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Top 9 Fastest Growing Orphan Drugs For Past Year

November 18, 2014

 

FirstWord Pharma, a supplier of global news and intelligence to the pharmaceutical industry, publishes a list of the top 50 biggest growing drugs for the past 4 quarters (4th Quarter 2013 through the 3rd Quarter 2014). The top biggest growing drugs over the past 4 quarters or year delivers “an absolute increase in sales worth $31 billion.”

Some interesting observations are presented in the article:

•   26% of the combined growth generated by the top 50 drugs was made by Gilead Sciences’ Hepatitis C non-orphan drug, Sovaldi, (FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) receiving approval in December 2013)

•   Regeneron Pharmaceuticals’ FDA BTD ophthalmology non-orphan drug Eylea (Afibercept) is the 5th fastest growing drug.

Top 9 Fastest Growing Orphan Drugs For The Past 4 Quarters

The chart below identifies the top 9 orphan drugs from the list of the top 50.

FirstWorld Pharma Ranking Product Sponsor Company Combined Sales of Last 4 Quarters In$ Millions Growth (versus previous 4 Quarters)In $ Millions
3 Humira AbbVie $12219 $ 1899
6 Remicade J&J / Merck $  9343 `$  679
9 Revlimid Celgene $  4794 `$  648
10 Soliris Alexion Pharmaceuticals $  2076 $  646
22 Pomalyst Celgene $    599 $  414
26 Imbruvica J&J / Pharmacylics $    322 $  322
31 Yervoy Bristol-Myers Squibb $  1202 $  291
33 Afinitor Novartis $  1510 $  289
36 Sprycel Bristol-Myers Squibb $  1460 $  264

Source of Data: Company Reported Data (FirstWorld Pharma article)

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