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CYTOMEL

LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM

Cytomel (Liothyronine) is a synthetic form of thyroid hormone. The thyroid gland makes hormones that are important for body metabolism, growth, and development. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

19.5K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1083 of 3395

$1.98M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1475 of 3395

4,099
Patients

Rank: 1197 of 3395

3,607
Prescribers

Rank: 1153 of 3395

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71%

of people say

it's worth it

71%

of people say

it worked well

14%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

20.6K

2011

18.5K

2012

18.3K

2013

19.2K

2014

19.5K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.27M

2011

$1.36M

2012

$1.51M

2013

$1.69M

2014

$1.98M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$155

2011

$202

2012

$217

2013

$226

2014

$241

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 754 3,609 $348K
Florida 390 1,596 $173K
New York 336 1,549 $170K
Texas 341 1,458 $136K
Pennsylvania 162 758 $80.6K
New Jersey 174 738 $82.6K
North Carolina 153 719 $71.1K
Washington 136 705 $63.6K
Georgia 134 634 $50.9K
Arizona 130 567 $61.9K
Colorado 110 564 $50.6K
Oregon 100 479 $49.6K
Illinois 96 455 $53.1K
Ohio 91 434 $50.4K
Missouri 66 342 $46.3K
Virginia 68 307 $32.3K
Connecticut 72 274 $32.6K
Michigan 57 270 $30.7K
Indiana 62 269 $27.9K
Maryland 61 264 $27.1K
South Carolina 45 245 $23.7K
Tennessee 41 243 $21.6K
Massachusetts 47 239 $25.5K
Nevada 46 228 $27.1K
Louisiana 43 224 $18.8K
Wisconsin 34 168 $16.5K
Kentucky 38 146 $16.6K
Alabama 31 141 $14.7K
Mississippi 18 132 $7,782
Nebraska 19 127 $17.3K
Oklahoma 25 118 $11.4K
Arkansas 20 116 $8,573
Minnesota 28 115 $12.5K
Idaho 22 114 $9,788
Rhode Island 17 109 $11.7K
New Hampshire 23 107 $12.5K
Kansas 22 105 $9,039
Utah 27 98 $8,580
Iowa 21 97 $6,704
New Mexico 22 81 $9,894
Montana 14 78 $6,158
Maine 16 73 $10.5K
District of Columbia 12 59 $4,996
Vermont 55 $3,922
West Virginia 12 44 $7,363
North Dakota 43 $1,775
Hawaii 41 $4,401
Delaware 37 $2,878
Wyoming 27 $4,171
Alaska 26 $2,294
South Dakota 19 $1,479
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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