Key Figures and Top Rankings in the BioPharma Industry

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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

  1. Diabetes-drug Januvia, Merck
  2. Anti-TNF durg, Abbott Laboratories

Top 6 Pharmas in 2018, Ranked by Prescription-Drug Revenue

  1. Novartis
  2. Pfizer
  3. Sanofi
  4. GlaxoSmithKline
  5. Roche
  6. Merck & Co

Fastest-growing Drugmakers

  1. Gilead Sciences
  2. Novo Nordisk
  3. GlaxoSmithKline, Takeda

Top Pharmas in 2018, Ranked by Biotech Sales

  1. Roche
  2. Novo Nordisk
  3. Sanofi

Most Valuable R&D Project: Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer’s clot-fighter Eliquis

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