General presentation of Pfizer
Pfizer Inc. is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, playing a leading role in the discovery, development and marketing of innovative medicines to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. Founded in 1849, Pfizer is headquartered in New York, USA, and operates in more than 150 countries.
The company focuses on the research and development of medicines in a variety of therapeutic areas, including oncology, cardiovascular disease, vaccines, inflammatory diseases, neurological disorders and rare diseases.
Pfizer has been responsible for numerous medical discoveries and advances that have revolutionised the treatment of many conditions, saving millions of lives.
Pfizer's best-known medicines include Viagra for erectile dysfunction, Lipitor for lowering cholesterol, Celebrex for inflammatory pain, and Prevnar 13 for the prevention of pneumococcal disease in infants and adults.
In addition to its commitment to drug research and development, Pfizer has played a leading role in the fight against infectious diseases. The company has been a key player in the development of vaccines for diseases such as influenza, pneumonia, meningitis and, most recently, the COVID-19 vaccine in collaboration with BioNTech.
As a global pharmaceutical company, Pfizer is subject to strict regulations and rigorous oversight in every country where it operates. Drug safety is an absolute priority for the company.
Financially, Pfizer is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol "PFE". The company generates considerable revenue from the sale of its medicines and vaccines worldwide.
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