Top therapy areas in the U.S. by number of prescriptions 2016

Top 20 therapy areas in the United States in 2016, by number of prescriptions (in millions)

Top therapy areas in the U.S. by number of prescriptions 2016 This statistic depicts selected therapy areas in the United States based on prescription numbers in 2016. In that year, prescriptions for pain medication totaled to some 460 million in the United States.
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Top 20 therapy areas in the United States in 2016, by number of prescriptions (in millions)

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Number of prescriptions in millions
Antihypertensives721
Pain460
Mental health395
Nervous system disorders387
Antibacterials270
Lipid regulators264
Diabetes224
Respiratory181
Anti-ulcerants175
Thyroid therapies137
Dermatalogics112
Hormonal contraceptives98
ADHD91
Anticoagulants79
Corticosteroids71
GI Products66
Other cardiovasculars48
Nasal preps topical48
Ophthalmology48
Benign prostate hyperplasia45
Number of prescriptions in millions
Antihypertensives721
Pain460
Mental health395
Nervous system disorders387
Antibacterials270
Lipid regulators264
Diabetes224
Respiratory181
Anti-ulcerants175
Thyroid therapies137
Dermatalogics112
Hormonal contraceptives98
ADHD91
Anticoagulants79
Corticosteroids71
GI Products66
Other cardiovasculars48
Nasal preps topical48
Ophthalmology48
Benign prostate hyperplasia45
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This statistic depicts selected therapy areas in the United States based on prescription numbers in 2016. In that year, prescriptions for pain medication totaled to some 460 million in the United States.
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