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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
ROBERT MURRAY M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,284

SEATTLE

Washington

FOREST CONLEY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled718

MOBERLY

Missouri

JOHN BILLINGS ARNP

Registered Nurse, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult

Claims Filled485

SPOKANE

Washington

GEORGE TOLIVER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled360

YAKIMA

Washington

RAMON SAAVEDRA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled360

LAS CRUCES

New Mexico

FARRUKH ANWAR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled339

CARO

Michigan

ANTHONY KEELE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled334

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

MARK BESSETTE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled305

TUCSON

Arizona

PAUL WELLS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled297

ANGLETON

Texas

COLBY WANG M.D.

Psychologist

Claims Filled294

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

ALBERT JELLEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled292

WHEELING

West Virginia

CHARLES LEFLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled279

BREVARD

North Carolina

DAVID GOLDSTEIN M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled276

WEXFORD

Pennsylvania

ROBERT REES-JONES M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled272

AURORA

Colorado

VIRGINIA JONES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled265

THOMASTON

Georgia

GERALD MILLER M.D,

Family Medicine

Claims Filled260

BEAVERTON

Oregon

MIHAELA MARIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled254

SAHUARITA

Arizona

VIVIAN RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled249

HOUSTON

Texas

TRUDY HEIL MS, RN, FNP,COHN-S

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled231

SCOTTSDALE

Arizona

KARL MAGSARILI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled227

TROUTDALE

Oregon

RENATA BATKO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled227

CUMMING

Georgia

EDWIN CUNNINGHAM MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled224

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

JOSEPH ALBRIGHT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled221

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

JAMES KWAKO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled221

SANTA BARBARA

California

BRONISLAVA SHAFRAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled213

PHOENIX

Arizona