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AVODART

Avodart 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 2013

1.6M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 177 of 3238

$304M
Retail Cost

Rank: 79 of 3238

293,723
Patients

Rank: 226 of 3238

103,209
Prescribers

Rank: 232 of 3238

User Reviews of AVODART »

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Alternatives:

Proscar Cardura Hytrin Flomax

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 39,421 229,818 $40.3M
New York 28,614 157,917 $30.6M
Florida 28,452 140,659 $27.4M
Texas 22,114 108,763 $21.4M
Pennsylvania 15,839 88,815 $16.8M
New Jersey 13,087 61,322 $13.8M
Illinois 10,308 55,286 $10.7M
North Carolina 8,704 50,197 $8.71M
Ohio 10,184 49,254 $9.98M
Georgia 7,022 40,792 $7.03M
Michigan 8,946 38,272 $9.27M
Virginia 7,297 36,488 $7.32M
Tennessee 6,123 33,323 $5.81M
Missouri 5,522 31,703 $5.61M
Indiana 5,973 29,367 $6.11M
Kentucky 4,915 29,003 $4.98M
Alabama 4,721 27,274 $4.62M
Louisiana 4,150 26,105 $4.12M
South Carolina 4,147 21,769 $4.02M
Arizona 4,798 21,387 $4.66M
Mississippi 2,996 19,726 $2.87M
Connecticut 3,945 19,405 $4.11M
Washington 3,801 18,753 $3.76M
Wisconsin 3,259 18,337 $3.51M
Iowa 2,452 17,090 $2.63M
Oklahoma 3,222 16,415 $3.28M
Minnesota 3,269 15,931 $3.6M
Arkansas 2,455 15,755 $2.44M
Maryland 3,649 15,704 $3.79M
West Virginia 2,808 14,620 $2.88M
Massachusetts 2,678 14,257 $2.89M
Colorado 2,689 13,675 $2.69M
Kansas 1,982 12,075 $2.03M
Oregon 2,349 11,925 $2.41M
Nebraska 1,661 11,676 $1.82M
Nevada 1,676 7,578 $1.61M
New Mexico 1,537 7,510 $1.5M
Hawaii 1,372 7,447 $1.54M
Utah 1,407 6,576 $1.3M
North Dakota 1,010 6,385 $1.07M
South Dakota 835 5,436 $873K
Montana 916 5,343 $958K
Maine 897 4,307 $976K
Idaho 785 4,210 $758K
Rhode Island 640 4,036 $672K
Delaware 1,032 3,985 $1.09M
New Hampshire 539 2,756 $576K
Alaska 419 2,238 $447K
Wyoming 331 1,836 $339K
Vermont 329 1,655 $360K
District of Columbia 349 1,327 $305K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
JOY PAUL M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled434

TORRANCE

California

LORENZO PELLY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled433

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

PAUL MERRICK MD

Urology

Claims Filled432

WINFIELD

Illinois

JAMES CARUSO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled432

NAPERVILLE

Illinois

FELIX SHEPARD MD

Urology

Claims Filled431

NORTON

Virginia

RONALD CHEE-AWAI M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled431

MARRERO

Louisiana

MICHAEL SCHLESINGER MD

Urology

Claims Filled430

STATESVILLE

North Carolina

WALTER TAUBENSLAG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled428

WHEELING

West Virginia

ROBERT BYRNE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled427

ATHENS

Georgia

ZHAOYANG PAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled424

LOS ANGELES

California

RICHARD IOFFREDA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled424

NORTH BRUNSWICK

New Jersey

HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled423

BROOKLYN

New York

JOHN BALUCH MD PHD

Urology

Claims Filled422

COLUMBUS

Ohio

SERGEY ROME M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled420

PARAMUS

New Jersey

CHRISTOPHER KLINKO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled419

CHAMBERSBURG

Pennsylvania

HIEU N TRAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled418

WESTMINSTER

California

TERRY YEE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled415

HONOLULU

Hawaii

AARON KATZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled414

GARDEN CITY

New York

ARTHUR CENTENO MD

Urology

Claims Filled412

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

FREDERICK GREENSTEIN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled411

BROOKLYN

New York

BERNARD LEHRHOFF M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled409

WESTFIELD

New Jersey

MICHAEL GRIBETZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled407

NEW YORK

New York

JAMES DEVANNEY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled406

TORRINGTON

Connecticut

MIGUEL MARTINEZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled405

LOS ANGELES

California

RAMON PINEDA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled403

PASADENA

Texas