March 26, 2010 / 5:02 PM / 8 years ago

FACTBOX-The 20 largest pharmaceutical companies

 March 26 (Reuters) - The following is a list of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies, ranked by global prescription drug sales for the 12 months through September 2009, according to pharmaceutical market research company IMS Health Inc.
 The chart shows sales -- in billions of U.S. dollars -- and percent change over the period. The data does not include the results from mega acquisitions by Pfizer (PFE.N) and Merck (MRK.N), as their deals for Wyeth and Schering-Plough, respectively, were completed in the fourth quarter.
 A year after a wave of mega-mergers shook up the pharmaceutical industry, the remaining big drugmakers most often mentioned as takeout or merger candidates appear set to go it alone as they edge toward their patent cliffs. [ID:nN26144801]
 Company              Sales   pct change
 1) Pfizer            $41.7     (0.8)
 2) Novartis          $36.7     7.0
 3) Sanofi-Aventis    $35.1     3.3
 4) GlaxoSmithKline   $34.3     (3.4)
 5) AstraZeneca       $33.2     7.8
 6) Roche             $31.3     8.6
 7) Johnson & Johnson $26.9     (6.6)
 8) Merck & Co        $25.0     (4.1)
 9) Eli Lilly         $19.6     8.3
 10) Abbott           $19.4     5.5
 11) Teva             $15.7     12.3
 12) Bayer            $15.4     3.9
 13) Wyeth            $14.8     (2.3)
 14) Amgen            $14.8     (3.1)
 15) Boehringer       $14.6     10.4
 16) Takeda           $14.4     2.1
 17) Bristol-Myers    $14.2     5.8
 18) Schering-Plough  $13.1     4.3
 19) Daiichi Sankyo   $8.5      3.1
 20) Novo Nordisk     $8.2     11.6  (Source: IMS Health)   

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