According to EvaluatePharma, there is going to be some reshuffling of the top pharma rankings . It is estimated that in 2018, Novartis will be overtaking Pfizer as the top pharmaceutical company (ranked by prescription-drug revenue), with Sanofi coming in third position. Runner-ups include GlaxoSmithKline, Roche and Merck & Co. respectively. The top 6 pharmas are estimated to enjoy sales of $40 billion or more and the rest through No.11, NovoNordisk, are estimated to be in the $20+ billion sales range.
Yet, these top rankers are not the fastest growing drugmakers. HIV drugmaker Gilead Sciences earns the honour as the fastest-growing pharma with a compound annual growth rate of 9%, diabetes specialist Novo Nordisk coming in second with 7%, and GlaxoSmithKline and Takeda coming in third, each with 4%.
Despite the encouraging figures, majority of drugmakers global market share will decrease. Novartis will be holding the biggest share of 5.8%, although lesser than the 6.5% last year.
More rankings below:
Top Selling Drug
- Diabetes-drug Januvia, Merck
- Anti-TNF durg, Abbott Laboratories
Top 6 Pharmas in 2018, Ranked by Prescription-Drug Revenue
- Merck & Co
- Gilead Sciences
- Novo Nordisk
- GlaxoSmithKline, Takeda
Top Pharmas in 2018, Ranked by Biotech Sales
- Novo Nordisk
Most Valuable R&D Project: Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer’s clot-fighter Eliquis
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