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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
BORIS GUREVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,576

CHICAGO

Illinois

MARY RUDYK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,573

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

PAUL MUMMA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,573

CROOKSVILLE

Ohio

CARL VANCE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,571

IDAHO FALLS

Idaho

PAUL FISHMAN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,568

WHEAT RIDGE

Colorado

JONATHAN ALLRED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,560

JAMESTOWN

Tennessee

JIBRAIL KASPERKHAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,555

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

DAVID BARRASSO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,549

MEDFORD

Massachusetts

STEVEN WARREN MD DPA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,545

BOUNTIFUL

Utah

PETER CHANG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,543

SAN ANGELO

Texas

DEREK COOZE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,540

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

WALTER ZAVALA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,532

DELTONA

Florida

JOSEPH PEYTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,527

MAUMEE

Ohio

MICHAEL ARONOVICH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,520

DELRAY BEACH

Florida

ROBERT HENDRICKSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,514

DANVILLE

Kentucky

RONALD PHILIPP D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,511

LONG BEACH

California

SURESH NAIR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,498

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

ARVID LADE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,498

TULSA

Oklahoma

SUSAN MOORE-RIESBECK D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,494

SOUTH BEND

Indiana

RANDALL HORINE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,492

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

TANIN PARICH MD

Claims Filled1,487

ALTON

Illinois

JEFFREY AMIDON D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,486

ROME

New York

MICHAEL BRODIE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,483

TURLOCK

California

JOHN CORDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,481

HICKORY

North Carolina

DENNIS DAVIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,481

WASHINGTON

Pennsylvania