11 new drugs that were taken to heart by prescribers in 2016
Which new drugs did prescribers get behind this year?
PBS data released late last week shows a raft of medications enjoyed increases in prescribing volume between 2014/15 and 2015/16.
The increases were mostly for drugs indicated for diabetes, hyperlipidaemia, respiratory conditions, ADHD and anticoagulation:
Here's the 11 most GP relevant ones:
1. Apixaban (Eliquis) +110%
Up from 326,000 to 685,000 scripts
2. Dapagliflozin (Forxiga) +244%
Up from 124