U.S. Pharmaceutical Sales Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Pharma, Forbes, NBC
Research Date: 4.28.2014
The pharmaceutical industry develops, produces, and markets drugs or pharmaceuticals licensed for use as medications. 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.
DrugManufacturerSales In Billions
1.NexiumAstraZeneca$5.276 Billion
2.LipitorPfizer Inc5.272
3.PlavixBristol-Myers Squibb Co4.675
4.Advair DiskusGlaxoSmithKline3.655
5.OxyContinPurdue Pharma LP3.554
6.AbilifyBristol-Myers Squibb Co3.514
7.SingulairMerck & Co. Inc3.324
10.CymbaltaEli Lilly and Company2.638
13.ZyprexaEli Lilly and Company2.036
14.SpirivaBoehringer Ingelheim1.593
16.AriceptEisai Corp1.522
17.LyricaPfizer Inc1.478
18.DiovanNovartis Corp1.443
19.Effexor XRWyeth1.431
21.LevaquinJanssen Pharma1.355
22.CelebrexPfizer Inc1.349
23.Diovan HCTNovartis Corp1.314
24.JanuviaMerck & Co. Inc1.294
25.SuboxoneReckitt Benckiser1.164
35.LunestaSunovion Pharma0.948
29.CialisEli Lilly and Company0.756
69.FlomaxBoehringer Ingelheim0.486
98.NuvaRingMerck & Co0.349

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