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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
ROBERT BRUCE MD

Urology

Claims Filled702

TULSA

Oklahoma

TIMOTHY KNEIB M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled702

DAKOTA DUNES

South Dakota

STEVEN TREVATHAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled698

MURRAY

Kentucky

JEFFREY GLASER MD

Urology

Claims Filled697

LAKE ST LOUIS

Missouri

WALTER ODONNELL MD

Urology

Claims Filled696

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

PAUL TILSON MD

Urology

Claims Filled695

STATESBORO

Georgia

CHRISTOPHER LAWLEY DO

Urology

Claims Filled691

WILMINGTON

Ohio

COURTNEY SHANDS MD

Urology

Claims Filled690

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

TERRY YEE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled689

HONOLULU

Hawaii

STEVEN BERMAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled688

NEW YORK

New York

SANFORD LURIA MD

Urology

Claims Filled687

CLEVELAND

Ohio

WILLIAM JONES M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled687

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

MUNI REDDY MD

Specialist

Claims Filled685

SIMI VALLEY

California

SCOTT FERGUSON MD

Urology

Claims Filled685

HARRISON

Arkansas

LEON HIRZEL MD

Urology

Claims Filled685

MIAMI

Florida

CHRISTOPHER VULIN MD

Urology

Claims Filled684

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

WILLIAM BINKLEY MD

Urology

Claims Filled684

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

ERIC GUILLIAMS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled683

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

JAMES ROUNDER MD

Urology

Claims Filled683

WILSON

North Carolina

ANTHONY ACQUAVIVA MD

Urology

Claims Filled681

VALLEJO

California

STEPHEN GUICE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled672

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

MARVIN STEIN MD

Urology

Claims Filled672

MARGATE

Florida

MARK SWOFFORD DO

Urology

Claims Filled672

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

MARLIN COLLIER MD

Urology

Claims Filled668

ROME

Georgia

ARVIND SRINIVASAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled666

HAZLETON

Pennsylvania