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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 2015

5.43M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 64 of 3395

$101M
Retail Cost

Rank: 265 of 3395

1,146,645
Patients

Rank: 76 of 3395

214,542
Prescribers

Rank: 106 of 3395

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18%

of people say

it's worth it

36%

of people say

it worked well

36%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

3.39M

2011

3.75M

2012

4.36M

2013

4.81M

2014

5.43M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$165M

2011

$124M

2012

$131M

2013

$108M

2014

$101M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$58

2011

$53

2012

$50

2013

$48

2014

$43

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 143,773 646,163 $17.3M
New York 94,645 459,250 $8.36M
Florida 97,848 419,534 $8.31M
Texas 71,333 306,944 $5.39M
Pennsylvania 59,132 296,661 $4.81M
Ohio 50,236 229,710 $4.27M
Illinois 40,099 183,874 $2.99M
North Carolina 36,099 180,342 $2.45M
Michigan 36,723 148,425 $3.05M
Missouri 29,203 147,327 $2.08M
Georgia 29,397 145,009 $2.18M
New Jersey 33,809 144,773 $2.6M
Massachusetts 28,152 140,157 $2.69M
Tennessee 23,786 109,066 $1.82M
Virginia 23,851 107,555 $1.97M
Arizona 25,349 103,859 $1.77M
Indiana 21,135 93,881 $1.64M
Louisiana 17,019 92,446 $1.46M
Wisconsin 18,982 91,170 $1.43M
Kentucky 16,111 81,983 $1.22M
Washington 17,841 79,837 $1.3M
Colorado 17,869 78,543 $1.87M
South Carolina 16,814 77,392 $1.41M
Alabama 14,263 65,800 $1M
Connecticut 14,379 65,644 $1.25M
Oregon 14,297 64,636 $1.59M
Minnesota 14,990 64,511 $1.28M
Iowa 12,070 64,050 $892K
Maryland 13,582 54,376 $1.22M
Oklahoma 11,511 51,312 $969K
Arkansas 9,353 50,618 $618K
Kansas 10,097 50,124 $726K
Mississippi 7,957 43,734 $511K
Nevada 10,348 41,404 $628K
West Virginia 8,217 39,312 $573K
Utah 8,260 33,314 $582K
New Mexico 7,577 32,279 $858K
Nebraska 5,509 30,389 $392K
Rhode Island 4,662 28,023 $563K
Hawaii 5,697 23,596 $655K
Maine 5,572 23,185 $456K
New Hampshire 4,965 21,941 $423K
Idaho 4,727 20,225 $378K
South Dakota 3,385 17,572 $237K
North Dakota 3,529 16,975 $256K
Montana 2,706 12,638 $187K
Vermont 2,926 12,380 $229K
Delaware 2,965 11,171 $258K
District of Columbia 1,831 6,835 $184K
Wyoming 1,480 6,644 $99.2K
Alaska 963 5,346 $77.1K
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 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 FINASTERIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HOWARD WOO MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,220

HOUMA

Louisiana

ALVIN LOPEZ-PUJALS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,214

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ROBERT FIORELLI DO

Urology

Claims Filled1,214

WILKES BARRE

Pennsylvania

BEHNAM SHENASSA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,209

EAGLE ROCK

California

LOUIS KANTZAVELOS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,202

WEST BURLINGTON

Iowa

MARCUS LOO M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,197

NEW YORK

New York

DAVID HASTINGS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,193

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

DEBRA SCHMALTZ NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled1,193

GRAND FORKS

North Dakota

SAPAN POLEPALLE MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,184

BRONX

New York

SUNIL APTE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,181

WASHINGTON

Missouri

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,181

TUCKER

Georgia

MARK LIERZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,165

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

MILTON MORALES MD,FACS

Specialist

Claims Filled1,143

VEGA ALTA

Puerto Rico

GRANT DISICK MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,138

BOCA RATON

Florida

GLENN GANGI MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,135

MULLINS

South Carolina

CHRISTOPHER LAWLEY DO

Urology

Claims Filled1,135

WILMINGTON

Ohio

ROBERT FEIT MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,130

KIRKWOOD

Missouri

CARLOS SANTA-CRUZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,126

MIAMI

Florida

PETER VASELOPULOS MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,114

EVANSTON

Illinois

MIGUEL SOSA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,104

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

JOHN MCHUGH M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,095

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

ARTHUR WONG MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,094

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

BIREN PATEL MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,089

CASA GRANDE

Arizona

JITESH PATEL M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,086

SNELLVILLE

Georgia

EVANGELOS GERANIOTIS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,081

HYANNIS

Massachusetts