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AVODART

Treats problems with urination caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). This medicine is used alone or may be combined with tamsulosin (Flomax). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.45M
Medicare Part D Claims
$253M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 233,745 $34.4M
Florida 157,427 $24.2M
New York 155,274 $24.3M
Texas 97,129 $15.8M
Pennsylvania 89,010 $13.8M
Illinois 64,774 $10.1M
Ohio 52,885 $8.79M
New Jersey 50,683 $8.9M
North Carolina 49,150 $7.06M
Georgia 41,697 $6.04M
Virginia 39,613 $6.35M
Missouri 33,324 $4.8M
Kentucky 32,607 $4.76M
Tennessee 32,418 $4.67M
Indiana 28,829 $4.71M
Michigan 27,379 $4.99M
Alabama 26,744 $3.64M
Louisiana 26,619 $3.79M
Mississippi 22,727 $2.9M
South Carolina 22,426 $3.45M
Arizona 21,199 $3.81M
Washington 20,633 $3.4M
Minnesota 20,461 $3.72M
Wisconsin 18,990 $2.89M
Iowa 18,426 $2.46M
Oklahoma 18,258 $3.03M
Arkansas 18,171 $2.39M
Connecticut 16,695 $2.82M
Maryland 16,593 $3.28M
West Virginia 15,220 $2.39M
Puerto Rico 14,769 $1.86M
Massachusetts 14,669 $2.44M
Kansas 13,937 $2.02M
Colorado 13,524 $2.25M
Oregon 13,488 $2.17M
Nebraska 11,846 $1.59M
New Mexico 8,828 $1.45M
Hawaii 8,490 $1.48M
Nevada 7,782 $1.31M
Utah 7,077 $1.17M
North Dakota 6,372 $911K
Montana 6,241 $940K
South Dakota 5,951 $823K
Idaho 5,447 $817K
Maine 5,425 $980K
Rhode Island 4,538 $618K
New Hampshire 3,110 $543K
Delaware 3,083 $658K
Alaska 2,258 $363K
Wyoming 2,245 $359K
Vermont 1,877 $347K
District of Columbia 1,061 $173K
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 AVODART

Provider Medicare Claims City State
STEPHEN SACKS MD

Urology

Claims Filled605

LOS ANGELES

California

WILLIAM BARBA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled604

LOS ANGELES

California

SHAHIN DERBOGHOSSIANS MD

Urology

Claims Filled595

GLENDALE

California

WALTER TAUBENSLAG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled569

WHEELING

West Virginia

JOSEPH HAYES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled567

ROANOKE

Virginia

GENE MEISENBERG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled564

BROOKLYN

New York

COSME GOMEZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled557

MIAMI

Florida

EDWARD SVADJIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled556

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

ARNOLD SHOLDER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled555

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

CHARLES MYERS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled555

EARLYSVILLE

Virginia

DUDLEY DANOFF MD

Urology

Claims Filled553

LOS ANGELES

California

BEHNAM SHENASSA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled547

EAGLE ROCK

California

GUILLERMO VAZQUEZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled543

HIALEAH

Florida

LUIS SABOGAL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled538

MIAMI

Florida

MARK GREENBERGER M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled538

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

CHARLES KRAUS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled536

CANTON

Ohio

MARK BIGLER M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled531

BOWLING GREEN

Kentucky

LARRY SUK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled528

GARDENA

California

SURESH AMINA MD

Urology

Claims Filled527

NEW CASTLE

Pennsylvania

JUNG BAE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled523

LOS ANGELES

California

JORGE ECHENIQUE MD

Urology

Claims Filled522

CORAL GABLES

Florida

ALAN WALTHER MD

Claims Filled521

EL CENTRO

California

MILEY WALKER MD

Urology

Claims Filled521

SUFFOLK

Virginia

LEONID KOTKIN MD

Urology

Claims Filled520

BRIGHTON

Massachusetts

ZHAOYANG PAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled519

LOS ANGELES

California