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NEW JERSEY'S TOP
Best-Selling Drugs
Ranked by fourth quarter 2011 retail sales
By Danielle Mack
Rank | Prev. Drug Name
Company(s)Therapeutic Area
Percent Change
Q4/2010 Retail Sales
Q4/2011 Retail Sales
1 | 1
Lipitor
Pfizer Inc.
Cholesterol-lowering
-10.4%
$64,084,958
$57,389,069
2 | 2
Nexium
AstraZeneca
Heartburn and acid reflux
-9.0%
$54,904,679
$49,970,296
3 | 3
Plavix
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Heart attack
-6.6%
$44,830,607
$41,850,364
4 | 5
Crestor
AstraZeneca
Cholesterol and atherosclerosis
4.7%
$33,057,048
$34,607,285
5 | 4
OxyContin
Purdue Pharma
Pain relief
-7.8%
$34,557,605
$31,874,590
6 | 7
Singulair
Merck & Co. Inc.
Asthma and seasonal allergies
2.9%
$28,430,427
$29,241,177
7 | 6
Advair Diskus
GlaxoSmithKline PLC
Asthma
-7.5%
$31,609,669
$29,239,507
8 | 8
Abilify
Otsuka
Bristol-Myers Squib Co.
Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia
10.5%
$24,007,616
$26,535,384
9 | 9
Lexapro
Forest Pharma Co.
Depression and generalized anxiety disorder
1.5%
$22,180,314
$22,523,970
10 | 16
Cymbalta
Eli Lilly & Co.
Depression
13.3%
$16,570,464
$18,767,234
11 | 13
Seroquel
AstraZeneca
Bipolar disorder
2.6%
$17,796,828
$18,256,145
12 | 14
Januvia
Merck & Co. Inc.
Type 2 diabetes
3.8%
$17,002,972
$17,652,108
13 | 12
Diovan HCT
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Blood pressure and a diuretic
-7.4%
$18,150,710
$16,809,909
14 | 15
Diovan
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Blood pressure
-2.6%
$16,937,572
$16,490,313
15 | 19
Spiriva
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma
Breathing problems associated with COPD
14.1%
$13,736,264
$15,671,184
16 | 17
Lovaza
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare
Reduce very high triglycerides
-5.5%
$15,225,493
$14,380,870
17 | NR
Incivek
Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Hepatitis C
NA
NA
$14,271,080
18 | 10
Actos
Takeda
Type 2 diabetes
-34.5%
$21,784,731
$14,262,628
19 | 22
Suboxone
Reckitt Benckiser LLC
United Therapeutics
Opiate addiction
10.3%
$12,018,802
$13,260,003
20 | 20
Metoprolol Succinate
Watson Pharma
Wockhardt USA
Hypertension
-11.3%
$14,823,968
$13,155,037
21 | 25
Alprazolam
Pfizer Inc.
Mylan
Anxiety
11.5%
$11,677,601
$13,020,504
22 | NR
Oxycodone
Actavis Group
Covidien
Pain pills
24.5%
$9,492,556
$11,814,343
23 | 32
Lantus SoloSTAR
Sanofi US
Insulin
24.5%
$8,968,572
$11,164,637
24 | NR
Atripla
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
HIV
-3.7%
$11,401,751
$10,981,015
25 | 38
Provigil
Cephalon Inc.
Improve wakefulness in adults who experience excessive sleepiness
26.2%
$8,609,397
$10,866,649
26 | 21
Lidoderm
Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Post-herpetic neuralgia pain reliever
-13.6%
$12,476,248
$10,773,855
27 | NR
Atorvastatin Calcium
Watson Pharma
Daiichi-Sankyo
generic Lipitor
NA
NA
$10,072,246
28 | 23
Celebrex
Pfizer Inc.
Arthritis
-8.2%
$10,764,619
$9,880,331
29 | 26
Lyrica
Pfizer Inc.
Fibromyalgia and nerve pain
-1.5%
$10,010,814
$9,864,750
30 | 33
Azithromycin
Pfizer Inc.
Novartis
Antibiotic
3.7%
$9,508,345
$9,864,208
31 | 28
Truvada
Gilead Sciences
HIV treatment
1.5%
$9,552,715
$9,692,833
32 | 31
Solodyn
Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp.
Acne
1.1%
$9,297,304
$9,402,510
33 | 39
NovoLog
Novo Nordisk Inc.
Insulin
6.7%
$8,484,802
$9,051,272
34 | 36
Nasonex
Merck & Co. Inc.
Seasonal allergies
-0.5%
$8,798,409
$8,754,143
35 | 27
Tricor
Abbott Laboratories Pharmaceutical Products
High cholesterol
-11.8%
$9,890,768
$8,718,836
36 | NR
Enoxaparin Sodium
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Winthrop US
Generic Lovenox and Clexane
37.5%
$6,064,974
$8,341,909
37 | 30
Zetia
Merck & Co. Inc.
Cholesterol
-11.0%
$9,366,471
$8,337,065
38 | 45
Janumet
Merck & Co. Inc.
Type 2 diabetes
11.0%
$7,345,516
$8,152,562
39 | 40
Viagra
Pfizer Inc.
Erectile dysfunction
-3.9%
$8,373,162
$8,050,367
40 | NR
Amphetmn Salt Cmb SR
Teva Pharmaceuticals
IMPAX Labs
Generic
30.3%
$6,147,053
$8,007,313
41 | 37
Aciphex
Eisai Inc.
Acid reflux
-9.0%
$8,732,731
$7,947,350
42 | 47
Budesonide
Teva Pharmaceuticals
Par Pharm
Asthma, non-infectious rhinitis (including hay fever and other allergies), and for treatment and prevention of nasal polyposis. Additionally, it is used for Crohn's disease (inflammatory bowel disease).
14.9%
$6,872,739
$7,895,170
43 | NR
Methylphenidate ER
Watson Pharma
Covidien
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
NA
NA
$7,838,569
44 | NR
Fexofenadine
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Inc.
Teva Pharmaceuticals
Antihistamine
46.7%
$5,097,200
$7,478,502
45 | NR
Olanzapine
Teva Pharmaceuticals
Prasco Laboratories
Antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia and manic episodes of bipolar disorder
NA
NA
$7,464,166
46 | NR
Lunesta
Dainippon Sumitomo Pharm
Sleep aid
-13.2%
$8,345,038
$7,247,145
47 | 42
Loestrin 24 Fe
Warner Chilcott Inc.
Oral contraceptive
-11.1%
$8,110,645
$7,207,969
48 | NR
Vyvanse
Shire Pharm Group
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
32.5%
$5,253,173
$6,960,925
49 | 49
ProAir HFA
Teva Pharmaceuticals
Asthma inhailer
10.0%
$6,238,596
$6,862,647
50 | NR
Cialis
Eli Lilly & Co.
Erectile Dysfunction Treatment
7.3%
$6,050,682
$6,492,571
 
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