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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
CHRISTOPHER KOPP M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled824

ORCHARD PARK

New York

ARTHUR TIJERINA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled823

PARIS

Texas

DOUGLAS LUDEMAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled813

RICHMOND

Virginia

HOUSTON KIMBROUGH MD

Urology

Claims Filled801

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

GILBERT GONZALEZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled800

VIDALIA

Georgia

LUIS GONZALEZ SERVA MD

Urology

Claims Filled796

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERT FIORELLI DO

Urology

Claims Filled792

WILKES BARRE

Pennsylvania

KAILASH KEDIA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled792

MIDDLEBURG HTS

Ohio

RAINE FUKUDA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled792

HONOLULU

Hawaii

ALFRED COLFRY MD

Specialist

Claims Filled791

METAIRIE

Louisiana

MIKE CHIANG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled789

VALDOSTA

Georgia

MARK ELLISON M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled787

ATHENS

Georgia

AUGUST MAGGIO M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled780

SANTA ANA

California

CHARLES METZGER MD MBA

Urology

Claims Filled774

GLENDORA

California

PETER SLOCUM MD

Urology

Claims Filled768

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

ARTHUR WONG MD

Urology

Claims Filled766

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

JOHNNY CHANG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled765

TORRINGTON

Connecticut

ELWOOD BOONE MD

Urology

Claims Filled764

RICHMOND

Virginia

ROBERT BRACKEN MD

Urology

Claims Filled761

CINCINNATI

Ohio

PETER TRINCA MD

Urology

Claims Filled761

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

BIREN PATEL MD

Urology

Claims Filled758

CASA GRANDE

Arizona

BASSAM BEJJANI MD

Urology

Claims Filled756

PAMORAMA CITY

California

TAGHI TAVASSOLI MD

Urology

Claims Filled753

SUN CITY

Arizona

PEDRO PADILLA MD PC

Urology

Claims Filled750

TROY

Missouri

PABLO SANTAMARIA M.D., F.A.C.S.

Urology

Claims Filled750

DUBLIN

Georgia