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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
JEFFREY JOHNSON MD

Urology

Claims Filled750

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

YAN WOLFSON MD

Urology

Claims Filled749

NEW YORK

New York

WILLIAM ROBERTSON MD

Urology

Claims Filled740

SEARCY

Arkansas

MARK ANDERSON MD

Urology

Claims Filled735

HICKORY

North Carolina

SERGIO RODRIGUEZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled734

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERT WEINGART MD

Urology

Claims Filled733

HUTCHINSON

Kansas

DANIEL LAMA MD

Urology

Claims Filled732

SAN BERNARDINO

California

STEVEN COLAGIOVANNI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled731

JOHNSTON

Rhode Island

BOGDAN MARCOL MD

Claims Filled728

GLASGOW

Kentucky

PHILIP ASCHI DO

Urology

Claims Filled727

WILMINGTON

Ohio

RANDOLPH ROSS MD

Urology

Claims Filled724

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

JULIAN YONG MD

Urology

Claims Filled724

HIALEAH

Florida

HOMER HYDE MD

Urology

Claims Filled721

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

ALBERT TARASUK MD

Urology

Claims Filled720

FLUSHING

New York

LAWRENCE LITSCHER MD

Urology

Claims Filled719

CENTERVILLE

Ohio

CARLOS SANTA-CRUZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled718

MIAMI

Florida

NICANOR CONCEPCION MD

Urology

Claims Filled717

NORTON

Virginia

HOWARD WOO MD

Urology

Claims Filled716

HOUMA

Louisiana

ALI ALAVI M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled715

FULLERTON

California

PAUL MUSSELMAN MD

Urology

Claims Filled713

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

THANGARAJ AMARAN MD

Urology

Claims Filled712

CELINA

Ohio

DAVID HASTINGS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled706

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

RICHARD TUSHMAN MD

Urology

Claims Filled706

PHOENIX

Arizona

DAVID PAKULA MD

Urology

Claims Filled706

LEWISTON

Idaho

RAUL MIRELES MD

Urology

Claims Filled704

LAREDO

Texas