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FINASTERIDE

Treats an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) in men and causes hair growth in male pattern baldness. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines such as an alpha-blocker (doxazosin, Cardura? to treat BPH. This medicine is a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

2.61M
Medicare Part D Claims
$165M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 414,534 $22.9M
Florida 296,153 $12.8M
New York 291,344 $15.4M
Pennsylvania 202,903 $10.1M
Texas 167,973 $8.02M
Ohio 148,974 $8.45M
Illinois 108,362 $5.1M
North Carolina 107,144 $4.74M
Massachusetts 91,032 $4.9M
Missouri 88,236 $3.88M
New Jersey 85,821 $5.36M
Georgia 85,486 $3.83M
Puerto Rico 73,434 $2.29M
Michigan 70,287 $3.62M
Tennessee 69,678 $3.08M
Virginia 68,995 $3.35M
Arizona 64,609 $3.45M
Louisiana 52,962 $2.07M
Washington 52,165 $2.48M
Kentucky 51,435 $2.16M
Wisconsin 51,092 $2.22M
Indiana 48,983 $2.28M
Colorado 44,875 $2.38M
Minnesota 44,139 $1.9M
Oregon 41,449 $1.94M
Iowa 41,281 $1.54M
Connecticut 39,240 $2.16M
South Carolina 39,054 $1.77M
Alabama 37,641 $1.59M
Oklahoma 36,675 $1.78M
Kansas 33,319 $1.38M
Arkansas 31,289 $1.19M
Maryland 30,962 $1.83M
Nevada 27,755 $1.18M
Mississippi 27,593 $993K
West Virginia 24,890 $1.14M
New Mexico 24,822 $1.19M
Hawaii 21,201 $1.17M
Rhode Island 20,208 $999K
Utah 18,672 $960K
Nebraska 17,573 $663K
Maine 16,618 $976K
New Hampshire 14,215 $786K
Idaho 12,643 $541K
North Dakota 10,266 $447K
South Dakota 9,806 $373K
Vermont 8,335 $501K
Montana 8,286 $342K
Delaware 5,613 $376K
Wyoming 4,636 $218K
Alaska 3,271 $123K
District of Columbia 3,211 $184K
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 FINASTERIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
FLOYD CSIR MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,010

ERIE

Pennsylvania

JULIAN ANTHONY M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,010

CHULA VISTA

California

MATTHEW FRY MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,001

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

JAMES MARSHALL M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled993

COLUMBIA

Tennessee

KWABENA ANSONG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled990

STATE COLLEGE

Pennsylvania

ISAAC MADEB MD

Specialist

Claims Filled980

BROOKLYN

New York

MICHAEL KAEMPF MD

Urology

Claims Filled969

PORTLAND

Oregon

FARHAD NOWZARI M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled956

TORRANCE

California

WHITNEY SNOWMAN MD

Urology

Claims Filled941

LATROBE

Pennsylvania

RALPH COX MD

Specialist

Claims Filled926

KINSTON

North Carolina

JACK SMITH M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled911

WOODLAND

California

LI-CHIH WU MD

Urology

Claims Filled885

MONTEREY PARK

California

LINZA KILLION MD

Urology

Claims Filled883

SIKESTON

Missouri

GANESH DEVENDRA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled881

SIMI VALLEY

California

VALENTIN TANDOC MD

Urology

Claims Filled879

NEWTON

Kansas

HENRY RUIZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled869

MCALLEN

Texas

DAVID LILLIE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled864

KENMORE

New York

RALPH ZAGHA MD

Urology

Claims Filled864

LAUDERDALE LAKES

Florida

CHARLES KIM MD

Urology

Claims Filled862

HONOLULU

Hawaii

EDUARDO GARCIA MONTES MD

Urology

Claims Filled849

MIAMI

Florida

FRANCISCO CARPIO M.D.,

Specialist

Claims Filled849

MIAMI

Florida

ARTHUR WYKER M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled847

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

ANTONIO REYES MD

Urology

Claims Filled842

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

ROBERT LUANGKHOT M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled837

FLUSHING

New York

STEPHEN YANOSHAK D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled836

EVERETT

Pennsylvania