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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Without this hormone, the body cannot function properly, resulting in: poor growth; slow speech; lack of energy; weight gain; hair loss; dry, thick skin; and increased sensitivity to cold. When taken correctly, levothyroxine reverses these symptoms. Levothyroxine is also used to treat congenital hypothyroidism (cretinism) and goiter (enlarged thyroid gland). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

24.8M
Medicare Part D Claims
$256M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 2,307,680 $23.5M
Florida 1,908,508 $17.9M
Texas 1,803,284 $16.6M
Pennsylvania 1,581,578 $14.1M
New York 1,441,692 $15.2M
Ohio 1,243,088 $11.4M
Illinois 1,081,119 $10.1M
Tennessee 780,333 $6.73M
North Carolina 755,220 $6.66M
Michigan 750,706 $8.44M
Georgia 731,281 $6.34M
Missouri 710,889 $6.11M
Indiana 650,565 $6.14M
Kentucky 596,262 $5.02M
Massachusetts 592,587 $5.72M
Arizona 579,819 $5.36M
Wisconsin 553,785 $5.6M
Minnesota 551,302 $5.74M
New Jersey 531,353 $5.56M
Virginia 528,410 $4.88M
Washington 506,929 $5M
Alabama 505,747 $4.35M
Iowa 457,102 $3.74M
Louisiana 420,007 $3.62M
Oregon 398,005 $3.81M
South Carolina 394,456 $3.53M
Oklahoma 378,184 $3.73M
Colorado 370,569 $3.23M
Arkansas 360,348 $2.86M
Kansas 356,746 $3.13M
Puerto Rico 327,634 $2.57M
West Virginia 297,169 $2.62M
Connecticut 280,590 $2.82M
Mississippi 278,912 $2.27M
Maryland 251,982 $2.73M
Nebraska 251,389 $2.13M
New Mexico 236,573 $2.19M
Nevada 193,704 $1.78M
Idaho 175,699 $1.71M
Utah 174,604 $1.67M
Maine 154,991 $1.72M
Montana 128,103 $1.17M
South Dakota 121,198 $1.12M
Rhode Island 113,487 $961K
North Dakota 105,863 $1.08M
New Hampshire 96,834 $959K
Hawaii 78,364 $765K
Wyoming 59,418 $539K
Vermont 58,100 $616K
Delaware 52,814 $589K
Alaska 20,168 $188K
District of Columbia 18,185 $176K
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 LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAMES ABRAHAM M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

PASSAIC

New Jersey

DIANE SCHWEITZER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEEDHAM

Massachusetts

JUNE BLANCO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SHREWSBURY

Massachusetts

EDWARD MILCARSKY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

EDGEWATER

Florida

YELENA LAPIDUS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN LUIS OBISPO

California

MATVEY BROKHIN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

ROBERT BOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

SAILAJA DAMINENI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ST. ALBANS

New York

NORA WOIWODE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SUNNYVALE

California

JUDITH ZINK MSN, RN, APN-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

SIMPSONVILLE

South Carolina

WOODWARD BURGERT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHAPEL HILL

North Carolina

IZU NWAKOBY M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

OCALA

Florida

RANDY KLEIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FLEMINGTON

New Jersey

KENNETH CONTE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GARFIELD

New Jersey

CHRISTOPHER GEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

JERICHO

New York

CHRYSTAL LEMASTER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PHOENIX

Arizona

MARGOT GORSKE APRN-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

ARLINGTON

Virginia

CESAR MATOS-MARTINEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

EDINBURG

Texas

LEE PENNINGTON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BETHESDA

Maryland

TIMOTHY TOWARD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

RIVIERA BEACH

Florida

STELIAN ANDRECA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

OBERLIN

Kansas

JOHANNA PALLOTTA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

BOSTON

Massachusetts

MEGHAN WELTMAN MPAS

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

JACKSONVILLE

North Carolina

THOMAS CRAIG M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS

Ohio

STACEY BACON NP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

JOPLIN

Missouri