Top 50 Prescribed Drugs In The United States In 2011

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How can I find just the top 50 prescribed drug in the United States for 2011 or 2010 if 2011 is not yet avalible



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Verwon Says:

Actually, the current information available is that for 2009, that was released last year, the information for 2010 will be made available some time this year.

From 2009, here is the top 50 list, according to sales:

1 Lipitor Pfizer Inc 5,363,193 -8.8%
2 Nexium AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals 5,014,827 4.6%
3 Plavix Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 4,223,124 11.2%
4 Advair Diskus GlaxoSmithKline 3,653,410 2.3%
5 (1) Seroquel AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals 3,117,591 7.2%
6 (6) Abilify Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 3,083,351 30.0%
7 Singulair Merck & Co., Inc. 3,027,378 4.5%
8 (1) OxyContin Purdue Pharma LP 3,020,239 20.7%
9 (1) Actos Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc 2,531,621 3.4%
10 (5) Prevacid Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc 2,508,555 -23.9%
11 (3) Cymbalta Eli Lilly and Company 2,404,353 10.8%
12 (4) Effexor XR Wyeth 2,385,507 -10.2%
13 (2) Lexapro Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc 2,334,422 -3.2%
14 (3) Crestor AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals 2,308,138 37.7%
15 Zyprexa Eli Lilly and Company 1,855,436 6.1%
16 Valtrex GlaxoSmithKline 1,754,727 4.2%
17 (10) Flomax Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc 1,556,273 25.8%
18 (3) Lantus Sanofi-Aventis 1,512,403 2.5%
19 (5) Lyrica Pfizer Inc 1,445,445 4.0%
20 Celebrex Pfizer Inc 1,437,539 -5.8%
21 (1) Levaquin Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc 1,373,131 -6.0%
22 (9) Aricept Eisai Corporation 1,347,293 17.2%
23 (9) Spiriva Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc 1,338,252 17.1%
24 (1) Diovan Novartis Corporation 1,328,515 3.5%
25 (4) Diovan HCT Novartis Corporation 1,244,245 2.6%
26 Tricor Abbott Laboratories 1,224,894 -2.0%
27 (6) Concerta Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 1,180,887 7.0%
28 (13) Januvia Merck & Co., Inc. 1,145,933 25.4%
29 (11) Vytorin Merck & Co., Inc. 1,133,438 -26.7%
30 (7) Adderall XR Shire US Inc 1,130,274 -21.9%
31 (9) Lovenox Sanofi-Aventis 1,075,620 17.7%
32 (7) Atripla Gilead Sciences, Inc. 1,064,056 16.2%
33 (3) Zetia Schering-Plough 1,025,238 -13.4%
34 Aciphex Eisai Corporation 996,052 -5.3%
35 (8) Ambien CR Sanofi-Aventis 983,296 13.6%
36 (2) Viagra Pfizer Inc 974,727 5.9%
37 (24) Topamax Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc 939,312 -55.9%
38 (2) Lidoderm Endo Pharmaceuticals 937,263 -3.4%
39 (33) ProAir HFA Teva Pharmaceuticals 935,532 77.3%
40 () NovoLog Novo Nordisk Inc. 905,235 26.6%
41 (29) Suboxone Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc. 894,208 68.1%
42 Nasonex Schering-Plough 893,579 -1.2%
43 (1) Provigil Cephalon, Inc. 883,339 4.4%
44 (1) Geodon Oral Pfizer Inc 873,952 9.6%
45 (1) Truvada Gilead Sciences, Inc. 862,711 11.2%
46 (1) Lunesta Sepracor Inc. (renamed Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc) 813,087 5.5%
47 (4) Humalog Eli Lilly and Company 757,108 7.7%
48 (8) Niaspan Abbott Laboratories 716,589 12.2%
49 (3) Detrol LA Pfizer Inc 711,749 2.1%
50 (11) Yaz Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals 701,540 19.8%

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