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HEALTH: MEDICINES

List: Top Ten Selling Pharmaceuticals (health drugs) in the World

Date: Year 2004

Source: IMS Health

Base: All pharmaceuticals (health drugs) selling globally.

Notes: IMS is a global source for pharmaceutical market intelligence, providing information, analysis and services that drive decisions and shape strategies.

Brand

Global Sales (US$ billion)

Treatment

Lipitor

12.0

Lowers cholesterol

Zocor

5.9

Protects against heart attack

Plavix

5.0

Protects against heart attack

Nexium

4.8

Reduces stomach acid

Zyprexa

4.8

Schizophrenia treatment

Norvasc

4.8

Reduces blood pressure

Seretide

4.7

Anti-asthmatic

Erypo

4.0

Counters anaemia

Ogastro

3.8

Ulcer treatment

Effexor

3.7

Anti-depressant


 
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