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LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM

Liothyronine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

426K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 379 of 3395

$15.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 785 of 3395

89,810
Patients

Rank: 437 of 3395

46,045
Prescribers

Rank: 426 of 3395

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it worked well

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it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

233K

2011

277K

2012

332K

2013

378K

2014

426K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$10.8M

2011

$13M

2012

$15.5M

2013

$15.6M

2014

$15.9M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$56

2011

$59

2012

$71

2013

$76

2014

$77

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 12,405 57,236 $2.27M
Texas 8,199 37,055 $1.31M
Florida 8,060 34,236 $1.24M
Washington 3,985 18,724 $736K
Arizona 4,097 17,515 $613K
New York 3,826 17,367 $696K
North Carolina 3,033 15,123 $481K
Ohio 2,846 13,846 $544K
Georgia 2,630 12,799 $398K
Oregon 2,512 12,257 $481K
Pennsylvania 2,499 11,944 $483K
Illinois 2,364 11,484 $430K
Missouri 1,987 10,735 $406K
Tennessee 2,108 9,966 $342K
Colorado 2,051 9,131 $369K
Michigan 2,141 9,090 $360K
Indiana 1,898 8,894 $335K
Utah 1,607 7,283 $260K
New Jersey 1,646 7,082 $285K
Virginia 1,606 7,060 $274K
Massachusetts 1,206 6,014 $229K
Louisiana 1,111 5,916 $193K
Nevada 1,226 5,386 $217K
South Carolina 1,035 4,970 $167K
New Mexico 1,033 4,872 $192K
Wisconsin 994 4,862 $183K
Arkansas 879 4,758 $151K
Minnesota 1,025 4,747 $230K
Oklahoma 1,047 4,694 $164K
Alabama 1,025 4,593 $173K
Kentucky 946 4,461 $157K
Idaho 903 4,201 $157K
Connecticut 886 4,146 $169K
Kansas 635 3,510 $114K
Iowa 673 3,266 $103K
Nebraska 567 3,228 $115K
Maryland 847 3,032 $143K
Mississippi 457 2,449 $71.1K
West Virginia 409 2,065 $77.4K
Hawaii 488 2,009 $93.4K
Montana 367 1,732 $57.6K
New Hampshire 355 1,674 $58.4K
Rhode Island 289 1,613 $74.4K
Vermont 321 1,568 $63.1K
Maine 374 1,535 $68.4K
North Dakota 206 810 $29.6K
South Dakota 142 732 $26.5K
District of Columbia 154 711 $32.3K
Wyoming 145 687 $23.1K
Alaska 130 669 $24K
Delaware 165 574 $23.8K
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 LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBERT MURRAY M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled2,014

SEATTLE

Washington

TED ROGERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled863

CHILLICOTHE

Illinois

E FOSTER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled796

CORTLAND

Ohio

MARK BESSETTE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled649

TUCSON

Arizona

FOREST CONLEY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled604

MOBERLY

Missouri

ARNOLD VERA M.D., M.SC., F.A.C.E

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled535

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

NATHAN BECKER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled517

SAN FRANCISCO

California

JAIME CORTES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled494

OAKLAND

California

JULIO UGARTE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled445

THE VILLAGES

Florida

EDWIN CUNNINGHAM MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled443

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

VIRGINIA JONES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled436

THOMASTON

Georgia

HECTOR RIVERA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled425

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

JUAN GARCIA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled409

HARLINGEN

Texas

GABRIEL GUERRERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled392

PORT ST LUCIE

Florida

RAMON SAAVEDRA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled389

LAS CRUCES

New Mexico

GRANT CRAIG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled386

SHERMAN

Texas

JAMES MACOOL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled384

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS

Florida

SUMER PHILLIPS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled371

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

ERIC BUXTON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled354

SAN FRANCISCO

California

DAVID TURNER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled350

COLUMBIA

Tennessee

BENEDICTO ESTOESTA M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled341

VALLEY SPRINGS

California

LEANNE SWENSON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled341

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

LISA STONE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled340

WENATCHEE

Washington

DONALD LEVINE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled337

NYACK

New York

ROBERT FREDERICKS MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled330

RENO

Nevada