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COLCRYS

COLCHICINE

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 2014

1.48M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 185 of 3362

$316M
Retail Cost

Rank: 86 of 3362

465,449
Patients

Rank: 161 of 3362

191,599
Prescribers

Rank: 117 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 55,443 158,236 $36.6M
New York 35,428 123,226 $27.7M
North Carolina 24,861 85,198 $17.8M
Pennsylvania 22,933 78,128 $15.5M
Florida 27,217 72,392 $15.2M
Georgia 19,126 67,120 $13.6M
Texas 22,726 62,729 $13.6M
Ohio 17,717 58,851 $12.2M
Michigan 17,064 48,881 $11.5M
South Carolina 13,309 47,541 $10.7M
Illinois 15,099 47,160 $9.92M
New Jersey 15,172 46,485 $10.7M
Virginia 13,932 45,029 $9.63M
Alabama 12,210 40,963 $9.15M
Massachusetts 11,687 40,905 $8.34M
Tennessee 12,577 38,054 $8.07M
Louisiana 9,193 32,341 $6.33M
Mississippi 8,875 32,148 $6.98M
Maryland 9,313 28,490 $6.79M
Kentucky 7,506 24,288 $5.02M
Washington 8,307 22,955 $4.6M
Indiana 7,664 22,553 $4.7M
Connecticut 6,560 22,015 $4.72M
Missouri 7,315 21,537 $4.23M
Wisconsin 7,254 20,842 $4.13M
Hawaii 4,545 14,330 $3.35M
Minnesota 4,983 13,424 $2.87M
Oregon 4,916 12,967 $2.61M
Arizona 5,232 12,215 $2.51M
Arkansas 3,793 12,020 $2.4M
West Virginia 3,599 11,331 $2.3M
Colorado 4,263 10,893 $2.38M
Iowa 3,361 10,036 $1.86M
Rhode Island 2,556 9,719 $1.84M
Oklahoma 2,948 7,994 $1.61M
District of Columbia 1,728 6,890 $1.4M
Kansas 2,466 6,745 $1.25M
Maine 2,236 6,323 $1.29M
Nevada 2,348 5,183 $1.11M
New Mexico 1,918 4,992 $1.08M
Nebraska 1,464 4,565 $796K
Idaho 1,738 4,265 $826K
New Hampshire 1,358 4,048 $851K
Utah 1,723 4,031 $745K
Delaware 1,457 3,678 $851K
Montana 1,345 3,663 $667K
Vermont 855 2,473 $551K
South Dakota 592 1,736 $327K
Alaska 508 1,705 $294K
North Dakota 626 1,619 $270K
Wyoming 451 1,262 $233K
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 COLCRYS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RAJESH AGARWAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled650

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

CHING-YIN LAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled598

NEW YORK

New York

ILYA RACHMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled526

LOS ANGELES

California

HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled478

BROOKLYN

New York

KENNETH WIESNER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled472

SACRAMENTO

California

KAREN SHAINSKY D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled451

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled408

TUCKER

Georgia

DANIEL CROCKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled386

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled383

GLENDALE

California

GABOR MENCZELESZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled379

BROOKLYN

New York

GLENTON DAVIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled374

SELMA

Alabama

KEN ARAKAWA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled366

HONOLULU

Hawaii

ISAM DIAB MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled347

MIDDLEBURG HTS

Ohio

RODNEY ONO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled330

HILO

Hawaii

JONATHAN CHANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled323

BROOKLYN

New York

SOHRAB FALLAHI

Rheumatology

Claims Filled320

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

ELVIN GARCIA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled311

MCALLEN

Texas

MOHAMMAD IQBAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled310

KINSTON

North Carolina

CHARLIE SONIDO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled306

WAIPAHU

Hawaii

JASEN CHI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled306

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

MIN WONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled304

BROOKLYN

New York

MIYAKO MCCLOUD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled295

MERIDIAN

Mississippi

SHAUN LAURIE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled295

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

MICHAEL BAZEL MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled294

BELL

California

HAITHAM AZEM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled293

BEDFORD

Ohio