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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

378K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 394 of 3362

$15.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 701 of 3362

79,324
Patients

Rank: 460 of 3362

41,757
Prescribers

Rank: 442 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

233K

2011

277K

2012

332K

2013

378K

2014

426K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$10.8M

2011

$13M

2012

$15.5M

2013

$15.6M

2014

$15.9M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$56

2011

$59

2012

$71

2013

$76

2014

$77

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 10,941 50,806 $2.27M
Texas 7,069 32,673 $1.29M
Florida 7,132 29,820 $1.19M
Washington 3,511 16,581 $715K
New York 3,518 16,435 $706K
Arizona 3,480 14,589 $582K
North Carolina 2,676 13,707 $483K
Ohio 2,483 12,020 $498K
Pennsylvania 2,344 11,289 $468K
Georgia 2,199 10,937 $412K
Oregon 2,114 10,653 $459K
Missouri 1,767 9,737 $409K
Illinois 2,056 9,510 $392K
Tennessee 1,884 9,164 $330K
Colorado 1,818 8,260 $396K
Michigan 1,980 8,161 $358K
Indiana 1,707 8,127 $338K
New Jersey 1,494 6,115 $279K
Utah 1,288 5,957 $221K
Virginia 1,364 5,927 $262K
Massachusetts 1,148 5,754 $233K
Louisiana 958 4,963 $182K
Nevada 1,122 4,915 $227K
Wisconsin 943 4,786 $195K
Minnesota 893 4,300 $213K
South Carolina 938 4,270 $161K
New Mexico 905 4,231 $184K
Arkansas 744 4,129 $152K
Alabama 894 4,036 $161K
Kentucky 849 4,034 $160K
Oklahoma 891 4,015 $149K
Idaho 807 4,001 $164K
Connecticut 755 3,595 $152K
Kansas 602 3,180 $119K
Nebraska 540 3,131 $124K
Maryland 743 2,600 $135K
Iowa 495 2,554 $86.8K
West Virginia 387 2,011 $85.2K
Hawaii 449 2,008 $92.2K
Mississippi 396 1,988 $64.6K
New Hampshire 337 1,585 $56.3K
Montana 305 1,512 $56.6K
Rhode Island 244 1,392 $68.1K
Maine 313 1,388 $59.5K
Vermont 274 1,315 $55.2K
North Dakota 204 891 $29.7K
South Dakota 170 853 $35.9K
District of Columbia 146 686 $33.7K
Wyoming 137 621 $21.8K
Delaware 165 600 $28.3K
Alaska 114 553 $20.7K
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. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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
ERIC BUXTON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled294

SAN FRANCISCO

California

DAVID TURNER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled289

COLUMBIA

Tennessee

LEANNE SWENSON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled288

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

KARL MAGSARILI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled287

TROUTDALE

Oregon

EARL MARTIN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled278

TOMBALL

Texas

CHARLES VEALE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled277

AUBURN

Alabama

SHIRLEY NAGEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled275

MOUNT DORA

Florida

SHUJAUDDIN VALIKA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled275

ELGIN

Illinois

GERALD RAY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled273

MANSFIELD

Texas

VALERIE THOMAS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled273

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

FARRUKH ANWAR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled273

CARO

Michigan

IRENE BOSWELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled271

ROCKFORD

Illinois

GABRIEL GUERRERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled264

PORT ST LUCIE

Florida

DAVID GOLDSTEIN M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled263

WEXFORD

Pennsylvania

ANIL THAKER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled260

HOUSTON

Texas

MARTHA GONZALEZ M.D., M.P.H

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled254

VENTURA

California

RICHARD DEMMLER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled253

WEBSTER

Texas

MISHA DENHAM DO

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled247

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

DAVID HON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled244

NEWTON

Kansas

JOANNE LANGTON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled242

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

COURTNEY KEITH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled241

FAIRMONT

Minnesota

MATTHEW HUMMEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled241

FOUNTAIN HILLS

Arizona

NEAL LAWRENCE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled235

MCKINNEY

Texas

AMIN JAMAL M.D.,P.A.

Specialist

Claims Filled234

HOUSTON

Texas

LYNN GE-ZERBE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled232

TWIN FALLS

Idaho