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2013 FDA drug approvals

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Although the FDA's 27 new approvals are down from the 15-year high of 2012, the newcomers pack powerful commercial potential.

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Figure 1: FDA NME approvals since 1993.
Figure 2: Aggregate peak drug sales since 2004.
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Mullard, A. 2013 FDA drug approvals. Nat Rev Drug Discov 13, 85–89 (2014).

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