Loss of Lantus sales to U.S. biosimilars 2015-2017

This statistic depicts the sales of Lantus from 2015 to 2017 compared to the sales of its U.S. biosimilar competitor . In 2015, Lantus generated 3.76 billion U.S. dollars in sales while Basaglar generated no sales. As of November 2017, Lantus sales dropped to 2.39 billion U.S. dollars and Basaglar sales increased to 558.1 million U.S. dollars.

Sales of Lantus compared to its U.S. biosimilar competitor from 2015 to 2017

Lantus (originator)Basaglar (biosimilar)
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Release date

February 2018


United States

Survey time period

2015 to 2017

Supplementary notes

* Year to date November 2017.

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