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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 2015

1.04M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 229 of 3395

$253M
Retail Cost

Rank: 121 of 3395

222,707
Patients

Rank: 279 of 3395

89,288
Prescribers

Rank: 275 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.63M

2011

1.53M

2012

1.6M

2013

1.49M

2014

1.04M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$253M

2011

$263M

2012

$304M

2013

$318M

2014

$253M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$270

2011

$283

2012

$287

2013

$298

2014

$283

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 30,500 157,896 $34.9M
New York 22,625 114,549 $27.2M
Florida 20,925 88,260 $22.4M
Texas 17,098 71,530 $17.8M
Pennsylvania 12,097 56,900 $13.7M
New Jersey 9,807 38,606 $11M
Illinois 7,784 35,789 $9.02M
North Carolina 6,430 31,498 $7.14M
Georgia 5,481 28,030 $6.17M
Michigan 6,935 25,566 $7.71M
Ohio 6,242 25,335 $6.46M
Virginia 5,543 23,675 $6.08M
Tennessee 4,478 21,054 $4.8M
Missouri 3,756 18,841 $4.15M
Alabama 3,651 17,567 $4.03M
Kentucky 3,211 17,553 $3.54M
Louisiana 3,118 17,213 $3.38M
Indiana 4,254 17,202 $4.53M
South Carolina 3,630 16,658 $3.89M
Connecticut 3,345 14,102 $3.77M
Arizona 3,556 13,524 $3.75M
Mississippi 2,277 12,579 $2.33M
Washington 2,672 11,648 $2.92M
Wisconsin 2,496 11,361 $2.89M
Maryland 3,210 11,168 $3.5M
Iowa 1,791 10,989 $2.16M
Minnesota 2,586 10,934 $3.13M
Arkansas 1,871 10,677 $2.1M
Oklahoma 2,373 10,535 $2.67M
Colorado 2,373 10,154 $2.57M
Massachusetts 2,066 8,900 $2.33M
West Virginia 1,933 8,401 $2.13M
Nebraska 1,321 7,974 $1.59M
Kansas 1,450 7,616 $1.66M
Oregon 1,659 7,122 $1.89M
Utah 1,139 4,812 $1.22M
Hawaii 1,155 4,715 $1.43M
Nevada 1,170 4,430 $1.2M
New Mexico 1,098 4,421 $1.17M
North Dakota 714 4,020 $881K
Montana 757 3,545 $845K
South Dakota 585 3,419 $703K
Idaho 615 2,843 $678K
Rhode Island 464 2,551 $538K
Maine 631 2,453 $708K
Delaware 736 2,411 $835K
New Hampshire 421 1,737 $456K
Wyoming 306 1,362 $343K
Alaska 274 1,358 $277K
Vermont 254 969 $286K
District of Columbia 255 862 $250K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
DARREN BRUCK M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled329

MIAMI

Florida

SCOTT SECH M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled328

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

ROBERT BYRNE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled326

ATHENS

Georgia

CRAIG CANFIELD M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled325

SAN LUIS OBISPO

California

YANHAN HUANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled323

BROOKLYN

New York

KHOI TANG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled321

GARDEN GROVE

California

XIAORONG HE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled321

ELMHURST

New York

GARBIS APELIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled319

VAN NUYS

California

ORVILLE MCLENAN MD

Urology

Claims Filled317

FREEPORT

New York

MARION ARNETT MD

Specialist

Claims Filled314

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

RAZMIK OHANJANIAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled312

GLENDALE

California

ARNOLD CINMAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled310

LOS ANGELES

California

VAGHARSHAK PILOSSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled309

VAN NUYS

California

LOUIS PLZAK MD

Urology

Claims Filled308

BEAUFORT

South Carolina

STEPHEN PIERCY M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled306

FORT DODGE

Iowa

PAVEL POLSKIY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled303

CARMICHAEL

California

LEONID KOTKIN MD

Urology

Claims Filled302

BRIGHTON

Massachusetts

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled301

SAN GABRIEL

California

SHAHROOZ ESHAGHIAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled297

LOS ANGELES

California

JIAN WEI ZHANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled297

NEW YORK

New York

LORENZO PELLY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled297

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

MICHAEL RITTENBERG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled296

KINGSTON

Pennsylvania

GLENN GANGI MD

Urology

Claims Filled291

MULLINS

South Carolina

JOY PAUL M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled290

TORRANCE

California

TU TRUONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled290

SAN DIEGO

California