With just $3.8 billion in sales, Astra is no Goliath. But well-placed research 
      and marketing bets have made it a world leader in painkillers, and one of the 
      fastest-growing drugmakers
      
                                  GLOBAL     SHARE
      DRUG            TOP ASTRA   MARKET     FOR ASTRA
      CATEGORY        DRUG      (BILLIONS)   DRUGS         COMPETITION
      
      HYPERTENSION    PLENDIL        $25       4%          Pfizer's Procardia
      PEPTIC ULCERS   LOSEC           10       23          Glaxo's Zantac
      ASTHMA          PULMICORT        5       13          Glaxo's Becotide
      ANESTHETICS*    XYLOCAINE        1       65          Generics
      DATA: ASTRA, SALOMON BROTHERS INC.      *Local
      
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