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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 2011

123K
Medicare Part D Claims
$10.8M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 31,508 $1.54M
Texas 17,853 $813K
Florida 15,816 $753K
Washington 11,476 $564K
New York 9,664 $460K
Arizona 8,764 $419K
Pennsylvania 7,817 $356K
Ohio 7,571 $341K
North Carolina 7,489 $327K
Missouri 6,929 $319K
Oregon 6,666 $291K
Georgia 6,374 $283K
Illinois 6,010 $277K
Indiana 5,970 $280K
Tennessee 5,305 $218K
Colorado 5,258 $279K
Michigan 5,038 $242K
Virginia 3,874 $182K
New Jersey 3,783 $188K
Massachusetts 3,768 $166K
Minnesota 3,316 $149K
Wisconsin 3,311 $140K
Louisiana 3,111 $141K
New Mexico 3,052 $152K
Utah 2,968 $136K
Idaho 2,759 $119K
Nevada 2,751 $135K
Kentucky 2,674 $128K
Oklahoma 2,579 $104K
Connecticut 2,392 $108K
South Carolina 2,353 $103K
Nebraska 2,351 $100K
Iowa 2,292 $86.8K
Arkansas 2,276 $104K
Alabama 2,107 $88.1K
Kansas 2,026 $76.2K
Maryland 1,691 $89.8K
West Virginia 1,650 $75.3K
Mississippi 1,236 $54.5K
Puerto Rico 1,123 $38.6K
Maine 1,112 $54.6K
Hawaii 1,103 $44.6K
Montana 975 $40.3K
New Hampshire 939 $44K
Vermont 906 $39.6K
Rhode Island 873 $47.3K
South Dakota 698 $26.5K
Wyoming 511 $22.4K
North Dakota 356 $13.1K
Delaware 294 $16.4K
District of Columbia 287 $15.2K
Alaska 231 $9,512
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 LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DOUGLAS DYCUS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GAINESBORO

Tennessee

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

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

CHRISTY GRAVES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SLIDELL

Louisiana

AJAY SOOD MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

CLEVELAND

Ohio

ZSOFIA GECK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

SARASOTA

Florida

ARDESHIR TALIEH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN LUIS OBISPO

California

GABRIELLE O'CONNOR M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

LAGUNA BEACH

California

KATHARINA MEIER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LONE TREE

Colorado

DEBORAH GORDON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ASHLAND

Oregon

RICHARD TURK DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHESTERTON

Indiana

LORRAINE DAJANI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

DAVID ELLIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WINLOCK

Washington

JOSE ZAVALETA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

HOUSTON

Texas

JAMES RILEY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BREWER

Maine

RAYMOND MARECEK MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

NORTH LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

RAJESWARI RAJAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WEBSTER

Texas

ROBERT BATTMER MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled50

PRAIRIE VILLAGE

Kansas

KENT GROTEFENDT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

OOLTEWAH

Tennessee

SUJATHA SRIKANTH MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled51

FRESNO

California

MARGARET MITCHELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

WALTER KOHUT M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled51

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

CARL ERICKSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

DAVID DORNFELD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

MIDDLETOWN

New Jersey

VINAY BARARIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

JOHN HOVIS MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled51

ROCKFORD

Illinois