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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
STEVEN PARNELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled264

FAIRMONT

Minnesota

LEANNE SWENSON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled257

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

EDWIN CUNNINGHAM MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled255

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

JUAN GARCIA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled240

HARLINGEN

Texas

COURTNEY BONNER D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled237

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

IRENE BOSWELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled236

ROCKFORD

Illinois

ERIC BUXTON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled235

SAN FRANCISCO

California

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

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled233

VENTURA

California

NEAL LAWRENCE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled232

MCKINNEY

Texas

RONALD HUNNINGHAKE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled231

WICHITA

Kansas

KATHRYN GERSHKOWITZ FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled230

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

CHARLES VEALE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled230

AUBURN

Alabama

GURSHARAN SINGH MD

General Practice

Claims Filled229

MAHANOY CITY

Pennsylvania

RENATA BATKO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled223

CUMMING

Georgia

VALERIE THOMAS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled223

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

PHILLIP BARNES D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled221

BILOXI

Mississippi

GERALD RAY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled221

MANSFIELD

Texas

GRANT CRAIG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled220

SHERMAN

Texas

MARY FREEMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled219

WAUSAU

Wisconsin

STEVEN OVERBY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled216

GERMANTOWN

Tennessee

KURT BRICKNER DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled214

ROSEBURG

Oregon

JOHN BILLINGS ARNP

Registered Nurse, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult

Claims Filled214

SPOKANE

Washington

ASHIQ PATEL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled214

LANCASTER

California

PAUL WELLS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled213

ANGLETON

Texas

EARL MARTIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled211

TOMBALL

Texas