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E-DRUG: Australia's Top 10 drugs 2010
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Each year Australian Prescriber publishes the list of top 10 drugs that 
are subsidised in Australia.

http://www.australianprescriber.com/upload/pdf/articles/1146.pdf

The source is: Drug Utilisation Sub-Committee (DUSC) Database, as at 
September 2010. © Commonwealth of Australia.

Top 10 drugs by DDD/1000 pop/day

1.  atorvastatin
2.  irbesartan
3.  perindopril
4.  ramipril
5.  simvastatin
6.  rosuvastatin
7.  paracetamol
8.  candesartan
9.  esomeprazole
10. aspirin

Top 10 drugs by prescription counts

1.  atorvastatin
2.  esomeprazole
3.  simvastatin
4.  rosuvastatin
5.  paracetamol
6.  perindopril
7.  pantoprazole
8.  metformin hydrochloride
9.  atenolol
10. irbesartan

Top 10 drugs by cost to government

1.  atorvastatin
2.  rosuvastatin
3.  ranibizumab
4.  clopidogrel
5.  esomeprazole
6.  salmeterol and fluticasone
7.  olanzapine
8.  simvastatin
9.  adalimumab
10. rituximab


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