Enbrel is a breakthrough product approved for the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis. Enbrel is now the leading biotech product in total global sales, ranks fifth among the top pharmaceutical products globally by sales, and is among the top 10 best selling medicines in 13 countries. It is also the fastest growing of the top 10 pharmaceutical products.
In November 2007, data presented at the American College of Rheumatology showed strong clinical efficacy, as well as remission, for patients being treated for active early rheumatoid arthritis with Enbrel plus methotrexate compared to methotrexate alone, with 50 percent of patients achieving clinical remission at one year. These results were from the first major early rheumatoid arthritis clinical trial of a biologic to use clinical remission as a primary endpoint.
Prevnar(R), Wyeth's vaccine to prevent invasive pneumococcal disease in both infants and young children, continues to be the world's best-selling vaccine. In October 2007, Prevnar became the first vaccine to achieve $2.0 billion in annual global sales. Prevnar is available in 86 countries worldwide and is now included in 19 National Immunization Programs (NIPs), with six additional countries announcing intentions to initiate NIPs.
Effexor(R) (Effexor and Effexor XR) continues to be the number one global antidepressant in sales and prescription volume and an important therapy in treating adult patients with major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder and panic disorder.
Protonix(R) performed well again in
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