U.S. Pharmaceutical Sales Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Pharma, Forbes, NBC
Research Date: 7.31.2012
The pharmaceutical industry develops, produces, and markets drugs or pharmaceuticals licensed for use as medications.[1] Pharmaceutical companies are allowed to deal in generic and/or brand medications and medical devices. They are subject to a variety of laws and regulations regarding the patenting, testing and ensuring safety and efficacy and marketing of drugs. The earliest drugstores date to the Middle Ages. The first known drugstore was opened by Arabian pharmacists in Baghdad in 754.
Drug Manufacturer Sales In Billions
1. Nexium AstraZeneca $5.276 Billion
2. Lipitor Pfizer Inc 5.272
3. Plavix Bristol-Myers Squibb Co 4.675
4. Advair Diskus GlaxoSmithKline 3.655
5. OxyContin Purdue Pharma LP 3.554
6. Abilify Bristol-Myers Squibb Co 3.514
7. Singulair Merck & Co. Inc 3.324
8. Seroquel AstraZeneca 3.222
9. Crestor AstraZeneca 2.922
10. Cymbalta Eli Lilly and Company 2.638
11. Actos Takeda 2.631
12. Lexapro Forest 2.483
13. Zyprexa Eli Lilly and Company 2.036
14. Spiriva Boehringer Ingelheim 1.593
15. Lantus Sanofi-Aventis 1.525
16. Aricept Eisai Corp 1.522
17. Lyrica Pfizer Inc 1.478
18. Diovan Novartis Corp 1.443
19. Effexor XR Wyeth 1.431
20. Concerta Ortho-McNeil-Janssen 1.407
21. Levaquin Janssen Pharma 1.355
22. Celebrex Pfizer Inc 1.349
23. Diovan HCT Novartis Corp 1.314
24. Januvia Merck & Co. Inc 1.294
25. Suboxone Reckitt Benckiser 1.164
27. Viagra Pfizer 1.028
35. Lunesta Sunovion Pharma 0.948
29. Cialis Eli Lilly and Company 0.756
60. Valtrex GlaxoSmithKline 0.533
69. Flomax Boehringer Ingelheim 0.486
98. NuvaRing Merck & Co 0.349
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