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Pfizer Inc

Pfizer Inc

Pfizer Inc

Pfizer Inc is a premier US bio-pharmaceutical corporation, who also happen to be the 2nd largest pharma giant in the world. Their most well known drug that they are famous for is Xanax. The most prescribed drug in the US is a generic form of alprazolam. Which is used to treat anxiety disorder, panic disorder and other similar conditions. The other product they are famous for is Viagra. The worlds most famous erectile dysfunction treatment.

Company objective

Pfizer Inc currently have over 200 pharmaceutical products on the market. Their range of objectives include discovering, developing and providing medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.

UK activity

Their contribution to the UK medical industry is quite remarkable. It includes research and development, supporting education and even charitable donations. Pfizer also have a number of collaborations with organisations spread all across the healthcare spectrum.

Profile

Headquartered in Manhattan, New York, US, Pfizer Inc develops and produces medicines and vaccines for a wide range of medical disciplines. This is including immunology, oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, and neurology.

Products

Besides the big 2 already mentioned, Pfizer’s vast range of medicinal products include the highly successful drug Lipitor (atorvastatin). Which is used to lower LDL blood cholesterol. There is also Lyrica (pregabalin) for neuropathic pain. Fibromyalgia Diflucan (fluconazole), an oral antifungal medication; Zithromax (azithromycin) which is an antibiotic. Also, previously mentioned, the world famous Viagra (sildenafil) for erectile dysfunction. They also manufacture painkiller drug Advil. There is also their most recent, and probably the most controversial creation yet from Pfizer Inc. The now infamous COVID-19 vaccine.

Interesting History

Pfizer Inc played an important part in health and providing medicine during the First World War.

What would modern medicine be like without pain killers, anaesthetics, and antibiotics? The company stood on, and stayed staunch during World War 1. Despite the dangers they continued manufacturing antibiotics such as iodine, disinfectants. As well as pain killers such as morphine and chloroform. They also supplied preservatives that reduced the amount of bacteria in the food that was being shipped throughout the world. Though these are not only common, but expected processes of food and drug companies today, it was a far different world 75 years ago.

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