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Proscar (Finasteride) 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

6,050
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1405 of 3362

$1.26M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1305 of 3362

1,470
Patients

Rank: 1455 of 3362

1,455
Prescribers

Rank: 1426 of 3362

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14%

of people say

it's worth it

14%

of people say

it worked well

43%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

5,398

2011

4,910

2012

6,289

2013

6,050

2014

5,529

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$800K

2011

$778K

2012

$1.21M

2013

$1.26M

2014

$1.23M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$246

2011

$260

2012

$171

2013

$167

2014

$154

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New Jersey 228 972 $213K
New York 232 898 $204K
Pennsylvania 197 886 $171K
California 125 540 $107K
Florida 112 412 $93.6K
Texas 49 193 $35.6K
North Carolina 31 151 $23.2K
Illinois 31 137 $29.5K
Ohio 29 111 $27K
Virginia 28 103 $20.1K
Georgia 24 102 $17.5K
Massachusetts 26 95 $24.5K
Michigan 24 87 $16K
Arizona 32 85 $19.1K
South Dakota 11 73 $10.3K
Alabama 13 66 $10.8K
South Carolina 23 63 $13K
Missouri 14 63 $15K
Wisconsin 11 63 $12.7K
Washington 17 55 $11.2K
Tennessee 54 $8,660
West Virginia 12 51 $10.2K
Hawaii 50 $10.5K
Connecticut 20 50 $13.6K
Oregon 48 $12.4K
Oklahoma 11 47 $9,054
Maryland 15 46 $13.8K
Delaware 43 $8,866
Colorado 13 42 $6,438
Indiana 37 $8,110
Nevada 36 $6,465
Minnesota 11 35 $10.1K
Louisiana 11 35 $8,338
Iowa 26 $5,207
Vermont 22 $2,854
Kansas 21 $4,231
New Mexico 21 $5,628
Maine 18 $4,072
New Hampshire 17 $3,587
Utah 16 $4,384
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.