLAND

New Hampshire

ALI MOSHIRI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled288

CHICOPEE

Massachusetts

DOREEN STORZ PA0C, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker

Claims Filled287

READING

Pennsylvania

SIMON MCCLURE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled286

BRIDGEPORT

West Virginia

WELDON MALLGREN D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled286

CLAREMORE

Oklahoma