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
- Advair Diskus, $4.7 billion
- Singulair, $4.1 billion (it will be generic in August 2012)
Asthma Inhalers (click to enlarge the image).
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.