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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. 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, liothyronine reverses these symptoms. Liothyronine is also used to treat goiter (enlarged thyroid gland) and to test for hyperthyroidism (a condition where the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

276K
Medicare Part D Claims
$12.9M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 37,672 $1.85M
Texas 21,578 $994K
Florida 20,244 $980K
Washington 13,739 $689K
New York 11,802 $557K
Arizona 10,099 $503K
Pennsylvania 8,735 $395K
North Carolina 8,726 $380K
Ohio 8,327 $385K
Oregon 7,987 $341K
Georgia 7,908 $339K
Missouri 7,822 $363K
Illinois 6,825 $326K
Indiana 6,618 $309K
Michigan 6,492 $297K
Tennessee 6,423 $280K
Colorado 6,113 $338K
New Jersey 5,068 $261K
Virginia 4,418 $218K
Massachusetts 4,341 $188K
Utah 4,025 $180K
Louisiana 3,925 $175K
Wisconsin 3,777 $165K
Nevada 3,740 $186K
Minnesota 3,666 $172K
Idaho 3,338 $145K
New Mexico 3,220 $170K
Kentucky 3,171 $149K
Oklahoma 3,123 $127K
South Carolina 2,908 $124K
Connecticut 2,839 $137K
Arkansas 2,707 $127K
Nebraska 2,422 $111K
Iowa 2,389 $93.3K
Alabama 2,374 $100K
Kansas 2,058 $84.5K
Maryland 1,963 $110K
West Virginia 1,769 $82.2K
Mississippi 1,583 $67.1K
Hawaii 1,495 $63K
Maine 1,163 $59.8K
Montana 1,162 $52.2K
Vermont 1,142 $50.6K
New Hampshire 1,142 $51.5K
Rhode Island 1,058 $58K
South Dakota 718 $29.8K
Wyoming 550 $23.7K
North Dakota 489 $18.5K
District of Columbia 307 $15.2K
Delaware 295 $18.8K
Alaska 292 $13.3K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MONICA HARMS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAKE FOREST

California

TIMOTHY LAROSA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BRATTLEBORO

Vermont

GREGORY PHILPOTT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FLOYDS KNOBS

Indiana

HYUN CHO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PALM DESERT

California

LINDA BUNCH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MONROE

Louisiana

WILLIAM GILLESPIE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SALEM

Oregon

LUTHER MANGOBA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

RIVERSIDE

California

DANIEL CARUSO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

RENO

Nevada

JAMES MCNEER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

TULSA

Oklahoma

BONNI TROMELLO CFNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

NEWBURY PARK

California

MERVYN LIFSCHITZ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

DENVER

Colorado

MATTHEW WILSON M.D.

Psychosomatic Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

RAMONA GRANDA-RODRIGUEZ MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

VINAY BARARIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

RICHARD BERKSON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

LONG BEACH

California

WILLIAM MANDEL M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled50

CAPTAIN COOK

Hawaii

RANDALL ROBINSON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

RICHARD LE D.O

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHANDLER

Arizona

JEANNE BERNARD D.O.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

SAN LUIS OBISPO

California

DOMINGO LEE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled51

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

JUDITH ARNOLD MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

TWO RIVERS

Wisconsin

STACEY BROWN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

BISHOP

California

RALF HABERMANN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled51

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

GEOFFREY AMES MD

Claims Filled51

RICHLAND

Washington

JAMI HERBST PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled51

SALEM

Oregon