Primaxin


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Related to Primaxin: Meropenem, Imipenem, Invanz, Cilastatin
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trade name for a parenteral antibiotic

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Deese executive vice president and president, Merck Manufacturing Division TOP SELLING DRUGS Drug Indication $ (+/- %) Singulair asthma $4,337 2% Cozaar/Hyzaar hypertension $3,558 6% Zetia/Vytorin cholesterol $2,281 -12% Fosamax postmenopausal $1,553 -49% osteoporosis Gardasil HPV vaccine $1,403 -5% Januvia diabetes $1,397 109% ProQuad/MMRII/Varivax children's vaccine $1,269 -6% Trusopt ophthalmic $781 -1% Primaxin antibiotic $760 -1% Rotateq rotavirus vaccine $665 27% Zocor cholesterol $660 -25% Cancidas antifungal $596 11% Maxalt migraine $529 13% Account for 76% of total pharma sales, down from 78% in 2007.
Moreover, the study finds that the lack of effective treatment options for these infections is driving increased prescribing of colistin, Pfizer's Tygacil and carbapenems, namely AstraZeneca's Merrem (meropenem, generics), Merck's Primaxin (imipenem-cilastatin, generics) and Janssen's Doribax (doripenem).
According to ID specialists, concerns over drug resistance in Gram-negative pathogens has led to the uptake of last-resort drugs and drugs typically used for later-lines of therapy, including meropenem, Merck's Primaxin and Invanz, Janssen's Doribax, Pfizer's Tygacil and colistin.
PCPs also frequently prescribe quinolones, such as Janssen's Levaquin to these patients, while ID specialists prescribe more carbapenems including Merck's Primaxin.
Other reported products is comprised of: ARCOXIA, CANCIDAS, COSOPT, CRIXIVAN, EMEND, FOSAMAX, INVANZ, ISENTRESS, MAXALT, PRIMAXIN, PROPECIA, PROSCAR, STOCRIN, TIMOPTIC/TIMOPTIC XE, TREDAPTIVE, TRUSOPT, VASOTEC/VASERETIC, ZOCOR and ZOLINZA.