Now we see here the Pharma companies which leads the word in the top 10 list as best Pharmaceutical Industries. Lets begin.
TOP 10 PHARMA COMPANIES IN THE WORLD
- Gilead Sciences
Gilead Sciences is an US based biopharmaceutical company. The company since its inception has concentrated on antiviral drugs that are used in the treatment of HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and Influenza. The company offers products that include Atripla, Complera, Emtriva, Viread and many more. The company was founded and is headquartered in Foster City, California. The company is a member of the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index and the S&P Index.
Bayer is a German multinational chemical and pharmaceutical company founded in 1863. It is headquartered in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, and Germany. The company focuses primarily in the areas of human and veterinary pharmaceuticals; consumer healthcare products; agricultural chemicals and biotechnology products; and high value polymers. It is best known for its first product aspirin.
AstraZeneca is a British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biologics company founded in 1999. It is headquartered in London, United Kingdom. The company has operations in over 100 countries. The company provides products for major diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal infection, neuroscience, respiratory and inflammation.
GlaxoSmithKline is a British pharmaceutical company founded in 2000. It is headquartered in Brentford, London. It was established as a result of merger of Glaxo Wellcome and SmithKline Beecham. The company develops a wide array of products in the areas of pharmaceuticals, vaccines and consumer healthcare. It also has products across various areas including cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, asthma, mental health, infections, cancer, digestive conditions and diabetes.
Merck & Co. is an American pharmaceutical company doing business as Merck Sharp & Dohme outside the US and Canada. The company was established in 1891 as a US subsidiary of the German company Merck. The company is headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey. The expert and specialised areas of the company include oncology, neurodegenerative diseases, fertility and endocrinology. The company is also well-known for publishing The Merck Manuals; these are a series of medical reference books for physicians, nurses and technicians.
Sanofi is a French multinational pharmaceutical company founded in 2004. It is headquartered Gentilly, France. The company is majorly involved in the research and development, manufacturing and marketing of the pharmaceutical drugs in the prescription market. The company also develops over the counter medication. The company’s major areas of speciality include cardiovascular, diabetes, vaccines, oncology, central nervous system, thrombosis and internal medicine.
Pfizer is an American global pharmaceutical corporation founded in 1849. The company is headquartered in New York City and its research is headquartered in Groton, Connecticut. The company produces medicines and vaccines for a various therapeutic areas such as oncology, cardiology, immunology, neurology and endocrinology. The company’s products include drugs such as Lipitor, Lyrica, Diflucan, Zithromax, Viagra and Celebra. The company operates in the divisions of primary care, speciality care, established products, animal health, capsugel, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, oncology and nutrition.
Roche is a Swiss global healthcare company that operates on a worldwide basis in two divisions, that is, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. It was founded in 1896. The company has headquarters located in Basel and also has pharmaceuticals and diagnostic sites around the world. The company produces and sells drugs for cancer treatments MebThera, Avastin, Herception and Xeloda. It is the market leader in personalised medicines and was also one of the first companies to bring targeted treatments to patients.
Novartis is a Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company founded in 1996 as a result of a merger. The company is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. The company’s expert and specialist areas of operation include prescription pharmaceuticals, eye care and generics and biosimilars. Its most sold pharmaceutical drugs include Gleevec for cancer and Gilenya for multiple sclerosis. The company has operations in more than 140 countries worldwide and has a combined workforce of more than 100,000 employees.
- Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson is an American multinational pharmaceutical, consumer packaged goods and medical devices manufacturer that was founded in 1886. The company is headquartered in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The consumer division of the company is located in Skillman, New Jersey. The company has operations in more than 57 countries with 250 subsidiary companies in those countries. The company is a household name due to its consumer healthcare division. It has more than 182 marketed drugs, with the company being market leaders in divisions of Hepatitis C, arthritis, HIV/AIDS and digestive conditions. The company brand includes various household names of medications and first aid supplies. Its consumer products include brand lines of bandages, Johnson’s baby products, Tylenol medications, Neutrogena beauty and skin products and many more.