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COLCRYS

COLCHICINE

Colcrys (colchicine) stops the redness and swelling in gout attacks by blocking the cells that cause inflammation from going to the affected joints. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

673K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 299 of 3395

$153M
Retail Cost

Rank: 185 of 3395

238,520
Patients

Rank: 268 of 3395

124,324
Prescribers

Rank: 209 of 3395

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83%

of people say

it's worth it

83%

of people say

it worked well

17%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

923K

2011

1.17M

2012

1.39M

2013

1.48M

2014

673K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$192M

2011

$242M

2012

$281M

2013

$316M

2014

$153M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$138

2011

$132

2012

$124

2013

$113

2014

$105

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 25,740 67,341 $16.7M
New York 19,618 64,299 $15.3M
North Carolina 13,054 37,885 $8.28M
Pennsylvania 11,415 33,164 $7.14M
Georgia 10,532 32,586 $6.73M
Ohio 9,998 28,798 $6.68M
Texas 11,383 28,632 $6.69M
Florida 11,192 26,812 $5.99M
Michigan 8,967 23,866 $6.2M
New Jersey 7,561 21,739 $5.65M
Illinois 7,556 21,426 $4.81M
Mississippi 6,206 20,973 $4.8M
Alabama 6,710 18,740 $4.54M
Virginia 6,792 18,650 $4.13M
Massachusetts 5,488 18,083 $3.81M
Tennessee 6,251 16,996 $3.82M
South Carolina 5,784 16,312 $3.77M
Louisiana 5,046 15,969 $3.27M
Maryland 4,746 13,144 $3.42M
Kentucky 3,949 11,773 $2.6M
Connecticut 3,729 10,928 $2.51M
Missouri 3,911 10,741 $2.21M
Washington 3,792 8,833 $1.89M
Wisconsin 3,266 8,475 $1.72M
Indiana 3,430 8,069 $1.92M
Minnesota 3,203 7,777 $1.79M
Arkansas 2,328 6,865 $1.48M
Iowa 2,115 6,047 $1.13M
Hawaii 2,328 5,686 $1.43M
West Virginia 1,948 5,170 $1.07M
Oklahoma 1,720 4,492 $979K
Oregon 2,053 4,357 $909K
Arizona 2,137 4,314 $977K
Colorado 1,898 4,239 $942K
Rhode Island 1,085 3,441 $643K
Maine 1,430 3,315 $726K
Kansas 1,242 3,160 $611K
District of Columbia 910 2,770 $605K
New Mexico 1,074 2,539 $562K
Nebraska 916 2,531 $468K
Idaho 873 2,098 $415K
New Hampshire 725 1,994 $457K
Utah 860 1,865 $378K
Nevada 913 1,741 $406K
Montana 705 1,687 $315K
Delaware 613 1,400 $372K
Vermont 470 1,250 $296K
South Dakota 365 1,071 $191K
North Dakota 406 975 $156K
Alaska 233 800 $132K
Wyoming 211 590 $100K
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 COLCRYS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ILYA RACHMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled522

LOS ANGELES

California

KAREN SHAINSKY D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled446

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

RAJESH AGARWAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled443

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled329

BROOKLYN

New York

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled325

TUCKER

Georgia

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled310

GLENDALE

California

LLEWELLYN SIMON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled280

LAKE PROVIDENCE

Louisiana

CHING-YIN LAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled267

NEW YORK

New York

MICHAEL BAZEL MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled267

BELL

California

MIN WONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled263

BROOKLYN

New York

ISAM DIAB MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled262

MIDDLEBURG HTS

Ohio

JONATHAN CHANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled249

BROOKLYN

New York

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled240

DUBLIN

Georgia

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled226

WESTON

Massachusetts

BRADLEY WARD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled222

TAYLORSVILLE

Georgia

DANIEL CROCKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled221

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

MIYAKO MCCLOUD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled211

MERIDIAN

Mississippi

KEN ARAKAWA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled207

HONOLULU

Hawaii

VAGHARSHAK PILOSSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled207

VAN NUYS

California

JASEN CHI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled206

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

RODNEY ONO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled200

HILO

Hawaii

GLENTON DAVIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled195

SELMA

Alabama

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled188

GLENDALE

California

NARINE ARUTYOUNIAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled186

GLENDALE

California

ADELUOLA LIPEDE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled185

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri