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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
CHARLES DAVIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,048

OVERLAND PARK

Kansas

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,047

TUCKER

Georgia

ROBERT CURRIE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,047

GALESBURG

Illinois

BRIAN CHICOINE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,041

PARK RIDGE

Illinois

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,033

LORAIN

Ohio

JOHN POTOMSKI DO CMA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,011

MELBOURNE

Florida

LOWELL CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,981

BUSHNELL

Florida

JOSEPH THOMAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,927

VALDOSTA

Georgia

KENNETH RICE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,892

LUBBOCK

Texas

SAM DUNLANY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,887

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

ERIC BARNES D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,881

COLUMBIA

Missouri

CHARLES SWENSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,842

MINOT

North Dakota

TIMOTHY ROSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,839

VANCOUVER

Washington

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,807

MIDWEST CITY

Oklahoma

TRUDY SANSON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,802

WEST MONROE

Louisiana

JORGE BARBOZA SOSA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,801

EAGLE PASS

Texas

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,800

TEXARKANA

Texas

CHARLES MAXVILL DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,792

DALLAS

Texas

JOSEPH BRENES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,788

WOLCOTT

Connecticut

KENNETH BIROS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,766

CANAL FULTON

Ohio

MARCELO BENDIX MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,766

MIAMI

Florida

IRINA URUSOVA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,753

LOS ANGELES

California

SANDRA ALVAREZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,750

DELAND

Florida

TIBOR KOPJAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,738

MARYVILLE

Illinois

JOANNE LANGTON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,730

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee