Thursday, May 14, 2009
Big Pharma Nephrology
The following is a list of major pharmaceutical companies, ranked by total revenue. The numbers are staggeringly high. #1 overall is Johnson & Johnson ($ 63,747,000,000 in 2008 total revenue), followed by Pfizer and Bayer. A few of the notable nephrology-relevant pharmaceutical companies include Novartis (#5, valsartan & many other common drugs), Amgen (#14, Epogen, cinacalcet), Baxter (#17, dialysis products), Genentech (#19, Rituxan), Genzyme (not ranked, Renagel, hectorol, Fabrazyme), and Fresenius (not ranked; Phoslo and dialysis products).