Pharmaceutical companies discover, develop and market drugs and other health products that are used as medication or for the treatments of the patients. Their main aim is to work for the betterment of heath and care of the individuals and they strive a lot to give their best.
Their products not only comprises of drugs that help in curing diseases but also contains numerous nutritional supplements and with the means of trading these products are sent in all over the world. With the advent of modern technologies, innovative and latest methods are adopted for the production of best drugs and therefore pharmaceutical industry is also expanding day by day, with a great competition every company is struggling very hard to prove itself best. Here we have the list of top 10 best pharmaceutical companies in 2014 that are renowned for their work in all over the world.
10. Abbott Laboratories
It is an American global health care products and pharmaceuticals company that has approximately 90,000 employees that are working deliberately in more than 130 countries. It was established in 1888 and had more than $35 billion in revenue, in 2010. Their main mission is to turn science into care. They claim that work for the betterment of health and care of people and their products are trustworthy nutritional brands that provide care in all steps of life. It developed the first blood screening test for HIV in 1985.
AstraZeneca is a British-Swedish pharmaceutical company whose headquarter is located in London, United Kingdom. Its aim is to improve the health of people which is one of the toughest challenges of today’s world and is skilled in making innovative medicines for some of the most serious diseases in the world including cardiovascular, cancer, respiratory, gastrointestinal, neuroscience, infection and inflammation.
8. Eli Lilly
It is an American global pharmaceutical company that has offices in Puerto Rico and seventeen other different counties. It was established in 1876 and its products are now sold in approximately 125 countries. They are committed to manufacture life changing medicines for the patients who need them, to advance the understanding and improve the management of diseases and to provide meaningful assistance to patients who suffer from illness and to people who care for them. Polio vaccine, insulin and Penicillin, etc are mass produced by this company. It is the largest company in the world in terms of manufacturing and distribution of psychiatric medication.
Sanofi is a multinational pharmaceutical company whose headquarter is located in Paris, France. It is the fourth largest pharmaceutical company in the world according to prescription sales and is engaged in the development and research, synthesis and marketing of products for sale particularly in the field of prescription but the company also develops over-the-counter medication. Its seven therapeutic areas of interest include diabetes, oncology, internal medicine, cardiovascular, central nervous system, thrombosis and vaccine.
It is a British multinational biologics, vaccines, pharmaceutical and consumer health care company that is fully dedicated to improve the quality of life of the people. It is the fourth largest pharmaceutical company in the world that was established in 2000. With their products they make people to feel better, live longer and do more. Its products include a huge variety of vaccines, prescription medicines and consumer healthcare products and also provide vaccines and treatments for many diseases like asthma, cancer, depression, skin diseases, heart and circulatory disease, tetanus, hepatitis A & B, diphtheria and many others. It products also include nutritional and dental health products.
5. Merck & Co
Merck & Co is an American pharmaceutical company that develops treatments and new therapies that aid in preventing diseases and improving the health of the individuals in all over the world. Their aim is to serve the humanity and satisfy the needs of the people and also to provide latest innovations for better options that deal with health and care. It was one of the first American pharmaceutical companies that offered support to those people who were unable to afford medications, this program was started in 1950s and now it provides seven assistance programs for patients. By market capitalization and revenue, it is among the seven largest pharmaceutical companies of the world. Their mission is to make a difference in the lives of individuals through vaccines, biologic therapies, innovative medicines, consumer care and animal health products.
4. Johnson & Johnson
It is a US based multinational company that produces pharmaceuticals, medicinal devices and consumer packaged goods. It was manufactured in 1886 and from that time this company is providing best products for care and comfort like Johnson & Johnson baby products, Band-Aid, Clean and Clear face washes, Neutrogena skin and beauty products etc. It provides prescription products, consumer products, medical and diagnostics devices whereas its treatments are include in the fields of orthopedics, neurovascular surgery, diabetic care, vision care, cardiovascular diseases, diagnostics, aesthetics, infection prevention and sports medicines. The drugs manufactured by it include Risperdal, rivaroxaban, topamax, Bapineuzumab, dacogen, etc.
This is a pharmaceutical industry whose headquarter is located in Basel, Switzerland and was founded in 1896 by Fritz Hoffman-La Roche. It was initially known for preparing numerous vitamin preparations and derivatives and became the first company to produce synthetic Vitamin C in 1934, under the brand name Redoxon. It believes that as the people vary so their diseases also vary, so focus mainly on the development of such products and treatment methods that help people to live longer and better lives. Its aim is to synthesize new rugs with improved quality and is devoted to run a business that is sustainable and ethical. It is among the companies that are leader in synthesis of innovative drugs for cancer treatment while the other drugs include are for central nervous system disorders, viral infections, inflammatory and metabolic disorders.
Novartis AG is a multinational pharmaceutical company of Switzerland and in 2010, it was ranked at number second in sales with US $ 46.806 billion among the industries of the world. It was formed in 1996 by the mergence of Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz. It produces a huge range of products including eye care products, vaccines, consumer health products, veterinary medicines etc and is a good manufacture of drugs like clozapine, carbamazepine, diclofenac, imatinib mesylate, letrozole and others. Currently this company is working in 140 countries with its aim to discover, develop and market drugs for the betterment of health of people. They try their best in developing and successfully marketing innovative products to cure and prevent diseases, to comfort suffering and to improve the quality of life.
Pfizer is an American multinational pharmaceutical company that is renowned as the one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world by revenues. This company was founded in 1849 by Charles Pfizer and Charles Erhalt as a manufacturer of fine chemicals and in 1950, the discovery of Terramycin leaded its path to become a research based pharmaceutical company.
Pfizer develops and produces vaccines and medicines of a wide variety including in the fields of oncology, inflammation, immunology, metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, pain and neuroscience.It is committed to find the accurate solutions for common and serious health issues by utilizing its global resources and modern science for the betterment and improvement of the health of individuals. It is working in this field for more than 150 years and aids in providing prevention, wellness and treatment of diseases. Their medicine challenges the scariest diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer and therefore is the world’s best pharmaceutical company. (Source: List Top Tens)