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HEALTH: MEDICINES

List: Top Ten Best Selling Brand Drugs in the United States

Date: Full Year 2007

Source: Verispan VONA

Base: All branded drugs sold in the U.S.A.

Notes: Numbers are for units sold by legal prescription. The number one best-seller is Lipitor which lowers cholesterol and is also the world's biggest selling pharmaceutical brand.

Brand

Total Rxs (000's)

% change 2007 vs 2006

Lipitor

55,122

-11.5

Singulair

27,255

10.7

Lexapro

27,023

3.5

Nexium

26,425

2.0

Synthroid

25,526

-6.2

Plavix

22,336

37.5

Toprol XL

21,042

-43.3

Prevacid

20,397

-3.7

Vytorin

19,396

23.0

Advair Diskus

18,181

-0.4


 
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