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WELLBUTRIN XL

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

29.9K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 968 of 3395

$55.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 409 of 3395

5,335
Patients

Rank: 1120 of 3395

5,804
Prescribers

Rank: 1002 of 3395

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it worked well

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it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

33.1K

2011

32.2K

2012

35.2K

2013

34.8K

2014

29.9K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$11.5M

2011

$13M

2012

$17.7M

2013

$30.1M

2014

$55.2M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$417

2011

$474

2012

$503

2013

$562

2014

$678

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 680 3,592 $6.12M
New York 614 3,518 $6.55M
New Jersey 392 2,086 $4.5M
Florida 421 2,015 $3.89M
Texas 290 1,472 $2.78M
North Carolina 217 1,198 $2.1M
Pennsylvania 204 1,120 $1.96M
Georgia 158 931 $1.46M
Ohio 168 903 $1.67M
Massachusetts 148 826 $1.35M
Minnesota 118 705 $1.47M
Illinois 117 656 $1.3M
Virginia 108 618 $1.31M
Wisconsin 103 605 $1.15M
Michigan 133 605 $1.24M
Connecticut 102 536 $975K
Oregon 82 455 $888K
Tennessee 82 452 $853K
Maryland 94 451 $984K
Kentucky 78 446 $660K
Indiana 80 433 $820K
Washington 64 402 $705K
Missouri 65 386 $833K
Colorado 73 384 $801K
Arizona 77 382 $684K
South Carolina 68 365 $625K
Alabama 55 355 $575K
Louisiana 51 311 $476K
New Hampshire 45 300 $605K
Maine 61 285 $653K
Iowa 41 279 $521K
Oklahoma 58 264 $416K
Kansas 34 189 $396K
Arkansas 23 172 $321K
Vermont 24 164 $264K
Mississippi 25 155 $284K
Utah 27 148 $277K
Rhode Island 33 142 $252K
West Virginia 20 127 $229K
Delaware 25 125 $204K
District of Columbia 17 122 $195K
New Mexico 26 117 $235K
Idaho 19 108 $182K
Alaska 21 86 $63K
Montana 13 83 $135K
Nebraska 14 78 $156K
Nevada 18 74 $113K
South Dakota 71 $134K
North Dakota 15 67 $110K
Wyoming 46 $63K
Hawaii 12 40 $125K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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