TOP TEN PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES
World’s biggest pharmaceutical companies are listed below…
Johnson & Johnson is one of the top pharmaceutical manufacturers across the globe. This company has over 182 marketed drugs, with market leaders in Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, Arthritis, and digestives.
Novartis is a global healthcare company based in Switzerland. It specializes in the development of biological therapies and also contains specialist divisions for prescription pharmaceuticals, eye care and generics and bio-similar. Its current top grossing pharmaceutical drugs include Gleevec for cancer and Gilenya for multiple sclerosis.
Roche is one of the top companies in research-focused healthcare with combined strengths in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Roche is the world’s largest biotech company that provides medicine in oncology, immunology, ophthalmology, neuroscience, and infectious diseases.
Pfizer, the popular pharmaceutical manufacturer across the globe develops and produces a wide range of vaccines for therapeutic areas including oncology, cardiology, and immunology.
Sanofi is the French pharmaceutical company that specializes in prescription and over the counter (OTC) medicines in seven major therapeutic areas such as cardiovascular, central nervous system, diabetes, internal medicine, oncology, thrombosis.
- Merck The company was established in 1891 as the United States subsidiary of the German company Merck, which was founded in 1668 by the Merck family. Their specialist therapeutic areas include oncology, neurodegenerative diseases, fertility and endocrinology.
- GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) is a British pharmaceutical company headquartered in Brentford, London. Established in 2000 by a merger of Glaxo Wellcome and SmithKline Beecham, GSK develops a broad range of products in pharmaceuticals, vaccines and consumer healthcare, and has leading products across various therapeutic areas including cardiovascular and respiratory disease, asthma, cancer, infections, mental health, diabetes and digestive conditions.
- AstraZeneca AstraZeneca plc is an Anglo–Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company. AstraZeneca provides medicines for major diseases including cancer, gastrointestinal infection, cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders, and respiratory disease.
- Bayer Bayer AG was founded in Barmen; Germany in 1863. This Company manufactures and produces the high-quality medicines. This company also operates in consumer healthcare and agricultural chemicals in addition to human and veterinary pharmaceuticals. The top five drugs include anticoagulant Xarelto, eye medicine Eylea, cancer drugs Stivarga and Xofigo, and pulmonary arterial hypertension drug Adempas.
Gilead Sciences, the US biopharmaceutical company. Its headquarters in foster City, California, United States This Company provides the medicines for HIV/AIDS, cancer, liver disease and cardiovascular disease.