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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 2014

19.2K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1074 of 3362

$1.69M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1259 of 3362

4,306
Patients

Rank: 1163 of 3362

3,755
Prescribers

Rank: 1124 of 3362

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it worked well

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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

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 792 3,649 $306K
New York 376 1,635 $150K
Texas 360 1,521 $124K
Florida 350 1,393 $129K
North Carolina 178 795 $63.8K
Pennsylvania 174 759 $70.8K
New Jersey 183 721 $68.8K
Washington 154 707 $53.4K
Georgia 127 597 $45.2K
Arizona 142 526 $48.1K
Colorado 100 521 $41K
Illinois 107 495 $49.3K
Oregon 116 441 $40.9K
Ohio 89 388 $38K
Michigan 72 308 $26.8K
Missouri 59 292 $34K
Indiana 58 279 $23.5K
South Carolina 50 251 $20.5K
Tennessee 50 242 $17.1K
Louisiana 50 238 $20.2K
Connecticut 73 233 $23.7K
Massachusetts 51 225 $18.7K
Nevada 48 217 $22.2K
Virginia 56 213 $21.7K
Maryland 57 213 $21.1K
Alabama 36 181 $14.3K
Wisconsin 35 144 $13.1K
Iowa 26 143 $9,245
Oklahoma 29 142 $11.3K
Kentucky 31 130 $12K
Arkansas 25 126 $9,486
New Mexico 36 126 $13.4K
Nebraska 21 120 $12.7K
Idaho 24 117 $10.3K
Minnesota 26 114 $10.2K
Rhode Island 16 110 $10.5K
New Hampshire 25 107 $13.6K
Kansas 22 104 $8,364
Utah 24 100 $6,639
Montana 14 77 $5,450
Mississippi 20 60 $4,175
West Virginia 16 53 $6,571
Hawaii 18 53 $7,586
Vermont 51 $3,199
Maine 13 48 $8,155
District of Columbia 12 43 $4,211
North Dakota 30 $1,074
Delaware 27 $2,336
Wyoming 16 $3,082
South Dakota 14 $996
Alaska 13 $1,010
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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