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AVODART

DUTASTERIDE

Avodart (Dutasteride) blocks the action of 5-alpha-reductase, an enzyme responsible for changing testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Lower DHT levels prevents the prostate from growing. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

1.49M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 183 of 3362

$318M
Retail Cost

Rank: 83 of 3362

277,583
Patients

Rank: 244 of 3362

101,141
Prescribers

Rank: 245 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 36,692 214,667 $41.7M
New York 27,659 155,231 $33.3M
Florida 26,499 126,865 $28.3M
Texas 21,300 103,323 $22.7M
Pennsylvania 14,881 82,428 $17.3M
New Jersey 12,446 58,242 $14.6M
Illinois 9,993 53,290 $11.7M
North Carolina 8,152 46,566 $9.11M
Ohio 9,113 44,274 $9.96M
Georgia 6,747 39,318 $7.47M
Michigan 8,527 36,238 $9.73M
Virginia 6,990 34,363 $7.75M
Tennessee 5,733 30,786 $5.99M
Missouri 4,976 27,919 $5.47M
Indiana 5,658 27,131 $6.25M
Kentucky 4,259 25,687 $4.62M
Alabama 4,295 24,302 $4.74M
Louisiana 3,840 24,228 $4.22M
South Carolina 4,586 23,795 $4.91M
Arizona 4,778 21,291 $5.17M
Connecticut 3,842 18,892 $4.41M
Mississippi 2,832 18,225 $2.94M
Washington 3,547 17,634 $3.9M
Wisconsin 3,099 16,563 $3.65M
Maryland 3,935 16,430 $4.51M
Oklahoma 2,969 15,065 $3.32M
Iowa 2,188 14,987 $2.59M
Minnesota 3,007 14,542 $3.65M
Arkansas 2,293 14,262 $2.45M
Colorado 2,848 14,125 $3.12M
West Virginia 2,507 12,994 $2.82M
Massachusetts 2,486 12,743 $2.89M
Nebraska 1,563 10,580 $1.85M
Kansas 1,757 10,456 $2.01M
Oregon 2,117 10,448 $2.41M
Nevada 1,579 6,981 $1.66M
Hawaii 1,310 6,891 $1.66M
New Mexico 1,413 6,702 $1.51M
Utah 1,326 6,326 $1.4M
North Dakota 884 5,635 $1.07M
Montana 884 5,018 $1.01M
South Dakota 716 4,713 $846K
Delaware 1,020 3,992 $1.2M
Maine 849 3,890 $981K
Rhode Island 610 3,854 $710K
Idaho 718 3,572 $731K
New Hampshire 528 2,491 $585K
Alaska 393 2,081 $454K
Wyoming 356 1,696 $389K
Vermont 336 1,605 $392K
District of Columbia 341 1,418 $359K
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. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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 AVODART

Provider Medicare Claims City State
FELIX CHI-MING YIP M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled2,797

MONTEREY PARK

California

ALEXANDER GERSHMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled2,775

LOS ANGELES

California

THEODORE AFFUE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled2,332

EL CENTRO

California

VLADIMIR KRICHEVSKY M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled2,039

BROOKLYN

New York

YAN WOLFSON MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,777

NEW YORK

New York

LEV ELTERMAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,659

SKOKIE

Illinois

EDWARD GHEILER MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,437

HIALEAH

Florida

PHILLIP GINSBERG D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled1,311

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

WEI SUN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,270

NEW YORK

New York

BENJAMIN PENG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,144

NEW YORK

New York

YULY CHALIK MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,137

BROOKLYN

New York

MIKE CHIANG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,122

VALDOSTA

Georgia

IGOR RYNDIN MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,070

BROOKLYN

New York

LUKE YOON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,001

LOS ANGELES

California

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled989

LOS ANGELES

California

YIH LAI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled986

WHITTIER

California

ARMEN KASSABIAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled956

BURBANK

California

LARRY TETSOTI M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled907

BROOKLYN

New York

SIDNEY GOLDFARB MD

Urology

Claims Filled896

PRINCETON

New Jersey

ALEXIS TE MD

Specialist

Claims Filled872

NEW YORK

New York

JUAN SUAREZ M.D. , F.A.C.S.

Specialist

Claims Filled824

CORAL GABLES

Florida

CHARLES MYERS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled821

EARLYSVILLE

Virginia

KIN LUI M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled817

NEW YORK

New York

EDWIN TAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled811

MANHASSET

New York

JOSE MAYMI MD

Urology

Claims Filled804

BROWNSVILLE

Texas