The Top Seven Drugs with U.S. Quarterly Sales Over $1 Billion

24/7 Wall St.

health careThe world of pharmaceuticals may have faced a patent cliff in recent years, but brand name drugs are still generating billions upon billions in annual sales in the United States alone. Some of these so-called blockbuster drugs are even generating more than $1 billion each and every quarter in the United States. These drugs treat depression, arthritis, acid reflux, high cholesterol, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and more. After tallying the top seven drugs alone, the U.S. sales are more than $9.1 billion per quarter.

A new list compiled by Drugs.com for the first quarter of 2013 shows that all but one of the seven drugs with $1 billion in quarterly sales saw total sales gains. Only three of the wider list of the top 20 drugs in quarterly sales posted negative sales trends. You will notice that many of the drugs had negative unit (prescriptions) trends again in the first quarter, but…

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