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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
EARL MARTIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled212

TOMBALL

Texas

EARL MARTIN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled211

TOMBALL

Texas

JOANNE LANGTON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled210

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

VALERIE THOMAS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled207

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

JAMES SEVERA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled206

OMAHA

Nebraska

RICHARD DEMMLER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled201

WEBSTER

Texas

WILLIAM DAVIS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled200

WAUWATOSA

Wisconsin

ALAN SMUCKLER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled194

ALCOA

Tennessee

MILAN BANJANIN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled190

BELLINGHAM

Washington

TIMOTHY BRYANT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled188

BREWSTER

Washington

LORI STONEHOCKER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled184

BENKELMAN

Nebraska

LISA PERKOWSKI MD P.C.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled182

CARLSBAD

New Mexico

JULIO UGARTE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled177

THE VILLAGES

Florida

SCOTT BREHAUT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled177

NEW HARTFORD

New York

ANTHONY PHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled174

SIMI VALLEY

California

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

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled165

VENTURA

California

JOHN MATTHEW M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled165

PLAINFIELD

Vermont

MONICA VANDIVORT M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled164

HEREFORD

Arizona

KAREN HARSH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled163

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

EDWARD HEMEYER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled163

BELLEVUE

Ohio

JALAL NAFACH M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled162

LINCOLN

Nebraska

RAMON RODRIGUEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled161

SAGINAW

Michigan

ROBERT FREDERICKS MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled160

RENO

Nevada

JULIAN FUENTES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled160

REDDING

California

BEVERLY CARRAWAY-HANDLEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled158

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama