Just in case you were overly concerned about all the problems that pharma companies were having, (yes, I thought you were!), you might need reminding what a strong overall business this is. IMS reports that US prescription drug sales were over $216 billion in 2003. That’s up over 11% from the previous year and continues a run of strong double-digit growth since the mid-1990s. The biggest single class, the statins reached $13 billion. Imports from Canada were only around $1 billion.