February 15, 2013
Eli Lilly's (NYSE: LLY ) mealtime insulin product Humalog brought in a whopping $2.4 billion last year. This drug comprises more than 10% of the drugmaker's total revenue, but Humalog's longevity could be compromised by an upcoming patent expiration, stiff competition by diabetes specialist Novo Nodisk (NYSE: NVO ) , and more competition in the future if MannKind (NASDAQ: MNKD ) can get Afrezza, an ultra-rapid and inhalable insulin, on the market. In this video, health-care analyst Max Macaluso dives into this drug's sales, and breaks down the competitive landscape for investors.
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