Advair and Singulair (montelukast) among top 10 best-selling medications in the U.S.

According to a report from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, the top 10 best-selling drugs are:

- Lipitor, $7.2 billion (it will be generic in 2012)
- Nexium, 6.3 billion
- Plavix
- Advair Diskus, $4.7 billion
- Abilify
- Seroquel
- Singulair, $4.1 billion (it will be generic in August 2012)
- Crestor
- Actos
- Epogen



Asthma Inhalers (click to enlarge the image).

References:

The 10 Most Prescribed Drugs. WebMD.

Image source: Montelukast, Wikipedia.

Comments from Twitter:

@cntrolledchaos: As a School Nurse now that I think of it...Singulair and Ventolin are probably the most prescribed i see w/ ADHD's a close 2nd. Though we don't give Singulair in schools .... Just see it on Asthma Action Plans w/ albuterol.

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