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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
RAYMOND POTTERF MD PHD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled366

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

TUONG NGUYEN

Psychiatry

Claims Filled266

DORCHESTER

Massachusetts

SYAM KUNAM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled249

REDLANDS

California

KEITH HANNAY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled231

ROME

Georgia

RIGOBERTO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled230

MIAMI

Florida

PUNYABRATA ROY M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled223

CENTRE HALL

Pennsylvania

PAUL JAFFE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled183

LOS ANGELES

California

CARLOS PEREZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled183

DALTON

Georgia

FERNANDO LOPEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled172

DOTHAN

Alabama

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled171

LENEXA

Kansas

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled167

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled166

TUCKER

Georgia

MARK RHINE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled165

HIGHLANDS RANCH

Colorado

ALVARO MANOTAS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled160

PLANTATION

Florida

ADAM GREENFIELD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled153

PORT RICHEY

Florida

FLOYD JONES D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled142

WEST MONROE

Louisiana

LINDA LEFLER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled142

SAINT PETERSBURG

Florida

CLAUDE CURRAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled140

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

HSIANG-SEN YEH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled134

EUGENE

Oregon

MARK BLUMENTHAL M.D., M.P.H.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled132

MEBANE

North Carolina

FRANCIS GAGLIARDI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled131

COTTONWOOD

Arizona

RESSY MATHEWS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled130

FLOWERY BRANCH

Georgia

SAMUEL KAUFMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled130

POMONA

California

VIBHAKAR PATEL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled129

ROME

Georgia

RICHARD ZIELINSKI MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled125

LAWTON

Oklahoma