Pharmaceutical company Roche: top drugs based on revenue 2018-2019

Roche is one of the top pharmaceutical companies globally. They have a variety of products and medications sold worldwide with oncology being a focus area of the company. As of 2019, Roche’s second top revenue generating drug was Herceptin (trastuzumab). Herceptin is a drug used in the treatment of some types of breast cancer. The drug generated about six billion Swiss francs in revenue during 2019.

Roche company overview

Roche is a multinational pharmaceutical company based in Basel, Switzerland. The company has two primary divisions: diagnostics and pharmaceuticals. Roche has experienced exceptional growth in recent years which can be seen in the increasing value of their sales globally. As well as sales, Roche has experienced significant growth in their research and development (R&D) expenditures. Roche has been named a leader in global pharma in several ways but has excelled in producing and selling oncologic pharmaceuticals specifically.


Oncology is a branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The number of new cancer drugs under development in the United States is also increasing every year with significant growth recently. Oncologics and antidiabetics are the top two drug therapy areas in the United States based on drug spending.

Selected leading drugs of pharmaceutical company Roche in 2018 and 2019, based on revenue

Name (therapeutic area)20182019
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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

2018 and 2019

Supplementary notes

This statistic was assembled from the Roche's annual report and the company's separated financial report. No value means no data was given.

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