The new sales figures are here. The new sales figures are here.
FirstWord Pharma published its top 50 selling drugs in the world for 2013, and AbbVie's Humira topped the list with more than $10 B in sales. The global figure for the top 50 in aggregate was more than $187 B. The top 10 drugs alone all topped $5 B and in aggregate accounted for more than 41% of the total.
Once again, the list demonstrates the rise of biologics as key elements of the top selling drugs. In addition to Humira -- we have the following top biologics and their list ranking in the top 10:
- Humira (1)
- Remicade (2)
- Rituxan (3)
- Enbrel (4)
- Lantus (6)
- Avastin (7)
- Herceptin (8)
These 7 drugs account for more than $57.3 B in sales or nearly 31% of the world total. If that doesn't demonstrate the growing dominance of biologics then nothing does. See FirstWord Pharma for the whole list.
Yes. Biologics are somebody!
Posted by Bruce Lehr Mar 11th 2014.