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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
RUSSELL OWENS MD

Urology

Claims Filled56

CAMP HILL

Pennsylvania

ROY BANKHEAD MD

Urology

Claims Filled56

BETHANY

Oklahoma

MARY BANE

Dermatology

Claims Filled56

DAYTON

Ohio

JOHN SANIDAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

MEQUON

Wisconsin

IBRAHIM SHALABY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

MARYVILLE

Tennessee

LUDA KAMENETSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

HOUSTON

Texas

ALI SAIFI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

CLEARWATER

Florida

ALKESHKUMAR PATEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

SAFFORD

Arizona

HUAN D LE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

WESTMINSTER

California

DAVID SAMARA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled56

ORANGE PARK

Florida

GURSHARAN SAINI M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled56

BAKERSFIELD

California

JAMES HORNBERGER PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled56

MT PLEASANT MILLS

Pennsylvania

HOWARD WENOCUR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

LAURA CHIN-LENN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

LEWIS PLACHY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

LINCOLN

Nebraska

SCOTT RYSDAHL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

NEW ULM

Minnesota

ANTHONY GRIMALDI DO

Urology

Claims Filled56

DYER

Indiana

DAVID SMITH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

HIGH RIDGE

Missouri

GRACIELA IMBASTARI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

ORANGE

California

BARRY SCHWARTZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled56

HUNTINGTON BEACH

California

JOHN WALSTRUM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

ALLEGAN

Michigan

TODD WALDMANN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled56

MERIDIAN

Idaho

JON ARNOTT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

CANFIELD

Ohio

BERNARD STRAUSS MD

Urology

Claims Filled56

WEST ORANGE

New Jersey

JEREMY PARKER PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled56

AMARILLO

Texas