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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 2016

468K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 354 of 3393

$124M
Retail Cost

Rank: 242 of 3393

144,750
Patients

Rank: 357 of 3393

89,588
Prescribers

Rank: 276 of 3393

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it's worth it

83%

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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

140K

2012

1.29M

2013

1.46M

2014

673K

2015

468K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$29.8M

2012

$264M

2013

$313M

2014

$153M

2015

$124M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$290

2012

$638

2013

$678

2014

$643

2015

$854

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 14,149 51,623 $13.8M
California 12,106 40,461 $12M
North Carolina 8,649 28,325 $7.06M
Georgia 6,585 23,826 $5.55M
Pennsylvania 6,737 21,943 $5.37M
Ohio 6,415 21,244 $5.43M
Texas 6,925 19,075 $5.16M
Mississippi 5,107 17,923 $4.66M
Michigan 5,884 17,185 $5.23M
New Jersey 5,088 16,015 $5.03M
Alabama 4,695 14,827 $4.08M
Florida 5,539 14,559 $3.95M
Illinois 4,587 13,884 $3.62M
Virginia 4,222 13,499 $3.53M
Massachusetts 3,576 13,105 $3.41M
Louisiana 3,256 11,794 $2.75M
South Carolina 3,233 11,567 $3.09M
Tennessee 3,731 11,022 $2.88M
Kentucky 2,691 9,290 $2.44M
Maryland 2,913 8,764 $2.67M
Connecticut 2,299 7,630 $1.99M
Missouri 2,331 7,188 $1.75M
Indiana 2,049 5,782 $1.6M
Arkansas 1,694 5,437 $1.31M
Minnesota 2,069 5,356 $1.33M
Washington 1,762 4,912 $1.25M
Wisconsin 1,705 4,592 $1.12M
Iowa 1,360 4,355 $941K
Hawaii 1,369 3,904 $1.11M
Oklahoma 1,294 3,698 $906K
West Virginia 1,168 3,371 $859K
Maine 1,132 2,897 $673K
Nebraska 651 2,269 $464K
Kansas 797 2,218 $487K
Colorado 815 2,055 $528K
Rhode Island 553 2,038 $474K
Arizona 884 1,937 $526K
Oregon 725 1,771 $443K
District of Columbia 476 1,765 $459K
New Mexico 701 1,732 $454K
New Hampshire 491 1,554 $394K
Montana 555 1,418 $320K
Idaho 490 1,311 $310K
Vermont 323 1,009 $266K
Utah 418 968 $249K
Nevada 362 949 $251K
Delaware 336 938 $310K
North Dakota 321 845 $159K
South Dakota 255 734 $158K
Wyoming 141 327 $60.3K
Alaska 115 269 $68.5K
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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