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Drugs.com Releases Q2 Sales for Top 100 U.S. Prescription Drugs: Humira Climbs into Top 5 and Posts Double-Digit Growth
Date:8/14/2013

NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Drugs.com, the leading online clinical drug resource, today released second quarter 2013 U.S. prescription sales data for the top 100 drugs. Since Q2 2012, Otuska's antipsychotic Abilify and AstraZeneca's acid reducer Nexium have held either the number one or two spot in top dollar sales. This quarter, both agents continue to maintain their stronghold; each posts close to $1.5 billion in sales. Humira, AbbVie's key tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker, climbs three notches and sees a double-digit gain for the quarter.

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Top Five Drugs by Sales, Q2 2013Drug NameSales ($000)% Change (previousquarter)Abilify

$1,597,913

+4.70%Nexium

$1,454,048

-0.34%Humira

$1,341,759

+10.22%Cymbalta

$1,338,912

+3.24%Crestor

$1,290,913

-0.37%The move of Humira into the top five shifts both Eli Lilly's Cymbalta, and AstraZeneca's Crestor down one position. Cymbalta, which reaped over $4.4 billion in 2012 U.S. sales, goes off patent this December.

Top Five Sales Gains, Q2 2013Drug NameGain ($000)% Change (previousquarter)Humira

$124,407

+10.22%doxycycline

$89,309

+46.22%Enbrel

$72,681

+6.76%Abilify

$71,685

+4.70%Epogen

$47,324

+9.40%Not only does Humira re-enter the top five drugs by sales, it also comes in at the number one spot in terms of sales growth. Enbrel, another TNF blocker, returns to positive growth after a slight drop in Q1. Abilify and Epogen round out the fourth and fifth spots in quarterly sales gains.

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