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FINASTERIDE

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 2015

5,529
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1511 of 3395

$1.23M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1641 of 3395

1,340
Patients

Rank: 1616 of 3395

1,316
Prescribers

Rank: 1560 of 3395

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18%

of people say

it's worth it

36%

of people say

it worked well

36%

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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New Jersey 232 935 $207K
New York 191 839 $202K
Pennsylvania 199 830 $191K
California 118 495 $101K
Florida 100 352 $87.4K
Texas 43 172 $38.6K
Illinois 30 140 $28.6K
North Carolina 28 132 $24.7K
Ohio 29 123 $30.4K
Massachusetts 23 101 $26.4K
South Carolina 28 95 $22.3K
Virginia 26 84 $18K
Georgia 21 81 $11.2K
South Dakota 11 79 $11.4K
Michigan 19 72 $15.3K
Washington 13 67 $12.2K
Arizona 17 59 $8,973
Alabama 52 $9,200
Missouri 15 51 $14.2K
Wisconsin 11 47 $10.4K
Connecticut 16 42 $10.1K
Oklahoma 41 $6,366
Oregon 40 $10.7K
Tennessee 40 $7,271
Maryland 13 39 $9,941
Minnesota 12 39 $10.9K
Kansas 38 $7,610
West Virginia 36 $8,918
Delaware 32 $9,531
Indiana 32 $9,192
Colorado 27 $3,358
Hawaii 26 $5,860
Vermont 24 $3,349
Louisiana 23 $6,311
Iowa 23 $4,410
New Mexico 22 $5,449
New Hampshire 21 $7,378
Nevada 21 $3,023
North Dakota 13 $1,790
Rhode Island 12 $2,028
Maine 11 $3,971
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 »

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.