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BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

3.19M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 104 of 3395

$55.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 408 of 3395

601,902
Patients

Rank: 132 of 3395

189,952
Prescribers

Rank: 123 of 3395

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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

1.95M

2011

2.18M

2012

2.52M

2013

2.83M

2014

3.19M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$35.2M

2011

$41.1M

2012

$53.2M

2013

$57.4M

2014

$55.4M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$32

2011

$31

2012

$31

2013

$33

2014

$32

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 52,797 239,790 $3.93M
California 41,488 210,465 $3.79M
New York 34,405 189,189 $3.44M
Texas 40,904 187,775 $3.44M
Ohio 34,917 184,946 $3.7M
Pennsylvania 29,520 169,104 $2.94M
Tennessee 25,097 124,946 $1.92M
Missouri 18,178 104,995 $1.65M
North Carolina 20,614 102,823 $1.64M
Kentucky 20,633 101,766 $1.65M
Michigan 20,659 98,744 $1.91M
Georgia 17,330 87,193 $1.23M
Indiana 17,451 86,539 $1.59M
Illinois 15,345 83,621 $1.41M
Virginia 15,261 77,250 $1.41M
Alabama 14,753 69,355 $1.09M
Massachusetts 11,501 67,362 $1.39M
Washington 11,810 61,618 $1.14M
Wisconsin 9,784 57,335 $1.16M
New Jersey 10,681 56,872 $942K
Minnesota 10,070 56,512 $1.21M
Louisiana 11,677 55,903 $848K
Oklahoma 9,755 47,576 $804K
Iowa 7,119 44,836 $700K
Arizona 9,421 44,507 $858K
Maryland 8,463 43,059 $814K
South Carolina 8,837 41,758 $720K
Arkansas 7,913 41,739 $573K
Oregon 8,166 41,147 $770K
Mississippi 8,068 39,809 $537K
Kansas 6,551 38,833 $607K
West Virginia 7,589 38,017 $588K
Colorado 6,227 30,570 $538K
Connecticut 4,573 26,370 $587K
Nebraska 3,165 19,828 $290K
Maine 3,589 18,416 $371K
New Mexico 3,646 15,807 $313K
Utah 3,180 14,764 $255K
Nevada 3,200 14,241 $234K
New Hampshire 2,633 14,160 $274K
Rhode Island 2,228 13,852 $339K
Idaho 2,755 13,676 $234K
Montana 1,708 9,547 $158K
North Dakota 1,365 8,629 $149K
Delaware 1,738 7,971 $181K
South Dakota 1,224 7,264 $129K
Vermont 1,188 6,221 $127K
Hawaii 1,057 5,220 $100K
Wyoming 888 4,782 $83.7K
Alaska 464 3,514 $45.1K
District of Columbia 632 2,661 $55.4K
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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Top prescribers for BUSPIRONE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ZINNIA GARCIA PENA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled6,325

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

RIGOBERTO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,547

MIAMI

Florida

ALLAN MCCORKLE M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,798

LUBBOCK

Texas

THOMAS HAYS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,585

BUFFALO

New York

MARK SLAVEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,561

ONEIDA

New York

BEATRIZ TRUJILLO MIRANDA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,530

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

MANUEL BRIGNONI

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,452

PONCE

Puerto Rico

EDUARDO RENTAS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,428

MANATI

Puerto Rico

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,271

TUCKER

Georgia

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,222

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

JUAN GUILLEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,192

ARCCIBO

Puerto Rico

NAVEED MIRZA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,057

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

FRANCISCO PARRA MD

Addiction Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,004

MANATI

Puerto Rico

VICOTR MARIANO MERCEDES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled988

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

MOHMMAD MUNIR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled899

DEDHAM

Massachusetts

MANUEL GARCIA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled896

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled887

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

TSILYA BASS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled845

LOS ANGELES

California

VANESSA FANT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled836

WOODLAWN

Virginia

JULIO CASTRO GAYOL MD

Addiction Psychiatry

Claims Filled833

MIAMI

Florida

PAUL FALLON M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled826

PORTSMOUTH

New Hampshire

KENT DAVIS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled818

TYLER

Texas

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled807

TEXARKANA

Texas

EVELIO SOSA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled796

CORAL GABLES

Florida

RAVIKUMAR KANNEGANTI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled792

BEAUMONT

Texas