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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
CHRISTY CUGINI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled200

NAPLES

Florida

TRISHA ROBERTS FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled199

TOMBALL

Texas

RONALD HUNNINGHAKE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled198

WICHITA

Kansas

AHED MANSOURA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled197

ROME

Georgia

SHANNON HEITRITTER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled196

SEATTLE

Washington

DAVID CAHN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled194

SAN JOSE

California

COURTNEY BONNER D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled192

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

PATRICIA MATLOCK N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled188

TOMBALL

Texas

JOHN MATTHEW M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled184

PLAINFIELD

Vermont

DAVID CHAPPELL M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled182

PETALUMA

California

HAROLD PRETORIUS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled182

CINCINNATI

Ohio

MARY COAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled181

CLIFTON SPRINGS

New York

KURT BRICKNER DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled180

ROSEBURG

Oregon

LLOYD HANCOCK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled180

MURFREESBORO

Tennessee

CATHERINE CHUA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled179

ELKINS

West Virginia

EUGENE RAJARATNAM M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled179

LANCASTER

California

CHERISH HOLT APN-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled179

MURFREESBORO

Tennessee

DONALD DOUGLAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled179

TEXARKANA

Texas

ROBERT GITLIN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled176

REDWOOD VALLEY

California

OLGA IZOTOVA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled174

PINEHURST

North Carolina

STEPHEN FILLMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled173

HOUSTON

Texas

LOLA STEINBAUM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled172

MONTEREY

California

NATHAN NGUYEN M.D,

Family Medicine

Claims Filled170

WHARTON

Texas

KENT SCHNELL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled169

PASADENA

Texas

PATRICIA GABRIEL DO

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled168

YUMA

Arizona