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FINASTERIDE

Treats an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) in men and causes hair growth in male pattern baldness. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

4.81M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 71 of 3362

$108M
Retail Cost

Rank: 221 of 3362

997,386
Patients

Rank: 89 of 3362

200,370
Prescribers

Rank: 109 of 3362

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it worked well

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it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 126,416 574,550 $17.8M
New York 84,644 416,532 $8.97M
Florida 84,874 380,058 $8.43M
Pennsylvania 52,160 267,971 $5.73M
Texas 59,516 261,800 $5.56M
Ohio 44,718 205,284 $5.28M
North Carolina 31,320 161,596 $2.72M
Illinois 33,994 157,990 $3.21M
Missouri 25,646 131,616 $2.34M
Michigan 32,402 130,831 $3.3M
Massachusetts 25,182 128,000 $3.52M
Georgia 25,192 126,154 $2.39M
New Jersey 28,830 123,780 $2.83M
Tennessee 20,346 96,768 $1.87M
Virginia 20,445 93,565 $1.95M
Arizona 22,080 91,484 $1.85M
Wisconsin 16,545 82,748 $1.61M
Indiana 18,102 81,065 $1.77M
Louisiana 15,007 80,861 $1.53M
Kentucky 13,884 70,944 $1.37M
Washington 15,294 69,139 $1.35M
Colorado 14,996 66,441 $1.82M
South Carolina 13,931 64,997 $1.48M
Oregon 12,968 59,505 $1.75M
Alabama 12,220 58,490 $1.16M
Minnesota 13,196 57,782 $1.33M
Iowa 10,532 57,014 $929K
Connecticut 11,923 54,796 $1.16M
Oklahoma 9,956 46,114 $942K
Kansas 9,009 45,681 $807K
Maryland 11,043 44,410 $1.12M
Arkansas 7,915 43,510 $693K
Mississippi 6,736 37,712 $577K
Nevada 9,138 37,379 $670K
West Virginia 6,910 33,783 $597K
New Mexico 6,554 28,711 $714K
Utah 6,698 26,891 $568K
Nebraska 4,840 26,838 $417K
Rhode Island 4,117 25,728 $442K
Hawaii 5,376 23,544 $740K
Maine 5,009 21,673 $455K
New Hampshire 4,060 18,683 $386K
Idaho 4,086 18,020 $436K
South Dakota 3,052 16,315 $261K
North Dakota 3,172 15,833 $279K
Vermont 2,503 10,797 $221K
Montana 2,199 10,298 $179K
Delaware 2,591 9,349 $265K
District of Columbia 1,524 6,025 $171K
Wyoming 1,228 5,770 $101K
Alaska 803 4,597 $76K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 FINASTERIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALI ALAVI M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,295

FULLERTON

California

KAILASH KEDIA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,281

MIDDLEBURG HTS

Ohio

ROBERT LUANGKHOT M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,268

FLUSHING

New York

JAMES MARSHALL M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,267

COLUMBIA

Tennessee

RALPH ZAGHA MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,237

LAUDERDALE LAKES

Florida

EDUARDO FERNANDEZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,197

LAREDO

Texas

ARTHUR TIJERINA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,194

PARIS

Texas

ROBERT TAYLOR M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,189

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

JEFFREY GLASER MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,188

LAKE ST LOUIS

Missouri

MARK SWOFFORD DO

Urology

Claims Filled1,173

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

ROBERT FIORELLI DO

Urology

Claims Filled1,150

WILKES BARRE

Pennsylvania

ALBERTO RAMIREZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,139

DORADO

Puerto Rico

ERIC GUILLIAMS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,139

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

ARVIND SRINIVASAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,129

HAZLETON

Pennsylvania

CHARLES KIM MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,117

HONOLULU

Hawaii

RICHARD HUGHES MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,113

KINSTON

North Carolina

JEFFREY JOHNSON MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,111

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

JACK SMITH M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,108

WOODLAND

California

MARCUS LOO M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,107

NEW YORK

New York

CHARLES DANIEL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,100

ROANOKE

Virginia

DANIEL BARNEY RPA-C

Physician Assistant, Surgical

Claims Filled1,096

ROCHESTER

New York

COURTNEY SHANDS MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,095

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

STEVEN NASH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,094

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

GLENN GANGI MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,087

MULLINS

South Carolina

SUNIL APTE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,083

WASHINGTON

Missouri