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The Top 50 Global Pharma Companies 2013
The Pharmaceutical Executive magazine published its annual ranking of the Top 50 Pharma Companies Worldwide based on sales earlier this month. New York -based Pfizer(PFE ) was topped the list with a sales of over $47.4 billion in 2012.
The Top 50 Global Pharma Companies are listed in the tables below:
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Here are a few observations:
- Swiss drug giant Novartis(NVS ) came in at number two with sales of over $45.0 billion.
- Among the top 10, five are European pharma companies including Novartis, Sanofi (SNY ), Roche (RHHBY ), GlaxoSmithkline(GSK ), and Astrazeneca (AZN ).
- Teva (TEVA ) of Israel, the world s largest generic maker had revenues of sales of over $17.0 billion and took the 11th spot. Teva s growth so far has been astonishing and is now within striking distance of taking the 10th rank from Eli Lilly(LLY ).
- For the first time, Indian pharma maker Ranbaxy Laboratories appears in this top 50 list. Ranbaxy is majority-owned by Daiichi Sankyo of Japan.
- For the first time in more than 50 years, year-on-year growth contracted in the U.S. market due to patent expiration of blockbusters such as Plavix, Seroquel, Lipitor, and Zyprexa and increased scrutiny of pricing by payers and regulatory approvals.
- Due to the ongoing recession, growth in Europe was flat.
- Fresenius is a leader in the dialysis market. Its Medical Care division trades on the NYSE under the ticker FMS .
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