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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
FE REYES-ARCANGEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled82

NEW CITY

New York

PHILLIP HILL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled81

LOWELL

Massachusetts

TIMOTHY ESTES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled81

JACKSON

Mississippi

CINDY PERRY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled81

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

JOHN GRACE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled80

CRYSTAL RIVER

Florida

ELIAS ISSA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled80

BLUE RIDGE

Georgia

THOMAS CANTWELL MD PSYCHIATRY

Psychiatry

Claims Filled80

ABINGDON

Virginia

RAFAEL BELTRAN DURANGO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled80

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

ALEXANDER GRINBERG M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled80

SAN FRANCISCO

California

RIMAL B BERA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled79

ORANGE

California

TAO YAN MD, PHD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled79

LOMA LINDA

California

STEVEN WARREN MD DPA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled79

BOUNTIFUL

Utah

VADIM SECHKIN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled79

SALEM

Massachusetts

SAEID ELMI M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled78

MEDFORD

Massachusetts

BOGDAN NEDELESCU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled78

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

MICHAEL DUDENHOEFFER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled78

JEFFERSON CITY

Missouri

IAN WEINSTEIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled77

BOCA RATON

Florida

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled77

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

JOHN PITTMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled77

ROME

Georgia

JENNIFER PARK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled76

SAN DIEGO

California

DONALD SPRADLIN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled76

COLORADO SPRINGS

Colorado

JOHN DIORIO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

SOUTH EASTON

Massachusetts

NITA PAINTAL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled76

LA MESA

California

SANDRA PARKER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled76

MOBILE

Alabama

JOSEPH BRENES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

WOLCOTT

Connecticut