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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

37.7M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 2 of 3362

$632M
Retail Cost

Rank: 36 of 3362

6,245,507
Patients

Rank: 7 of 3362

416,518
Prescribers

Rank: 20 of 3362

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75%

of people say

it's worth it

62%

of people say

it worked well

10%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

27.3M

2011

30.3M

2012

35.2M

2013

37.7M

2014

39.4M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$257M

2011

$287M

2012

$396M

2013

$632M

2014

$778M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$37

2011

$35

2012

$36

2013

$44

2014

$44

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
California 647,591 3,551,598 $64.7M
Florida 485,114 2,600,225 $46.9M
Texas 448,779 2,490,991 $40.1M
New York 348,849 2,140,998 $38.6M
Pennsylvania 307,086 2,054,364 $32.6M
Ohio 279,894 1,646,734 $25.2M
Illinois 226,712 1,351,686 $23.1M
North Carolina 198,799 1,276,784 $19.9M
Michigan 242,549 1,173,999 $23M
Georgia 162,212 1,050,181 $14.9M
Tennessee 164,405 1,025,570 $15.4M
Missouri 145,332 957,414 $14.4M
Indiana 148,611 864,898 $13.9M
New Jersey 148,464 806,075 $15.5M
Arizona 157,234 800,831 $13.2M
Kentucky 117,501 790,122 $10.9M
Massachusetts 124,457 786,229 $13.7M
Virginia 127,177 745,642 $12.3M
Wisconsin 119,405 688,425 $13.2M
Washington 126,853 681,791 $12.1M
Alabama 110,194 678,877 $11.1M
Minnesota 113,482 613,606 $12.9M
Louisiana 91,193 613,135 $9.17M
South Carolina 101,719 602,861 $9.56M
Colorado 113,135 600,010 $9.43M
Iowa 83,353 550,037 $8.97M
Oregon 98,471 538,964 $9.39M
Arkansas 67,058 466,080 $6.13M
Oklahoma 83,330 465,033 $7.8M
Kansas 70,317 452,132 $6.52M
Connecticut 69,055 394,940 $7.29M
Maryland 78,068 383,285 $7.9M
Mississippi 51,711 358,341 $4.82M
West Virginia 55,543 354,735 $5.26M
Nebraska 44,761 312,201 $4.77M
New Mexico 52,357 271,497 $4.54M
Nevada 49,785 255,191 $4.16M
Utah 46,371 235,978 $3.97M
Idaho 39,393 211,988 $3.62M
Maine 37,334 198,894 $3.81M
Rhode Island 21,818 152,319 $2.35M
Montana 25,035 147,907 $2.52M
South Dakota 22,703 144,634 $2.45M
New Hampshire 25,018 137,873 $2.39M
North Dakota 18,502 115,698 $2.23M
Hawaii 18,155 96,017 $1.8M
Delaware 19,288 86,720 $1.93M
Wyoming 12,707 73,341 $1.19M
Vermont 12,471 66,327 $1.35M
District of Columbia 6,137 30,662 $546K
Alaska 4,316 29,855 $402K
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 »

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Top prescribers for LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled6,498

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled6,125

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled5,087

TUCKER

Georgia

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled4,780

CULLMAN

Alabama

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled4,709

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,138

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,937

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled3,839

DUBLIN

Georgia

WILLIAM SILVERSTONE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,730

WESTLAND

Michigan

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled3,482

WESTLAND

Michigan

DONALD QUINN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,341

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,340

LORAIN

Ohio

Y SIDDIQ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled3,300

AUSTELL

Georgia

ERIC BARNES D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled3,260

COLUMBIA

Missouri

DENNIS ROBINSON D.O.

General Practice

Claims Filled3,232

MARSHFIELD

Missouri

CHARLES DAVIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,193

OVERLAND PARK

Kansas

BRETT SCHARF DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,189

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

CARLOS SANTIAGOALICEA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled3,160

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,133

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,087

WESTON

Massachusetts

ROBERTO DIAZ M.D.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled3,078

ALICE

Texas

LORA SHIRAR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,952

GOLDEN

Colorado

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,906

WOODLAWN

Virginia

CRAIG FOCKLER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,894

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

JACQUELINE COHN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled2,881

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas