Lipitor Outsold the Entire US Recording Industry In 2009

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This has to be one of the more bizarre stats to surface in recent months.

It turns out that sales of anti-cholesterol drug Lipitor actually eclipsed the entire recorded music industry last year in the US.   Take a look:

*2009 US sales of recorded music: $4.6 billion
(source: IFPI’s Recording Industry In Numbers)

*2009 sales of Liptor (US): $5.4 billion
(source: Pfizer financial filings)