Brand and generic prescription medication revenue in the U.S. 2006-2018

This statistic compares total brand prescription medication sales to the sales of branded and unbranded generics in the United States from 2006 to 2018. In 2006, some 216 billion U.S. dollars of brand name medication was sold in the United States. Until 2018, this amount increased to some 380 billion dollars.

Brand and generic prescription medication revenue in the U.S. from 2006 to 2018 (in billion U.S. dollars)*

BrandsUnbranded GenericsBranded Generics
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Release date

May 2019


United States

Survey time period

2006 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Statistic includes non-discounted spending. All figures are rounded and were calculated based on IMS Health data.
Values before 2012 were taken from the GPhA 2010 Annual Report and were not restated.

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