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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
DANIEL BUBENHEIM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,479

MC KEES ROCKS

Pennsylvania

HAZEL YANG M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,475

ASHLAND

Kentucky

IDALMIS TERAN-GONZALEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,473

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,464

WESTON

Massachusetts

JERRY BENFIELD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,463

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

BRIAN MCCLAIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,461

CANTON

Ohio

DAVID SAMARA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,458

ORANGE PARK

Florida

GEORGE FIELDS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,456

SANTA ANA

California

IMRAN HAQUE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,453

ASHEBORO

North Carolina

DAVID COFFEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,452

ONEIDA

Tennessee

ROBERT FRANKLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,450

CHICAGO

Illinois

MATTHEW BEASEY MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,447

BRISTOL

Tennessee

TIMOTHY ESTES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,446

JACKSON

Mississippi

RONALD GOLDBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,445

HAVERHILL

Massachusetts

AETNA RX HOME DELIVERY

Suppliers, Mail Order Pharmacy

Claims Filled1,443

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

BURCHAM FUQUA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,442

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

MANUEL BROWN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,438

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

MIR A ALIKHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,432

LAKE WORTH

Florida

IVAN GELLER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,429

WHEAT RIDGE

Colorado

MUHAMMED AZIZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,429

BEAUMONT

Texas

ROY HINMAN MD PA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,427

ST AUGUSTINE

Florida

ANTON VASILIU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,426

CENTERVILLE

Ohio

RAGHAVENDRA PRASAD MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,421

CEDAR HILL

Texas

ISAAC CHITRIT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,416

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

JOSEPH ECKBURG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,416

ROCKFORD

Illinois