Topic: statin drugs


2. Zetia

Merck’s big-selling Zetia was launched in 2002, and it did gin up sales quickly; by 2005, Merck and its partner Schering-Plough was reporting $1.5 billion from Zetia. But In 2008, Zetia’s sales fell by 9% to $2.2 billion. Its sales during the final three years of its patent life hovered in the $2.5 billion range.