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The Top Five Global Pharmaceutical Companies: Performance, Strategies and Competitive Analysis

June 11, 2013

DUBLIN, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

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Competitive Analysis” [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hrlbkd/top_five_global ]
report to their offering.

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The fragmented market has observed some changes in the competitive landscape during
the last five years. The top players are expanding their footprints in the emerging
markets of China, India, Brazil, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. They are strengthening
their technological and R&D structure by targeted merger and acquisition activities to
help develop and market innovative drugs.

This report briefly discusses the subject companies, their geographic footprints,
financial metrics, market performance, marketing and corporate strategies, and provides
SWOT analysis of each. The report indicates that increased regulation of the
pharmaceutical industry is expected to increase the industry’s cost structure and reduce
revenue as getting drugs to market becomes a longer and more expensive process. Regulatory
approval for the introduction of biogenerics/biosimilars, generic versions of biologic
drugs, increases the threat of uncertainty to the pharmaceutical market.

This report projects the major drivers of the industry. Growth in sectors such as
health awareness among populations, R&D expenditures, sales of prescribed medicine and
demand for generic medicines are expect to continue to provide huge demand for medicines.
Various governments’ increased spending in infectious and chronic degenerative diseases as
well as anti-diabetes and cardiovascular drugs has driven the growth in sales of the
pharmaceutical industry.

The report gives an overview of the top five global pharmaceutical companies:

        - GlaxoSmithKline Plc
        - Merck & Co., Inc.
        - Novartis AG
        - Pfizer, Inc.
        - Sanofi-Aventis

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