The fastest growing therapeutic drug classes

Oncologics, lipid regulators, respiratory agents, antidiabetics and anti-ulcerants are the five largest drug classes by sales. But annual sales are only half the story. Which drug classes are booming, and which have plateaued--or even dropped? IMS Health has released top-line industry data revealing the 15 largest drug classes, and we've crunched the numbers to take a closer look at the average sales growth of the 15 largest therapeutic classes over the last five years.

- see the article and chart on the fast growing drug classes
- and check out this chart on the top 15 drug classes of 2009