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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
SERGEY ROME M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled518

PARAMUS

New Jersey

MIGUEL MARTINEZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled515

LOS ANGELES

California

CHINH HUYNH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled513

WESTMINSTER

California

KAREEM ZAKI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled510

GALAX

Virginia

JAESOO PAK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled503

CERRITOS

California

ARTHUR PORTER MD

Urology

Claims Filled502

CLEVELAND

Ohio

MANISH SHAH MD

Urology

Claims Filled496

GADSDEN

Alabama

MISAK ABDULIAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled495

LOS ANGELES

California

JAMES CARUSO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled492

NAPERVILLE

Illinois

HENRY RUIZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled491

MCALLEN

Texas

RONALD DEGUERRE MD

Urology

Claims Filled488

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

HAROLD HSU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled487

ROSEMEAD

California

WUHUA JING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled486

NEW YORK

New York

JAMES STALLINGS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled482

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

MICHAEL GRIBETZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled482

NEW YORK

New York

FELIX SHEPARD MD

Urology

Claims Filled481

NORTON

Virginia

HERBERT KONKOFF MD

Urology

Claims Filled481

SAN FRANCISCO

California

SOHEIL NIKU MD

Specialist

Claims Filled480

SIMI VALLEY

California

ARMEN KASSABIAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled478

BURBANK

California

ALEXANDER MARINBAKH M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled477

BROOKLYN

New York

JOHN KABALIN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled477

SCOTTSBLUFF

Nebraska

WENWU JIN M.D., PH.D.

Urology

Claims Filled474

SAN FRANCISCO

California

ARTHUR THOMAS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled473

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

JOHN KOWALCZYK DO

Urology

Claims Filled471

LOS ANGELES

California

MICHAEL METRO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled465

PHILA

Pennsylvania