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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
DOROTHY WONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled59

YUMA

Arizona

JOSEPH JEMSEK MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled59

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

TIMOTHY LAROSA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled59

BRATTLEBORO

Vermont

LORETTA BACA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled59

NORTH PLATTE

Nebraska

ALFRED ROSSI MD

General Practice

Claims Filled59

HOPEDALE

Illinois

BARBARA STAGG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled59

BAKERSVILLE

North Carolina

PETER BIGLER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

THE WOODLANDS

Texas

KERI TOPOUZIAN D.O.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled58

BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Michigan

THOMAS BRADBERRY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

NEWBERRY

South Carolina

DIANE GRONSKI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled58

PEORIA

Arizona

CAROLINE CEDERQUIST M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

NAPLES

Florida

THEODORE LI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

IVAN CVIK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

FORT MYERS

Florida

AMER RAHMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled58

ELGIN

Illinois

RENANIT BARRON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled57

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

DANIEL BERGER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled57

SANTA BARBARA

California

TIANA SHIVER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled57

HOUSTON

Texas

ALEXANDER ZWART MD, FACP

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled57

TUCSON

Arizona

JEANNE BERNARD D.O.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled57

SAN LUIS OBISPO

California

AMIR MANZOOR MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled57

PANAMA CITY

Florida

SUSAN WINGO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled57

AMARILLO

Texas

FREDERICK CARROLL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled57

MOUNT VERNON

Ohio

KAREN BOLTON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled57

ANACORTES

Washington

MARK WILSON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled57

SANTA BARBARA

California

LAURI GREIS CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled57

LAS CRUCES

New Mexico