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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

43%

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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
GEORGE HO MD

Urology

Claims Filled983

COLUMBUS

Ohio

MICHELLE CILENTO RPA-C

Gynecology

Claims Filled982

ROCHESTER

New York

ALVIN LOPEZ-PUJALS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled978

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ROBERT ALEXANDER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled975

HOUMA

Louisiana

LEON HIRZEL MD

Urology

Claims Filled975

MIAMI

Florida

PAUL TOCCI MD

Urology

Claims Filled973

FT LAUDERDALE

Florida

MICHAEL KAEMPF MD

Urology

Claims Filled973

PORTLAND

Oregon

DOUGLAS LUDEMAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled965

RICHMOND

Virginia

SCOTT SECH M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled961

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

ANDREW SAMBELL M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled957

MIDLOTHIAN

Texas

WILLIAM ROMAN AQUERON M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled952

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

BRYAN BLAIR MD

Urology

Claims Filled951

WHITE PLAINS

New York

ELLIOTT SILBAR MD

Urology

Claims Filled945

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

BEHNAM SHENASSA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled936

EAGLE ROCK

California

CHARLES BOWIE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled935

EUNICE

Louisiana

MARC BENEVIDES MD

Urology

Claims Filled934

CARY

North Carolina

MARK BRANDT MD

Urology

Claims Filled931

NILES

Illinois

GLENN KERSHEN MD

Urology

Claims Filled931

SAGINAW

Michigan

BRIGETTE SLOMOVIC PA

Physician Assistant, Surgical

Claims Filled929

ROCHESTER

New York

HAN LO M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled929

SAN JOSE

California

GRANT DISICK MD

Urology

Claims Filled926

BOCA RATON

Florida

WINSTON HARRISON MD

Urology

Claims Filled915

COLUMBIA

Missouri

PRABHAKARA SOMAYAJI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled911

NIAGARA FALLS

New York

ALEX HORCHAK M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled909

DUBUQUE

Iowa

WHITNEY SNOWMAN MD

Urology

Claims Filled905

LATROBE

Pennsylvania