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Worldwide top diseases 2020, by number of active drugs

This statistic shows the top 10 diseases/indications worldwide in 2020, based on the projected number of active drugs. The projection said that there will be some 924 active drugs for breast cancer in that year, which would make it the top disease in terms of number of active drugs.

Top 10 diseases worldwide by number of active drugs in 2020*

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

as of January 2020

Supplementary notes

* Projections as of January 2020. The statistic excludes the more generalized indications which include the term ‘unspecified’ to focus in solely on counting drugs where precise target diseases have been identified.

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