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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

39.4M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1 of 3395

$778M
Retail Cost

Rank: 31 of 3395

6,639,514
Patients

Rank: 6 of 3395

426,548
Prescribers

Rank: 20 of 3395

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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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 678,837 3,642,919 $82.5M
Florida 519,750 2,721,575 $58.7M
Texas 479,130 2,609,840 $49.4M
New York 372,039 2,232,981 $46.9M
Pennsylvania 324,530 2,117,783 $40M
Ohio 295,470 1,717,524 $31.4M
Illinois 241,587 1,422,751 $28.1M
North Carolina 213,448 1,335,344 $24.5M
Michigan 252,923 1,241,416 $27.5M
Georgia 176,203 1,126,464 $18.3M
Tennessee 176,440 1,085,290 $18.9M
Missouri 153,987 1,006,227 $17.7M
Indiana 157,686 897,680 $17M
Kentucky 125,978 850,894 $13.1M
New Jersey 155,397 845,321 $18.8M
Arizona 167,892 839,402 $16.4M
Massachusetts 132,258 815,852 $16.8M
Virginia 136,764 785,302 $15.2M
Wisconsin 127,929 710,633 $16.1M
Washington 133,665 708,059 $14.7M
Alabama 116,632 685,811 $13.1M
Louisiana 98,263 657,580 $11.3M
South Carolina 109,077 637,561 $11.9M
Minnesota 118,551 636,693 $15.4M
Colorado 121,749 628,994 $12.1M
Iowa 87,946 560,383 $11M
Oregon 103,419 555,671 $11.1M
Arkansas 71,561 491,978 $7.33M
Oklahoma 87,564 479,761 $9.4M
Kansas 74,701 470,392 $7.76M
Connecticut 75,073 416,196 $8.83M
Maryland 85,041 411,687 $9.89M
Mississippi 55,349 375,243 $5.77M
West Virginia 58,573 372,969 $6.35M
Nebraska 47,034 322,652 $5.66M
New Mexico 55,339 283,835 $5.48M
Nevada 53,893 271,083 $5.26M
Utah 51,773 260,223 $5.21M
Idaho 43,065 225,983 $4.43M
Maine 40,031 206,841 $4.7M
Rhode Island 22,907 155,741 $2.93M
New Hampshire 28,257 153,825 $3.09M
Montana 26,421 150,048 $3.01M
South Dakota 24,100 149,012 $2.97M
North Dakota 19,012 114,256 $2.64M
Delaware 20,678 94,208 $2.44M
Hawaii 18,915 93,086 $2.24M
Wyoming 13,760 76,426 $1.44M
Vermont 13,836 70,635 $1.73M
District of Columbia 6,762 32,826 $694K
Alaska 4,481 29,621 $454K
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 »

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Top prescribers for LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MICHAEL AHEARN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,557

KEWANEE

Illinois

SUSAN BERNER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,539

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

CESAR TRABANCO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled2,522

PONCE

Puerto Rico

GEORGE PURSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,494

AUGUSTA

Georgia

MYRNA LOPEZ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled2,476

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

ALEXANDER CHAN MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled2,462

TURLOCK

California

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,442

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JESSE MORRISS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,441

DOTHAN

Alabama

ALAN COX MD

General Practice

Claims Filled2,428

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

DONALD VOLLMER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,417

HENDERSONVILLE

Tennessee

IRINA URUSOVA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled2,401

LOS ANGELES

California

KEN GIBSON MD

Specialist

Claims Filled2,395

TRAFFORD

Pennsylvania

DWIGHT WILLETT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,395

KINGSTON

Tennessee

TERESA SALAZAR-CATRON MD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled2,386

MARYVILLE

Tennessee

MARC GOLDSTEIN D.O.C.M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,380

NORTH BERGEN

New Jersey

ROBERT HENDRICKSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,376

BRODHEAD

Kentucky

DAVID SAMARA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,368

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

VANESSA FANT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,362

WOODLAWN

Virginia

KENNETH SHEPHARD MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled2,355

MIAMI

Florida

SUNIL GUPTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,343

CUMBERLAND

Maryland

JANSEN TODD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,339

LUFKIN

Texas

TODD FARRER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,335

BAKERSFIELD

California

MANUEL BROWN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,316

FAIRDALE

Kentucky

ANANT LODHIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,294

SACRAMENTO

California

JOSEPH PEYTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,278

MAUMEE

Ohio