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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
MICHAEL ALBERT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled90

PEARL

Mississippi

JORGE LEAL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled90

TAMPA

Florida

MERVIN TERRELL M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled89

PINE BLUFF

Arkansas

SUSHILA MOHAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled89

WOODBURY

Minnesota

ROLLAND LUPLOW MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled89

DICKSON

Tennessee

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled88

WESTLAND

Michigan

LOAN PHAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled88

DENVER

Colorado

MATHUKUTTY JOSEPH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled88

SPINDALE

North Carolina

BERNARDO GARCIA-GRANDA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled87

MIAMI

Florida

MATTHEW EDLUND MD MOH

Psychiatry

Claims Filled87

SARASOTA

Florida

NANCY NEWBURY ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled86

FT PIERCE

Florida

JEFF PALACIOS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled86

FRAMINGHAM

Massachusetts

THOMAS CURTIS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled86

VAN NUYS

California

NANCY GROVER PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled86

BANGOR

Maine

RAJESH AGARWAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled85

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

CONRAD GRANITO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled85

PAWTUCKET

Rhode Island

ROBERT HAUSNER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled84

SAN FRANCISCO

California

HUGH HODGES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled84

WINDER

Georgia

CHARLES VALONE D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled84

FREMONT

Ohio

JORGE LEAL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled83

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

DONNA MCBRIEN-SLIWOWSKI DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled83

HONOLULU

Hawaii

JOHN BLACK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled83

SENATOBIA

Mississippi

TIMOTHY ROSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled83

VANCOUVER

Washington

EDUARDO LOPEZ-GIBSON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled82

SAN DIEGO

California

MARY JANE CASTRO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled82

NEDERLAND

Texas