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Pfizer is an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in New York City, New York, USA with its research headquarters in Groton, Connecticut. It is among one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies by revenues.

Pfizer was founded by cousins Charles Pfizer and Charles F. Erhart in New York City in 1849 as a manufacturer of fine chemicals. Since then Pfizer has made numerous acquisitions, including Warner–Lambert in 2000, Pharmacia in 2003 and Wyeth in 2009 to name a few. Pfizer develops and produces medicines and vaccines for a wide range of medical disciplines, including immunology, oncology, cardiology, diabetology/endocrinology, and neurology. Their global portfolio includes medicines and vaccines, as well as many of the world’s best-known consumer healthcare products.

Product Portfolio:

  • Chapstick
  • Thermacare
  • Emergen C
  • Celebrex
  • Lyrica
  • Viagra
  • Imedeen
  • Nexium
  • Norvasc
  • Centrum and many more products

Company Information

Type Public
Traded as NYSE: PFE (component of Dow 30 and S&P 500)
BSE: 500680
Industry Pharmaceutical
Founded 1849
Founder Charles Pfizer and Charles F. Erhart
Headquarters New York City, New York, United States
Key people Ian Read(Chairman & CEO)
Products Listed Above
Revenue US$49.605 billion (2014)
Net income US$9.135 billion (2014)
Number of employees 78,000 (2013)
Subsidiaries Agouron Pharmaceuticals, G. D. Searle & Company, Innopharma, Greenstone, Parke-Davis, Pfizer UK, Warner Lambert, Wyeth, Zoetis
Website www.pfizer.com

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