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Table 5 Pharmaceutical sales by disease category in Canada, Germany, South Korea, and the United Kingdom and their correlation with innovation activities in each country

From: Disease burden metrics and the innovations of leading pharmaceutical companies: a global and regional comparative study

Therapeutic category Pharmaceutical Sales (2016, million USD)
Canada Germany South Korea United Kingdom
Alimentary tract and metabolism 2884.1 4871.8 3438.8 2394.2
Blood and blood forming organs 802.9 3138.5 1919.8 1390.3
Cardiovascular system 2974.5 4830.1 2822.5 1728.5
Genito urinary system and sex hormones 1120.4 867.7 667.7 960.2
Systemic hormonal preparations, excluding sex hormones and insulins 376.0 1233.7 209.7 819.9
Antiinfectives for systemic use 1731.6 3582.1 2697 3168.8
Musculo-skeletal system 687.2 1554.3 1232.1 618.1
Nervous system 4231.6 5818.8 1931.9 4392.2
Respiratory system 1460.7 2360.9 969.2 2231.9
Associations with innovation activities in each country 0.706* 0.642 0.730* 0.783*
  1. *p < 0.05