Top Money-Making Drugs

from Everything Health by Toni Brayer M.D.

The top money makers for the U. S Pharmaceutical Industry might surprise you. These are not necessarily the most prescribed medications (although some of them are) but they are the top products in terms of sales in 2009. The revenues were in $ Billions:

  1. Lipitor – used for high cholesterol $7.5
  2. Nexium – a proton pump inhibitor for reflux 6.3
  3. Plavix – a blood thinner 5.6
  4. Advair Diskus- used for asthma and COPD 4.7
  5. Seroquel – used for bipolar disorders 4.2
  6. Abilify – used for bipolar disorders 4.0
  7. Singulair- for asthma and allergies 3.7
  8. Actos – for diabetes 3.4
  9. Embrel – injectible for rheumatoid arthritis 3.3
  10. Epogen – injectible for low red cells 3.2

more via Top 10 U.S. Pharmaceutical Sales

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