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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  *

*This description is for related drug Colcrys

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

939K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 248 of 3393

$186M
Retail Cost

Rank: 168 of 3393

351,434
Patients

Rank: 206 of 3393

171,333
Prescribers

Rank: 149 of 3393

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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

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2012

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2013

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2014

761K

2015

939K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

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2012

N/A

2013

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2014

$144M

2015

$186M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

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2012

N/A

2013

N/A

2014

$468

2015

$528

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 46,917 114,760 $22.3M
New York 21,966 61,412 $12.3M
Florida 22,722 52,969 $10.7M
North Carolina 17,980 51,715 $10.6M
Pennsylvania 17,003 49,220 $8.68M
Georgia 15,686 44,609 $9.01M
Texas 17,444 40,816 $8.4M
South Carolina 11,127 33,160 $7.21M
Ohio 11,709 33,124 $6.24M
Virginia 10,813 29,842 $5.96M
Illinois 10,829 29,080 $5.84M
Michigan 11,417 28,580 $5.77M
New Jersey 11,106 28,158 $5.84M
Massachusetts 9,156 27,111 $5.04M
Tennessee 10,018 25,747 $5.35M
Alabama 8,150 22,739 $4.82M
Louisiana 7,227 20,383 $4M
Maryland 7,285 18,647 $4.02M
Washington 6,882 16,969 $3.18M
Kentucky 5,583 15,614 $3.05M
Mississippi 5,500 14,864 $3.12M
Indiana 5,829 14,809 $2.8M
Wisconsin 5,872 14,594 $2.69M
Missouri 5,616 14,162 $2.62M
Connecticut 4,400 11,946 $2.38M
Oregon 4,288 10,437 $1.96M
Arizona 4,728 10,235 $1.98M
Colorado 4,202 10,043 $2.07M
West Virginia 2,601 7,267 $1.33M
Minnesota 3,081 7,235 $1.47M
Rhode Island 2,026 6,370 $1.22M
Arkansas 2,442 6,308 $1.24M
Hawaii 2,514 6,286 $1.25M
Iowa 2,191 5,264 $956K
Kansas 1,932 4,579 $814K
Nevada 2,103 4,305 $885K
District of Columbia 1,307 4,106 $811K
Oklahoma 1,775 4,043 $793K
Utah 1,528 3,253 $612K
New Mexico 1,367 3,245 $681K
Maine 1,402 3,237 $627K
Idaho 1,414 3,140 $581K
New Hampshire 1,164 2,743 $526K
Delaware 1,157 2,623 $535K
Nebraska 834 2,268 $405K
Montana 926 2,267 $375K
Vermont 523 1,235 $268K
South Dakota 466 1,192 $183K
Alaska 442 1,010 $167K
North Dakota 370 833 $135K
Wyoming 370 821 $150K
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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 COLCHICINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RAJESH AGARWAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled375

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

LOUIS PERDUE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled294

METAIRIE

Louisiana

MAGDALENA PEREZ-RIVERA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled294

DORAL

Florida

KENNETH WIESNER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled283

SACRAMENTO

California

CHING-YIN LAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled264

NEW YORK

New York

ISAM DIAB MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled217

MIDDLEBURG HTS

Ohio

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled215

TUCKER

Georgia

JAMES WILSON M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled213

ROCK HILL

South Carolina

YA JU CHANG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled213

NEW YORK

New York

DANIEL CROCKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled199

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

NICHOLAS TRUONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled187

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JAMES BYRD M.D., PH.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled185

WENATCHEE

Washington

DONALD PARKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled181

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

STEVE TAM MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled178

NEW YORK

New York

EDWARD CARLOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled169

MOBILE

Alabama

WEN XIONG M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled163

UNION

New Jersey

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled161

WESTON

Massachusetts

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled160

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

JOHN MICHEL DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled159

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JYOTHI MALLEPALLI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled158

MONROE

Louisiana

HAITHAM AZEM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled157

BEDFORD

Ohio

WAGDY KADES M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled155

LOS ANGELES

California

J TODER

Rheumatology

Claims Filled155

JOHNSTON

Rhode Island

BRIAN KAYE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled153

BERKELEY

California

THOMAS SMALLWOOD M.D.,CMD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled150

TOLEDO

Ohio