Lipitor's $131B lifetime sales dwarf other megablockbusters

The names of the five best-selling drugs of all time aren't much of a surprise: Lipitor, Plavix, Zocor, Seretide/Advair, and Nexium. But what might be surprising are the figures attached. Pfizer's cholesterol drug Lipitor has brought in $131 billion over its lifetime, with the Sanofi/Bristol-Myers Squibb blood thinner Plavix lagging far behind in second place with $60 billion. Report

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