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COLCHICINE

Prevent or treat attacks of gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

760K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 280 of 3395

$144M
Retail Cost

Rank: 198 of 3395

307,595
Patients

Rank: 230 of 3395

153,028
Prescribers

Rank: 167 of 3395

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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

91K

2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

N/A

2014

761K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$2M

2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

N/A

2014

$144M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$14

2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

N/A

2014

$88

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 39,943 89,625 $17.1M
New York 20,122 50,767 $9.78M
North Carolina 16,376 44,422 $8.57M
Florida 19,905 43,777 $8.43M
Pennsylvania 15,090 39,043 $6.6M
Georgia 13,547 35,856 $6.81M
Texas 14,414 31,983 $6.15M
South Carolina 10,341 29,537 $5.98M
Ohio 10,198 25,989 $4.7M
Virginia 9,820 24,920 $4.84M
Illinois 9,551 23,676 $4.48M
New Jersey 10,084 23,541 $4.69M
Michigan 9,942 22,807 $4.42M
Massachusetts 7,795 21,012 $3.93M
Tennessee 8,676 20,475 $3.87M
Alabama 7,714 20,445 $4M
Louisiana 6,442 16,993 $3.12M
Maryland 6,524 15,244 $3.12M
Washington 5,901 13,604 $2.44M
Indiana 5,376 13,287 $2.39M
Kentucky 4,910 12,988 $2.4M
Mississippi 4,844 12,160 $2.4M
Wisconsin 5,107 11,645 $2.09M
Missouri 4,605 10,696 $1.9M
Connecticut 4,117 10,210 $1.93M
Oregon 3,733 8,492 $1.55M
Arizona 3,968 7,927 $1.48M
Colorado 3,421 7,737 $1.54M
West Virginia 2,279 5,817 $1.05M
Hawaii 2,456 5,785 $1.09M
Minnesota 2,477 5,300 $1.04M
Rhode Island 1,827 5,166 $957K
Arkansas 2,022 4,782 $890K
Iowa 1,636 3,807 $662K
District of Columbia 1,198 3,745 $681K
Kansas 1,549 3,511 $608K
Nevada 1,808 3,472 $672K
Oklahoma 1,546 3,347 $628K
Maine 1,165 2,820 $524K
New Mexico 1,176 2,609 $519K
Utah 1,192 2,265 $400K
Idaho 1,081 2,262 $393K
New Hampshire 955 2,167 $411K
Delaware 998 2,090 $393K
Nebraska 809 1,973 $333K
Montana 789 1,746 $262K
Vermont 459 1,038 $205K
South Dakota 378 833 $129K
Alaska 343 729 $121K
Wyoming 304 653 $123K
North Dakota 251 572 $103K
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 COLCHICINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHING-YIN LAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled250

NEW YORK

New York

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled243

TUCKER

Georgia

RAJESH AGARWAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled239

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

KENNETH WIESNER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled230

SACRAMENTO

California

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled229

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ISAM DIAB MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled205

MIDDLEBURG HTS

Ohio

OLGA KROMO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled202

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

DONALD PARKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled187

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

RODNEY SESSOMS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled183

CLINTON

North Carolina

LOUIS PERDUE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled183

METAIRIE

Louisiana

SAMUEL STONE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled175

CHESTER

South Carolina

JAMES WILSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled174

ROCK HILL

South Carolina

VICTORIA TORRALBA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled156

CRYSTAL RIVER

Florida

DANIEL CROCKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled148

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

GLENTON DAVIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled146

SELMA

Alabama

JYOTHI MALLEPALLI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled144

MONROE

Louisiana

STEVE TAM MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled140

NEW YORK

New York

MOURAD ROSTOM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled140

CORTLAND

Ohio

NICHOLAS TRUONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled135

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

YA JU CHANG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled134

NEW YORK

New York

HAITHAM AZEM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled133

BEDFORD

Ohio

J TODER

Rheumatology

Claims Filled129

JOHNSTON

Rhode Island

MAGDALENA PEREZ-RIVERA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled129

DORAL

Florida

ZATTAM MUSSELMANI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled127

CHESAPEAKE

Virginia

WAGDY KADES M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled125

LOS ANGELES

California