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09/14/2014: "Lilly's Cymbalta Sales Grow"

Filed under: Depression, Indiana, Local (Central IN) News, Pharmacology, psychiatrist, psychiatry, Rx Meds, Rx Meds: Cymbalta,Rx Meds: Zyprexia, Uncategorized
Tags: Cymbalta, Indiana, Lilly, Sidney Taurel, Zyprexa

From a Bloomberg report, via the Indianapolis Star:

INDIANAPOLIS: Eli Lilly and Co.'s antidepressant Cymbalta exceeded $2 billion in global sales last year, Chief Executive Officer Sidney Taurel said. That would represent at least a 52 percent increase from the $1.32 billion reported in 2006, when Cymbalta was Lilly's third-best-selling product globally. The drug is intended to replace revenue lost to generic competitors for the antipsychotic Zyprexa, Lilly’s top-selling drug, when it loses patent protection in 2011. "Cymbalta is growing very, very fast," Taurel said Friday in Davos, Switzerland, where he is attending the World Economic Forum. "It will be bigger than Zyprexa before Zyprexa loses its patent." (Bloomberg)

They just keep finding new uses for this drug. Some physicians have found it very useful in the treatment of pain managment. New uses equal more prescriptions, which equal more sales.

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