From PharmaGossip, the market stats on the top selling drugs in the US in 2010. More specifically, the top 10 drugs paid for by insurance companies in 2010 according to IMS Health data.
As noted, most were heavily advertised brands for ailments like heartburn, high cholesterol and depression. Also as noted, there are generic products available that will do the job for many if not most patients. Drugs like Lipitor and Plavix will see their patent protection disappearing very soon.
Posted by Bruce Lehr April 21st 2011.