5 Largest Drug Companies in the World

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Below you can find the list of 5 largest drug companies in the world. For a detailed coverage of this topic and a more comprehensive list, please see the 15 largest drug companies in the world.

 5. GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK)

Revenue – $45,226.5 million

GlaxoSmithKline is a British pharma giant that focuses on three key areas of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products. GSK has been one of the forerunners of the Covid-19 vaccine development efforts. Phase III trial of Sanofi-GSK adjuvanted recombinant protein-based vaccine candidate is expected to start in December 2020. 

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4. Merck & Co.(NYSE:MRK)

Revenue – $47,347 million

Merck & Co is involved in research for prevention and treatment diseases including cancer, infectious diseases, such as HIV and Ebola. The company has two promising Covid-19 vaccine candidates – V591 and V590. The company completed the acquisition of Themis in June to develop a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 using Themis’ innovative measles virus vector platform.

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK)

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