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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
DAVID GREEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled124

NEWBURYPORT

Massachusetts

MURALI RAMADURAI M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled124

NEWTON

Massachusetts

ARTHUR FREEMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled124

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

ROBERT WOODRUFF D.O.

General Practice

Claims Filled123

WILBURTON

Oklahoma

JANNE JOHNSON ARNP

Claims Filled122

CHEROKEE

Iowa

ANDRES JACOBO-ALATRISTE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled121

EL CENTRO

California

VLADIMIR EINISMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled120

SARASOTA

Florida

SHAHINA JAVEED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled120

HOLIDAY

Florida

MESCHELL CROSSWHITE APN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled120

SAVANNAH

Tennessee

MANUEL GARCIA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled119

MIAMI

Florida

ALMOS NAGY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled119

MANCHESTER

New Hampshire

RAMESH KODURI M.D.

Claims Filled118

PETERSBURG

Virginia

AMARJIT CHOPRA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled118

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

C ADAMS M.D.

Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Claims Filled118

NORFOLK

Nebraska

ALMAS RAHMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled117

FARMINGTON

Missouri

JOSE CANGIANO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled117

DULUTH

Georgia

CHARLES CRECELIUS M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled111

CREVE COEUR

Missouri

SAMUEL NEWSOME MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled110

KING

North Carolina

BRUCE LEE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled110

CHANUTE

Kansas

SANG LEE M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled108

FORT DODGE

Iowa

NIHAL SHAH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled108

LARGO

Florida

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

ALAN GLASER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

WELLESLEY

Massachusetts

AMARJEET DHILLON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled106

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

MAXIMILIANO CARDOZO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled106

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida