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Prescribed Drug Estimates: 2001
Table 1.2 Top Prescribed Drugs by Total Purchases, 2001

Prescribed
drug name
Total purchases
ranking
Total
purchases
Tot al number of
persons with purchases

Lipitor
1
57,743,094

9,648,787

Premarin
2
53,789,424

8,781,864

Atenolol
3
41,449,468

6,804,096

Synthroid
4
40,310,902

6,472,800

Hydrochlorothiazide
5
35,406,513

6,775,369

Norvasc
6
32,378,203

5,306,932

Claritin
7
33,101,883

12,289,537

Albuterol
8
32,330,616

10,294,176

Zocor
9
31,178,534

6,068,308

Furosemide
10
27,966,526

4,652,108

 

Standard Errors for Table 1.2: Top Prescribed Drugs by Total Purchases, 2001
Prescribed
drug name
Total
purchases
Total number of
persons with purchases

Lipitor
2,899,329.04
393,328.38
Premarin
3,139,565.92
442,360.08
Atenolol
2,098,834.46
323,771.92
Synthroid
2,232,928.52
304,518.20
Hydrochlorothiazide
2,057,473.65
316,959.53
Norvasc
1,959,609.69
253,123.42
Claritin
1,642,428.33
506,213.41
Albuterol
1,655,048.78
400,196.87
Zocor
1,902,247.73
290,562.90
Furosemide
2,091,273.91
268,818.24