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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
ROSEMARY CANNISTRARO M.D. PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled132

CREVE COEUR

Missouri

LEANNE SWENSON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled132

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

LORI MOYERS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled131

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

KAREN DRISCOLL M D P A

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

JUPITER

Florida

RODNEY POLING D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled128

RIVERVIEW

Michigan

TERESA SIEVERS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled128

ESTERO

Florida

SHELLY KIRK NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled127

ST GEORGE

Utah

RANDALL WALKER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled126

MAGNOLIA

Texas

STEVEN SUCHMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled126

THOUSAND OAKS

California

GARTH TANNER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled126

MODESTO

California

HAROLD PRETORIUS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled125

CINCINNATI

Ohio

SHUJAUDDIN VALIKA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled125

ELGIN

Illinois

LLOYD HANCOCK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled125

MURFREESBORO

Tennessee

DAVID BORENSTEIN M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled124

BROOKLYN

New York

CATHERINE CHUA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled123

ELKINS

West Virginia

KURT BRICKNER DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

ROSEBURG

Oregon

LINDA DIRAIMONDO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled121

MADISON

Wisconsin

IRENE BOSWELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled121

ROCKFORD

Illinois

WILLIAM SIMONS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled121

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

NATHAN BECKER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled120

SAN FRANCISCO

California

TAMMAS KELLY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled120

FORT COLLINS

Colorado

BRIAN LAIR DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled119

RED BLUFF

California

JOHN ABELL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled119

ALBANY

Georgia

MICHAEL KAO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled118

SAN DIEGO

California

KATHERINE JONES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled117

MOUNT JULIET

Tennessee