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Some of the most popular drugs in the U.S. by sales

  • Lipitor (high cholesterol) $7.5 billion
  • Nexium (acid reflux) $6.3 billion
  • Plavix (cardiovascular) $5.6 billion
  • Advair Diskus (asthma) $4.7 billion
  • Seroquel (bipolar disorder) $4.2 billion
  • Abilify (depression) $4 billion
  • Singulair (asthma) $3.7 billion
  • Avastin (breast cancer) $3 billion
  • Oxycontin (pain) $2.9 billion

Total U.S. drug sales (2009) (up 21% over five years)

  • $300.3 billion

Prescriptions dispensed in the U.S. (2009) (up 10% over five years)

  • 4 billion


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