Top-Selling, Top-Prescribed Drugs for 2016

Source: Medscape

Humira (adalimumab, AbbVie) again topped the list for most spending by invoice among branded drugs in the United States, as it has each of the last 5 years, according to the latest report from QuintilesIMS Institute, which tracks drug spending and prescriptions annually.

Spending on the drug, prescribed for inflammatory conditions, has tripled from $4.5 billion in 2012 to $13.6 billion in 2016.

Levothyroxine, for hypothyroidism, was the most commonly prescribed drug, as it has been for each of the 5 years, with 123 million prescriptions in 2016.

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