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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

4.36M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 76 of 3238

$131M
Retail Cost

Rank: 176 of 3238

875,680
Patients

Rank: 92 of 3238

188,358
Prescribers

Rank: 109 of 3238

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 112,706 521,652 $19.6M
New York 76,742 385,403 $12.3M
Florida 74,797 359,398 $9.48M
Pennsylvania 47,253 248,661 $7.85M
Texas 50,811 234,484 $6.47M
Ohio 40,966 190,554 $6.82M
North Carolina 27,474 146,444 $4.18M
Illinois 27,345 131,862 $3.71M
Michigan 29,055 119,659 $4.66M
Massachusetts 22,525 116,920 $4.25M
Missouri 22,115 116,844 $2.95M
New Jersey 25,542 112,239 $3.44M
Georgia 21,693 110,579 $2.78M
Tennessee 17,980 89,198 $2.37M
Virginia 17,627 84,230 $2.3M
Arizona 19,289 81,336 $2.2M
Wisconsin 14,142 73,776 $2.04M
Louisiana 13,287 73,352 $1.98M
Indiana 14,951 69,803 $2.13M
Kentucky 12,400 65,741 $1.76M
Washington 13,252 62,758 $1.64M
Colorado 12,202 57,147 $1.74M
Alabama 10,992 55,701 $1.43M
Oregon 11,235 53,752 $1.81M
Minnesota 11,727 52,979 $1.75M
Iowa 9,205 51,240 $1.19M
Connecticut 10,720 50,796 $1.45M
South Carolina 10,487 50,025 $1.41M
Kansas 8,145 42,960 $1.11M
Oklahoma 8,930 42,752 $1.13M
Arkansas 6,943 38,524 $935K
Maryland 8,837 37,469 $1.23M
Nevada 8,083 34,560 $817K
Mississippi 5,853 33,856 $727K
West Virginia 6,263 30,692 $796K
New Mexico 5,917 27,372 $934K
Rhode Island 3,786 24,032 $491K
Utah 5,659 23,773 $645K
Nebraska 4,031 23,385 $526K
Hawaii 4,868 22,601 $750K
Maine 4,524 19,788 $558K
New Hampshire 3,579 17,012 $506K
Idaho 3,473 16,237 $505K
South Dakota 2,718 15,345 $356K
North Dakota 2,691 13,935 $361K
Montana 1,913 9,536 $226K
Vermont 1,953 9,066 $269K
Delaware 2,195 8,268 $321K
District of Columbia 1,411 5,435 $188K
Wyoming 1,008 5,094 $119K
Alaska 592 3,420 $68.3K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
ROBERT ALEXANDER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled902

HOUMA

Louisiana

PETER TRINCA MD

Urology

Claims Filled894

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

SUNIL APTE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled894

WASHINGTON

Missouri

DOUGLAS LUDEMAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled892

RICHMOND

Virginia

ALEX HORCHAK M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled892

DUBUQUE

Iowa

MARK ELLISON M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled889

ATHENS

Georgia

SCOTT SECH M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled887

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

WINSTON HARRISON MD

Urology

Claims Filled886

COLUMBIA

Missouri

LISA DOMAGALA RPA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled886

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

WALTER SCHIMON M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled881

MODESTO

California

AUBREY CHUNG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled880

SUN CITY WEST

Arizona

RALPH COX MD

Specialist

Claims Filled878

KINSTON

North Carolina

MICHAEL PEASTER M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled869

BARTLESVILLE

Oklahoma

MICHAEL KAEMPF MD

Urology

Claims Filled867

PORTLAND

Oregon

MARK AUSTENFELD MD

Specialist

Claims Filled863

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

THOMAS BORMES MD

Urology

Claims Filled862

RACINE

Wisconsin

DANIEL LAMA MD

Urology

Claims Filled862

SAN BERNARDINO

California

CURTIS DEWAR M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled861

MODESTO

California

MARCUS LOO M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled860

NEW YORK

New York

WILLIAM ROMAN AQUERON M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled850

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

JORGE RIVERA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled850

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

SERGIO RODRIGUEZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled849

MIAMI

Florida

VINCENT ZIZZA D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled843

WARWICK

Rhode Island

PRABHAKARA SOMAYAJI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled838

NIAGARA FALLS

New York

LINZA KILLION MD

Urology

Claims Filled836

SIKESTON

Missouri