Top 200 Drugs Last Year, Part Deux

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Last week Airlats brought you a list of the top 200 drugs by US prescriptions, and wow was it popular. Once again, graciously compiled by Njardarson Group is a list of the top 200 drugs by sales in the United States.

Here’s the top 10:

  1. Lipitor (cholesterol medication)
  2. Plavix (blood clotting)
  3. Nexium (antiulcerant)
  4. Abilify (antipsychotic)
  5. Advair Diskus (steroid hormone analogs)
  6. Seroquel (antipsychotic)
  7. Singulair (asthma meds)
  8. Crestor (cholesterol medication)
  9. Cymbalta (mood stabilizer)
  10. Humira (rheumatic meds)

Astra Zenica’s Nexium tops both sales and prescriptions. As noted last time, Nexium is the same chemical formula (though stereochemically more pure) as omeprazole, which is now sold in generic form. Studies indicate no significant advantage over omeprazole:

All trials also found that 40mg and 20 mg of Esomeprozole showed no significant difference in EEHealing compared with Omeprozole 20mg.

Without further ado, here’s the drugs we bought most last year.

Top 200 Pharmaceutical Products by US Retail Sales

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