Top 10 Biologics in the US


Biologicals are drugs made up of complex molecules produced from living microorganisms, plants, or animal cells. Many are produced using recombinant DNA technology. They are sometimes known as biopharmaceuticals or biologics.

Biologics are changing the way people treat common illnesses that people have suffered from for years. They have revolutionized the treatment of many serious and chronic diseases and displaced traditional small-molecule drugs from the higher end of the market.

Rheumatoid arthritis , some cancers , and diabetes require the most specific biologic treatments.

Generic biologics

Although most drugs are chemicals synthesized from other chemicals, biologics are much more expensive due to the complex manufacturing process. Due to their high cost, there is a strong demand for generic biologics.

Several pharmaceutical companies are pushing for the right to manufacture generics. However, because they are so difficult to manufacture, there are concerns about the possibility of producing generics safely and reliably.

These are not really generic, but in recent years many biosimilars have appeared on the market, usually at a much lower cost than the original biological medicine on which they are based.

Top 10 Biologics

The top 10 biologics exceeded the monetary definition of "blockbuster," meaning they generated more than $ 1 billion in annual sales in 2017, according to sales figures provided by drug makers.

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