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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
HERBERT KONKOFF MD

Urology

Claims Filled450

SAN FRANCISCO

California

BERNARD LEHRHOFF M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled449

WESTFIELD

New Jersey

GEORGE HURT M.D.

Pediatric Urology

Claims Filled442

MARTINSVILLE

Virginia

ALFREDO SUAREZ-SARMIENTO M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled439

COCONUT GROVE

Florida

FELIX SHEPARD MD

Urology

Claims Filled438

NORTON

Virginia

HOWARD ABROMOWITZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled436

DAYTON

Ohio

AARON KATZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled435

GARDEN CITY

New York

JAMES MARSHALL M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled432

COLUMBIA

Tennessee

MARK SONG MD, PHD

Nephrology

Claims Filled432

LOS ANGELES

California

MAURICIO DAVALOS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled430

EL PASO

Texas

MIGUEL MARTINEZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled425

LOS ANGELES

California

GHASOUB HARB MD

Urology

Claims Filled424

DAVENPORT

Iowa

FRANKLIN CHU MD

Urology

Claims Filled424

SAN BERNARDINO

California

JARED COWAN PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled422

MONROEVILLE

Pennsylvania

TERRY YEE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled419

HONOLULU

Hawaii

MATTHEW TOBIN MD

Urology

Claims Filled418

NEPTUNE

New Jersey

ARTHUR CENTENO MD

Urology

Claims Filled417

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

CHARLES KRAUS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled416

CANTON

Ohio

MIN WONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled416

BROOKLYN

New York

FREDERICK GREENSTEIN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled414

BROOKLYN

New York

TU-HI HONG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled414

TULARE

California

ORVILLE MCLENAN MD

Urology

Claims Filled413

FREEPORT

New York

XIAORONG HE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled411

ELMHURST

New York

JOHN KOWALCZYK DO

Urology

Claims Filled411

LOS ANGELES

California

LOUIS PLZAK MD

Urology

Claims Filled408

BEAUFORT

South Carolina