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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
BARON WONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled168

WAHIAWA

Hawaii

JOHN ABELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled168

ALBANY

Georgia

ARSHAD AQIL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled167

CARO

Michigan

CHRISTINE SIGMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled167

BALLWIN

Missouri

KATHRYN NEELY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled165

CANTON

Georgia

RENATA BATKO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled165

CUMMING

Georgia

PAUL GERING MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled164

ONTARIO

Oregon

FARID FARID M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled163

HENDERSON

Nevada

REBECCA KNIGHT M.D., L.M.T.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled163

PEORIA

Illinois

JAMES SMITH FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled162

SCOTTSDALE

Arizona

SHAUN SPINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled162

PARIS

Texas

STEVEN FEHRENKAMP MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled160

AUSTIN

Texas

MICHAEL MANAKAS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled159

VALPARAISO

Indiana

MARCELLA ROWLEY FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Claims Filled159

RIVERTON

Utah

PHILLIP TAYLOR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled158

THOUSAND OAKS

California

ANTHONY PHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled158

SIMI VALLEY

California

JAMES HOWELL DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled158

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS

Florida

JAMI SLOSSER PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled157

SALEM

Oregon

MARJORIE ORDENE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled157

BROOKLYN

New York

SARFRAZ ZAIDI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled155

THOUSAND OAKS

California

VIVIAN RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled153

HOUSTON

Texas

JESSICA COX PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled153

MURFREESBORO

Tennessee

GLORIA GAMBOA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled151

FARMERSVILLE

Texas

L. SHEARER M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled150

MOUNT SHASTA

California

MANJU SCHORR M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled150

YUMA

Arizona