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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, Carduraå¨) to treat BPH. This medicine is a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

3.67M
Medicare Part D Claims
$122M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 456,703 $18.7M
Florida 321,348 $9.28M
New York 320,593 $10.2M
Pennsylvania 219,269 $8.17M
Texas 184,178 $5.61M
Ohio 161,513 $7.34M
Illinois 121,202 $3.72M
North Carolina 117,093 $3.43M
New Jersey 102,360 $3.46M
Massachusetts 99,780 $3.88M
Missouri 97,986 $2.72M
Georgia 93,119 $2.52M
Michigan 90,123 $3.18M
Virginia 76,147 $2.37M
Tennessee 75,218 $2.17M
Arizona 71,605 $2.29M
Louisiana 63,096 $1.82M
Wisconsin 61,614 $1.84M
Kentucky 57,810 $1.79M
Washington 57,168 $1.77M
Indiana 55,076 $1.68M
Colorado 49,500 $1.68M
Minnesota 48,250 $1.66M
Oregon 46,627 $1.65M
Connecticut 45,969 $1.46M
Iowa 45,565 $1.23M
South Carolina 43,282 $1.3M
Alabama 41,031 $1.11M
Oklahoma 38,611 $1.2M
Kansas 36,694 $1.04M
Arkansas 34,240 $900K
Maryland 32,591 $1.17M
Mississippi 30,453 $728K
Nevada 30,350 $851K
West Virginia 27,202 $897K
New Mexico 26,119 $955K
Rhode Island 22,075 $774K
Hawaii 21,780 $878K
Utah 20,723 $665K
Nebraska 20,170 $523K
Maine 17,929 $652K
New Hampshire 15,861 $493K
Idaho 14,351 $466K
North Dakota 11,492 $358K
South Dakota 11,100 $311K
Vermont 8,897 $299K
Montana 8,765 $256K
Delaware 6,160 $265K
Wyoming 4,987 $139K
District of Columbia 3,565 $134K
Alaska 3,545 $85.3K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
ZDZISLAUS WANSKI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled63

LOS ANGELES

California

JAY STEINBERG MD

Urology

Claims Filled63

PALOS HEIGHTS

Illinois

KWOK-MAN LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled63

NEW YORK

New York

ROBERT MULLER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

WADENA

Minnesota

JOSHUA FINE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled63

DALLAS

Texas

FELIX ELPEDES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled63

PALM SPRINGS

Florida

JESUS CID M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled63

MIAMI

Florida

CHARLES FRINAK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

BEAVER DAM

Wisconsin

DARYL MUNZER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

YUBA CITY

California

JOHN BONEMA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled63

TROY

Michigan

MAGED SAMAAN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

YUCAPA

California

RUSSELL LEMESH MD,MS,FACP

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled63

SAN FRANCISCO

California

BADRI GUPTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled63

WOODHAVEN

Michigan

RAMACHANDRAN NAIR M.D.,

Urology

Claims Filled63

MONROE

Michigan

KIMBERLEY BROWN PA C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled63

LINCOLN

Nebraska

KELLEY HAMILL LEMAY APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled63

LEBANON

New Hampshire

MARION SHELLY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

BLUFFTON

Ohio

ANDREW WANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled63

SAN DIEGO

California

SAMUEL BOWEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled63

HICKORY

North Carolina

ETHAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled63

LITCHFIELD

Connecticut

SCOTT BRADLEY MD

General Practice

Claims Filled63

SAN FRANCISCO

California

STEVEN PRESCOP MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

MOUNTAIN VIEW

California

MARC PLAWKER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled63

STATEN ISLAND

New York

GILBERT ALLIGOOD M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled63

TARBORO

North Carolina

ROBERT BEITMAN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled63

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE

New Jersey