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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
KATHERINE KIM MIURA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled261

BEVERLY

Massachusetts

JOAN MALONE PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled261

PHOENIX

Arizona

RIFFAT QURESHI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled259

LAKELAND

Florida

LARK HUGHES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled257

TERRELL

Texas

SALO SCHAPIRO M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled257

BOCA RATON

Florida

MARILOU INOCALLA MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled256

WYTHEVILLE

Virginia

SYED VIQAR MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled256

POTTSTOWN

Pennsylvania

JUAN ALONZO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled256

LAWRENCE

Massachusetts

BHASKAR GOWDA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled255

OSAGE BEACH

Missouri

STEPHANIE SCHEELER

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled254

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

JAMES MILLWARD MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled253

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

FAY CANNON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled252

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

JOSEPH LUCAS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled251

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

OSCAR URREA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled251

MC MURRAY

Pennsylvania

RAGHU DEVABHAKTUNI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled250

HUDSON

Florida

ASAF ALEEM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled250

ATLANTA

Georgia

MANOJ DASS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled250

SAVANNAH

Georgia

MICHAEL CANTWELL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled248

VINCENNES

Indiana

GEORGE HARDMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled246

FRANKLIN

Massachusetts

LAWRENCE FUHRMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled246

WOBURN

Massachusetts

ADONIS AL-BOTROS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled246

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

SAMUEL NELSON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled245

TUCSON

Arizona

KOUSHIK MUKHERJEE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled245

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

RONALD GLEASON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled244

SHERMAN

Texas

GLENNA GILES CNS

Registered Nurse, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult

Claims Filled244

LOS LUNAS

New Mexico