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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). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

332K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 408 of 3238

$15.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 671 of 3238

69,463
Patients

Rank: 451 of 3238

38,010
Prescribers

Rank: 436 of 3238

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 9,741 45,446 $2.25M
Texas 6,298 28,682 $1.3M
Florida 6,113 25,517 $1.21M
Washington 3,112 15,034 $728K
New York 3,151 14,896 $727K
North Carolina 2,395 12,164 $512K
Arizona 2,850 12,084 $589K
Pennsylvania 2,160 10,393 $479K
Ohio 2,012 10,092 $469K
Georgia 1,925 9,620 $411K
Oregon 1,875 9,414 $415K
Missouri 1,555 8,428 $405K
Indiana 1,617 7,667 $367K
Michigan 1,841 7,655 $359K
Tennessee 1,667 7,645 $329K
Illinois 1,611 7,445 $362K
Colorado 1,490 6,814 $379K
New Jersey 1,327 5,636 $290K
Virginia 1,159 5,069 $254K
Utah 1,047 5,019 $209K
Massachusetts 997 5,002 $222K
Louisiana 888 4,462 $187K
Wisconsin 853 4,425 $194K
Minnesota 874 4,202 $208K
Nevada 952 4,128 $218K
Idaho 735 3,637 $157K
New Mexico 774 3,559 $168K
Kentucky 791 3,558 $162K
Alabama 768 3,455 $149K
Oklahoma 739 3,418 $144K
Connecticut 695 3,318 $163K
South Carolina 693 3,313 $145K
Arkansas 615 3,252 $140K
Nebraska 486 2,902 $137K
Kansas 547 2,849 $123K
Iowa 452 2,441 $90.7K
Maryland 595 2,185 $131K
West Virginia 389 2,097 $96.2K
Mississippi 354 1,827 $68.1K
Hawaii 366 1,706 $76.8K
New Hampshire 281 1,375 $59.4K
Rhode Island 230 1,291 $72.4K
Montana 234 1,280 $53.4K
Maine 285 1,276 $64.2K
Vermont 233 1,139 $54K
North Dakota 182 698 $27K
South Dakota 154 674 $25.2K
District of Columbia 137 621 $33.9K
Wyoming 116 539 $21.4K
Delaware 124 457 $24.2K
Alaska 84 405 $17.2K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 Filled1,606

SEATTLE

Washington

FOREST CONLEY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled617

MOBERLY

Missouri

MARK BESSETTE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled590

TUCSON

Arizona

ROY HINMAN MD PA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled574

ST AUGUSTINE

Florida

JAMES MACOOL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled522

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS

Florida

GEORGE TOLIVER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled486

YAKIMA

Washington

HECTOR RIVERA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled400

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

DONALD LEVINE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled393

NYACK

New York

ANIL THAKER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled368

HOUSTON

Texas

JULIO UGARTE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled351

THE VILLAGES

Florida

RAMON SAAVEDRA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled350

LAS CRUCES

New Mexico

CHARLES LEFLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled328

BREVARD

North Carolina

ALBERT JELLEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled323

WHEELING

West Virginia

ROBERT FREDERICKS MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled318

RENO

Nevada

LYNN GE-ZERBE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled312

TWIN FALLS

Idaho

ALLA LIBERSTEIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled310

PORTERVILLE

California

DAVID GOLDSTEIN M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled294

WEXFORD

Pennsylvania

FARRUKH ANWAR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled293

CARO

Michigan

KARL MAGSARILI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled284

TROUTDALE

Oregon

EDWARD HEMEYER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled282

BELLEVUE

Ohio

EARL MARTIN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled281

TOMBALL

Texas

VIRGINIA JONES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled278

THOMASTON

Georgia

DAVID TURNER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled273

COLUMBIA

Tennessee

NATHAN NGUYEN M.D,

Family Medicine

Claims Filled267

WHARTON

Texas

NATHAN BECKER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled266

SAN FRANCISCO

California