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BUPROPION HCL

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

232K
Medicare Part D Claims
$13.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 54,749 $2.02M
Florida 38,316 $953K
New York 29,621 $709K
Pennsylvania 22,501 $553K
Texas 22,082 $624K
Massachusetts 19,073 $518K
Ohio 17,992 $513K
Georgia 14,408 $382K
Illinois 13,717 $342K
North Carolina 13,398 $351K
Washington 13,099 $409K
Michigan 11,952 $338K
Missouri 11,691 $306K
Tennessee 11,445 $290K
Virginia 10,718 $309K
Arizona 10,497 $299K
Oregon 9,617 $333K
Colorado 9,489 $389K
New Jersey 8,792 $202K
Indiana 8,617 $242K
Kentucky 8,049 $227K
Minnesota 7,971 $251K
Wisconsin 7,833 $234K
Alabama 7,420 $178K
Connecticut 6,518 $156K
Louisiana 5,766 $163K
Iowa 5,728 $156K
South Carolina 5,687 $156K
Arkansas 5,533 $159K
Maryland 5,506 $143K
Oklahoma 5,501 $154K
Kansas 5,101 $137K
Mississippi 4,434 $106K
Maine 3,499 $88.1K
Nevada 3,489 $90.4K
New Mexico 3,375 $94K
West Virginia 2,798 $84.4K
Rhode Island 2,744 $74.9K
Nebraska 2,670 $65.2K
Utah 2,646 $92.5K
New Hampshire 2,589 $63.4K
Idaho 2,508 $78.9K
Montana 1,352 $37.2K
Puerto Rico 1,317 $22.4K
South Dakota 1,314 $33.9K
Vermont 1,213 $40.5K
Delaware 1,129 $27.8K
Hawaii 976 $21.3K
District of Columbia 823 $20.9K
North Dakota 820 $22K
Alaska 431 $11.3K
Wyoming 406 $12.9K
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

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KYLE STIFFLER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BRIDGETON

New Jersey

BARNWELL MYERS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

CHARLES GODWIN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

TRENT WOODS

North Carolina

JORGE VENEREO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

GARY SELLMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

MOHAMMAD IQBAL

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BALDWINSVILLE

New York

SHABANA AHMED M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

REDFORD

Michigan

LAWRENCE SCHISSEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEWPORT

New Hampshire

GARY SHAPIRO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

KEENE

New Hampshire

PATRICIA SALVATO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

HOUSTON

Texas

AIDA CASTILLO-NIEVES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

STEVEN BUPP M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

TUCSON

Arizona

MICHAEL TAORMINA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

STATESBORO

Georgia

JUDITH MATTEA ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

NICHOLAS CAMPO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

SANDRA SCHORZMAN ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

PALOUSE

Washington

EDGARDO BINOYA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BELLFLOWER

California

JITENDRA DESAI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

ROANOKE

Virginia

JASON RICE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PAINTSVILLE

Kentucky

WILLIAM THOMAS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

HARVEST

Alabama

SCOTT GOLD MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

MELBOURNE

Florida

TODD GATES D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

HAINES CITY

Florida

KAREN LOTHAMER RN, CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Community

Claims Filled50

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

JOHN INGRAM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DENISON

Iowa

HECTOR AVILES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

GAINSVILLE

Georgia