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COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

1.39M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 195 of 3238

$281M
Retail Cost

Rank: 87 of 3238

431,169
Patients

Rank: 168 of 3238

179,161
Prescribers

Rank: 123 of 3238

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Alternatives:

Celebrex Indocin prednisone.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 52,339 149,923 $33.1M
New York 33,011 116,380 $24.6M
North Carolina 23,170 81,543 $16.1M
Pennsylvania 21,823 75,001 $14.1M
Florida 25,570 70,195 $14M
Georgia 18,565 66,062 $12.9M
Ohio 17,044 57,246 $11.3M
Texas 20,423 57,104 $11.7M
Michigan 16,070 45,654 $10.4M
New Jersey 14,355 44,615 $9.66M
Virginia 12,928 42,409 $8.62M
Illinois 13,474 41,510 $8.34M
Alabama 11,481 40,258 $8.21M
South Carolina 11,049 39,872 $8.45M
Massachusetts 10,760 38,290 $7.36M
Tennessee 11,553 35,294 $7.04M
Louisiana 8,524 29,697 $5.57M
Mississippi 8,174 29,306 $5.98M
Maryland 8,203 25,992 $5.65M
Kentucky 6,740 22,579 $4.52M
Washington 7,645 22,031 $4.13M
Indiana 7,029 20,937 $4.14M
Connecticut 6,160 20,717 $4.18M
Wisconsin 6,617 19,826 $3.66M
Missouri 6,543 19,632 $3.71M
Hawaii 4,332 13,736 $2.93M
Minnesota 4,701 12,985 $2.57M
Oregon 4,386 11,855 $2.33M
Arkansas 3,356 10,644 $2.03M
Arizona 4,598 10,534 $2.1M
West Virginia 3,381 10,423 $2M
Iowa 3,208 9,624 $1.64M
Rhode Island 2,409 9,415 $1.69M
Colorado 3,570 9,234 $1.92M
Oklahoma 2,589 6,899 $1.37M
District of Columbia 1,651 6,744 $1.26M
Kansas 2,236 6,273 $1.14M
Maine 2,066 5,961 $1.18M
New Mexico 1,754 4,470 $950K
Nevada 1,987 4,418 $936K
Nebraska 1,408 4,414 $724K
Idaho 1,566 3,918 $762K
New Hampshire 1,242 3,723 $741K
Utah 1,552 3,623 $676K
Delaware 1,343 3,516 $771K
Montana 1,270 3,511 $611K
Vermont 747 2,235 $491K
North Dakota 613 1,625 $260K
Alaska 509 1,521 $256K
South Dakota 549 1,445 $224K
Wyoming 399 1,207 $214K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 COLCRYS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RAJESH AGARWAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled666

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

CHING-YIN LAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled607

NEW YORK

New York

HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled565

BROOKLYN

New York

KAREN SHAINSKY D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled496

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

KENNETH WIESNER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled408

SACRAMENTO

California

CARMEN ORTIZ BUTCHER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled380

CORAL GABLES

Florida

ROLANDO ROMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled368

JAMAICA

New York

GLENTON DAVIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled360

SELMA

Alabama

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled348

TUCKER

Georgia

WILLIAM SULLIVAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled329

FAIRHOPE

Alabama

EDWARD MERZIG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled326

ALBANY

New York

WAGDY KADES M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled326

LOS ANGELES

California

EDWARD SVADJIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled311

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

GABOR MENCZELESZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled308

BROOKLYN

New York

PURNELL KIRKLAND M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled306

INGLEWOOD

California

MIYAKO MCCLOUD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled305

MERIDIAN

Mississippi

RAUL SANTOS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled302

THOMASVILLE

Georgia

SOHRAB FALLAHI

Rheumatology

Claims Filled295

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

KEN ARAKAWA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled295

HONOLULU

Hawaii

DANIEL CROCKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled289

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled283

GLENDALE

California

STEVE TAM MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled282

NEW YORK

New York

FUFU HE M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled275

BROOKLYN

New York

CHRISTOPHER ACKERMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled273

LAWRENCEVILLE

Virginia

CLYDE GREEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled266

MACON

Georgia