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BUSPIRONE HCL

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

3.63M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 95 of 3393

$59M
Retail Cost

Rank: 424 of 3393

688,220
Patients

Rank: 122 of 3393

203,297
Prescribers

Rank: 122 of 3393

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46%

of people say

it's worth it

45%

of people say

it worked well

22%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2.16M

2012

2.52M

2013

2.83M

2014

3.19M

2015

3.61M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$40.8M

2012

$53.2M

2013

$57.4M

2014

$55.4M

2015

$58.8M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$101

2012

$112

2013

$108

2014

$92

2015

$86

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 60,837 274,990 $4.36M
California 46,309 230,919 $4.09M
Ohio 40,465 215,101 $3.76M
Texas 46,806 214,881 $3.74M
New York 37,483 207,243 $3.53M
Pennsylvania 32,947 187,517 $2.97M
Tennessee 29,407 145,352 $2.17M
North Carolina 25,203 123,042 $1.86M
Kentucky 23,694 121,643 $1.76M
Missouri 20,789 117,731 $1.73M
Michigan 24,497 117,319 $1.95M
Georgia 20,164 101,839 $1.41M
Indiana 20,154 101,078 $1.71M
Illinois 17,106 92,004 $1.5M
Virginia 17,504 88,478 $1.52M
Alabama 16,624 77,734 $1.19M
Massachusetts 13,380 76,195 $1.35M
Washington 13,341 67,891 $1.26M
Wisconsin 11,634 65,698 $1.24M
Minnesota 11,308 64,234 $1.21M
Louisiana 13,433 63,485 $912K
New Jersey 12,005 62,960 $961K
Oklahoma 11,353 55,843 $888K
Arizona 11,225 51,494 $962K
Iowa 8,087 50,055 $690K
Maryland 9,517 48,129 $857K
South Carolina 10,040 47,382 $781K
Arkansas 8,934 46,704 $600K
Oregon 9,293 46,172 $863K
West Virginia 8,881 44,891 $633K
Mississippi 9,099 44,491 $540K
Kansas 7,344 43,722 $607K
Colorado 7,108 34,315 $616K
Connecticut 5,263 29,688 $571K
Nebraska 3,654 22,467 $303K
Maine 4,134 21,166 $418K
New Mexico 4,278 18,473 $347K
Utah 3,828 18,235 $322K
Nevada 3,892 16,795 $253K
Idaho 3,246 15,965 $283K
New Hampshire 3,016 15,805 $298K
Rhode Island 2,436 14,838 $329K
Montana 1,844 10,257 $154K
North Dakota 1,516 10,235 $138K
Delaware 2,135 9,375 $187K
South Dakota 1,466 8,549 $131K
Vermont 1,314 6,761 $132K
Wyoming 1,082 5,580 $98.3K
Hawaii 1,122 5,127 $102K
Alaska 637 3,732 $56.1K
District of Columbia 693 2,622 $50.1K
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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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Top prescribers for BUSPIRONE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ZINNIA GARCIA PENA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled6,397

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,238

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

RIGOBERTO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,199

MIAMI

Florida

ALLAN MCCORKLE M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,062

LUBBOCK

Texas

JULIO CASTRO GAYOL MD

Addiction Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,031

MIAMI

Florida

EDUARDO RENTAS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,659

MANATI

Puerto Rico

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,583

TUCKER

Georgia

MANUEL BRIGNONI

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,524

PONCE

Puerto Rico

THOMAS HAYS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,507

BUFFALO

New York

MARK SLAVEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,424

ONEIDA

New York

FRANCISCO PARRA MD

Addiction Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,419

MANATI

Puerto Rico

EVELIO SOSA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,363

CORAL GABLES

Florida

BEATRIZ TRUJILLO MIRANDA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,271

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

NAVEED MIRZA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,169

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,148

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

MANUEL GARCIA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,145

MIAMI

Florida

ERIC BARNES D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,010

COLUMBIA

Missouri

VANESSA STURGILL FANT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled953

WOODLAWN

Virginia

RAVIKUMAR KANNEGANTI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled894

BEAUMONT

Texas

VICOTR MARIANO MERCEDES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled874

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

MOHMMAD MUNIR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled863

DEDHAM

Massachusetts

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled862

PLYMOUTH MEETING

Pennsylvania

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled850

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

JOSEPH SPARE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled843

MARION

Ohio

TSILYA BASS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled838

LOS ANGELES

California