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CSD Report Highlights Growing Importance of Biopharmaceutical Market in 2010

September 5, 2011
According to a report on global drug sales announced by the leading market research company Cegedim Strategic Data (CSD) on August 2, the hyperlipidemia treatment Lipitor (atorvastatin) was the world’s top-selling drug in 2010 with sales of US$12,023 million (approximately…

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