Year in Review: Top 20 hospital medicines by gross spend

Ranking Medicine Therapeutic Group 2019/20
      $
1 Infliximab Immunosuppressants $41,850,000
2 Aflibercept Immunosuppressants $9,930,000
3 Rituximab Immunosuppressants $7,900,000
4 Ferric carboxymaltose Alimentary $6,280,000
5 Tocilizumab Immunosuppressants $5,360,000
6 Sugammadex Musculoskeletal $4,710,000
7 Clostridium botulinum type A toxin Musculoskeletal $4,660,000
8 Idarucizumab Immunosuppressants $3,330,000
9 Enoxaparin sodium Antithrombotic Agents $3,280,000
10 Alteplase Antithrombotic Agents $2,860,000
11 Levonorgestrel Hormones $2,450,000
12 Amphotericin B Anti-infectives $2,030,000
13 Amoxicillin with clavulanic acid Anti-infectives $1,990,000
14 Paliperidone Anti-psychotics $1,930,000
15 Sevoflurane Anaesthetics $1,610,000
16 Lidocaine [Lignocaine]
hydrochloride
Anaesthetics $1,590,000
17 Olanzapine Anaesthetics $1,550,000
18 Lenalidomide Oncology Agents $1,440,000
19 Sodium chloride Fluids and electrolytes $1,430,000
20 Ivacaftor Cystic Fibrosis $1,410,000
    Totals $107,590,000

Note: Hospital data is less reliable than community data and required substantial data cleaning to produce the
table above.