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AVODART

Avodart 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 2013

1.6M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 177 of 3238

$304M
Retail Cost

Rank: 79 of 3238

293,723
Patients

Rank: 226 of 3238

103,209
Prescribers

Rank: 232 of 3238

User Reviews of AVODART »

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Alternatives:

Proscar Cardura Hytrin Flomax

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 39,421 229,818 $40.3M
New York 28,614 157,917 $30.6M
Florida 28,452 140,659 $27.4M
Texas 22,114 108,763 $21.4M
Pennsylvania 15,839 88,815 $16.8M
New Jersey 13,087 61,322 $13.8M
Illinois 10,308 55,286 $10.7M
North Carolina 8,704 50,197 $8.71M
Ohio 10,184 49,254 $9.98M
Georgia 7,022 40,792 $7.03M
Michigan 8,946 38,272 $9.27M
Virginia 7,297 36,488 $7.32M
Tennessee 6,123 33,323 $5.81M
Missouri 5,522 31,703 $5.61M
Indiana 5,973 29,367 $6.11M
Kentucky 4,915 29,003 $4.98M
Alabama 4,721 27,274 $4.62M
Louisiana 4,150 26,105 $4.12M
South Carolina 4,147 21,769 $4.02M
Arizona 4,798 21,387 $4.66M
Mississippi 2,996 19,726 $2.87M
Connecticut 3,945 19,405 $4.11M
Washington 3,801 18,753 $3.76M
Wisconsin 3,259 18,337 $3.51M
Iowa 2,452 17,090 $2.63M
Oklahoma 3,222 16,415 $3.28M
Minnesota 3,269 15,931 $3.6M
Arkansas 2,455 15,755 $2.44M
Maryland 3,649 15,704 $3.79M
West Virginia 2,808 14,620 $2.88M
Massachusetts 2,678 14,257 $2.89M
Colorado 2,689 13,675 $2.69M
Kansas 1,982 12,075 $2.03M
Oregon 2,349 11,925 $2.41M
Nebraska 1,661 11,676 $1.82M
Nevada 1,676 7,578 $1.61M
New Mexico 1,537 7,510 $1.5M
Hawaii 1,372 7,447 $1.54M
Utah 1,407 6,576 $1.3M
North Dakota 1,010 6,385 $1.07M
South Dakota 835 5,436 $873K
Montana 916 5,343 $958K
Maine 897 4,307 $976K
Idaho 785 4,210 $758K
Rhode Island 640 4,036 $672K
Delaware 1,032 3,985 $1.09M
New Hampshire 539 2,756 $576K
Alaska 419 2,238 $447K
Wyoming 331 1,836 $339K
Vermont 329 1,655 $360K
District of Columbia 349 1,327 $305K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
JOHN FARMER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MADISON

Mississippi

LAKHI SAKHRANI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

ALHAMBRA

California

JOE GAY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MARIANNA

Florida

FRED MCQUEEN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

HAMLET

North Carolina

JONATHAN KARPER PAC

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PINEVILLE

West Virginia

EDWARD KARPMAN MD

Urology

Claims Filled50

MOUNTAIN VIEW

California

KIRKLAND DODSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WASHINGTON

Georgia

LAKSHMANRAO BHANDARU M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

TOLEDO

Ohio

ROGER AMIGO D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled50

COLUMBUS

Ohio

PRAVINCHANDRA PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SUSQUEHANNA

Pennsylvania

BENJAMIN CHAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

KHAI TRAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WESTMINSTER

California

JOHN POPE MD

Urology

Claims Filled50

WAUKESHA

Wisconsin

ADAM VARGO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HARRISBURG

Illinois

KEVIN KELLY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PORTAGE

Michigan

GEMMA SARINGAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

YUBA CITY

California

ALEXANDER GECHT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

STATEN ISLAND

New York

WILLIAM MAUCH MD

Urology

Claims Filled50

SALINA

Kansas

JULIAN JAKOBOVITS MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

BALTIMORE

Maryland

STEPHEN LIEMAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled50

PLANO

Texas

CRAIG KOZLER M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled50

FORT ATKINSON

Wisconsin

FRANCES KOE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

COLLINSVILLE

Alabama

STANLEY GOLANTY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LONG BEACH

California

YEVGENIY DYAKOVETSKY

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

RICHBORO

Pennsylvania

SYED HYDER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MARS

Pennsylvania