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SYNTHROID

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

5.55M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 60 of 3395

$248M
Retail Cost

Rank: 123 of 3395

1,065,521
Patients

Rank: 87 of 3395

196,619
Prescribers

Rank: 116 of 3395

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75%

of people say

it's worth it

62%

of people say

it worked well

10%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

4.54M

2011

4.71M

2012

5.73M

2013

5.71M

2014

5.56M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$121M

2011

$134M

2012

$180M

2013

$224M

2014

$248M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$116

2011

$117

2012

$115

2013

$137

2014

$151

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 89,081 454,135 $21.9M
Florida 86,556 429,334 $21M
California 74,590 373,901 $18.1M
Texas 75,556 360,849 $16.2M
Pennsylvania 66,598 328,524 $14M
North Carolina 39,622 239,978 $10.6M
Ohio 48,885 197,855 $8.03M
New Jersey 41,640 178,831 $9.22M
Michigan 46,565 174,488 $5.4M
Georgia 30,490 171,141 $7.6M
Illinois 28,477 141,218 $6.78M
Indiana 28,884 135,765 $5.59M
Virginia 22,575 112,046 $5.15M
Missouri 20,728 110,745 $4.6M
Tennessee 19,873 99,834 $4.35M
Kentucky 17,876 95,019 $3.87M
Louisiana 14,574 91,592 $3.74M
South Carolina 16,663 89,381 $4.15M
Arizona 18,917 84,402 $4.37M
Connecticut 16,730 78,364 $4.38M
Massachusetts 16,188 72,974 $3.41M
Mississippi 10,568 68,271 $2.74M
Alabama 12,647 66,022 $2.98M
Maryland 15,436 61,404 $3.57M
Colorado 12,770 60,470 $3.08M
Oklahoma 10,812 55,536 $2.17M
Kansas 10,185 54,579 $2.55M
Washington 11,861 53,462 $2.41M
Wisconsin 11,426 51,140 $2.28M
West Virginia 9,526 49,415 $2.13M
Arkansas 7,345 45,672 $1.74M
Oregon 8,903 44,159 $2.13M
Nevada 7,049 33,527 $1.61M
Iowa 5,976 32,537 $1.53M
Minnesota 7,201 31,341 $1.92M
Nebraska 4,996 29,640 $1.33M
New Mexico 5,739 25,011 $1.07M
Utah 5,687 23,797 $1.12M
Rhode Island 3,602 23,198 $998K
New Hampshire 4,876 21,765 $986K
Delaware 4,138 16,141 $794K
Maine 3,571 15,330 $862K
South Dakota 2,687 15,288 $705K
Idaho 3,340 14,945 $730K
Hawaii 3,038 12,185 $601K
Montana 2,006 10,518 $477K
North Dakota 1,523 7,989 $400K
Wyoming 1,428 7,085 $327K
Alaska 1,241 6,842 $282K
Vermont 1,503 6,437 $345K
District of Columbia 1,304 5,629 $319K
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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Top prescribers for SYNTHROID

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PAUL MARGULIES MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled2,145

MANHASSET

New York

LUIS RUIZ RIVERA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,141

PONCE

Puerto Rico

HORIDEL FEBO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled2,140

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ELIHU GOREN MD PHD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled2,116

PLYMOUTH MEETING

Pennsylvania

PEDRO LOPEZ LOPEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,037

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

JOSEPH DEHAVEN M D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,944

SAVANNAH

Georgia

NIXZALIZ RODRIGUEZ RIVERA M. D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,931

PONCE

Puerto Rico

HERNAN BAQUERIZO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,867

MIAMI

Florida

CARMEN GONZALEZ MUNOZ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,864

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

MICHAEL ADLER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,791

PLAINS

Pennsylvania

RAUL ACOSTA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,790

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

SIMONA SCUMPIA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,770

AUSTIN

Texas

MARIELBA AGOSTO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,741

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

JEFFREY BROWN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,734

HOUSTON

Texas

JOSEPH FALLON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,724

WOODBURY

New Jersey

ELISABETH SOTO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,689

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

PENNY GLICKMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,673

MAITLAND

Florida

JOSE RIESTRA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,647

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

MIRLIA POLANCO MD

Claims Filled1,619

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

MELIZA MARTINEZ RODRIGUEZ MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,613

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

EDUARDO UMPIERRE VELA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,570

MOROVIS

Puerto Rico

JONATHAN WELDEN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,537

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

JAY SPRINGER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,527

QUAKERTOWN

Pennsylvania

PEDRO PAEZ GONZALEZ MD

Claims Filled1,521

DAVID HESTER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,507

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina