Revealed: top 10 most prescribed drugs

An article in Australian Prescriber has revealed the top 10 most prescribed drugs in Australia over the last financial year, from July 2012 to June 2013.

The figures are drawn from reports by the Drug Utilisation Sub-Committee of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee, and excludes private scripts.

The list, by raw numbers of prescriptions, was as follows:

  1. Atorvastatin (Lipitor and generics): 9,691,453
  2. Rosuvastatin (Crestor and