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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
DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled5,216

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled5,117

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,305

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,081

FORT WORTH

Texas

WILLIAM SILVERSTONE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,043

WESTLAND

Michigan

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,037

LENEXA

Kansas

R BRYANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,837

WICHITA

Kansas

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,829

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

VINCENT DILELLA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,689

DUNEDIN

Florida

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,668

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

HENRY MIDDLETON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,510

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

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

General Practice

Claims Filled2,387

CULLMAN

Alabama

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,378

GALAX

Virginia

DENNIS ROBINSON D.O.

General Practice

Claims Filled2,374

MARSHFIELD

Missouri

MANIKANDA RAJA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,357

HEMET

California

ROY OVERTON DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,342

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

JACQUELINE COHN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled2,316

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled2,238

WESTLAND

Michigan

ABIMAEL PEREZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,227

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

RON RANKIN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,209

AMARILLO

Texas

ROBERTO DIAZ M.D.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled2,149

ALICE

Texas

RADU CIUBUC MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,146

EL PASO

Texas

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,112

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

Y SIDDIQ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled2,109

AUSTELL

Georgia

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,079

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma