Say goodbye to AbbVie's ever-growing Humira sales: The biosim decline has officially begun

fiercepharma | April 25, 2019

AbbVie's Humira just posted its first-ever drop in worldwide sales—and with biosimilars on the march in Europe, it's not likely to be the last. Make no mistake; AbbVie is still making a fortune off the mega blockbuster immunology med. In the first quarter, worldwide Humira sales may have slipped 5.6%, but that's still $4.46 billion. And in the U.S., revenue's still growing. Stateside sales increased by 7% to $3.22 billion. But bossism hasn’t hit in the U.S. yet. And take a look what's happened outside the U.S. after European biosim launches in October last year. AbbVie reported that its key money maker fell 27.9% outside its home country, to $1.23 billion.

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Robert Lustig, who is a professor of pediatric endocrinology at the University of California at San Francisco, explains just how much our health has taken a turn for the worse since the '70s and the '80s. He discusses how children who are eating too much sugar are developing diseases only those with alcoholism used to get.

Spotlight

Robert Lustig, who is a professor of pediatric endocrinology at the University of California at San Francisco, explains just how much our health has taken a turn for the worse since the '70s and the '80s. He discusses how children who are eating too much sugar are developing diseases only those with alcoholism used to get.

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