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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
MICHAEL BARSOTTI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled55

VANCOUVER

Washington

FRITZ FRYE PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled55

SURFSIDE BEACH

South Carolina

VLADIMIR ZAGREBELSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

ABINGTON

Pennsylvania

JILL CAMPBELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

SOCORRO

New Mexico

LARRY NEWMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

BAILEYVILLE

Maine

ZAN BENJAMIN M.D.

Managed Care Organizations, Preferred Provider Organization

Claims Filled55

CORONA

California

RICHARD SEIDNER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

LIVERPOOL

New York

RUSSELL WAGNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

ATLANTA

Georgia

GREGORY LEIERWOOD FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled55

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

CAMILLE MATTIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

PALM HARBOR

Florida

MCKIM PETERSON M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

ROCKPORT

Maine

ANDREA FRIESEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

TACOMA

Washington

LUIS CASAS M.D.

Claims Filled55

LAUREL

Maryland

PAMELA CHRISTY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

FARMINGTON

Iowa

MARIETTA CHOE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

PORTLAND

Oregon

PUXIAO CEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled55

ORLANDO

Florida

JOSEPH MATTOX MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

LAURIE KATZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan

NOVA AGUILA MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled55

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

AMY SHAW MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

SANTA ROSA

California

AMIN HUBALLAH PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled55

DEARBORN

Michigan

FRANK RINELLA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

WHITE SALMON

Washington

STACEY BOWSER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

EVERETT

Pennsylvania

TARUNDEEP KAUR M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled55

WAUSAU

Wisconsin

GARY JEZNACH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

STURBRIDGE

Massachusetts