Eli Lilly & Co.’s (LLY) neuroscience products portfolio includes the drugs Cymbalta, Strattera, and Zyprexa. The chart below shows revenues for its three key neuroscience products—Cymbalta, Strattera, and Zyprexa—since 1Q15.
Cymbalta, an antidepressant, reported a 12% decline in its 1Q17 revenues to $174.6 million, compared to ~$198.7 million in 1Q16. The drug reported lower sales outside the US markets, specifically Europe and Canada, due to the loss of exclusivity
Cymbalta reported a 20% decline in revenues to $140.5 million from international markets, partially offset by 46% growth in the US market to $34.1 million.
Strattera, a drug for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (or ADHD), reported 4% growth in its 1Q17 revenues to $196.2 million, compared to $188.1 million for 1Q16. This growth was driven by strong performance in its US and international markets.
Zyprexa, an antipsychotic drug, reported a 31% decline in revenues to $147.5 million in 1Q17, compared to $212.8 million in 1Q16. The decline was due to the exposure to generic competition in the US and its international markets.
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