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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
KIMVIR DHILLON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,157

LAGUNA HILLS

California

RANDALL RICHE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,156

PENSACOLA

Florida

JAMES ETZKORN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,148

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

OBED PEREZ-GONZALEZ MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,146

SAN GERMAN

Puerto Rico

GARY FIELD MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,145

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

ELLIOT MELECIO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,142

VEGA ALTA

Puerto Rico

MOJGAN RAHMANI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,138

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

ANGELA GOMEZ MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,137

CORAL GABLES

Florida

FREDERICK RUSHFORD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,132

CYPRESS

Texas

MICHAEL KOCH MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,130

ROANOKE

Virginia

CLAUDIO RENJIFO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,121

SANTURCE

Puerto Rico

MANUEL MATEO LOPEZ 11772

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,119

TOA ALTA

Puerto Rico

LEYLA EL-CHOUFI M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,118

AUGUSTA

Georgia

INNA INOYATOVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,117

BROOKLYN

New York

OSVALDO JIMENEZ-MERCADO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,115

SANTURCE

Puerto Rico

MICHAEL LAI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,112

SANTA MARIA

California

JULIO PEREZ BRIONES

General Practice

Claims Filled1,112

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

CARLOS PACHECO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,099

MAITLAND

Florida

RAYMOND DE LA ROSA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,097

PADUCAH

Kentucky

MANUEL CASTILLO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,087

SANJUAN

Puerto Rico

MADELYN WIEGAND MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,082

SLIDELL

Louisiana

ANTONIO NORIEGA ACOSTA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,081

CABO ROJO

Puerto Rico

EDGARDO APONTE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,078

BARRANQUITAS

Puerto Rico

TODD BRODIE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,078

NAPLES

Florida

SHITAL PATEL M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,072

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida