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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
JOHN TUTTLE MD

Urology

Claims Filled462

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ALI ALAVI M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled460

FULLERTON

California

ELWOOD BOONE MD

Urology

Claims Filled456

RICHMOND

Virginia

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled453

SAN GABRIEL

California

CIRIL GODEC M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled452

BROOKLYN

New York

TOD FUSIA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled450

TAMPA

Florida

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled449

NEW YORK

New York

RAMON PINEDA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled447

PASADENA

Texas

JED KAMINETSKY MD

Urology

Claims Filled447

NEW YORK

New York

LEON HIRZEL MD

Urology

Claims Filled447

MIAMI

Florida

MARK SCHMIDT M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled444

ROANOKE

Virginia

VITALY RAYKHMAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled442

BROOKLYN

New York

MICHAEL DATTOLI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled442

SARASOTA

Florida

RICHARD DAVID M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled441

SHERMAN OAKS

California

MICHAEL SCHLESINGER MD

Urology

Claims Filled440

STATESVILLE

North Carolina

JACK BAKER DO

Urology

Claims Filled429

CANTON

Ohio

DEMETRIOS KATSIKAS MD

Urology

Claims Filled428

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

RONALD CHEE-AWAI M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled427

MARRERO

Louisiana

PAUL PERITO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled427

MIAMI

Florida

DENIS YALKUT MD

Urology

Claims Filled426

RICHMOND

Kentucky

JOHN KASPAR M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled425

GOLDSBORO

North Carolina

STEPHEN YANOSHAK D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled424

EVERETT

Pennsylvania

LOUIS PLZAK MD

Urology

Claims Filled423

BEAUFORT

South Carolina

PAUL MERRICK MD

Urology

Claims Filled422

WINFIELD

Illinois

SAMUEL LEE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled421

LOS ANGELES

California