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Top 20 U.S. therapy areas based on drug spending in 2016 (in billion U.S. dollars)

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Leading therapy areas for U.S. drug spending 2016 This statistic shows the leading therapy areas in U.S. medicine spending in 2016. In that year, around 45.5 billion U.S. dollars were spent on oncologics. Thus, cancer was the number two therapy class in the United States, behind antidiabetics.
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This statistic shows the leading therapy areas in U.S. medicine spending in 2016. In that year, around 45.5 billion U.S. dollars were spent on oncologics. Thus, cancer was the number two therapy class in the United States, behind antidiabetics.
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Release date
May 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016
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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