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Top 10 Fastest Growing Orphan Drugs For 2014

May 6, 2015


FirstWord Pharma, a supplier of global news and intelligence to the pharmaceutical industry, publishes a list of the top 50 biggest growing drugs for 2014. The top biggest growing drugs for 2014 “contributed incremental growth of $37 billion in 2014, with the top 10 delivering $22.5 billion”. In other words, the top 10 biggest growth drugs were approximately 61% of the total incremental growth for 2014.

Some interesting observations are presented in the article:

•   About 46% of the combined growth generated by the top 10 drugs was made by Gilead Sciences’ Hepatitis C non-orphan drug, Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir), (FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) receiving FDA approval in December 2013), which had sales of $10.2 billion in 2014 – “thereby positioning it as the fastest new drug launch of all time”

•   Celgene’s orphan drug Revlimid ($700 million) was the leading oncology growth driver in 2014.

Top 10 Fastest Growing Orphan Drugs For 2014

The chart below identifies the top 10 orphan drugs from the list of the top 50.

FirstWorld Pharma Ranking Product Sponsor Company 2014 Sales In $ Millions 2013 Sales In $ Millions
4 Humira AbbVie $12543 $10659
9 Revlimid Celgene $4980 $4280
10 Soliris Alexion Pharmaceuticals $2233 $1551
18 Imbruvica Pharmacyclics $492 $0
24 Pomalyst Celgene $680 $305
28 Yervoy BMS $1308 $960
32 Remicade J&J/Merck $9240 $8944
35 Afinitor Novartis $1575 $1309
36 Tasigna Novartis $1529 $1266
37 Kyprolis Amgen $331 $73

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


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  1. When do we expect to see the 2015 issues we would love to read them can we expect to see a 10 year issue to enable groups to maybe purchase the information it is very helpful for patient groups to read it also gives them an idea of who they would like to donate to for research we as a group would love to have this type of information it would help in research for drugs that are already on the market,this would help our families find information that they would otherwise be unable to locate on their own,

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