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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, 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 2015

39.4M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1 of 3395

$778M
Retail Cost

Rank: 31 of 3395

6,639,514
Patients

Rank: 6 of 3395

426,548
Prescribers

Rank: 20 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

27.3M

2011

30.3M

2012

35.2M

2013

37.7M

2014

39.4M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$257M

2011

$287M

2012

$396M

2013

$632M

2014

$778M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$37

2011

$35

2012

$36

2013

$44

2014

$44

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 678,837 3,642,919 $82.5M
Florida 519,750 2,721,575 $58.7M
Texas 479,130 2,609,840 $49.4M
New York 372,039 2,232,981 $46.9M
Pennsylvania 324,530 2,117,783 $40M
Ohio 295,470 1,717,524 $31.4M
Illinois 241,587 1,422,751 $28.1M
North Carolina 213,448 1,335,344 $24.5M
Michigan 252,923 1,241,416 $27.5M
Georgia 176,203 1,126,464 $18.3M
Tennessee 176,440 1,085,290 $18.9M
Missouri 153,987 1,006,227 $17.7M
Indiana 157,686 897,680 $17M
Kentucky 125,978 850,894 $13.1M
New Jersey 155,397 845,321 $18.8M
Arizona 167,892 839,402 $16.4M
Massachusetts 132,258 815,852 $16.8M
Virginia 136,764 785,302 $15.2M
Wisconsin 127,929 710,633 $16.1M
Washington 133,665 708,059 $14.7M
Alabama 116,632 685,811 $13.1M
Louisiana 98,263 657,580 $11.3M
South Carolina 109,077 637,561 $11.9M
Minnesota 118,551 636,693 $15.4M
Colorado 121,749 628,994 $12.1M
Iowa 87,946 560,383 $11M
Oregon 103,419 555,671 $11.1M
Arkansas 71,561 491,978 $7.33M
Oklahoma 87,564 479,761 $9.4M
Kansas 74,701 470,392 $7.76M
Connecticut 75,073 416,196 $8.83M
Maryland 85,041 411,687 $9.89M
Mississippi 55,349 375,243 $5.77M
West Virginia 58,573 372,969 $6.35M
Nebraska 47,034 322,652 $5.66M
New Mexico 55,339 283,835 $5.48M
Nevada 53,893 271,083 $5.26M
Utah 51,773 260,223 $5.21M
Idaho 43,065 225,983 $4.43M
Maine 40,031 206,841 $4.7M
Rhode Island 22,907 155,741 $2.93M
New Hampshire 28,257 153,825 $3.09M
Montana 26,421 150,048 $3.01M
South Dakota 24,100 149,012 $2.97M
North Dakota 19,012 114,256 $2.64M
Delaware 20,678 94,208 $2.44M
Hawaii 18,915 93,086 $2.24M
Wyoming 13,760 76,426 $1.44M
Vermont 13,836 70,635 $1.73M
District of Columbia 6,762 32,826 $694K
Alaska 4,481 29,621 $454K
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 LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled7,588

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled7,289

TUCKER

Georgia

LOU ANNE ZIBAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled5,368

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled5,192

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled4,881

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled4,574

CULLMAN

Alabama

CYNTHIA PINSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,488

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled4,314

WESTLAND

Michigan

ERIC BARNES D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled4,113

COLUMBIA

Missouri

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,065

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,967

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,941

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

ASHOK KANCHARLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,758

ROYSTON

Georgia

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled3,703

DUBLIN

Georgia

CHARLES DAVIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,694

OVERLAND PARK

Kansas

LORA SHIRAR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,536

GOLDEN

Colorado

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,535

LORAIN

Ohio

WILLIAM SILVERSTONE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,492

WESTLAND

Michigan

BRADLEY WARD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,437

TAYLORSVILLE

Georgia

Y SIDDIQ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled3,198

AUSTELL

Georgia

ROBERTO DIAZ M.D.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled3,126

ALICE

Texas

JEFFREY AMIDON D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,125

ROME

New York

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,037

WESTON

Massachusetts

BRUCE LEE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled3,035

CALHOUN

Georgia

JACQUELINE COHN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled3,020

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas