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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
PATRICIA GABRIEL DO

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled157

YUMA

Arizona

NEAL LAWRENCE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled156

MCKINNEY

Texas

ROBERT WOODROME M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled156

LIVINGSTON

Texas

SUMER PHILLIPS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled155

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

DAVID TURNER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled155

COLUMBIA

Tennessee

ROY HINMAN MD PA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled155

ST AUGUSTINE

Florida

ED GOGEK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled153

PRESCOTT

Arizona

MARJORIE ORDENE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled152

BROOKLYN

New York

LYNN GE-ZERBE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled152

TWIN FALLS

Idaho

MANJU SCHORR M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled151

YUMA

Arizona

ASHRAF MENA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled149

PRINCETON

West Virginia

POLINA LISS

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled149

NEW YORK

New York

ERIC BUXTON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled146

SAN FRANCISCO

California

CHARLES LORD MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled145

RAPID CITY

South Dakota

RAMESH KHURANA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled144

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ALBERTO SANTOS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled144

SAN MARCOS

Texas

SARFRAZ ZAIDI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled143

THOUSAND OAKS

California

ROBERT FERRARO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled143

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

AHED MANSOURA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled141

ROME

Georgia

PHILLIP TAYLOR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled138

THOUSAND OAKS

California

CRISOSTOMO ARMADA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled138

RANCHO CUCAMONGA

California

JAMES BADMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled138

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS

Florida

LEWIS CLARKE M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled136

WEBSTER

Texas

DORIS ZIEGELDORF ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled136

LEWISTON

Idaho

DONALD LEVINE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled133

NYACK

New York