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Both Celebrex and Vioxx made the 2001 list of top ten drugs by global sales, beating the famous impotence drug Viagra, introduced in 1998. Clinical superiority is not the only reason for the high dollar sales of COX2 inhibitors. Another reason is that super aspirins are much more expensive than aspirin. Social critics grumble that the new drugs are not worth their high prices, but people whose drug bills are covered by health insurance do not care. They demand the best, whether or not aspirin upsets their stomachs; they pay the same insurance premium anyway. COX2 inhibitors grossed $5.7 billions and accounted for 23 percent of the pain and inflammation drug market in 2001. That was smaller than the 30 percent for the old COX inhibitors, but the trend of replacement was unmistakable. Optimistic analysts projected that by 2010, the market share of COX2 inhibitors would more than double that of COX inhibitors.
Aspirin Synthesis | Aspirin | Chemical Reactions
Further Analysis THE END Presented by MY LIFE: YOU LIGHT IT UP Conclusion The overall objectives of this experiment were to synthesize aspirin, to perform a crude purity test on said aspirin, to standardize and prepare solutions of both NaOH and HCL, and to qualitatively determine the purity of the aspirin by finding the percentage of acetylsalicylic acid in the aspirin.