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Top pharma companies worldwide by number of originated drugs 2020

Projections for 2020 reported that the Swiss company, Novartis AG, would have about 139 originated drugs, making it the company with the highest projected originated drug numbers worldwide that year.

Top pharma companies

In 2018, Pfizer was the pharmaceutical corporation that generated the highest revenue within the United States, namely over 25 billion U.S. dollars. Johnson & Johnson stood in second, earning about 23 billion U.S. dollars within the country that year. Other examples of Big Pharma companies with high U.S. revenues included Roche, Novartis, and AbbVie.

Generics

Between 2017 and 2018, Teva was the top generic drug manufacturing company in the United States in terms of unbranded generics revenue. During this period, the company generated close to six and a half billion U.S. dollars in revenue. Sandoz stood in third place with almost four billion U.S. dollars. While the proportion of branded drugs versus generic drug prescriptions dispensed was much more balanced in 2005, over 85 percent of prescriptions were for unbranded generics in 2018. That year, only about ten percent of prescriptions were for brand-name drugs.

Top 10 pharmaceutical companies worldwide by number of originated drugs in 2020*

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Source

Release date

April 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

as of January 2020

Supplementary notes

* Projected as of January 2020.

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