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Monday, November 3, 2014

Most Prescribed Pharmaceuticals of 2014



I recently posted the most prescribed pharmaceuticals of 2013. Since then, a report with the most popular pharmaceuticals of 2014 (through June 2014) was released. The full article has the top 100 list. The general trend seems to be a growing dependence on biologic drugs to control autoimmunity related conditions.

-CB

Top 10 Prescriptions, Sales 
Product  Prescriptions, n 
Crestor   22,279,247
Synthroid   22,258,461
Nexium   17,763,935
Ventolin HFA   17,745,136
Advair Diskus   14,495,507
Lantus Solostar   10,450,322
Vyvanse   10,147,910
Lyrica   9,798,532
Spiriva Handihaler   9,555,794
Diovan   9,470,735

Top 10 Prescriptions, Dollars 
Product  Sales 
Abilify   $7,545,171,814
Humira   $6,732,549,721
Sovaldi   $6,707,188,529
Nexium   $6,140,633,073
Crestor   $5,771,965,582
Enbrel   $5,294,762,089
Advair Diskus   $4,951,078,263
Remicade   $4,462,708,246
Lantus Solostar   $4,141,633,161
Neulasta   $3,773,342,168

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/834273#vp_1

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