Leading therapy areas for U.S. drug spending 2018

This statistic shows the leading therapy areas in U.S. medicine spending in 2018. In that year, around 58.4 billion U.S. dollars were spent on oncologics. Thus, cancer was the number two therapy class in the United States, behind antidiabetics.

Top 20 U.S. therapy areas based on drug spending in 2018

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Source

Release date

May 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

Therapy areas are based on proprietary QuintilesIMS definitions. Includes prescription and insulin products sold into chain and independent pharmacies, food store pharmacies, mail service pharmacies, long-term care facilities, hospitals, clinics, and other institutional settings. Excludes OTC.

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