For the first quarter of 2009, Cymbalta generated $709.3 million in sales, an increase of 17 percent compared with the first quarter of 2008. U.S. sales of Cymbalta increased 17 percent, to $597.1 million, driven by higher demand, increased prices, and the favorable impact of wholesaler buying patterns. Sales outside the U.S. were $112.2 million, an increase of 19 percent, driven primarily by higher demand, partially offset by the unfavorable impact of foreign exchange rates.
For the first quarter of 2009, worldwide Humalog sales increased 11 percent, to $450.6 million. Sales in the U.S. increased 20 percent to $286.2 million, driven by increased prices and increased demand. Sales outside the U.S. decreased 3 percent to $164.4 million, driven by the unfavorable impact of foreign exchange rates, partially offset by increased demand.
Gemzar sales totaled $367.8 million in the first quarter of 2009, a decrease of 14 percent from the first quarter of 2008. Sales in the U.S. decreased 4 percent, to $169.4 million, due to the unfavorable impact of wholesaler buying patterns and lower net effective selling prices, partially offset by higher demand. Sales outside the U.S. decreased 21 percent, to $198.3 million, as a result of the unfavorable impact of foreign exchange rates, reduced prices and the entry of generic competition in most major markets.
|SOURCE Eli Lilly and Company|
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