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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
DIPIKA SHAH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled106

HILLSBORO

Ohio

MUSHARRAF NIZAMI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled105

PUEBLO

Colorado

ANDREA CHAMBERLAIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled103

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

XIAO-KE GAO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled103

NEW YORK

New York

ANIL PARIKH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled103

FAIRLAWN

Ohio

IGNACIO BOBES M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled102

MIAMI

Florida

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled100

WESTON

Massachusetts

BHADRESHKUMAR PARIKH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled99

TAMARAC

Florida

ALEJANDRO NATIVIDAD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled96

AMARILLO

Texas

RAY MCCARD M.D.

Psychologist

Claims Filled96

MACON

Georgia

CERVANDO MARTINEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled96

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

DAVID BARRASSO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled95

MEDFORD

Massachusetts

JOSEPH ALISKY MD PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled95

AURORA

Colorado

HARRY GARRETT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled95

WEST SALEM

Illinois

DAVID TOOMEY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled94

LANCASTER

Pennsylvania

FRANCISCO JIMENEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled93

UPLAND

California

CAROLINE COSTER MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled93

RICHMOND

Virginia

NAVAID KHAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled92

ABERDEEN

South Dakota

CARL DA CUNHA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled92

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

ZINAIDA LYUBOFF MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled92

BROOKLYN

New York

ANDREA DIMARTINI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled92

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

KENT SHINBACH M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled91

NEW YORK

New York

JAMES ISERNIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled91

MARTINSVILLE

Virginia

JERRY WASSERSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled91

HOUSTON

Texas

MIKHAIL PRESMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled90

BROOKLYN

New York