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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
ROBERT HENDRICKSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,419

DANVILLE

Kentucky

HUSAM HAMED M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,411

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JESSE MORRISS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,366

DOTHAN

Alabama

ALEXANDER CHAN MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled2,362

TURLOCK

California

GEORGE PURSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,358

AUGUSTA

Georgia

JOHN CAMPBELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,348

KENTWOOD

Michigan

RICHARD PISH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled2,343

UNIONTOWN

Pennsylvania

CHARLES MAXVILL DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,318

EULESS

Texas

MICHAEL O'CONNER DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,318

DES MOINES

Iowa

DAVID SAMARA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,315

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

R BRYANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,312

WICHITA

Kansas

MICHAEL AHEARN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,308

KEWANEE

Illinois

LAILA HIRJEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,306

DALLAS

Texas

KENNETH BIROS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,283

CANAL FULTON

Ohio

BOGDAN NEDELESCU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,277

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

JANSEN TODD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,276

LUFKIN

Texas

MANIKANDA RAJA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,260

HEMET

California

JOEL GONCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,211

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

MYRNA LOPEZ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled2,208

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

JOHN CORDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,204

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

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

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,201

NORTH BERGEN

New Jersey

SUSAN BERNER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,199

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

LOWELL CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,188

BUSHNELL

Florida

TERESA SALAZAR-CATRON MD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled2,186

MARYVILLE

Tennessee

JAMES CHUDLEIGH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled2,164

VOLENTE

Texas