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More Blockbuster Drugs for Ulcers: Prilosec, Nexium, and Other Proton-Pump Inhibitors

Jie Jack Li

in Blockbuster Drugs: The Rise and Fall of the Pharmaceutical Industry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199737680
eISBN:
9780197563014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199737680.003.0006
Subject:
Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry

In the first half of the 19th century, British physician William Prout conclusively showed that gastric juice contains hydrochloric acid. U.S. Army officer William ... More


Beginning of an Era: The First Blockbuster Drug, Tagamet

Jie Jack Li

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199737680
eISBN:
9780197563014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199737680.003.0005
Subject:
Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry

Tagamet emerged as the first blockbuster drug when its sales exceeded $1 billion in 1986, three years after its introduction to the market. An anti–peptic ulcer drug, ... More


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