Zero to 100 drugs real quick…Learn the top 100 moneymaking drug$ of 2013.

By: Dr. Cooper, The Pharmacist – Dr. Tremain Cooper, LLC – Image credit: www.businessofhealthcare.org

This is what I call good business. Show me the money. There were 46 medications that sold for over a billion dollars in 2013. There were 54 medications that sold for over $500 million dollars in 2013.  You better “do” numbers. These are real numbers. See if your personal medications made the top 100 list below.

DRUG (BRAND NAME)
1. ABILIFY…$6,460,215,394
2. NEXIUM…$6,135,667,614
3. HUMIRA…$5,549,996,855
4. CRESTOR…$5,310,818,889
5. CYMBALTA…$5,219,860,418
6. ADVAIR DISKUS…$5,121,312,668
7. ENBREL…$4,681,201,645
8. REMICADE…$4,098,233,242
9. COPAXONE…$3,697,182,238
10. NEULASTA…$3,580,364,758
11. RITUXAN…$3,288,614,045
12. LANTUS SOLOSTAR…$3,005,681,663
13. SPIRIVA HANDIHALER…$2,998,207,542
14. ATRIPLA…$2,856,818,557
15. JANUVIA…$2,843,496,907
16. AVASTIN…$2,688,414,938
17. LANTUS…$2,556,825,619
18. OXYCONTIN…$2,534,909,675
19. LYRICA…$2,415,254,835
20. EPOGEN…$2,280,696,834
21. CELEBREX…$2,237,658,764
22. TRUVADA…$2,235,712,145
23. DIOVAN…$2,169,819,482
24. HERCEPTIN…$1,938,804,857
25. GLEEVEC…$1,896,982,614
26. LUCENTIS…$1,859,463,484
27. NAMENDA…$1,856,822,750
28. VYVANSE…$1,743,115,521
29. ZETIA…$1,710,526,476
30. SYMBICORT…$1,563,242,161
31. LEVEMIR…$1,547,629,745
32. SUBOXONE…$1,450,554,130
33. NOVOLOG FLEXPEN…$1,377,221,614
34. NOVOLOG…$1,349,403,122
35. AVONEX…$1,240,754,136
36. SEROQUEL XR…$1,226,532,019
37. VIAGRA…$1,196,812,385
38. ALIMTA…$1,192,134,813
39. HUMALOG…$1,184,189,487
40. NASONEX…$1,137,402,455
41. VICTOZA 3-PAK…$1,104,811,637
42. CIALIS…$1,086,355,583
43. GILENYA…$1,059,346,323
44. FLOVENT HFA…$1,050,009,900
45. PROCRIT…$1,030,419,958
46. ISENTRESS…$1,014,678,055
47. XARELTO…$996,441,091
48. PREZISTA…$992,087,940
49. JANUMET…$987,663,598
50. STELARA…$965,072,892
51. NEUPOGEN…$958,807,372
52. ORENCIA…$957,680,500
53. RENVELA…$955,330,199
54. REYATAZ…$934,879,388
55. VESICARE…$933,311,254
56. DEXILANT…$916,401,204
57. TECFIDERA…$879,673,483
58. HUMALOG KWIKPEN…$879,632,962
59. SYNTHROID…$858,725,708
60. VYTORIN…$858,576,112
61. LUNESTA…$851,791,226
62. PRADAXA…$836,573,805
63. BENICAR…$832,276,970
64. EVISTA…$823,647,433
65. XOLAIR…$821,783,471
66. ARANESP…$809,245,700
67. PREVNAR…$806,129,346
68. SENSIPAR…$786,320,942
69. XGEVA…$785,725,436
70. INVEGA SUSTENNA…$779,834,172
71. ZYTIGA…$775,269,249
72. AVONEX PEN…$768,655,140
73. SYNAGIS…$767,786,422
74. BETASERON…$767,648,290
75. XELODA…$754,133,787
76. VENTOLIN HFA…$745,629,470
77. ZYVOX…$726,184,205
78. AFINITOR…$721,629,719
79. GARDASIL…$710,208,856
80. ZOSTAVAX…$705,140,729
81. INCIVEK…$701,317,408
82. SANDOSTATIN LAR…$697,961,265
83. ACIPHEX…$683,359,951
84. BENICAR HCT…$681,353,719
85. BYSTOLIC…$681,318,227
86. TREANDA…$679,052,250
87. FOCALIN XR…$660,161,202
88. ERBITUX…$648,984,405
89. TAMIFLU…$641,134,799
90. TARCEVA…$640,597,157
91. PRISTIQ…$632,619,542
92. COMPLERA…$630,039,312
93. CUBICIN…$628,034,439
94. VELCADE…$621,800,823
95. STRATTERA…$616,604,042
96. VIREAD…$599,074,197
97. STRIBILD…$598,844,153
98. WELCHOL…$573,939,710
99. COMBIVENT RESPIMAT…$573,179,772
100. XIFAXAN…$569,762,570

Source credit: IMS National Prescription Audit, IMS Health




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