IMS Reports 5% Growth in Retail Pharmacy Drug Sales for the 12 Months to April 2006   

IMS Health reported a 5% growth (at constant exchange) in drug sales to $371.27 billion through retail pharmacies in the 13 key markets in the 12 month period from April 2005 through to April 2006. 
  • The single largest therapeutic sub category in dollar sales continues to be the C10, hypolipidemia, class selling $29.09 billion with a growth of 6.9% in the 12 months to April 2006. The second biggest group is the A2, anti-ulcerants, class at $22.74 billion with a 2.9% growth. 
  • The best selling drug for the 12 months ending April 2006 was still Lipitor, worth over $11.43 billion, with a reduced growth at 4.9%. Nexium still has the largest growth at the top with 16.2%. The five top drugs are 1. Lipitor, 2. Nexium, 3. Plavix, 4. Zocor, 5. Seretide.
  • The top five corporations in the year to April 2006 are in order: 1. Pfizer, 2. GSK, 3. Norvartis, 4. Merck, 5. AstraZeneca.

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