Top 10: Pharma companies

Top 10: Pharma companies
Sanofi, GSK, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Roche Holding, AbbVie, Merck, Novartis International and more are our Top 10 pharma companies

10. Merck

Merck is a global pharmaceutical company known for its contributions in developing vaccines. Known as MSD outside the U.S. and Canada, the company licensed vaccines for MMR, Hep A, Hep B and Chickenpox. Across healthcare, Merck develops innovative health solutions that increase the prevention of diseases in people and animals. 

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9. Bristol Myers Squibb 

Bristol Myers Squibb is a global pharmaceutical company committed to research development. Their work helps to develop medicines that help patients who suffer from serious diseases. A part of this work is supporting community-based programs that promote cancer awareness, screening, care and support among high-risk populations. 

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8. AbbVie

AbbVie is a biopharmaceutical company based in Chicago that develops drugs in therapeutic areas. Their innovation combined with commercial scale results in products that benefit patients, customers and health care providers alike. As AbbVie aims to find cures for various healthcare conditions, the company is also assessing which environmental, social and governance issues are most relevant to the business.

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7. AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca manufactures pharmaceutical products used in cancer treatment and respiratory diseases - including COVID-19. The company is on a mission to advance the healthcare sector with ‘the power of science and innovation’, to rebuild society and the planet and positively transform patients’ lives and the healthcare systems supporting them.

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6. Roche Holding

Roche was founded in 1896 and is headquartered in New York. Roche has been recognised as the most sustainable company in the Pharmaceuticals index of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). Roche is focused on upholding supply chain sustainability, social responsibility and environmental protection.

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5. Sanofi

Sanofi aims to transform medical practices and offer life-saving cures. In addition, they develop vaccines to improve people’s lives and to work towards infectious disease control. AI and machine learning is used to collect and analyse large amounts of information to assist in their work against dangerous pathogens. 

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4. GlaxoSmithKline

Pharmaceutical manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (known as GSK) unites ‘science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease’. The company is present in over 150 countries and was founded in 2000. GSK’s Consumer Healthcare focuses on pain relief, oral health, respiratory care, nutrition, gastrointestinal and skin care. 

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3. Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has been manufacturing healthcare products for 130 years. Founded in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, the company remains headquartered there, with 134,000 employees in 60 countries. J&J uses AI in its pharmaceutical research and is 3D printing titanium plates to be used in bone fracture recovery. 

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2. Pfizer Inc.

Pfizer is a multinational pharmaceutical company based in New York. It has 35 manufacturing sites and 30,000 employees in over 180 countries. Its biggest contributions to healthcare include Viagra, Xanax and Advil. Pfizer’s initiative, ‘An Accord for a Healthier World,’ aims to create equitable access to effective medicines and vaccines. This will ensure faster access to breakthrough prevention of diseases and treatment options.

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1. Novartis International

Novartis International has helped to improve global healthcare for more than 40 years, especially in low-income communities across the world. The company started out supporting cures for leprosy and malaria. Now, it is taking on cardiovascular diseases. Novartis Internationals’s consumer healthcare products range from cough syrups to probiotics.

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