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PROBENECID-COLCHICINE

COLCHICINE/PROBENECID

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

63.9K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 764 of 3362

$3.11M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1131 of 3362

17,671
Patients

Rank: 781 of 3362

12,658
Prescribers

Rank: 742 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

58.2K

2011

61.7K

2012

64.5K

2013

64K

2014

62.2K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$2.67M

2011

$2.97M

2012

$3.22M

2013

$3.11M

2014

$2.9M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$46

2011

$47

2012

$63

2013

$67

2014

$71

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
Florida 1,261 3,922 $181K
California 1,140 3,871 $206K
North Carolina 996 3,786 $173K
Texas 1,072 3,504 $168K
Georgia 837 3,171 $134K
Illinois 725 2,647 $130K
Ohio 713 2,580 $140K
Michigan 767 2,518 $142K
New York 721 2,489 $132K
Mississippi 602 2,300 $92.8K
Pennsylvania 563 2,153 $101K
Virginia 563 2,127 $108K
Alabama 567 2,029 $95K
Missouri 443 1,873 $87.2K
Indiana 462 1,731 $89.6K
Wisconsin 476 1,705 $86K
Tennessee 518 1,691 $75.6K
South Carolina 379 1,332 $61.8K
Louisiana 351 1,248 $47.2K
Massachusetts 306 1,233 $58.6K
Washington 331 1,221 $63.7K
Hawaii 316 1,203 $54.5K
Kentucky 290 1,174 $61.1K
Oregon 326 1,163 $60.2K
Arkansas 243 1,152 $53.6K
Maryland 302 1,045 $59.8K
New Jersey 325 995 $52.4K
Iowa 202 796 $37.6K
Oklahoma 221 723 $36.9K
Kansas 154 653 $30K
Minnesota 168 614 $31K
West Virginia 148 528 $24K
Colorado 136 507 $26.2K
Nebraska 133 459 $21.3K
Idaho 98 418 $19.7K
Connecticut 119 406 $21.6K
Arizona 143 383 $18.8K
Nevada 126 361 $19.6K
Rhode Island 67 312 $12.7K
Utah 90 271 $15.4K
South Dakota 61 270 $11.4K
Montana 63 236 $14.1K
New Mexico 75 214 $12.2K
Maine 62 204 $10.6K
Wyoming 42 189 $9,830
New Hampshire 32 120 $5,977
Delaware 28 87 $4,079
District of Columbia 23 83 $3,164
Vermont 23 82 $3,830
North Dakota 52 $2,197
Alaska 17 $749
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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Top prescribers for PROBENECID-COLCHICINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBERT LAWRENCE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled132

RUTHERFORDTON

North Carolina

VINH NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled123

EL MONTE

California

JOSE LOZANO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled122

FALFURRIAS

Texas

JAMES COCHRAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled120

BAINBRIDGE

Georgia

SIDNEY CASSELL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled120

EUGENE

Oregon

RODNEY ONO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled117

HILO

Hawaii

EDWARD CARLOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled114

MOBILE

Alabama

RICHARD CHASE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled111

OGLETHORPE

Georgia

ROBERT ELLIOTT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled104

HURT

Virginia

GARY GORDON D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled101

MERIDIAN

Mississippi

JOHN TURNER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled99

CANTON

Texas

DIMITRIOS FANOPOULOS MD MPH

Rheumatology

Claims Filled93

BELOIT

Wisconsin

MARY DERLACKI FNP

Rheumatology

Claims Filled90

EUGENE

Oregon

EDWARD GORE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled86

HOUSTON

Mississippi

DON BLACKWOOD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled84

CLEVELAND

Mississippi

SCOTT WATKINS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled82

HENDERSON

Kentucky

DAVID HEADLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled79

PORT GIBSON

Mississippi

WILLIAM ASTIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled79

BRISTOL

Tennessee

GREGORY WIEDEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled78

HURON

South Dakota

YONG CHUN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled78

CHICAGO

Illinois

LAWRENCE WILLIAMS DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled77

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

FORTUNATO ELIZAGA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled76

HONOLULU

Hawaii

GHANSHYAM DWIVEDI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled75

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

WILLIAM PRECHEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled73

DETROIT

Michigan

PURNIMA SARKAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled72

EARLE

Arkansas