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    ViroPharma

    • Drugs manufactured: Vancocin 125 capsule
    ViroPharma Incorporated, a pharmaceutical company, develops and sells drugs that address serious diseases treated by physician specialists and in hospital settings. The company focuses on product development activities on virus#Viruses and human disease, including those caused by cytomegalovirus (CMV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. The company has strategic relationships with GlaxoSmithKline, Schering-Plough, and Sanofi-Aventis. ViroPharma acquired Lev Pharmaceuticals in a merger on 10/21/2008. ViroPharma is a member of the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index and the S&P 600. ViroPharma Incorporated was founded in 1994 by Claude H. Nash (Chief Executive Officer), Mark A. McKinlay (Vice President, Research & Development), Marc S. Collett (Vice President, Discovery Research), Johanna A. Griffin (Vice President, Business Development), and Guy D. Diana (Vice President, Chemistry Research.) None of the founders are still with the company. Vancocin Pulvules HCl: licensed from Eli Lilly in 2004. Oral Vancocin is an antibiotic for treatment of staphylococcal enterocolitis and antibiotic associated pseudomembranous colitis caused by Clostridium difficile. Maribavir is an oral antiviral drug
    7.88
    8 votes
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    BioMarin Pharmaceutical

    • Drugs manufactured: Kuvan 100 tablet
    BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN) is a biotechnology firm based in Novato, California. It has offices and facilities in the US, South America, Asia and Europe. BioMarin's core business and research is in enzyme replacement therapies (ERTs). BioMarin is the first company to provide therapeutics for mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I), by manufacturing laronidase (Aldurazyme, commercialized by Genzyme Corporation). BioMarin is also the first company to provide therapeutics for Phenylketonuria (PKU). As of 2005, BioMarin commercialized arylsulfatase B (Naglazyme) as an enzyme replacement therapy for the treatment of mucopolysaccharidosis VI (MPS VI), and in 2007 a drug version of tetrahydrobiopterin (Kuvan), the first medication-based intervention to treat phenylketonuria. In 2009, BioMarin acquired Huxley Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Huxley), which had rights to a proprietary form of 3,4-diaminopyridine (3,4-DAP), amifampridine phosphate. In 2010, BioMarin was granted marketing approval by the European Commission for 3,4-diaminopyridine (3,4-DAP), amifampridine phosphate for the treatment of the rare autoimmune disease Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS). BioMarin launched
    7.71
    7 votes
    3
    Ligand

    Ligand

    • Drugs manufactured: Targretin 10 gel
    Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Ligand), incorporated in 1987, is an early-stage biotech company that focuses on discovering and developing new drugs that address medical needs in the areas of thrombocytopenia, cancer, hepatitis C, hormone-related diseases, osteoporosis and inflammatory diseases. Ligand has formed research and development collaborations for its products with numerous global pharmaceutical companies with ongoing clinical programs at GlaxoSmithKline, Wyeth, Pfizer Inc. and TAP Pharmaceutical Products, Inc. (TAP). As of March 16, 2007, these partnered products were being studied for the treatment of market indications, such as thrombocytopenia, osteoporosis, menopausal symptoms and frailty. In February 2007, Ligand completed the sale of its AVINZA product line to King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. In October 2006, the Company completed the sale of its oncology product line (ONTAK, Targretin, and Panretin) to Eisai Co., LTD and Eisai Inc.
    8.17
    6 votes
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    Targacept

    Targacept

    • Drugs manufactured: Inversine 2.5 tablet

    Targacept, Inc.
    200 East First Street, Suite 300
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101-4165

    Therapeutic Focus: Central nervous system diseases and disorders

    Therapeutic Targets:  Neuronal nicotinic receptors (NNRs), which are key regulators of the nervous system

    Clinical-stage Product Candidates:  AZD3480 (TC-1734) for conditions marked by cognitive impairment, including Alzheimer's disease and cognitive deficits in schizophrenia; TC-2696 for acute post-operative pain; mecamylamine, the active ingredient in Inversine® , for depression; TC-2216 for depression/anxiety disorders; and TC-5619, an alpha7 NNR modulator  with broad therapeutic application.
    President & CEO:  J. Donald deBethizy, Ph.D.
    Number of Employees:  96
    Date Established:  March 1997
    IPO Completed:  April 2006
    NASDAQ Ticker Symbol:  TRGT 
    Strategic Alliances:  Exclusive global license and research collaboration with AstraZeneca AB for the development and commercialization of AZD3480 (TC-1734) to treat Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive deficits in schizophrenia and other cognitive disorders, as well as a multi-year research collaboration.

    Exclusive global strategic alliance with GlaxoSmithKline focused in five therapeutic areas: pain, smoking cessation, obesity, addiction and Parkinson's disease.

    Intellectual Property:  PentadTM, a proprietary drug discovery platform; and an extensive patent estate covering compounds that act on NNRs

    Product: Inversine® (mecamylamine HCl), indicated for the treatment of moderately severe to severe essential hypertension and for uncomplicated cases of malignant hypertension
    6.57
    7 votes
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    Caudalie

    • Drugs manufactured: Vinexpert Riche Radiance Day Spf 10 1.755/6.786/5/1.5 cream
    Caudalie (styled Caudalíe) is a French skincare company. Caudalie n. (oenological term): Unit measuring the duration of the wine's flavor on the palette. For each second the flavor remains this is a caudalie. The finer a wine is, the more caudalies it has. In 1993, during the harvest of Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Mathilde and Bertrand Thomas met Professor Joseph Vercauteren of Pharmacy in Bordeaux, a polyphenols specialist, and his research team. The latter shared one of his discoveries with them - that PCOs (procyanidolic oligomers) extracted from grape-seeds, are significantly more effective than vitamin E against free radicals. Hence, in 1995, Mathilde and Bertrand Thomas launched Caudalie by developing a range of three products containing stabilized grape-seed polyphenols with anti-ageing properties. For the very first time stabilized polyphenols were used and patented in cosmetics. In 1996, Caudalie signed a research agreement with the University of Bordeaux, and set up its own research team, which would enable it to end up with two more patents: resveratrol and viniferine. In 1999, Mathilde and Bertrand Thomas created their first Vinothérapie® Spa in the grounds of
    7.33
    6 votes
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    Warner Chilcott

    • Drugs manufactured: Estrace 0.5 tablet
    Warner Chilcott (NASDAQ: WCRX) (formerly Galen) is a pharmaceutical company based in Rockaway, New Jersey, USA. It has production and research facilities in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Larne, Northern Ireland, Dundalk, Ireland and Weiterstadt, Germany. It is primarily focused on two core therapeutic areas: women’s healthcare and dermatology. The company has 2700 employees worldwide, 1700 of which are based in the United States. The company established its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland in 2010. In 1968 the Company was founded by Sir Allen McClay as Galen, a sales and marketing organisation focused on branded pharmaceutical products in the UK and Republic of Ireland. The company listed its shares on the London Stock Exchange and Irish Stock Exchange. In 2000, Galen acquired the Warner Chilcott US pharmaceutical company which is focused on women’s healthcare, and simultaneously listed its ADRs on NASDAQ. In 2004, the company changed its name from Galen to Warner Chilcott. On October 30, 2009, Warner Chilcott closed a deal to acquire Procter & Gamble's prescription-drug business for $3.1 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal; the deal had been announced on August 24,
    8.20
    5 votes
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    Sandoz

    • Drugs manufactured: Haloperidol 10 tablet
    Founded in 2003, Sandoz is a subsidiary of Novartis, a multinational pharmaceutical company. The company develops, manufactures and markets generic drugs as well as pharmaceutical and biotechnological active ingredients. As of 2011, Sandoz was the world's second largest generic drug company, with revenue of US$10.7 billion. In 2010, the company reported revenue of US$8.5 billion. Sandoz employs more than 23,000 people in 130 countries. Its global headquarters are in Holzkirchen, Germany, just south of Munich. Its biggest sites are Boucherville, Quebec, Broomfield, Colorado, Cambé, Kalwe, Kundl, Ljubljana, Gebze, Magdeburg, Stryków, Princeton, New Jersey, and Wilson, North Carolina. Before the 1996 merger with Ciba-Geigy to form Novartis, Sandoz Pharmaceuticals (Sandoz AG) was a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Basle, Switzerland (as was Ciba-Geigy), and was best known for developing drugs such as Sandimmune for organ transplantation, the antipsychotic Clozaril, Mellaril Tablets and Serentil Tablets for treating psychiatric disorders, and Cafergot Tablets and Torecan Suppositories for treating migraine headaches. Sandoz was also known for one of its scientists, Albert
    7.80
    5 votes
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    Topco Associates, LLC

    • Drugs manufactured: Topcare nicotine stop smoking aid 4 chewing gum
    Topco Associates LLC is a privately held company that claims to provide "innovative business solutions" for its food industry member-owners and customers. Topco thinks it can tout its business on Wikipedia by writing rubbish like: it "leverages the collective volume, knowledge and commitment of these companies to create a competitive advantage in the marketplace by reducing costs and offering winning business-building capabilities". Topco's membership collectively represents billions in retail sales volume with thousands of stores. Topco provides procurement, quality assurance, packaging and other services exclusively for its member-owners, which include supermarket retailers, food wholesalers and foodservice companies. Topco claims to have no conflicting profit motive because it distributes all earnings back to its member-owners based on their level of participation. On September 28, 1944 a small cooperative was formed to supply its members with dairy products and paper goods, allowing them to operate in spite of wartime shortages. Called Food Cooperatives, Inc., the products procured by this organization were sold under the Food Club and Elna labels. Some of the members of Food
    7.80
    5 votes
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    Scios

    Scios

    • Drugs manufactured: Natrecor 1.5 lyophilized powder for injectable solution
    In 2001, Scios Inc. caught international attention with the successful U.S. launch of NATRECOR® (nesiritide), the first new approved treatment for acute heart failure in more than a decade. In February 2003, Scios made headlines again when it became a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products. Today, Scios is dedicated to changing the way heart failure is treated and developing new and exciting therapeutics for cardiovascular disease. With its winning combination of integrated research, clinical experience, and passionate commitment to patients with unmet medical needs, Scios is proving it can make a difference in the management of diseases. Scios Inc., a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is a headquartered in Mountain View, California, and markets a cardiovascular product, NATRECOR® (nesiritide). NATRECOR® (nesiritide) is indicated for acutely decompensated congestive heart failure (ADHF) patients who have dyspnea at rest or with minimal activity.
    9.00
    4 votes
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    Supervalu

    • Drugs manufactured: Equaline Eye Itch Relief 0.25 solution
    Supervalu Inc. is an American retailing company. The corporation, headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, has been in business for over a century. It is the third-largest food retailing company in the United States (after Kroger and Safeway), and ranks #51 on the Fortune 100 list. On June 2, 2006, Boise, Idaho-based Albertsons, Inc. and 1,124 of its stores were sold to Supervalu. The sale was approved by the shareholders of both Supervalu and Albertsons on May 30, 2006. Supermarket News ranked Supervalu #1 in the 2008 "Top Wholesalers for 2008". In 1870, Hugh G. Harrison provided the money for B.S. Bull and Company, a dry goods wholesaler serving Minneapolis, Minnesota. Though B.S. Bull and Company was short lived, its founders went on to create a similar company. In 1926, Supervalu's direct ancestor, Winston and Newell Company, was founded from the merger of Winston, Harper and Fisher and the Newell Company, two companies founded by B. S. Bull's backers. Winston and Newell was a charter member of the Independent Grocers Alliance in 1928, but left IGA in 1942 in favor of forming a "virtual chain" of independently owned stores that operated under the SUPERVALU and U-Save banners.
    6.67
    6 votes
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    Melaleuca

    Melaleuca

    • Drugs manufactured: Sei Bella Age Defying Foundation Ivory 2.9313 liquid
    Melaleuca, The Wellness Company is a $887 million nutritional, cosmetic, and personal care products company founded in 1985 and headquartered in Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA. Melaleuca was listed on the Inc. 500's list of fastest-growing companies in 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, and 1994 and today is one of the largest and most successful privately owned companies in Idaho. Melaleuca, Inc. is not the first Melaleuca based company. A previous company began under the name "Oil of Melaleuca, Inc." offering a single product called "T36-C5 Melaleuca Oil" which was formulated from extract of the melaleuca alternafolia shrub-like tree, commonly known as tea tree oil. This other company operated as a standard multi-level marketing company whose literature reportedly made health claims the FDA would not approve because the company sold products whose uses and benefits were not verifiably documented. There were also exaggerated claims of the efficacy, and claims that the company was a sole source of the tea tree oil sold by the company. In 1985, Oil of Melaleuca, inc. was taken over by Frank L. VanderSloot who quickly dissolved the company, created a new marketing plan to support consumers,
    7.60
    5 votes
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    Genzyme

    Genzyme

    • Drugs manufactured: Hectorol 2.5 liquid filled capsule
    Genzyme Corporation is a fully owned subsidiary of Sanofi. Before its acquisition in 2011, Genzyme was an American biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 2010, Genzyme was the world’s third-largest biotechnology company, employing more than 11,000 people around the world. As a subsidiary of Sanofi-Aventis, Genzyme has a presence in approximately 40 countries, including 17 manufacturing facilities and 9 genetic-testing laboratories, its products are sold in 90 countries. In 2007, Genzyme generated $3.8 billion in revenues with more than 25 products in the market. In 2006 and 2007 Genzyme was named one of Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work for”. The company donated $83 million worth of products worldwide; in 2006, it made $11 million in cash donations. In 2005, Genzyme was awarded the National Medal of Technology, the highest level of honor awarded by the president of the United States to America’s leading innovators. The company was started by Sheridan Snyder, George M. Whitesides and scientist Henry Blair in 1981 and is primarily devoted to finding drugs that would cure enzyme deficiency conditions that were essential to human survival and which
    8.75
    4 votes
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    Shiseido

    • Drugs manufactured: Advanced Hydro-liquid Compact (refill) B60 1.7 powder
    Shiseido Company, Limited (株式会社資生堂, Kabushiki-gaisha Shiseidō) (Japanese pronunciation: [ɕise̞e̞ꜜdo̞̟ː]) is a major Japanese hair care and cosmetics producer. It is one of the oldest cosmetics company in the world and the fourth largest cosmetics company in the world. Arinobu Fukuhara, former head pharmacist to the Japanese Imperial Navy, established the Shiseido Pharmacy in 1872. After a visit to the United States and Europe, Arinobu added a soda fountain to the store. This later grew into the Shiseido Parlour restaurant business, and eventually led to the introduction of ice cream in Japan. The name "Shiseido" can be translated as "praise the virtues of the earth which nurtures new life and brings forth significant values". Shiseido was the first to develop the softening lotion, a lightweight liquid of toner-like consistency. The oldest softening lotion is named Eudermine, which is still marketed and sold at all Shiseido counters. The softening lotion was developed in response to lead poisoning, as the Japanese women used makeup based on white lead. In 1917, Shiseido introduces Rainbow Face Powder. The idea of a face powder with seven colors was very novel in a period when white
    8.75
    4 votes
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    Shionogi

    Shionogi

    • Drugs manufactured: Altoprev 60 extended release tablet
    Shionogi & Company, Limited (塩野義製薬株式会社, Shionogi Seiyaku Kabushiki gaisha, TYO: 4507, OSE: 4507) is a Japanese pharmaceutical company best known for developing Crestor. Medical supply and brand name also uses Shionogi ("シオノギ"). Shionogi has business roots that date back to 1878, and was incorporated in 1919. Among the medicines produced are for hyperlipidaemia, antibiotics, and cancer medicines. In Japan it is particularly known as a producer of antimicrobial and antibiotics. Because of antibiotic resistance and slow growth of the antibiotic market, it has teamed up with US based Schering-Plough to become a sole marketing agent for its products in Japan. Shionogi had supported the initial formation of Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals, a generic manufacturer based in India.
    9.67
    3 votes
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    PSS World Medical

    • Drugs manufactured: Povidone Iodine Swabstics Antiseptic Germicide 10 swab
    PSS World Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSSI) is an American distributor of medical products, equipment, billing services and pharmaceutical related products to non-hospital healthcare providers. In 2008, the company celebrated its 25th year in business and was named to Forbes 400 Best Big Companies list for the second time. The organization also ranked number 965 on the 2008 Fortune 1000 list of largest businesses, up from 980 the prior year. The company, based in Jacksonville, Florida, began in 1983 with the physician business, now called the Physician Sales & Service (PSS) division, as a distributor of medical supplies, diagnostic equipment, and pharmaceutical related products to primary care office-based physicians in the United States. According to The Florida Times-Union, "PSS entered the radiology and imaging equipment distribution business by acquiring Jacksonville-based Diagnostic Imaging, Inc" in 1996. The acquisition of Gulf South Medical Supply Inc. was completed in early 1998 for $661 million and expanded PSSWM's target customer group to include long-term care and assisted living facilities, home health care and hospice providers According to The Florida Times-Union,
    8.25
    4 votes
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    Rubbermaid

    • Drugs manufactured: Foam Hand Sanitizer 75 liquid
    Rubbermaid is an American manufacturer and distributor of many household items. It is a subsidiary of Newell Rubbermaid. It is most well known for producing food storage containers and trash cans. Additionally, it produces sheds, pictures, step stools, closet and shelving, laundry baskets, and other household items. It all started in 1920 in Wooster, Ohio as the Wooster Rubber by 9 business men. Originally the Wooster Rubber manufactured toy balloons, sold under the Sunshine brand name. In 1933, James R. Caldwell and his wife received a patent for their red rubber dustpan. They called their line of rubber kitchen products Rubbermaid. In 1934, Ebert saw Rubbermaid products at a New England department store, and believed such products could help his struggling Wooster Rubber. He engineered a merger of the two enterprises in July 1934. Still named the Wooster Rubber Company, the new group began to produce rubber household products under the Rubbermaid brand name. In 1999, Rubbermaid was purchased by Newell for $6 billion. Then Newell changed its name to Newell Rubbermaid Inc. In 2003, the company announced its move out of Wooster to Atlanta, Georgia. 850 manufacturing and warehouse
    8.25
    4 votes
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    Depomed

    Depomed

    • Drugs manufactured: Proquin XR 500 extended release film coated tablet
    Depomed, Inc. (Depomed) is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of differentiated products that are based on oral drug delivery technologies. It has developed two products, which have been approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and are marketed. GLUMETZA is a once-daily treatment for adults with type 2 diabetes that the Company commercialize in the United States with Santarus, Inc. (Santarus). Proquin XR (ciprofloxacin hydrochloride) is a once-daily treatment for uncomplicated urinary tract infections.
    5.43
    7 votes
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    Ethicon Inc.

    • Drugs manufactured: Thrombin Human 2000 powder for solution
    Ethicon, Inc. is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. It was incorporated as a separate company under the Johnson & Johnson umbrella in 1949 to expand and diversify the Johnson & Johnson product line. Ethicon has been the world leader in manufacturing of surgical sutures and wound closure devices for over a century. After World War II, Ethicon’s market share in surgical sutures rose from 15% to 70% worldwide. In the United States, the market share is approximately 80%. The most popular Ethicon sutures remain PROLENE, MONOCRYL, VICRYL, and ETHILON. Ethicon is headquartered in Somerville, New Jersey. It currently conducts business in 52 countries and employs approximately 11,000 people. In 1992, Ethicon was restructured, and Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. became a separate corporate entity. During the 1990s, Ethicon diversified into new and advanced products and technologies and formed four different companies under the Ethicon umbrella, each of which specialize in different products. In November 2008, the Wound Management business was sold to One Equity Partners and became Systagenix Wound Management Limited. In 2009, Ethicon acquired breast implant maker Mentor Acquisition of ACCLARENT
    6.17
    6 votes
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    Benefit Cosmetics

    • Drugs manufactured: HELLO FLAWLESS OXYGEN WOW SPF 25 BRIGHTENING MAKEUP - Warm Me Up 5.49/2.37 cream
    Benefit Cosmetics is a manufacturer of cosmetics founded and headquartered in San Francisco, California. Benefit Cosmetics was founded in 1976 by twins Jean and Jane Ford. Initially founded as a beauty boutique, the shop specialized in quick-fix products for beauty dilemmas. The Fords have since built Benefit Cosmetics into a global beauty brand now selling at over 2,000 counters in more than 30 countries. In addition to their product expansion they have also opened up "brow bars" worldwide. Benefit Cosmetics LLC is now a subsidiary of LVMH. Benefit make up is unique compared to its competitors and draws in the customer due to its quirky packaging. Different products each have their own individual humorous design which makes the product stand out. The approach which Benefit have gone for is to appeal to the female market hypnotising its customers into such a “pretty and cute” design; the numerous range of fonts, images and colours break all rules of a consistent house style yet Benefit manage to pull this off incredibly well. Jean and Jane Ford were born in Indiana, but later moved west to pursue a modeling career (most notably the Calgon bath products advertisements). After
    7.00
    5 votes
    20
    Pharmion

    Pharmion

    • Drugs manufactured: Vidaza 100 lyophilized powder for injectable suspension
    Pharmion is a global biotech company that is dedicated to the hematology and oncology communities. We work in partnership with a network of scientific and clinical advisors to identify and develop products for global hematology and oncology markets.

    To expand each product's potential, we have established our own regulatory, development and sales and marketing organizations in the United States, Europe, and Australia, and we have developed a third-party distributor network to serve the hematology and oncology markets in 20 additional countries throughout the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. The global capabilities within our sales, marketing and distribution organization distinguishes us from other companies of a similar size. With our international network we can reach physicians and their patients in more than 30 countries.

    With proven development and regulatory professionals and an experienced global commercialization team, we concentrate our resources on licensing, developing, and commercializing therapeutic products for the treatment of hematology and oncology patients. Through these efforts, we seek to provide greater therapeutic options to hematologists and oncologists with the ultimate goal of extending survival and improving patients’ quality of life.

    7.00
    5 votes
    21

    Seventh Generation Inc.

    • Drugs manufactured: Baby Sunscreen SPF 30 20 lotion
    Seventh Generation, Inc. is an American company that sells cleaning, paper, and personal care products. The company was founded in 1988 and is based in Burlington, Vermont. The company focuses its marketing and product development on sustainability and the conservation of natural resources. Like some other companies, Seventh Generation uses recycled and post-consumer materials in its packaging and biodegradable, and phosphate- and chlorine-free ingredients in its products. In 1988, Jeffrey Hollender contacted Renew America, a mail-order catalog that sold energy conservation products to raise funds for an environmental organization, asking to purchase an equity stake. The company attributes the name "Seventh Generation" to the "Great Law of the Haudenosaunee". The company says the document states, "in our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations." In 2010, the company claimed to have $150 Million in annual revenue. By 1993, there were 27 branded products, sold at natural food stores across the United States. In 2009, the state of Washington banned the sale of phosphate products, a measure aimed at reducing water pollution. An
    7.00
    5 votes
    22
    Bausch & Lomb

    Bausch & Lomb

    • Drugs manufactured: Cromolyn Sodium 5.2 metered spray
    Bausch & Lomb, an American company based in Rochester, New York, is one of the world's leading suppliers of eye health products, such as contact lenses and lens care products today. In addition to this main activity, in recent years the area of medical technology (medicines, implants for eye diseases) has been developed. Bausch & Lomb became well known because of its popular Ray-Ban brand of sunglasses, which was sold in 1999 to the Italian Luxottica Group. Today, the company employs about 13,000 people in 36 countries. The company was founded in 1853 by two Germans, John Jacob Bausch and Henry Lomb. Bausch & Lomb was founded in 1853 by two German immigrants, John Jacob Bausch and Henry C. Lomb in Rochester, New York. A trained optician, Bausch found in Lomb the financier and partner he needed for a small but ambitious workshop producing monocles. In 1861, the company manufactured Vulcanite rubber eyeglass frames and other precision vision products. During the American Civil War, the blockade caused the price of gold and European horn to rise dramatically. This resulted in a growing demand for the Bausch & Lomb spectacles made from Vulcanite. In 1876, the company began
    8.00
    4 votes
    23
    Mentholatum

    Mentholatum

    • Drugs manufactured: Mentholatum Pain Relief Extra Strength 30 gel
    The Mentholatum Company, Inc., founded in 1889 by Albert Alexander Hyde, is an American maker of non-prescription health care products. It was bought out by Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., a Japanese health care company, in 1988. The Mentholatum Company is widely associated with its top three products, the Mentholatum Ointment, Mentholatum Deep Heating Rub, and Mentholatum Lip Care. The beginning of The Mentholatum Company started when Albert Alexander Hyde left the real estate market in 1889. With the collapse of the market, Hyde established a new partnership called The Yucca Company, located in Wichita, Kansas, which focused on manufacturing and marketing shaving creams, laundry soap, and toilet soap. The Yucca Company was the beginning of The Mentholatum Company. When The Yucca Company started manufacturing a cough syrup containing a blend of camphor and menthol, named Vest Pocket Cough Specific, Hyde became intrigued by the soothing and antiinflammatory effects of menthol. After years of research and experimentation, the company introduced the original "Mentholatum Ointment" in December 1894, which consisted of a combination of menthol and petrolatum. Sales went wild. In 1903, Hyde
    8.00
    4 votes
    24

    Ricola

    • Drugs manufactured: Sugar Free Lemon Mint Herb Throat Drops 1.1 lozenge
    Ricola Ltd./Ricola AG is a well known manufacturer of cough drops and breath mints in Switzerland. The company focuses primarily on using herbal ingredients. The head office of Ricola is located in Laufen, Basel-Country. Ricola's history began in 1930 when Emil Wilhelm Richterich established Confiseriefabrik Richterich & Co. Laufen after the purchase of a small bakery in Laufen, just outside Basel. Under Richterich, the bakery specialized in confectionery such as “Fünfermocken," a sweet which was similar to caramel. In 1940 Richterich created Ricola's Swiss Herbal Sweet incorporating a blend of 13 herbs. In the 1950s the sweet became appreciated for its ability to be dissolved in boiling water, creating an aromatic herbal tea, which inspired Richterich to create a Ricola Herbal Tea a few years later. In 1967, Emil Richterich and his sons Hans Peter and Alfred renamed the company Ricola, an abbreviation of Richterich & Compagnie Laufen. Export began in the 1970s, introducing Ricola's products to foreign markets. At the end of the decade, Ricola moved to a new purpose-built factory in the vicinity of Laufen, where its headquarters are still located. In 1976, after extensive
    8.00
    4 votes
    25

    Daiichi Sankyo Co.

    • Drugs manufactured: Azor 5/20 film coated tablet
    Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (第一三共株式会社, Daiichi Sankyō Kabushiki-kaisha, TYO: 4568) is a global pharmaceutical company and the second largest pharmaceutical company in Japan. It achieved JPY 970 billion in revenue in 2010 and is currently ranked number 17 in world sales. Its headquarter is based in Tokyo. The company also owns the American biotechnology company Plexxikon, the German biotechnology company U3 and Ranbaxy Laboratories in India. Daiichi Sankyo is the producer of Benicar (Olmesartan), an angiotensin II receptor antagonist and top selling drug in the U.S. with total sales of USD 2.7 billion. Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. (DSI) began operating in the U.S. in 2006. It is the U.S. subsidiary of Daiichi Sankyo, Co., Ltd. and a member of the Daiichi Sankyo Group. The organization, which includes U.S. commercial operations and global clinical development (Daiichi Sankyo Pharma Development), is headquartered in New Jersey. Daiichi Sankyo Europe, GmbH (DSE), the European subsidiary, is headquartered in Munich, Germany. The organization is responsible for development and manufacturing for 12 European countries. Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. is a full member of the European Federation of
    9.00
    3 votes
    26

    Fred's Inc.

    • Drugs manufactured: Antibacterial Foaming FRESH PEAR 0.46 liquid
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is a regional chain of discount retail stores, operating in the southeastern (and, to a lesser extent, midwestern) U.S.A.. It opened in 1947 and operates approximately 700 stores and 300 pharmacies in 15 states. It is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A. The first Fred's store opened in Coldwater, Mississippi in 1947. In 1953, Fred's moved its corporate headquarters to Memphis, Tennessee. Fred's primarily competes against national, deep-discount chains Dollar General, Family Dollar, and Dollar Tree, and, against independently-owned stores. In the past few years, it and other deep-discount retailers have taken some market share away from major discount chains like Walmart, as well. Most locations are in towns with populations of 15,000 or less. Fred's has attempted to differentiate itself from its rivals by: As of the second quarter 2007 (10-Q), Fred's operated 701 stores (of which 24 are franchised; the company states on its website that it does not intend to add any more franchised stores) in 15 states. Of those, 294 contain a full-line pharmacy. In 2008, Fred's decided to close over 50 under-performing stores due to rising fuel costs and other
    9.00
    3 votes
    27

    Rite Aid

    • Drugs manufactured: Triple Antibiotic 500/3.5/10000/10 ointment
    Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) is a drugstore chain in the United States and a Fortune 500 company headquartered in East Pennsboro Township, Pennsylvania, near Camp Hill. Rite Aid is the largest drugstore chain on the East Coast and the third largest drugstore chain in the U.S. Rite Aid began in 1962 as a single store opened in Scranton, Pennsylvania called Thrif D Discount Center. After several years of growth, Rite Aid adopted its current name and debuted as a public company in 1968. Today, Rite Aid is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker RAD. Rite Aid reported total sales of USD $24.3 billion in fiscal year 2008. In 2008, its market capitalization dropped to under $500 million. As of 23 February 2012 (2012 -02-23), the market capitalization of Rite Aid was about $1.4 billion. Its major competitors are CVS and Walgreens. Alex Grass founded the Rite Aid chain in Scranton, Pennsylvania in September 1962. The first store was called Thrif D Discount Center, a health and beauty aids store, without a pharmacy. It was an offshoot of Rack Rite Distributors a subsidiary of his father-in law’s Lehrman & Sons which Alex Grass launched in 1958, that rented and stocked racks
    9.00
    3 votes
    28

    DPT Labs

    • Drugs manufactured: Scytera (coal tar) Foam, 2% 20 foam aerosol
    DPT Laboratories, Ltd. is a Contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) specializing in sterile and non-sterile semi-solid and liquid dosage forms. DPT Labs’ pharmaceutical development services include pre-formulation and formulation, analytical method development and validation, stability studies, process development and clinical trial materials. Manufacturing services include pilot and clinical trial material and commercial-scale manufacturing. DPT was founded in 1938 as Texas Pharmacal Company and was renamed Dermatological Products of Texas in 1980. DFB Pharmaceuticals acquired Dermatological Products of Texas in 1990 and renamed it DPT Laboratories, Ltd. Company Timeline: DPT has cGMP facilities in San Antonio, TX and Lakewood, N.J. which provide pharmaceutical development and manufacturing services for regulated products in semi-solid and liquid dosage forms. Formulation capabilities of the Center of Excellence for Research & Development in San Antonio, TX include aerosols, creams, emulsions, extrusions, gels, lotions, ointments, solutions and suspensions for nasal, ophthalmic, oral, parenteral, pulmonary and topical routes of administration. The Center of
    7.75
    4 votes
    29

    Hoffmann-La Roche

    • Drugs manufactured: Hivid 0.375 film coated tablet
    F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. is a Swiss global health-care company that operates worldwide under two divisions: Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics. Its holding company, Roche Holding AG, has shares listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The company headquarters are located in Basel and the company has many pharmaceutical and diagnostic sites around the world - including: Nutley, NJ; Pleasanton, CA; Branchburg, NJ; Indianapolis, Indiana; Florence, South Carolina; and Ponce, Puerto Rico in the US; Welwyn Garden City and Burgess Hill in the UK; Clarecastle in Ireland; Mannheim and Penzberg in Germany; Mississauga and Laval in Canada; Shanghai in China; Mumbai & Hyderabad in India; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Segrate, Milan in Italy; Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore in Pakistan. The company also owns the American biotechnology company Genentech, which is a wholly owned affiliate, and the Japanese biotechnology company Chugai Pharmaceuticals as well as the Tucson, Arizona based Ventana. Roche's revenues during fiscal year 2010 were CHF 47.49 billion. Descendants of the founding Hoffmann and Oeri families own slightly over half of the company, with Swiss pharma firm Novartis owning a further third of its
    7.75
    4 votes
    30
    Hannaford Bros. Co.

    Hannaford Bros. Co.

    • Drugs manufactured: Antacid Maximum Strength 400/400/40 liquid
    Hannaford is an American supermarket chain based in Scarborough, Maine. Founded in 1883, Hannaford now operates stores in New England and upstate New York. Hannaford is owned by the American subsidiary of the Belgian Delhaize Group, Delhaize America, which owns over 1,500 stores along the Eastern Seaboard, mostly in the Mid-Atlantic U.S. There are currently 177 Hannaford stores; additionally, Delhaize America operates 104 Sweetbay Supermarket locations in Florida, which are modeled after Hannaford and, until 2011, offered Hannaford brand products. In number of stores operated, Hannaford is now (as of April 2011) the second-largest supermarket chain headquartered in New England, behind only Massachusetts-based Stop & Shop, and the largest private employer in the State of Maine. Hannaford was founded in 1883 by Arthur Hannaford as a small produce store along the Portland, Maine waterfront. In 1902 Arthur Hannaford's brothers, Howard and Edward, joined the business and together they incorporated Hannaford Bros. Co. By 1920 the company became a leading produce wholesaler in northern New England. Hannaford then relocated to a new five-story warehouse on Cross Street. In 1939, with the
    5.83
    6 votes
    31

    Nash Finch Company

    • Drugs manufactured: Dandruff 1 shampoo
    The Nash Finch Company (NASDAQ: NAFC) is a Fortune 500 company based in Edina, Minnesota, United States. The company is involved in food distribution to private companies, primarily independent supermarkets, and military commissaries; and the operation of retail stores. The origins of the Nash Finch Company go back to 1885 when Fred Nash opened a small candy and tobacco shop in the Dakota Territory town of Devils Lake. In 1899, the company's operations were moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota where Harry Finch joined the firm and wholesaling started. In 1905, a partnership was started with produce brokerage C.H. Robinson Company, another Grand Forks business. In 1919, the company moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Nash Finch Company, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the second largest publicly traded wholesale food distributor in the United States, in terms of revenue, serving the retail grocery industry and the military commissary and exchange systems. Annual sales are approximately $5.2 billion. The Company distributes food products and provides support services to a variety of retail formats including conventional supermarkets, military commissaries, multicultural stores
    5.83
    6 votes
    32

    Grifols

    • Drugs manufactured: Alphanate 100 kit
    Grifols, S.A. (Spanish: [gɾiˈfols], Catalan: [gɾiˈfɔɫs]) is a Spanish-based multinational pharmaceutical and chemical company. Principally a producer of blood plasma-based products, a field in which it is the European leader, the company also supplies devices, instruments and reagents for clinical testing laboratories. Grifols is a major world supplier of IVIG, albumin, Factor VIII and other plasma-derived products. In 2007 the company had 3.6 million litres per year of blood fractionation capacity from three plants, one at Parets del Vallès near Barcelona in Spain (2.1 million litres per year), another in Los Angeles (1.5 million litres but being expanded to 2.2 million litres), and a site in Clayton,NC. In the United States the company owns 80 plasmapheresis centres, where it collects around 2 million litres of plasma per year. Grifols was listed on the Madrid Stock Exchange in May 2006. The stock became part of the IBEX 35 index in January 2008. Grifols was founded in 1940 in Barcelona by Dr José A. Grifols Roig, a hematologist and scientist. Dr Grifols was the first researcher to publish the plasmapheresis procedure in 1951. The company introduced its liquid IVIG product into
    6.60
    5 votes
    33

    Bio-Nucleonics

    • Drugs manufactured: STRONTIUM CHLORIDE Sr-89 1 injection
    Bio-Nucleonics Inc. is a privately held, life sciences company located in the United States. The company develops, manufactures, and markets radiopharmaceuticals, medical devices, and imaging agents to detect and treat cardiovascular, oncological, and neurological diseases. Approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the Florida Board of Pharmacy, it is the only U.S. company focused on the development and production of generic radiopharmaceuticals. The company is regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Florida Bureau of Radiation Control, and the Florida Board of Pharmacy. Its products undergo rigorous validation and testing in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practice, Good Laboratory Practice, and Quality System Requirements. Bio-Nucleonics' lead product is Generic Strontium Sr-89 Injection USP (Strontium-89), which is the generic version of Metastron. Generic Strontium-89 is an option to consider for cancer bone pain therapy. It imitates the behavior of calcium and is preferentially absorbed by bone, concentrating at sites of painful metastatic bone
    7.50
    4 votes
    34

    Duane Reade

    • Drugs manufactured: Night Time Original Pseudo-Free 500/15/6.25 liquid
    Duane Reade Inc., a subsidiary of the Walgreen Company, is a chain of pharmacy and convenience stores, primarily located in New York City, known for its high volume small store layouts in densely populated Manhattan locations. The headquarters is located along Ninth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Founded in 1960, the chain was started with three stores by Abraham, Eli, and Jack Cohen, with a warehouse located between Duane and Reade streets on Broadway in Lower Manhattan. The Cohen family sold Duane Reade to Bain Capital in 1992 "for a reported $239 million". Bain Capital in 1997 then sold majority ownership of the chain to DLJ. Duane Reade completed its initial public offering (IPO) on February 10, 1998, trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol DRD. On August 2, 2004, the company announced it was acquired by Oak Hill Capital Partners and was again a private company. In November 2008, Duane Reade began rolling out a new logo. In April 2009, Duane Reade hired DeVito/Verdi as its lead advertising agency. On April 9, 2010, Duane Reade was acquired by the Walgreen Company for $623 million. Gary Charboneau, the company's senior vice-president of sales and marketing
    7.50
    4 votes
    35
    Frais Luxury Products

    Frais Luxury Products

    • Drugs manufactured: Frais Hand Sanitizer 66 gel
    Frais Luxury Products is an Australian beauty brand based in Coogee Beach near Sydney that produces natural cosmetic products without common toxic or petrochemical ingredients. American Robert Main and Australian Michael Davis-Smith were inspired to found the brand during a 2007 trip to Cambodia to fill a gap in the hand sanitizer market, at the time consisting of only harsh utilitarian products. Frais launched its second product, all-natural towelettes in 2010. Frais launched its first product, Frais Hand Sanitizer, at trendsetter STUDIO at Fred Segal (now Studio BeautyMix) in Santa Monica, California in April 2008; in the UK at CultBeauty.co.uk in March 2009; in the Netherlands at Skins Cosmetics in November 2009, and at TSUM in Russia in October 2010. Frais Hand Sanitizer debuted on television in the USA on 25 February 2010 with two Home Shopping Network shows presented by HSN veteran Vonabell Sherman. Frais Hand Sanitizer was designed to steer clear of any unnatural ingredients and contains a formula of 66% sugarcane alcohol which according to the US FDA kills 99.9% of germs on contact. Sugarcane alcohol is much more environmentally friendly than corn or petrochemical alcohol
    7.50
    4 votes
    36
    Genta

    Genta

    • Drugs manufactured: Ganite 25 injectable concentrate solution
    Genta Incorporated is a biopharmaceutical company with a diversified product portfolio that is focused on delivering innovative products for the treatment of patients with cancer. The Company’s research platforms are anchored by two major programs that center on oligonucleotides (RNA- and DNA- based medicines) and small molecules. Genasense® (oblimersen sodium) Injection is the Company's lead compound from its oligonucleotide program, which is in late-stage Phase 3 clinical trials. The second DNA-based drug, c-Myb antisense, is in a Phase 1 clinical trial.  The leading drug in Genta’s small molecule program is Ganite® (gallium nitrate injection), which the Company is exclusively marketing in the U.S. for treatment of symptomatic patients with cancer related hypercalcemia that is resistant to hydration. The Company also has an oral formulation of gallium nitrate, known as G4544, that will enable dosing over extended periods and will enter clinical trials in 2007.
    7.50
    4 votes
    37

    Target Corporation

    • Drugs manufactured: Up And Up Childrens Cold And Cough Relief 6.25/2.5 liquid
    Target Corporation, doing business as Target, is an American retailing company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is the second-largest discount retailer in the United States, behind Walmart. The company is ranked at number 33 on the Fortune 500 as of 2010 and is a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 index. Its bullseye trademark is licensed to Wesfarmers, owners of the separate Target Australia chain which is unrelated to Target Corporation. The company was founded in 1902 in Minneapolis as the Dayton Dry Goods Company, though its first Target store was opened in 1962 in nearby Roseville, Minnesota. Target grew and eventually became the largest division of Dayton Hudson Corporation, culminating in the company being renamed as Target Corporation in August 2000. On January 13, 2011, Target announced its expansion into Canada. Target will operate 100 to 150 stores in Canada by 2013, through its purchase of leaseholds from the Canadian chain Zellers. In 1902, George Dayton constructed a six-story building in downtown Minneapolis and convinced Reuben Simon Goodfellow Company to move its Goodfellows department store into the location. Goodfellow retired and sold his interest
    7.50
    4 votes
    38
    Janssen Pharmaceutica

    Janssen Pharmaceutica

    • Drugs manufactured: Duragesic 1.25 extended release patch
    Janssen Pharmaceuticals is pharmaceutical company established in Belgium in 1953 by Paul Janssen. Its headquarters are located in Beerse, in the Campine region of the province of Antwerp, Belgium. It was created not as a subsidiary of a chemical factory but solely with the aim of conducting pharmacological research. The company's stated aim is the continuous development of better drugs to improve the quality of life. In 1961 Janssen Pharmaceuticals was purchased by Johnson & Johnson corporation and is now part of the company's worldwide research and development centre, the Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development (J&J PRD) which conducts research and development activities related to a wide range of human medical disorders, including mental illness, neurological disorders, anaesthesia and analgesia, gastrointestinal disorders, fungal infection, allergies and cancer. Janssen and Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical have been placed in the Ortho-McNeil-Janssen group within Johnson & Johnson. Its Chairman and Managing Director is the baron Ajit Shetty. The early roots of what would become Janssen Pharmaceuticals date back to 1933. In 1933 Constant Janssen, the father of Paul
    8.67
    3 votes
    39
    Kimberly-Clark

    Kimberly-Clark

    • Drugs manufactured: KLEENEX Luxury Foam Moisturizing Instant Hand Sanitizer 62 solution
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB, BMV: KIMBER) is an American personal care corporation that produces mostly paper-based consumer products. Kimberly-Clark brand name products include "Kleenex" facial tissue, "Kotex" feminine hygiene products, "Cottonelle", Scott and Andrex toilet paper, Wypall utility wipes, "KimWipes" scientific cleaning wipes, and "Huggies" disposable diapers. Based in Irving, Texas, it has approximately 56,000 employees. Kimberly-Clark UK holds a Royal Warrant from Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales in the United Kingdom. Kimberly Clark is also listed among the Fortune 500. Kimberly, Clark and Co. was founded in 1872 by John A. Kimberly, Havilah Babcock, Charles B. Clark, and Franklyn C. Shattuck in Neenah, Wisconsin with US$30,000 capitalization. The group's first business was operating paper mills, which the collective expanded throughout the following decades. In 1914 the company developed cellu-cotton, a cotton substitute used by the United States Army as surgical cotton during World War I. Army nurses used cellu-cotton pads as disposable sanitary napkins, and six years later the company introduced Kotex, the first disposable feminine hygiene
    8.67
    3 votes
    40
    Meijer

    Meijer

    • Drugs manufactured: Alcohol Extra-Thick 70 swab
    Meijer, Inc. ( /ˈmaɪ.ər/) is a regional American hypermarket chain based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Founded in 1934 as a supermarket chain, Meijer is credited with pioneering the modern supercenter concept in 1962. About half of the company's 200 stores are located in Michigan, with additional locations in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. The chain was ranked No. 13 on Forbes's 2011 list of "America's Largest Private Companies" and 19 in Fortune's 2008 "The 35 largest U.S. private companies". Supermarket News ranked Meijer No. 12 in the 2007 "Top 75 North American Food Retailers" based on 2006 fiscal year estimated sales of $13.2 billion. Based on 2005 revenue, Meijer is the twenty-fifth largest retailer in the United States. Meijer was founded as Meijer's in Greenville, Michigan by Hendrik Meijer, a Dutch immigrant. Meijer was a local barber who entered the grocery business during the Great Depression. His first employees included his 14-year-old son, Frederik Meijer, who later became chairman of the company. The current co-chairmen, brothers Hank and Doug Meijer, are Hendrik's grandsons. After studying trends in the grocery industry, Meijer was among the first store to
    8.67
    3 votes
    41

    NOVA Chemicals

    • Drugs manufactured: Sofskin Baby 225 jelly
    NOVA Chemicals Corporation is a plastics and chemical company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with Executive Offices in the Pittsburgh suburb of Moon Township, Pennsylvania and Lambton County, Ontario. It was founded in 1954 as Alberta Gas Trunk Lines and was later renamed to NOVA Corporation. In 1998 it merged with TransCanada Pipelines Limited. NOVA Chemicals' products are used in a wide variety of applications, including food and electronics packaging, industrial materials, appliances and a variety of consumer goods. The Company operates two business units and holds a 50% interest in a major joint venture with INEOS Group Limited (INEOS), called INEOS NOVA. NOVA Chemicals' business units are: The Olefins/Polyolefins business unit produces and sells ethylene, PE resins and co-products from its two manufacturing centers located in Alberta and Ontario, Canada. The business is built on its feedstock cost advantage in Alberta, world-scale and energy-efficient manufacturing facilities and proprietary Advanced SCLAIRTECH and gas-phase polyethylene technology. The Olefins/Polyolefins business unit contains three reporting segments: Performance Styrenics manufactures and sells
    8.67
    3 votes
    42
    Ole Henriksen

    Ole Henriksen

    • Drugs manufactured: Total Truth Eye Creme SPF 15 2/4/4 cream
    Ole Henriksen (born May 4, 1951 in Nibe) is a Danish skin cosmetician whose skin care products are sold internationally. Ole Henriksen was born and raised in a small town in Denmark. After an impoverished poor upbringing, Henriksen's desire for adventure took him to Indonesia. It was during this period his skin became inflamed with cystic acne. He fell into the hands of an aesthetician named Lagita, at whose clinic in Jakarta he began getting treatments. Lagita’s aid, performed with various botanicals, brought his complexion back to health and with that Henriksen’s interest in skin care was piqued. Eager to learn more, Henriksen moved to London to pursue degrees in skin care and cosmetic chemistry, before venturing over to the United States. His spa business, based on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, has been servicing the LA skin care scene for three decades. Located along the Sunset Plaza section of Sunset Boulevard, Ole Henriksen Face/Body has become a prominent landmark. Henriksen is well known in Denmark for his constantly happy mood along with an informal approach when giving interviews. He gained a renewed attention with his show Ole Henriksens Hollywood shown on Danish TV2
    8.67
    3 votes
    43

    Centocor

    Janssen Biotech, Inc., formerly Centocor Biotech, Inc., is a biotechnology company that was founded in Philadelphia in 1979 with an initial goal of developing new diagnostic assays using monoclonal antibody technology. In 1982 Centocor developed their first product approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — a diagnostic test used to detect the rabies virus, and in that same year transitioned into a publicly traded company. Subsequently, the company moved to a larger facility in Malvern, Pennsylvania (a northwest suburb of Philadelphia). In 1984, Centocor opened an overseas plant in Leiden, the Netherlands. Eighteen years after its foundation, (in 1997), Centocor achieved its first year of operating profitability. In 1998, Centocor sold its diagnostic division to Fujirebio, Inc. and launched its top-selling monoclonal antibody Remicade (infliximab) for its first FDA approved indication in Crohn's Disease. In 1999, Centocor became a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, the worldwide manufacturer and marketer of healthcare products. Subsequently, Remicade's market has expanded with approvals for rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis,
    10.00
    2 votes
    44
    Eli Lilly and Company

    Eli Lilly and Company

    • Drugs manufactured: Cymbalta 60 delayed release capsule
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is a global pharmaceutical company. Eli Lilly's global headquarters is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, in the United States. The company also has offices in Puerto Rico and 17 other countries. Their products are sold in approximately 125 countries. The company was founded in 1876 by a pharmaceutical chemist, Eli Lilly, after whom the company was ultimately named. Among other specialties, Lilly was the first company to mass-produce penicillin, as well as one of the first pharmaceutical companies to produce human insulin using recombinant DNA, and today is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of psychiatric medications. A Fortune 500 corporation, Eli Lilly had revenues of $20 billion in 2008, making it the 148th largest company in the United States and the 10th largest corporation by global pharmaceutical sales. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and is a member of the S&P 500 stock index. Eli Lilly was one of the Nifty Fifty stocks that propelled the mid 20th century bull market. Eli Lilly is a full member of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA). Colonel Eli Lilly, a
    10.00
    2 votes
    45
    Origins

    Origins

    • Drugs manufactured: Cover Your Mouth SPF 8 LIP PROTECTOR 1.8 lipstick
    Origins (Origins Natural Resources) is a cosmetics brand from USA, founded in 1990 by Leonard Lauder, son of Estee Lauder. It is one of the original brands of The Estee Lauder Companies. The company is known for their natural skin care products. Notable lines include the "A Perfect World" line of products. Origins is also notable for its ongoing collaboration with Dr. Andrew Weil in his own line of products that target inflammation and sensitive skin. In November 2007, Origins launched the first organic line of skin care products to carry a 95% organic USDA certification seal. In February 2011, Origins launched "Plantscription", an anti-aging serum which claims to rival the leading anti-wrinkle prescription retinoid creams with 0% irritation.
    6.40
    5 votes
    46
    Terumo

    Terumo

    • Drugs manufactured: IMUFLEX WB-SP Blood Bag System with Integral Whole Blood Leukocyte Reduction Filter (Saving Platelets) with Diversion Blood Sampling Arm Anticoagulant Citrate Phosphate Dextrose (CPD) AND OPTISOL (AS-5) Red Cell Preservative 30/2.99/25.5,900/525/877/2.22/
    Terumo Corporation (テルモ株式会社, Terumo Kabushiki-gaisha) was founded in 1921 by Dr. Kitasato Shibasaburō. The company's first product was thermometers and it has since expanded into a global largest medical devices manufacturer, producing a wide variety of products ranging from medical disposables, cardiovascular systems and diabetes care products. In 1971, Terumo opened its first overseas office in the United States, marking its first overseas expansion. Since then, the company has established subsidiaries in Europe (1971), China, India, Philippines and Thailand. With increasing competition in the medical disposables and blood bags market, the company has expanded its product range to include coronary stents and catheters as well as acquired cardiovascular specialty companies like Vascutek and Microvention in 2002 and 2006 respectively. Terumo is one of the leading suppliers of medical disposable products, blood transfusion products, hospital electronic products and pharmaceuticals like intravenous solutions. Terumo Corporation is ranked 1666 among the world's biggest company list published by Forbes. Terumo Corporation is also ranked 14th on Forbes Magazine’s List of 100 of the
    6.40
    5 votes
    47

    Hikma

    • Drugs manufactured: Sertraline Hydrochloride 50 film coated tablet
    Hikma Pharmaceuticals (LSE: HIK) is a multinational pharmaceutical company based in London, that manufactures branded and non-branded generic and in-licensed pharmaceutical products. It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2005 and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. It was founded in Jordan in 1978 by Samih Darwazah. The Company was founded by Samih Darwazah in 1978 in Amman in Jordan. In August 1996 it became the first Arab company to export pharmaceutical products to the United States. It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2005. Recent acquisitions include Instituto Biochimico Pavese Pharma in Italy in 2005 and Jazeera Pharmaceutical Industries in Saudi Arabia in 2006. In 2007 the Company went on to buy APM in Jordan, Alkan Pharma in Egypt,APM and Al Jazeera Pharma in Saudi Arabia Thymoorgan in Germany and Ribosepharm in Germany. It also acquired Multi-Source Injectables in the USA in October 2010. In May, 2011 Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC complete the acquisition of Baxter Healthcare Corporation's US generic injectables business (Multi-Source Injectables or MSI). In 2011 the company won the ICSA / Hermes Transparency in Governance Award for the best
    7.25
    4 votes
    48

    Mallinckrodt

    • Drugs manufactured: Acetaminophen And Codeine Phosphate 300/30 tablet
    Mallinckrodt is a set of pharmaceutical, chemical, imaging, and respiratory equipment suppliers based in the St. Louis, Missouri, area. Founded in 1867 when the Mallinckrodt brothers formed G. Mallinckrodt & Company to manufacture pharmaceutical chemicals, Mallinckrodt was purchased by Tyco Healthcare (Tyco International) in 2001. More recently in 2007, the healthcare business units were spun off under the name Covidien. Mallinckrodt is the sole legal source for cocaine in the United States, which it receives from a Stepan Company plant in Maywood, New Jersey (in relation to the soft drink Coca-Cola) and is the only firm in the U.S. licensed to import coca leaves. Federal restrictions also bar the importation of drugs, such as Esterom, manufactured from cocaine, which therefore requires that manufacturers use this supplier. Mallinckrodt is also one of the U.S. importers of opium from India. The most famous federally approved cannabis grower, Dr. Mahmoud El Sohly, has also testified he has begun legally selling THC extracted from his Mississippi marijuana farm to the drug company Mallinckrodt. The Mallinckrodt General Clinical Research Center received contributions from Edward C.
    7.25
    4 votes
    49

    Sun Pharmaceutical

    • Drugs manufactured: Levetiracetam 100 injection
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NSE: SUNPHARMA, BSE: 524715) is an Indian global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra that manufactures and sells pharmaceutical formulations and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) primarily in India and the United States. The company offers formulations in various therapeutic areas, such as cardiology, psychiatry, neurology, gastroenterology and diabetology. It also provides APIs such as warfarin, carbamazepine, etodolac, and clorazepate, as well as anticancers, steroids, peptides, sex hormones, and controlled substances. Sun Pharma was established by Mr. Dilip Shanghvi in 1983 in Kolkata with 5 products to treat psychiatry ailments. Cardiology products were introduced in 1987 followed by gastroenterology products in 1989. Today it is the largest chronic prescription company in India and a market leader in psychiatry, neurology, cardiology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, gastroenterology and nephrology. Some of the top brands of the company include pantocid, susten, aztor, gemer, repace, glucored, strocit, clopilet and cardivas. Over 57% of Sun Pharma sales are from markets outside India, primarily in the US.
    7.25
    4 votes
    50

    Bunzl

    • Drugs manufactured: SaniKlean E3 Hand Sanitizer 70 liquid
    Bunzl plc (LSE: BNZL) is a multinational distribution and outsourcing company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. The company is primarily a distributor of a diverse range of non-food consumable products including food packaging, cleaning and hygiene supplies, personal protective equipment and carrier bags. Its customers include contract cleaners, retailers, catering firms and food processors. Bunzl has operations in 23 countries: almost half of its business is conducted in North America, with major operations in Europe as well as a smaller presence in Australasia and Brazil. The activities of the company have changed a number of times during its existence, frequently incorporating the disparate business interests of the founding Bunzl family, which trace their history back to a haberdashery opened in Bratislava in 1854. The current company was established in London in 1940 as a manufacturer of cigarette filters, crêpe and tissue paper, and the production of fibres, pulp, paper, building materials and plastics were all brought into the firm - and subsequently sold - over the following decades. Bunzl restructured itself as a company purely focused on distribution through a
    8.33
    3 votes
    51

    Celgene

    • Drugs manufactured: Revlimid 5 capsule
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is an American biotechnology company that manufactures drug therapies for cancer and inflammatory disorders. It is incorporated in Delaware and headquartered in Summit, New Jersey. The company's major products are Thalomid (thalidomide), which is approved for the acute treatment of the cutaneous manifestations of moderate to severe erythema nodosum leprosum ("ENL"), as well as in combination with dexamethasone for patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma, and Revlimid (lenalidomide), for which the company has received FDA and EMEA approval in combination with dexamethasone for the treatment of multiple myeloma patients who have received at least one prior therapy. Revlimid is also approved in the United States for the treatment of patients with transfusion-dependent anemia due to Low- or Intermediate-1-risk Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) associated with a deletion 5q cytogenetic abnormality with or without additional cytogenetic abnormalities. Both Thalomid and Revlimid are sold through proprietary risk-management distribution programs to ensure safe and appropriate use of these pharmaceuticals. Vidaza is approved for the treatment of
    8.33
    3 votes
    52

    Dabur

    • Drugs manufactured: Iodent Fluoride Toothpaste 7.6 dentifrice paste
    Dabur (Dabur India Ltd.) (Devanagari: डाबर) derived from Daktar Burman) is India's largest Ayurvedic medicine manufacturer. The Dabur began with a small, but visionary endeavour by Dr. S. K. Burman, a physician tucked away in Bengal. He has set up Dabur in 1884 to produce and dispense Ayurvedic medicines. Reaching out to a wide mass of people who had no access to proper treatment. Dr. S. K. Burman's commitment and ceaseless efforts resulted in the company growing from a fledgling medicine manufacturer in a small Calcutta house, to a household name that at once evokes trust and reliability.His mission was to provide effective and affordable cure for ordinary people in far-flung villages. With missionary zeal and fervour, Dr. Burman undertook the task of preparing natural cures for the killer diseases of those days, like cholera, malaria and plague.Soon the news of his medicines traveled, and he came to be known as the trusted 'Daktar' or Doctor who came up with effective cures. That is how his venture Dabur got its name - derived from the Devanagri rendition of Daktar Burman. Dabur's Ayurvedic Specialities Division has over 260 medicines for treating a range of ailments and body
    8.33
    3 votes
    53
    Givenchy

    Givenchy

    • Drugs manufactured: Givenchy Photo Perfexion Evanescent Fluid Fondation SPF 10 Light Shell 2 7.49/2.5 liquid
    Givenchy (French pronunciation: [ʒivɑ̃ʃi]) is a luxury French brand of clothing, accessories, perfumes and cosmetics with Parfums Givenchy. The house of Givenchy was founded in 1952 by designer Hubert de Givenchy and is a member of Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture et du Pret-a-Porter. It is owned by luxury goods behemoth LVMH and in 1993 achieved a total sales worth of $176 million, making it the second largest apparel division of LVMH after Dior. During his reign as the designer of the label bearing his name, Hubert de Givenchy was known for his modern, ladylike styles, which earned him many loyal clients. The most famous ambassador of the brand was Audrey Hepburn in films such as Sabrina, for which Edith Head claimed the Academy Award, How to Steal a Million and Breakfast at Tiffany's. His other famous patrons include the Guinness, Grimaldi and Kennedy families, who famously wore Givenchy clothes to the funeral of John F. Kennedy. Hubert de Givenchy retired in 1995. John Galliano succeeded Givenchy upon his retirement but was in turn promoted to Christian Dior less than two years later, prompting the hiring of Alexander McQueen. In 2001, designer Julien Macdonald was
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    Hospira

    • Drugs manufactured: Gemcitabine 38 lyophilized powder for injectable solution
    Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP) is a U.S.-based global pharmaceutical and medical device company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois. It has approximately 15,000 employees. Hospira is the world's largest producer of generic injectable pharmaceuticals, manufacturing generic acute-care and oncology injectables, as well as integrated infusion therapy and medication management systems. Hospira's products are used by hospitals and alternate site providers, such as clinics, home healthcare providers and long-term care facilities. It was formerly the hospital products division of Abbott Laboratories. Worldwide sales in 2011 were approximately $4.1 billion. In January 2004, Abbott announced it was spinning off its hospital products division. Hospira's name was picked by employee vote. The name is derived from the words hospital, spirit, inspire and the Latin word "spero," which means "hope." Hospira became an independent company on Monday, May 3, 2004, with 14,000 employees, 14 manufacturing sites and an estimated $2.5 billion in annual sales. In 2007, Hospira purchased Mayne Pharma Ltd., an Australian-based specialty injectable pharmaceuticals company, for $2.1 billion. The deal
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    NexGen

    NexGen

    • Drugs manufactured: Hansan Spray 0.7 liquid
    NexGen (Milpitas, California) was a private semiconductor company that designed x86 microprocessors until it was purchased by AMD in 1996. Like competitor Cyrix, NexGen was a fabless design house that designed its chips but relied on other companies for production. NexGen's chips were produced by IBM's Microelectronics division. The company was best known for the unique implementation of the x86 architecture in its processors. NexGen's CPUs were designed much differently than other processors based on the x86 instruction set at the time: the processor would translate code designed to run on the traditionally CISC-based x86 architecture to run on the chip's internal RISC architecture. The architecture was used in later AMD chips such as the K6, and to an extent most x86 processors today implement a "hybrid" architecture similar to those used in NexGen's processors. The company was founded in 1986 by Thampy Thomas, being funded by Compaq, ASCII and Kleiner Perkins. Its first design was targeted at the 80386 generation of processors. But the design was so large and complicated it could only be implemented using eight chips instead of one and by the time it was ready, the industry had
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    Sandia National Laboratories

    Sandia National Laboratories

    • Drugs manufactured: Risperidone 3 film coated tablet
    The Sandia National Laboratories, managed and operated by the Sandia Corporation (a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation), are two major United States Department of Energy research and development national laboratories. Their primary mission is to develop, engineer, and test the non-nuclear components of nuclear weapons. The primary campus is located on Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico and the other is in Livermore, California, next to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Sandia is a National Nuclear Security Administration laboratory. It is Sandia's mission to maintain the reliability and surety of nuclear weapon systems, conduct research and development in arms control and nonproliferation technologies, and investigate methods for the disposal of the United States' nuclear weapons program's hazardous waste. Other missions include research and development in energy and environmental programs, as well as the surety of critical national infrastructures. In addition, Sandia is home to a wide variety of research including computational biology, mathematics (through its Computer Science Research Institute), materials science, alternative energy,
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    Watson Pharmaceuticals

    • Drugs manufactured: Androderm 2.5 patch
    Watson Pharmaceuticals, Incorporated (NYSE: WPI)is a leading, integrated global pharmaceutical company. With global headquarters in Parsippany, New Jersey, USA, the company is engaged in the development, manufacture, marketing and distribution of generic pharmaceuticals in a number of therapeutic categories and specialized branded pharmaceutical products that are focused on Urology and Women’s Health. The company is developing biosimilar products in Women’s Health and Oncology. Watson also distributes generic and branded pharmaceuticals through our Anda, Inc. distribution business. In April 2012 Watson announced its intention to acquire the global generic pharmaceutical company Actavis. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2012. As a result of the proposed acquisition, the combined company will become the third largest generic pharmaceutical company in the world. The combined company will have commercial operations in more than 60 countries. Actavis' exceptional global strength, including leading market positions in key established commercial markets in Europe and in emerging markets in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia, complements Watson's position in
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    Endo Pharmaceuticals

    • Drugs manufactured: Zydone 7.5/400 tablet
    Endo Health Solutions Inc. is an American pharmaceutical company. It was created as a result of a management buyout from DuPont Merck in 1997. Three DuPont Merck executives (Carol A. Ammon, Chairman, President & CEO, and Mariann T. MacDonald, Executive Vice President, Operations, along with another colleague) purchased all of Endo Laboratories L.L.C.'s generic products along with 12 important brand products, including Percocet, Percodan, and Opana. The new company was called Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. On 23rd May 2012, Endo's shareholders approved a resolution to change the company's name to Endo Health Solutions Inc.. Endo acquired Algos Pharmaceutical Corporation through a merger in July 2000 and began to trade publicly (NASDAQ: ENDP). Endo successfully completed a secondary offering for a total of 12,925,000 shares of its common stock in Oct 2001. The net proceeds were used to pay existing bank debt. Endo is a specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the research, development, sale and marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals used primarily to treat and manage pain. Endo rents some lab space from Novartis, at the Novartis production facility in Lincoln, Nebraska. At this lab,
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    2 votes
    59

    Fuller Brush Company

    • Drugs manufactured: Fuller Foaming Hand Sanitizer 67 liquid
    The Fuller Brush Company sells branded and private label products for personal care as well as commercial and household cleaning; it is a subsidiary of CPAC Inc., which since 2007 has been owned by the private equity group Buckingham Capital Partners. Fuller Brush was founded in 1906, by Alfred Carl Fuller, and since 1968 it has been owned by CPAC. Alfred C. Fuller began what was to become Fuller Brush Company in a basement shop in Somerville, Massachusetts; In 1906 he moved to Hartford, Connecticut and founded the company. In 1931, the establishment of the first of what became known as the Green River Ordinance led Fuller Brush to challenge the ordinance's limits on door-to-door sales; the case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, where on March 1, 1937 it dismissed the appeal "for want of a substantial federal question." World War II saw the company "cut its normal civilian output drastically to make brushes for the cleaning of guns"; Fuller's son Howard became president in 1943. After the war, Fuller added Daggett & Ramsdell, Inc.'s Débutante Cosmetics to its line of products it sold house-to-house, sold by a sales force of women, a strategy resurrected after a wartime
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    4 votes
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    Transcept Pharmaceuticals

    Transcept Pharmaceuticals

    • Drugs manufactured: Intermezzo 1.75 tablet
    Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company deriving significant new patient benefits from proven CNS drugs.   Effective June 22, 2007, Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has a new name. The company name was changed from Transoral Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc., emphasizing the company’s business strategy to develop improved performance and new uses for proven CNS agents. Transcept is particularly focused on therapeutic agents of importance to psychiatrists and their patients. The Company has successfully completed its initial Phase 3 sleep laboratory study of low dose Intermezzo™ (sublingual zolpidem tartrate) in the treatment of insomnia as characterized by patients who awaken in the middle of the night and have difficulty returning to sleep.  Transcept expects to begin the remaining Phase 3 Intermezzo™ outpatient study in the second quarter of 2007.  Transcept is also pursuing the development of a low dose ondansetron/olanzapine combination product for the treatment of alcohol dependence.  The Company anticipates that this therapeutic combination may also be useful in the treatment of other forms of addiction and other psychiatric conditions.  Transcept recently raised $40 million in a Series D financing led by NEA that is expected to fund the Company through the filing of the Intermezzo™ NDA prior to the end of 2008.
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    7-Eleven

    • Drugs manufactured: 7-11 Instant Hand Sanitizer With Aloe And Vitamin E 62 liquid
    7-Eleven is part of an international chain of convenience stores. 7-Eleven, primarily operating as a franchise, is the world's largest operator, franchisor and licensor of convenience stores, with more than 46,000 outlets, surpassing the previous record-holder McDonald's Corporation in 2007 by approximately 1,000 retail stores. 7-Eleven branded stores, under parent company Seven & I Holdings Co., are located in 16 countries, with its largest markets being Japan, the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Thailand. 7-Eleven, Inc., the American division, has its headquarters in the One Arts Plaza building in downtown Dallas, Texas. The company has its origins in 1927 in Dallas, Texas, when an employee of Southland Ice Company, John Jefferson Green, started selling milk, eggs and bread from an improvised storefront in one of the company's ice houses. Although small grocery stores and general merchandisers were present in the immediate area, Joe C. 'Jodie' Thompson, Jr., the manager of the ice plant, discovered selling convenience items, such as bread and milk, was popular due to the ice's ability to preserve the items. This significantly cut back on
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    Purdue Pharma

    • Drugs manufactured: OxyContin 15 extended release film coated tablet
    Purdue Pharma L.P., is a privately held pharmaceutical company founded by physicians and now located in Stamford, Connecticut. In its early years, Purdue was known for its antiseptic product, Betadine Solution, and its Senokot laxatives. Today, it is best known for its pain-treatment products, MS Contin and OxyContin, but it has also branched into other areas such as oncology and nutraceuticals. Purdue Pharma is a privately held company, founded in 1892 by John Purdue Gray and George Bingham in Manhattan. In 1952, the company was sold to Raymond and Mortimer Sackler, and ten years later it relocated to Yonkers, NY. Over the course of the years, the company expanded offices to New Jersey and Connecticut. In 1991, the current entity, Purdue Pharma L.P., formed . Products are directed towards pain management. They are the leaders of the industry when it comes to pain management. As of 2010, it employed about 1,350 people. The company's different branches include Purdue Pharma L.P., The Purdue Frederick Company, Purdue Pharmaceutical Products L.P., and Purdue Products L.P. The company's manufacturing takes place at three different sites, Purdue Pharmaceuticals L.P., a plant located in
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    63

    Amersham plc

    • Drugs manufactured: Hypaque Sodium 60 injectable solution
    Amersham plc was a UK pharmaceutical company, specializing in medical diagnostics and life science products. It was listed on the London Stock Exchange and was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index but was purchased by General Electric; it is now part of GE Healthcare. The company had its roots from a national centre set up in 1946 for the development and manufacture of radioactive materials for peacetime uses in medicine, scientific research and industry. This centre originated in the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) but in 1971 was split out into The Radiochemical Centre Ltd. The company was privatised in 1982 under the name Amersham International plc. It was the first company to be privatised by the Thatcher government. In the early 1990s, the in-vitro diagnostic assay business was divested to a joint venture with Eastman Kodak called Amerlite Diagnostics Ltd, this was later wholly acquired by Eastman Kodak and renamed Kodak Clinical Diagnostics Ltd. This business was sold by Kodak to Johnson & Johnson and became known as Johnson & Johnson Clinical Diagnostics Ltd. The business is now called Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Ltd, but is still owned by Johnson &
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    3 votes
    64
    Colgate-Palmolive

    Colgate-Palmolive

    • Drugs manufactured: Lady Speed Stick Invisible Dry 154 stick
    Colgate-Palmolive Company is an American multinational consumer products company focused on the production, distribution and provision of household, health care and personal products, such as soaps, detergents, and oral hygiene products (including toothpaste and toothbrushes). Under its "Hill's" brand, it is also a manufacturer of veterinary products. The company's corporate offices are on Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. In 1806, William Colgate, himself a soap and candle maker, opened up a starch, soap and candle factory on Dutch Street in New York City under the name of "William Colgate & Company". William Colgate in 1833 suffered a severe heart attack stopping his business from selling. But after a couple of years of recovery he continued with his business. In the 1840s, the firm began selling individual cakes of soap in uniform weights. In 1857, William Colgate died and the company was reorganized as "Colgate & Company" under the management of Samuel Colgate, his son, who did not want to continue the business but thought it would be the right thing to do. In 1872, Colgate introduced Cashmere Bouquet, a perfumed soap. In 1873, the firm introduced its first
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    3 votes
    65

    Tom's of Maine

    • Drugs manufactured: Simply White clean mint 0.00243 dentifrice paste
    Tom's of Maine is a brandname and manufacturer of natural-ingredients-only personal care products, a partially owned subsidiary of Colgate-Palmolive since 2006. The company's products are intentionally made without ingredients that are either chemically derived, have a negative environmental impact, or are tested on animals. While most of its products are vegan, some contain propolis and/or beeswax sourced from bees. Tom's of Maine was founded by Tom and Kate Chappell in 1970 with US$5,000. The company is based in Kennebunk, Maine, USA and is currently a division of multinational conglomerate Colgate-Palmolive. Tom's of Maine has approximately 150 employees. Its approximately 90 oral- and body-care products are sold at more than 40,000 retail outlets worldwide. Their product lines include soaps, toothpastes, deodorants, and mouthwashes, among others. Their fluoride toothpastes are the only natural alternatives to common, industrial-ingredient dentifrices to earn the American Dental Association's Seal of Acceptance. In 2006, a controlling 84% stake in Tom's of Maine was purchased by Colgate-Palmolive for USD $100,000,000; the Chappells own the remaining sixteen percent. The terms of
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    3 votes
    66
    Alembic Inc

    Alembic Inc

    • Drugs manufactured: Lithium Carbonate 300 capsule
    Alembic is an American manufacturer of high-end electric basses, guitars and preamps. Founded in 1969, they began manufacturing pre-amps before building complete instruments. The company was founded by Augustus Stanley Owsley as a workshop in the rehearsal room of the Grateful Dead in Novato, California, near San Francisco, to help improve the entire sound chain for the band's live recordings, from instruments to PA. Soon the group was active in sound recording, modifying and repairing guitars and basses, and PA systems. By 1970 Alembic was incorporated with three equal shareholders: Ron Wickersham, an electronics expert who came in from Ampeg; Rick Turner, a guitarist turned luthier; and Bob Matthews, a recording engineer. Ron Wickersham and Rick Turner designed low-impedance pickups and electronics with greater bandwidth than the high-impedance pickups typical in electric guitars and basses of the time. To boost the low output of these pickups, Wickersham designed an active onboard preamp. Turner referred to this process as "Alembicizing". The company's first instrument was a bass guitar, made in 1971 for Jack Casady. This bass incorporated a massive electronics suite, with
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    4 votes
    67

    Amgen

    • Drugs manufactured: Sensipar 30 coated tablet
    Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN, SEHK: 4332) is an American-based multinational biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California. Located in the Conejo Valley, Amgen is the world's largest independent biotechnology firm. Epogen and Neupogen (the company's first products on the market) were the two most successful biopharmaceutical products at the time of their respective releases. Amgen is the largest employer in Thousand Oaks and second only to the United States Navy in terms of number of people employed in Ventura County. BusinessWeek ranked Amgen first on the S&P 500 for being one of the most "future-oriented" of those five hundred corporations. BusinessWeek ostensibly calculated the ratio of research and development spending, combined with capital spending, to total outlays; Amgen had the fourth highest ratio, at 506:1000. The company employs approximately 17,000 staff members. Its products include Epogen, Aranesp, Enbrel, Kineret, Neulasta, Neupogen, Sensipar/Mimpara, Nplate, Vectibix, Prolia and XGEVA. Amgen has several collaborative arrangements with Pfizer Inc, GlaxoSmithKline, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Kyowa Hakko Kirin, Daiichi Sankyo and Array BioPharma. It
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    4 votes
    68

    ImClone Systems

    • Drugs manufactured: Erbitux 2 solution
    ImClone Systems Incorporated is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing biologic medicines in the area of oncology. It was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in New York City. On October 6, 2008, it accepted a $6.5 billion acquisition offer from Eli Lilly and Company, and became a fully owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company on November 24, 2008. Prior to the acquisition, it was traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol IMCL. ImClone's stock price dropped sharply at the end of 2001 when its drug Erbitux, an experimental monoclonal antibody, failed to get the expected Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. It was later revealed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that numerous executives sold their stock before the announcement of the decision after the close of trading on December 28. Its founder, Samuel D. Waksal, was arrested in 2002 on insider trading charges for informing friends and family to sell their stock, and attempting to sell his own. His daughter, Aliza Waksal, sold $2.5 million in shares on December 27. His father, Jack Waksal, sold $8.1 million in shares over the 27th and 28th. Company executives had done the same. John B.
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    4 votes
    69
    University of Michigan Health System

    University of Michigan Health System

    • Drugs manufactured: Oxygen 99 gas
    The University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) is the wholly owned academic medical center of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. UMHS includes the U-M Medical School, with its Faculty Group Practice and many research laboratories; the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers, which includes University Hospital, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital, 120 outpatient clinics and approximately 40 health centers; the clinical programs of the U-M School of Nursing; and the activities of the Michigan Health Corporation, through which UMHS partners with other medical centers and hospitals to provide specialized care throughout Michigan. In July 2011, the University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers finished its 15th straight fiscal year in the black, with an operating margin of 2.1 percent ($44.1 million) on revenues of $2.1 billion. In 2010, the Hospitals and Health Centers attained an operating margin of 3.21 percent ($63.2 million) on revenues of about $1.97 billion. As a not-for-profit entity, UMHS uses positive operating margins to fund continued advances in patient care, education, research, and the facilities needed to support these functions. UMHS is
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    4 votes
    70

    Alegent Health System

    • Drugs manufactured: Oxygen 99 gas
    Alegent Health System is a non-profit, faith based health organization with headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. Alegent Health is made up of ten acute care hospitals, five of which are located in the Omaha metro area. Bergan Mercy Medical Center, Immanuel Medical Center, Lakeside Hospital, Midlands Hospital and Mercy Hospital in neighboring Council Bluffs, Iowa. Alegent Health has more than 100 sites of service, with over 1,300 physicians on its medical staff and roughly 9,000 employees. Alegent Health is sponsored by Catholic Health Initiatives and Immanuel Health Systems. It was created in 1996, resulting from a long-standing partnership between Immanuel Medical Center and Bergan Mercy Medical Center under the Community Health Vision. Both boards unanimously approved the union. The campuses joined together along with Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa and two regional health partners, Corning and Schuyler, as one health care system while maintaining their own identities and religious affiliations. In 1997, Midlands Hospital joined Alegent Health. In 2004, Lakeside Hospital, the first full-service hospital in west Omaha was opened. In 2008, Alegent Health broke ground on a $315
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    71
    Avon Products

    Avon Products

    • Drugs manufactured: Mark. Break Out Plan 0.75 gel
    Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP) is an international manufacturer and distribution of beauty, household, and personal care company that sells products through representatives in over 140 countries across the world. As of 2010, Avon had annual sales of $10.8 billion worldwide. It is the fifth-largest beauty company and largest direct selling enterprise in the world, with 6.4 million representatives. Avon Product is a multi-level marketing company. The company's CEO is Sherilyn S. McCoy, who was appointed to that position in April 2012. The former CEO, Andrea Jung, became the executive chairman of the board. Jung was the longest tenured female CEO among Fortune 500 companies. Avon uses both door-to-door sales people ("Avon ladies," primarily and a growing number of men) and brochures to advertise its products. In 1886, David H. McConnell started the business in a small office at 126 Chambers Street, in lower New York City. In 1892, Mr. McConnell changed the company name when his business partner, who was living in California, suggested that he call the business the California Perfume Company, because of the great abundance of flowers in California. The California Perfume Company, Inc.
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    2 votes
    72

    Cardinal Health

    • Drugs manufactured: Carvedilol 12.5 film coated tablet
    Cardinal Health, Inc. is a Fortune 500 health care services company based in Dublin, Ohio. The firm specializes in distribution of pharmaceuticals and medical products, serving more than 60,000 locations. The firm also manufactures medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, it operates the nation’s largest network of radiopharmacies. Founded in 1971 as Cardinal Foods by Robert D. Walter, it was initially a food wholesaler. After acquiring the Bailey Drug Company in 1979, it began wholesaling drugs as Cardinal Distribution, Incorporated. Following the introduction of the company on the NASDAQ stock exchange in 1983 it began a long string of acquisitions and mergers. It is now traded on the NYSE under symbol (CAH ). As of April, 2010, it was ranked 17th on the Fortune 500 list with 2009 annual revenue of over $99 billion. The firm employs more than 30,000 people worldwide. In 1995, Medicine Shoppe International (St. Louis, est. 1970), the country’s largest franchise of retail pharmacies, was acquired. The merger represented the first non-distribution acquisition by Cardinal Health. In 1997, in competition between
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    2 votes
    73
    Costco

    Costco

    • Drugs manufactured: Kirkland Signature Laxaclear original prescription strength 17 powder for solution
    Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) is the seventh largest retailer in the world. As of July 2012, it was the fifth largest retailer in the United States, and the largest membership warehouse club chain in the United States. As of October 2007, Costco is the largest retailer of wine in the world. Costco is headquartered in Issaquah, Washington, United States and was founded in 1983 in Kirkland, Washington with its first warehouse in nearby Seattle. Today Costco has locations in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, and the United States. Founded by James (Jim) Sinegal and Jeffrey H. Brotman, Costco opened its first warehouse in Seattle, Washington, on September 15, 1983. Sinegal had started in wholesale distribution by working for Sol Price at both FedMart and Price Club. Brotman, an attorney from an old Seattle retailing family, had also been involved in retail distribution from an early age. Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton had plans to merge Sam's Club with Price Club. In 1993, however, Costco merged with Price Club (called Club Price in the Canadian province of Quebec). Costco's business model and size were similar to those of Price Club,
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    2 votes
    74

    Élan

    • Drugs manufactured: Azactam 2 powder for injectable solution
    Élan Corporation plc (NYSE: ELN) is a major drugs firm based in Dublin, Ireland which has major interests in the United States. In the late 1990s its value on the Irish Stock Exchange reached over €20bn. It has secondary listings on the London Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange. It was one of Ireland's major business success stories. However in the early years of 2000's an accounting scandal and investor reactions to the global slump, caused a major devaluation resulting in a share price slump of over 90%. Since then the company has regained its growth path under the reign of a new American CEO Kelly Martin. Élan employs over 2,000 people worldwide. It is listed on the New York Stock Exchange as ELN, the Irish Stock Exchange as ELN.I, and the London Stock Exchange as ELN.L. Reformulations for client-based projects has contributed to more than $9 billion in in-market sales for these clients. Currently more than 2.5 million patients take Élan's products worldwide. In July 2010, Elan was fined $203m for its marketing of epilepsy drugs. Despite the controversy surrounding Elan, the company reported a 10% rise in Profits during the first half of 2010 In neurology, Élan is
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    2 votes
    75
    Abbott Laboratories

    Abbott Laboratories

    • Drugs manufactured: Biaxin 500 extended release film coated tablet
    Abbott Laboratories is an American global pharmaceuticals and health care products company. It has 90,000 employees and operates in over 130 countries. The company headquarters are in Abbott Park, North Chicago, Illinois. The company was founded by Chicago physician, Dr. Wallace Calvin Abbott in 1888. In 2010, Abbott had over $35 billion in revenue. In 1985, the company developed the first HIV blood screening test. The company's drug portfolio includes HUMIRA, a drug for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn's disease, moderate to severe chronic psoriasis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis; Norvir, a treatment for HIV; Depakote, an anticonvulsant drug; and Synthroid, a synthetic thyroid hormone. Abbott also has a broad range of medical devices, diagnostics and immunoassay products as well as nutritional products, including Ensure, a line of well known meal replacement shakes, and EAS, the largest producer of performance based nutritional supplements. Abbott's in vitro diagnostics business is a world leader in immunoassays and blood screening. Abbott's broad range of medical tests and diagnostic instrument systems are used worldwide by hospitals,
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    3 votes
    76
    Harris Teeter

    Harris Teeter

    • Drugs manufactured: Harris Teeter Antibacterial 0.115 soap
    Harris Teeter is a chain of supermarkets based in Matthews, North Carolina, just outside Charlotte. As of August 2012, the chain operates 210 stores in eight Southern states: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. Harris Teeter is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Charlotte-based Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. (NYSE: HTSI). The current president of Harris Teeter is Fred J. Morganthall II. Supermarket News ranked Harris Teeter No. 34 in the 2010 "Top 75 North American Food Retailers" based on 2009 fiscal year sales of $2.92 billion. Based on 2005 revenue, Harris Teeter is the ninety-third largest retailer in the United States. Harris Teeter traces its origins to two pioneering entrepreneurs William Thomas Harris and Willis L. Teeter in Depression-era Charlotte. Harris, an employee of the A&P store on Central Avenue and Pecan that was Charlotte's first supermarket, borrowed funds in 1936 to open the Harris Super Market at 1704 Central Avenue. The store had eight employees. It was primarily a dry goods store because frozen foods and refrigeration did not become common until World War II. To the family
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    3 votes
    77

    Patterson Dental

    • Drugs manufactured: Lidocaine 20/0.02 injectable solution
    Patterson Companies Inc is a medical supplies conglomerate primarily in the business of veterinary and dental products (ranging from xray equipment to consumable products, dental consumables make up the biggest part of the dental industry). Since 2003 it also distributes general medical rehabilitative devices like braces and wheel chairs. Traditionally a dental company it diversified its business at the turn of the millennium when it acquired 55 year old company JA Webster Inc, a distributor of veterinary products. That business segment (now known as Webster Veterinary) currently distributes equipment (diagnostic and surgical) and medicine (anaesthetics, vaccines). Though large the company operates directly in only the US and Canada (in Canada through subsidiaries Sammons Preston Canada and Patterson Dental Canada). In 2008 it was noted as having one of the lowest debt ratios among companies in the health care sector. Patterson was also a member of the Nasdaq-100 until December 10, 2010 when it and six other companies were replaced. The Nasdaq-100 is composed of the 100 largest non financial stocks traded on the Nasdaq. It is the distribution company for Sirona, one of the world's
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    3 votes
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    Ranbaxy Laboratories

    • Drugs manufactured: Amlodipine Besylate And Atorvastatin Calcium 5/80 film coated tablet
    Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited (BSE: 500359) is an Indian pharmaceutical company that was incorporated in India in 1961. The company went public in 1973 and Japanese pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo gained majority control in 2008. Ranbaxy exports its products to 125 countries with ground operations in 43 and manufacturing facilities in eight countries. In 2011, Ranbaxy Global Consumer Health Care received the Pharma OTC Company of the year award. Ranbaxy was started by Ranbir Singh and Gurbax Singh in 1937 as a distributor for a Japanese company Shionogi. The name Ranbaxy is a combination of the names of its first owners Ranbir and Gurbax. Bhai Mohan Singh bought the company in 1952 from his cousins Ranbir and Gurbax. After Bhai Mohan Singh's son Parvinder Singh joined the company in 1967, the company saw an increase in scale. In 1998, Ranbaxy entered the United States, the world's largest pharmaceuticals market and now the biggest market for Ranbaxy, accounting for 28% of Ranbaxy's sales in 2005. For the twelve months ending on 31 December 2005, the company's global sales were at US $1,178 million with overseas markets accounting for 75% of global sales (USA: 28%, Europe: 17%,
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    3 votes
    79

    Actavis

    • Drugs manufactured: Nystatin 100000 cream
    Actavis is an international generic pharmaceutical company based in Iceland that was founded in 1956 as Pharmaco. Listed on the Icelandic Stock Exchange until 2007, it was taken private by Novator Partners, an investment vehicle of the chairman Björgólfur Thor Björgólfsson. In the late 1990s, Actavis employed fewer than one hundred people and operated solely in the Icelandic market. In 1999, Actavis acquired Bulgarian rival Balkanpharma, beginning a period of substantial growth. Since then, Actavis has made 25 acquisitions and now operates in 40 countries and employs over 11,000 people. The Group has one of the broadest portfolios in the generics sector with over 650 products on the market, in addition to over 400 products in the development pipeline and in registration. Actavis is currently among the five largest generic pharmaceutical companies in the world. Its turnover for 2006 is predicted to be 1,390 million euros, compared to 56 million euros in 1999. The chairman of the company is Icelandic businessman Björgólfur Thor Björgólfsson. Robert Wessman became President and CEO of Actavis following the company’s merger with Delta in 2002, where he had served as CEO since 1999. A
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    80
    Baxter International

    Baxter International

    • Drugs manufactured: Fluconazole 400 injectable solution
    Baxter International Inc. is an American health care company with headquarters in Deerfield, Illinois. The company primarily focuses on products to treat hemophilia, kidney disease, immune disorders and other chronic and acute medical conditions. The company had 2009 sales of $12.6 billion, across three manufacturing divisions: BioScience (producing recombinant and blood plasma proteins to treat hemophilia and other bleeding disorders; plasma-based therapies to treat immune deficiencies and other chronic and acute blood-related conditions; products for regenerative medicine; and vaccines); Medication Delivery (producing intravenous solutions and other products used in the delivery of fluids and drugs to patients, as well as inhalation anesthetics and contract manufacturing services); and Renal (providing products to treat end-stage renal disease, or irreversible kidney failure, including solutions and other products for peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis). Baxter International was founded in 1931 by Donald Baxter, a medical doctor, as a manufacturer and distributor of intravenous therapy solutions. Baxter's interest was bought out in 1935 by Ralph Falk, who established a research
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    Ben E. Keith

    • Drugs manufactured: Ben E. Keith Foaming Antibacterial Hand Cleaner 0.5 liquid
    Ben E. Keith Company is the 9th largest broad line foodservice distributor and fourth largest beverage distributor in the United States. Its independent Food Division serves eleven states and supplies a full line of produce, frozen foods, meats, dry groceries, refrigerated foods, paper goods, equipment and supplies to restaurants, hospitals, schools, nursing homes and other institutional businesses. The company is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. Ben E. Keith was also at one time the world's largest independent distributor of Anheuser-Busch products and currently delivers Anheuser-Busch products to 61 Texas counties, but now also distributes other nationally known craft and import beers throughout the state of Texas. Together, Ben E. Keith Company employs over 3500 people. Ben E. Keith Company, established in 1906, began selling Anheuser-Busch products in 1933. Today, Ben E. Keith Company - Beverage Distributors, guided by President Kevin Bartholomew, has become the fourth largest beer wholesaler in the country. Robert Hallam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer Robert worked for the company part-time during high school and college (University of
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    Dollar General

    Dollar General

    Dollar General Corp. is a U.S. chain of variety stores headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. As of January 2012, Dollar General operated over 10,000 stores in 40 U.S. states. The stores were founded in 1939 by Cal Turner in Scottsville, Kentucky as J.L. Turner & Son, Inc. In 1968 the business changed its name to Dollar General Corporation. In 2007 the company was acquired by the private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), which took the company public in 2009. Dollar General stores are typically in small shopping plazas or strip malls in local neighborhoods. The stores tend to locate in smaller communities than those where Walmart would go. The company acquired the 280 stores of the P.N. Hirsh Division of Interco, Inc. (now Furniture Brands International, Inc.) in 1983 and in 1985 added 206 stores and a warehouse from Eagle Family Discount Stores, also from Interco, Inc. In recent years, the chain has started constructing more stand-alone stores, typically in areas not served by another general-merchandise retailer. In some cases, stores are within a few city blocks of each other. Dollar General offers both name brand and generic merchandise — including off-brand
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    Esprit Pharma

    Esprit Pharma

    • Drugs manufactured: Estrasorb 2.5 emulsion
    Specialty pharmaceutical company focused on urological and women's health products
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    Evonik Industries

    Evonik Industries

    • Drugs manufactured: Instant Hand Sanitizer 62 liquid
    Evonik Industries is an industrial corporation in Germany owned by RAG Foundation and one of the world´s leading specialty chemicals companies. It was created on 12 September 2007 as a result of restructuring of the mining and technology group RAG. Evonik Industries united the business areas of chemicals, energy and real estate of RAG, while mining operations continue to be carried out by RAG. Since then, the energy and real estate business areas have been divested, with a minority share in the former and a majority share in the latter still being held. Its chemicals business already generates more than 80% of sales in areas in which it ranks among the market leaders. Evonik Industries employs about 34,000 people and carries out activities in more than 100 countries. The operating activities are organized into six business units which are a part of the chemicals business area. Evonik is the main sponsor of German football club Borussia Dortmund. Historically Evonik Industries' businesses were part of RAG activities. The idea of splitting the company was put forward in 2005. The background of this idea was that RAG's core business of coal mining is carried out under government
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    Gilead Sciences

    • Drugs manufactured: Emtriva 200 capsule
    Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) is an American biotechnology company that discovers, develops and commercializes therapeutics. For many years since the company was founded, the company concentrated primarily on antiviral drugs to treat patients infected with HIV, hepatitis B or influenza. In 2006, Gilead acquired two companies that were developing drugs to treat patients with pulmonary diseases. The company has fourteen commercially available products. Headquartered and founded in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe and Australia. As of the end of 2009, the company had approximately 4,000 full-time employees. The company's name and logo refer to the Balm of Gilead. Gilead (a place mentioned in the Bible) was famed for its small trees that produced a resin used in medicine. Gilead is a member of the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index and the S&P 500. Gilead Sciences was originally formed at Menlo Ventures under the name of "Oligogen, Inc." in August 1987 by H. DuBose Montgomery, co-founder of Menlo Ventures and Michael L. Riordan, a medical doctor who was 29 years old at the time. Riordan graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
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    Mary Kay

    • Drugs manufactured: Foundation Primer SPF 15 0.222/2.73/0.7 cream
    Mary Kay, Inc. is a privately owned direct selling company that sells cosmetics products directly to consumers, using multi-level marketing. According to Direct Selling News, Mary Kay was the sixth largest direct selling company in the world in 2011, with net sales of USD 2.9 billion. Mary Kay is based in Addison, Texas, outside Dallas. The company was founded by Mary Kay Ash in 1963. Richard Rogers, Mary Kay's son, is the chairman, and David Holl is president and was named CEO in 2006. In 2005, wholesale worldwide sales exceeded US$2.2 billion. In 2010, worldwide wholesale figures was US$2.5 billion. Neither of those figures take into account product returns. The table below shows the company's reported sales figures in more detail. Notes: The primary manufacturing plant is in Dallas, Texas. A second plant was opened in Hangzhou, China to manufacture and package products for that market. A third plant was opened in 1997, in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, for the European market. The Swiss plant closed in 2003. In 1968, Mary Kay Ash purchased the first Pink Cadillac, where it was repainted on site, by the dealership owner, to match the Mountain Laurel Blush in the compact. It was
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    Merck & Co.

    Merck & Co.

    • Drugs manufactured: Timoptic 5 solution
    Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK), dba Merck Sharp & Dohme, MSD outside the United States and Canada, is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Merck headquarters is located in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey. The company was established in 1891 as the United States subsidiary of the German company now known as Merck KGaA. Merck & Co. was confiscated by the US government during World War I and subsequently established as an independent American company. It is currently one of the world's seven largest pharmaceutical companies by market capitalization and revenue. The company describes itself as "a global research-driven pharmaceutical company" that "discovers, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of innovative products to improve human and animal health, directly and through its joint ventures". Merck also publishes The Merck Manuals, a series of medical reference books for physicians, nurses, and technicians. These include the Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, the world's best-selling medical textbook, and the Merck Index, a compendium of chemical compounds. In 2011 the company received the "Facility of the Year"-Award for the integration of its
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    Par Pharmaceutical

    • Drugs manufactured: Disulfiram 250 tablet
    Par Pharmaceutical develops, manufactures and markets generic and branded specialty pharmaceuticals. Par was founded in 1978 and initially traded on the New York Stock Exchange in 1987. Par is currently the fifth largest generic pharmaceutical company in the United States. In 2012, Par Pharmaceutical agreed to be acquired by the private equity firm TPG Capital. The company is based in the United States, with corporate headquarters in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey and additional facilities for research, manufacturing and distribution in Suffern, New York, and Spring Valley, New York. as of Nov 2006 In 2007 Par Pharmaceutical signed a drug development collaboration with pharmaceutical research company IntelliPharmaCeutics Inc,. Under the arrangement, IntelliPharmaCeutics will apply its proprietary technology to the formulation and development of four generic drug products (ANDA's) which are bioequivalent to existing branded drugs with commercial sales in the United States. The terms of the deal provide that Par will be responsible for certain costs of development, and that IntelliPharmaCeutics will receive milestone payments, incentive payments and success-based payments along with a
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    Prestige Brands

    • Drugs manufactured: Chloraseptic Sore Throat Liquid Center 10/6/5 lozenge
    Prestige Brands, Inc. is a company that manufactures personal care and home cleaning products. It was formed by the merger of Medtech Products, Inc., Prestige Brands International, and The Spic and Span Company. The company is headquartered in Irvington, New York. Brands owned by Prestige Brands include Cutex nail products, Chloraseptic sore throat products, Clear Eyes, Compound W wart remover, Dramamine, Efferdent, Luden's, and the Comet and Spic and Span cleaning products. The company's CEO and Chairman is Matthew M. Mannelly. Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc., was originally formed in 1996, as a joint venture of Medtech Labs and The Shansby Group, to acquire over-the-counter drug brands from American Home Products. Prestige Brands International was organized in 1999 to acquire and revitalize leading, neglected but healthy brands that were discontinued by major consumer products companies that originally made them. In 2009, Prestige sold its Denorex and Prell brands of shampoo. It had recently acquired Blacksmith Brands. In December 2011, the company agreed to a $660 million deal with GlaxoSmithKline, which will sell 17 brands with sales of $210 million, including BC Powder, Beano,
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    The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company

    The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company

    • Drugs manufactured: Antiseptic Mouth Rinse 0.092/0.042/0.06/0.064 mouthwash
    The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, better known as A&P, is a supermarket and liquor store chain in the United States. Its supermarkets, which are under six different banners, are found in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. A&P's liquor stores, known as Best Cellars, are found in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Virginia. A&P's corporate headquarters are in Montvale, New Jersey. Supermarket News ranked A&P #19 in the 2010 "Top 75 Food Retailers and Wholesalers" based on 2009 fiscal year estimated sales of $9.1 billion. Based on 2009 revenue, A&P was the 34th largest retailer in the US. From 1915 through 1975, it was the largest food retailer in the nation (until 1965, the largest US retailer of any kind). A&P is considered an American icon. The Wall Street Journal, in an editorial on December 10, 2010, said that "A&P was as well known as McDonald's or Google is today" and that A&P was "Wal-Mart before Wal-Mart." What is now A&P began in 1859; it established a small chain of retail tea and coffee stores in New York City and a national mail order business. It grew to 70 stores by 1878. In the late 19th century, A&P, still a tea and coffee
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    Prasco Laboratories

    • Drugs manufactured: Mefenamic Acid 250 capsule
    Prasco is a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and founded in 2002 by E. Thomas Arington, former Chairman and CEO of Duramed Pharmaceuticals and former president of the healthcare consulting firm MarketMaster. The company remains privately held. It specializes in the field of authorized generics, generic drugs manufactured by the branded innovator company but marketed under a private label. According to IMS Health, the pharmaceutical industry auditing service, Prasco is one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical companies in the industry, in terms of relative growth and prescriptions dispensed for the years 2005 and 2006. Although it does not release financial data, $150 million in sales were tracked by an independent consulting company during 2005, reportedly doubling the previous years' figures. Prasco has licensed generic versions of a variety of brand-name prescription drugs, including the antihistamine Allegra, progestin Cyclessa(used in combined oral contraceptive pills), the insomnia medication Ambien, GERD medication Protonix and others allowing them to be the leading authorized generic company with over 18 licensed products. The company has also
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    92

    Staples, Inc.

    • Drugs manufactured: Staples Instant Hand Sanitizer 62 gel
    Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) is a large office supply chain store, with over 2,000 stores worldwide in 26 countries. Based in Framingham, Massachusetts, United States, the company has retail stores, serving customers under its original name in Austria, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom, and the United States, while operating subsidiaries in Argentina as Officenet-Staples, Belgium and Netherlands as Staples Office Centre, Canada as Staples Canada (Bureau En Gros in Quebec), and in Italy as Mondoffice. Staples also does business exclusively with enterprises in the United States and multiple European countries as Staples Advantage. Staples sells supplies, office machines, promotional products, furniture, technology and business services both in stores and online. The company opened its first store in Brighton, Massachusetts in 1986. Staples opened its 500th store in Vero Beach, Florida; its 1000th store was opened in Duluth, Georgia. Staples was co-founded by Leo Kahn and Thomas G. Stemberg, who were former rivals in the New England retail supermarket industry. The idea for Staples originated in 1985, while founder Thomas G. Stemberg was
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    Aveda

    • Drugs manufactured: Mineral Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 4.3 lotion
    Aveda Corporation is a company headquartered in Blaine, Minnesota, that manufactures skin care, cosmetics, perfume, hair care products, and trains students in cosmetology and esthiology at the Aveda Institutes in Minneapolis, New York City, Washington, DC, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and many other cities. Aveda (pronounced ah-vay-da) was founded by Horst Rechelbacher in 1978. In 1970, Horst, on a trip to India, was introduced to the healing properties of Ayurveda (the traditional Hindu longevity medicine) and aroma, and suddenly his vision for his company (thus the name Aveda) was born. Horst formulated the first product, a clove shampoo, in his kitchen sink. Today Aveda is part of Estée Lauder Companies Inc., based in New York. Rechelbacher sold Aveda to Estée Lauder in 1997 for $300 million, although Aveda continues to be run as a separate entity. In 2004, Aveda was awarded the prestigious Corporate Achievement Award at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Aveda was one of the first beauty companies to endorse a set of principles designed to encourage greater environmental responsibility in business, known as The Ceres Principles. According to the company's
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    Cephalon

    Cephalon

    • Drugs manufactured: Gabitril 2 tablet
    Cephalon, Inc. is a U.S. biopharmaceutical company co-founded in 1987 by Dr. Frank Baldino, Jr., a pharmacologist and former scientist with the DuPont Company, who served as the company's chairman and chief executive officer until his death in December 2010. The company's name comes from the adjective "cephalic" meaning "related to the head or brain," and it was established primarily to pursue treatments for neurodegenerative diseases. Sales revenues reached $2.8 billion in 2010, ranking Cephalon among the leading biopharmaceutical companies in the world. In 2006, industry publication MedAd News named the company one of the ten most respected biotechnology firms in the world. Cephalon employs more than 3,700. Cephalon was first included in the Fortune 1000 list of U.S. companies based upon annual revenues for 2006. On 2 May 2011, Teva has announced its acquisition of Cephalon. The company's early research efforts were focused on the development of IGF-1, an insulin-like growth factor, under a collaboration with Chiron Corporation to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's Disease, but the product has never been approved. More recently, the company has developed and
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    Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Limited

    • Drugs manufactured: Cefprozil 125 powder for suspension
    Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Limited is an Indian pharmaceutical company based in Chennai, founded on 1 July 1992. As of 2007, it was among the top fortune 500 Indian companies by market capitalization. It is the second largest biotechnology company in India after Biocon. In 1992, Orchid obtained a certificate for commencement of business and became a public company the following year. It began producing commercially in 1995 and received the Good manufacturing practice certification. In 1999, it became the largest producer of oral and sterile cephalosporin and was ranked among the top five producers of cephalosporin APIs. That same year, the formulation division began operations. The early 2000s, the company established offices in the United States and Russia, then signed an agreement to produce oral cephalosporin for the U.S. market in the mid 2000s. The company had a joint venture with Bexel allowing it to complete its phase 1(a), (b) and phase 2(a) clinical trails for the anti-diabetic molecule BLX-1002 and get patent clearance in the U.S.. After obtaining the patent, the company made an agreement with pharmaceutical companies in Canada to help produce oral drugs and
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    Air Products & Chemicals

    Air Products & Chemicals

    • Drugs manufactured: Helium 990 gas
    Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is an international corporation whose principal business is selling gases and chemicals for industrial uses. Air Products' headquarters is in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, in the United States. Air Products is the Lehigh Valley's third largest employer, after Lehigh Valley Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital. Leonard P. Pool founded the company in 1940. Air Products serves customers in technology, energy, healthcare, food and industrial markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of products, services and solutions. It is a large provider of atmospheric gases (mainly oxygen, nitrogen, argon, hydrogen and carbon monoxide), process and specialty gases, performance materials and chemical intermediates. Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, natural gas liquefaction, epoxy additives, advanced coatings and adhesives. It is also noted as growing its portfolio of solutions to address the hydrogen fuel cell economy through hydrogen fueling stations as well as its personal care chemicals business. Air Products also provided the liquid hydrogen and
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    97
    Allos Therapeutics

    Allos Therapeutics

    • Drugs manufactured: Folotyn 20 injection
    Corporate Overview
    Allos Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALTH) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative small molecule therapeutics for the treatment of cancer.  PDX (pralatrexate) is a small molecule chemotherapeutic agent that inhibits dihdrofolate reductase, or DHFR, a folic acid (folate) dependent enzyme involved in the building of DNA and other processes. PDX was rationally designed for improved transport into tumor cells via the reduced folate carrier (RFC-1), and greater intracellular drug retention. These biochemical features, together with preclinical data in a variety of tumors, suggest that PDX has an enhanced potency and toxicity profile relative to methotrexate and other related DHFR inhibitors. RH1 is a small molecule chemotherapeutic agent that is bioactivated by the enzyme DT-diaphorase, or DTD, which is over-expressed in many tumors relative to normal tissue, including lung, colon, breast and liver tumors.  Because RH1 is bioactivated in the presence of DTD, it has the potential to provide targeted drug delivery to these tumor types while limiting the toxicity to normal tissue.  RH1 has undergone in vivo efficacy testing by the Developmental Therapeutics Program of the National Cancer Institute and has demonstrated significant activity in both NSCLC and ovarian xenograft models.
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    Big Lots

    • Drugs manufactured: Nasal Decongestant PE 10 coated tablet
    Big Lots, Inc. is a Fortune 500 retail corporation. Its department stores focus mainly on selling closeout and overstock merchandise. The company is based in Columbus, Ohio, USA and currently operates over 1,400 stores in 47 states. On July 19th 2011, Big Lots became an international retailer when it bought Liquidation World, a Canadian retailer with 89 locations. A typical store sells a wide variety of merchandise, including toys, furniture, clothing, housewares, and small electronics. Most of the items sold in these stores are purchased as they become available. What is in the store one day may not be there the next, and the store may not get further shipments of those particular items. However, there are some items in the stores, such as foodstuffs, that are replenished on a continual basis. In many cases, Big Lots uses an existing building, such as a grocery or department store that had either moved or ceased operations. When Rite Aid Inc began transitioning many Payless Drugstores into the Brand, it moved them into newly designed stand-alone buildings, leaving many open-air plaza storefronts vacant, Big Lots (Pic 'N' Save) opened many new stores in these existing
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    Chanel

    Chanel

    • Drugs manufactured: Vitalumiere SPF 15 1.5 emulsion
    Chanel S.A. (/ʃəˈnɛl/; French: [ʃa'nɛl]) is the French house of high fashion that specializes in haute couture and ready-to-wear clothes, luxury goods, and fashion accessories. In her youth, the couturière Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel gained the soubriquet “Coco” while a chanteuse de café in provincial France. As a fashion designer, Coco Chanel catered to women’s taste for elegance in dress, with blouses and suits, trousers and dresses, and jewellry (gemstone and bijouterie) of simple design, that replaced the opulent, over-designed, and constrictive clothes and accessories of 19th-century fashion. Historically, the House of Chanel is most famous for the stylistically versatile “little black dress”, the perfume No. 5 de Chanel and the Chanel Suit. As a business enterprise, Chanel S.A. is a privately held company owned by Alain Wertheimer and Gerard Wertheimer, grandsons of Pierre Wertheimer, an early business partner of Coco Chanel. Commercially, the brands of the House of Chanel have been personified by fashion models and actresses, by women such as Inès de la Fressange, Catherine Deneuve, Carole Bouquet, Vanessa Paradis, Nicole Kidman, Anna Mouglalis, Lucía Hiriart, Audrey Tautou,
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    Guthy-Renker

    • Drugs manufactured: Proactiv Clarifying Night Acne Treatment 1 cream
    Guthy-Renker LLC is a direct-response marketer known primarily for selling products in the United States via infomercials. The company also sells products direct to consumer through a variety of media channels (TV, print, radio, web) via offices in numerous countries. Named after its two founders, Bill Guthy and Greg Renker, the company was established in 1988 and is today one of the world's largest direct response television companies with sales of more than $1.5 billion per year and an average annual growth rate of 25% over the last 10 years." Guthy-Renker is headquartered in Palm Desert, CA; and has offices in Santa Monica, CA; San Francisco, CA; London, England; Malmo, Sweden; Wiesbaden, Germany; Helsinki, Finland; Shanghai, China; Tokyo, Japan; Sydney, Australia; and New Delhi, India. Greg Renker, is founding co-principal and current co-chairman of Guthy-Renker, Renker was born in Arizona and grew up around the United States while his father pursued a career in resort, hotel and country club management. Renker attended San Diego State University, and graduated with a B.A. in 1980. Renker served in formative roles during the early years of the evolving infomercial platform,
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    101

    McNeil Laboratories

    • Drugs manufactured: Childrens Benadryl ALLERGY 12.5 solution
    McNeil Consumer Healthcare is a medicals products company belonging to the Johnson & Johnson healthcare products group. The company was founded on March 16, 1879 by 23-year-old Robert McNeil, who paid $167 for a drugstore complete with fixtures, inventory and soda fountain, as a retail pharmacy, in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, PA, USA. Robert McNeil was a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (University of the Sciences in Philadelphia). In 1904, one of McNeil's sons, Robert Lincoln McNeil, became part of the company and together they created McNeil Laboratories in 1933. The company would focus on direct marketing of prescription drugs to hospitals, pharmacists, and doctors. Development of acetaminophen began under the leadership of Robert L. McNeil, Jr., who later served as the firm's chairman. In 1953 McNeil Laboratories introduced Algoson, a preparation containing acetaminophen together with sodium butabarbital, a sedative. In 1955, McNeil Laboratories introduced Tylenol Elixir for children, containing only acetaminophen. In 1959, Johnson & Johnson acquired McNeil Laboratories and a year later the company was able to sell Tylenol for the first
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    Medtronic

    • Drugs manufactured: Lioresal 0.05 injection
    Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), based in suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the world's largest medical technology company and is a Fortune 500 company. Medtronic was founded in 1949 in a garage in northeast Minneapolis by Earl Bakken and his brother-in-law Palmer Hermundslie as a medical equipment repair shop. They originally wanted to sell basketball pumps due to a shortage in the Midwest in the 20th century. Bakken began as a graduate student in electrical engineering at the University of Minnesota before he gave up his studies to focus on Medtronic. Through their repair business, Bakken came to know C. Walton Lillehei, a pioneer in the field of heart surgery then at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Lillehei was frustrated with the pacemakers of the day, which were quite large, applied electrical current externally (requiring higher voltages), and had to be plugged in to a wall outlet to operate. The deficiencies of such pacemakers were made painfully obvious following a power outage over Halloween in 1957 which affected large sections of Minnesota and western Wisconsin. As a direct result of this blackout, a pediatric patient of Dr. Lillehei who was pacemaker-dependent
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    Neutrogena

    • Drugs manufactured: Neutrogena Body Clear 5 spray
    Neutrogena is an American brand of skin care, hair care and cosmetics, that is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. According to product advertising at their website, Neutrogena products are distributed in more than 70 countries. Neutrogena was founded in 1930 by Emanuel Stolaroff, and was originally a cosmetics company named Natone. It is now part of the United States-based Johnson & Johnson conglomerate, which bought the independent company in 1994. In 1930, Emanuel Stolaroff started a small company called Natone. Soon, it grew into a larger business, and he started expanding it into retail markets. Stolaroff met Belgian chemist Edmond Fromont in 1954, and acquired the rights to distribute his patented formula of a mild clear soap that cleared the skin, without drying it, in the US. By then Lloyd Cotsen, had entered the Stolaroff family by marrying his daughter Joanne Stolaroff. In 1962 the company name was officially changed to Neutrogena Corporation; Cotsen became president in 1967. The company listed publicly on the NASDAQ in 1973, with a market value of $11 million. Cotsen started marketing soap through 2 major channels: dermatologists and luxury hotels. Neutrogena
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    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co.

    • Drugs manufactured: Pletal 50 tablet
    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (大塚製薬株式会社, Ōtsuka Seiyaku Kabushiki-gaisha) (TYO: 4578), abbreviated OPC, is a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Tokyo, Osaka and Naruto, Japan. The company was established August 10, 1964. As of 2012, OPC employed 40,000 people worldwide. The company focuses on pharmaceuticals related to nutrition (or "nutraceuticals"). The company is also known for the popular sports drink Pocari Sweat and the best-selling energy drink Oronamin C. Otsuka Pharmaceutical also developed Abilify (aripiprazole), an approved drug treatment for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, which they claim has a better side effect profile compared with other antipsychotic drug. As of 2007, annual sales of Abilify were ~US$2 billion a year. OPC joined the Tokyo Stock Exchange through an initial public offering (IPO) on December 15, 2010, at which time OPC was Japan's No.2 drug maker by sales after industry leader Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. The IPO debuted at US$2.4 billion, making it the largest for a pharmaceutical company up to that time. In early 2012, Otsuka announced it would focus its "future operations on CNS disorders and oncology". This decision necessitated a
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    Schering-Plough

    • Drugs manufactured: Cipro 5 kit
    Schering-Plough Corporation was a United States-based pharmaceutical company. It was founded in 1851 by Ernst Christian Friedrich Schering as Schering AG in Germany. In 1971, the Schering Corporation merged with Plough (founded by Memphis area entrepreneur Abe Plough in 1908 ) to form Schering-Plough. On November 4, 2009 Merck & Co. merged with Schering-Plough with the new company taking the name of Merck & Co. Schering-Plough manufactured several pharmaceutical drugs, the most well-known of which were the allergy drugs Claritin and Clarinex, an anti-cholesterol drug Vytorin, and a brain tumor drug Temodar. These are now available from Merck & Co. Schering Plough also owned and operated the major foot care brand name Dr. Scholl's and the skin care line Coppertone. These also became a part of the new company. As of June 2005, Schering-Plough had 1.4% market share in the U.S., placing it seventeenth in the top twenty pharmaceutical corporations by sales compiled by IMS Health. Schering-Plough was a full member of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), a membership which is also maintained by the new Merck. Schering was founded in 1851 by Ernst
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    The Linde Group

    • Drugs manufactured: Carbon Dioxide Refrigerated 990 gas
    The Linde Group, registered as Linde AG (FWB: LIN) is an international industrial gases and engineering company founded in Germany in 1879. It is the world's largest industrial gas company. Linde shares are traded on all the German stock exchanges and also in Zürich, and the Linde share price is included in the DAX 30 index. The group is headquartered in Munich, Germany, with some supporting headquarters functions in Surrey, England. The Linde Group has over 600 affiliated companies in more than 100 countries, offering customers from the industrial, retail, trade, science, research and public sectors a comprehensive product and service portfolio. The Linde Group underwent a significant transformation in September 2006, following the acquisition of UK based competitor The BOC Group. The merger and subsequent disposal of non-gas interests recast the group as the world's largest pure-play industrial gases supplier. Linde's former materials handling business was rebranded as KION Group in September 2006 and sold in November 2006 to KKR and Goldman Sachs for €4bn. In March 2007 the BOC Edwards semiconductor equipment business was sold to CCMP Capital for €685m. Linde's sales in 2006 - a
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    Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    • Drugs manufactured: Incivek 375 film coated tablet
    Vertex Pharmaceuticals is an American biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Vertex was founded in 1989 by Joshua Boger. Vertex was one of the first biotech firms to use an explicit strategy of rational drug design rather than combinatorial chemistry. By 2004, its product pipeline focused on viral infections, inflammatory and autoimmune disorders, and cancer. It maintains headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and two research facilities, in San Diego, California, and Oxford, England. The company's beginnings were profiled by Barry Werth in the 1994 book The Billion-Dollar Molecule. In 2009, the company had about 1,800 employees, including 1,200 of in the Boston area. In May 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug telaprevir (Incivek), an oral treatment for hepatitis C marketed by Vertex. Development and commercialization of telaprevir is shared with Johnson & Johnson for European distribution and Mitsubishi for Asia. Telaprevir is a protease inhibitor. January 31, 2012, Vertex gained FDA approval of the first drug, ivacaftor, to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis rather than the symptoms, in patients over age 6 who have the
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    3M

    3M

    • Drugs manufactured: Avagard D 530.7 lotion
    The 3M Company, formerly known as the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, is a United States multinational conglomerate corporation based in Maplewood, Minnesota, United States. With over 84,000 employees, they produce more than 55,000 products, including: adhesives, abrasives, laminates, passive fire protection, dental products, electronic materials, medical products, car care products (such as sun films, polish, wax, car shampoo, treatment for the exterior, interior and the under chassis rust protection), electronic circuits and optical films. 3M has operations in more than 60 countries – 29 international companies with manufacturing operations and 35 companies with laboratories. 3M India is the only public company other than the parent company. 3M products are available for purchase through distributors and retailers in more than 200 countries, and many 3M products are available online directly from the company. Five businessmen founded 3M in Two Harbors, Minnesota in 1902. Originally a mining venture, the goal was to mine corundum, but this failed because the mine's mineral holdings were anorthosite, which had no commercial value. Co-founder John Dwan solicited funds in
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    The Body Shop

    The Body Shop

    • Drugs manufactured: 02 Balancing Foundation SPF 15 3.75/2.5/1.45 emulsion
    The Body Shop International plc, known as The Body Shop, has 2,400 stores in 61 countries. The company, which has its headquarters in Littlehampton, West Sussex, England, was founded in 1976 by Anita Roddick and is now part of the L'Oréal corporate group. In the early 1970s, Anita Roddick (then Anita Perilli) visited a shop in Berkeley, California selling naturally-scented soaps and lotions called The Body Shop. The Berkeley Body Shop run by Peggy Short and Jane Saunders used natural ingredients, and helped to employ and train immigrant women. The natural, environmentally-minded and intimate cosmetics shop inspired Anita Roddick to open her own shop in the UK in 1976. In 1987, Roddick purchased the naming rights from the original Body Shop. From its first launch in the UK in 1976, The Body Shop experienced rapid growth, expanding at a rate of 50 percent annually. The Body Shop stock was floated on London's Unlisted Securities Market in April 1984, opening at 95p. After it obtained a full listing on the London Stock Exchange, the stock was given the nickname "The shares that defy gravity," as its price increased by more than 500%. But the opening of Roddick's first modest shop
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    AstraZeneca

    • Drugs manufactured: Prilosec 20 delayed release capsule
    AstraZeneca plc (LSE: AZN, OMX: AZN) is a British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biologics company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the world's fifth-largest pharmaceutical company measured by 2009 prescription drug sales (after Pfizer, Novartis, Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline) and has operations in over 100 countries. It has a portfolio of products for major disease areas including cancer, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, infection, neuroscience, respiratory and inflammation. The company was founded in 1999 through the merger of the Sweden-based Astra AB and the UK-based Zeneca Group. AstraZeneca has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It had a market capitalisation of approximately £39.5 billion as of 23 December 2011, the 10th-largest of any company with a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange. It has secondary listings on the New York Stock Exchange and the OMX exchange. Astra AB was founded in 1913 in Södertälje, Sweden by 400 doctors and apothecaries. In 1993 the British chemicals company ICI demerged its pharmaceuticals businesses and its agrochemicals and specialties businesses, to form
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    Cipla

    Cipla

    • Drugs manufactured: Zidovudine 100 capsule
    Cipla Limited (BSE: 500087, NSE: CIPLA) is an Indian pharmaceutical company, probably best-known outside its home country for pioneering the manufacture of low-cost anti-AIDS drugs for HIV-positive patients in developing countries. It has played a similarly prominent role in expanding access to drugs to fight influenza, respiratory disease and cancer. Founded by nationalist Indian scientist Khwaja Abdul Hamied as The Chemical, Industrial & Pharmaceutical Laboratories in 1935, Cipla makes drugs to treat cardiovascular disease, arthritis, diabetes, weight control, depression and many other health conditions, and its products are distributed in virtually every country of the world. Founded prior to Indian independence by Khwaja Abdul Hamied on the principle that India needed to become self-sufficient in supplying medicine to its people, Cipla has always emphasized self-reliance and the right of all people to health and access to medicine, regardless of their economic circumstances or where in the world they happen to live. The company has become well-known internationally for its dedication to working according to these values and prioritizing a socially-conscious approach to its
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    ConocoPhillips

    • Drugs manufactured: Acneen 0.02 lotion
    ConocoPhillips Company (NYSE: COP) is an American multinational energy corporation with its headquarters located in the Energy Corridor district of Houston, Texas in the United States. It is also one of the Fortune 500 companies and 22nd on Forbes Global 2000. ConocoPhillips is the fifth largest private sector energy corporation in the world and is one of the six "supermajor" vertically integrated oil companies. It sells fuel under the Conoco, Phillips 66 and Union 76 brands in North America, and Jet in Europe. ConocoPhillips was created through the merger of Conoco Inc. and the Phillips Petroleum Company on August 30, 2002. Conoco Inc. was an American oil company founded in 1875 as the Continental Oil and Transportation Company. Based in Ogden, Utah, the company was a coal, oil, kerosene, grease and candles distributor in the West. Marland Oil Company (founded by exploration pioneer E. W. Marland) later acquired the assets (subject to liabilities) of Continental Oil Company, for a consideration of 2,317,266 shares of stock. On June 26, 1929, Marland Oil changed its name to Continental Oil Company and moved its headquarters to Ponca City, Oklahoma. The acquisition gave Conoco the
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    Johnson & Johnson

    • Drugs manufactured: Lubriderm 30/60/50/50/35.5 lotion
    Johnson & Johnson is an American multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturer founded in 1886. Its common stock is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the company is listed among the Fortune 500. Johnson & Johnson consistently ranks at the top of Harris Interactive's National Corporate Reputation Survey, ranking as the world's most respected company by Barron's Magazine, and was the first corporation awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Diplomacy by the U.S. State Department for its funding of international education programs. A suit brought by the United States Department of Justice in 2010, however, alleges that, from 1999 to 2004, the company illegally marketed drugs including antipsychotics to Omnicare, a pharmacy that dispenses the drugs in nursing homes. Johnson & Johnson responded that the payments were lawful and appropriate. The corporation's headquarters is located in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States with the consumer division being located in Skillman, New Jersey. The corporation includes some 250 subsidiary companies with operations in over 57 countries and products sold in over 175 countries.
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    MedImmune

    MedImmune

    • Drugs manufactured: Neutrexin 25 lyophilized powder for injectable solution
    MedImmune, LLC, headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland, became a wholly owned subsidiary of AstraZeneca in 2007. Since being acquired, MedImmune has remained a Maryland-based biotechnology development enterprise. It produces Synagis, a drug for the prevention of respiratory infections in infants, which accounted for US$ 1.06 billion of its US$ 1.2 billion in revenue for 2005, and FluMist, a nasal spray influenza vaccine introduced in 2004. MedImmune acquired FluMist when it purchased Aviron in 2002 for US$ 1.5 billion. FluMist sales totaled US$ 104 million in 2008, US$ 54.8 million in 2007, and US$ 36.4 million in 2006. FluMist was approved for children two years of age and older in 2007, but initially was approved only for healthy people ages 5 to 49, a significant limitation because it eliminated a significant market—the millions of young children who find injections objectionable. Sales of FluMist fell short of analysts' expectations for the first two years the drug was sold. FluMist was initially sold in a frozen form, which was difficult for doctors to store. MedImmune conducted successful clinical trials for a new generation of FluMist needle-free vaccine, called CAIV-T,
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    Mylan Laboratories Inc.

    • Drugs manufactured: Oxycodone and Acetaminophen 325/10 tablet
    Mylan Inc. (NASDAQ: MYL) is a global generic and specialty pharmaceuticals company headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. In 2007, Mylan acquired a controlling interest in India-based Matrix Laboratories Limited, a top producer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for generic drugs, and the generics business of Germany-based Merck KGaA. Through these acquisitions, Mylan has grown from the third largest generic and pharmaceuticals company in the U.S. to the third largest generic and specialty pharmaceuticals company in the world. Mylan now has approximately 18,000 employees, more than 1,000 separate products, and serves customers in more than 150 countries and territories. Mylan has a global manufacturing of more than 45 billion doses. Mylan Inc. operates several divisions and subsidiaries: North America Asia Pacific Europe, the Middle East and Africa Other Areas Mylan Pharmaceuticals was founded in 1961 as Milan Pharmaceuticals by Milan Puskar and Don Panoz in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The company moved to Morgantown, West Virginia in 1965, and in 1976 it relocated its corporate headquarters to Pittsburgh suburb Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, and finally in 2004
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    OSI Pharmaceuticals

    • Drugs manufactured: Tarceva 100 tablet
    OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an American pharmaceutical company based in Long Island, New York with facilities in Colorado, New Jersey and the United Kingdom. OSI specializes in the discovery and development of molecular targeted therapies, and was listed in the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index. Though oncology is the top priority for OSI, research and development targeting type 2 diabetes and obesity is conducted through their U.K. subsidiary Prosidion Limited. OSI has also made a foray into the ophthalmology market through a marketing agreement with Pfizer over Macugen (Pegaptanib) for Age-related macular degeneration; however, acquisition of the firm Eyetech, meant to provide control over this product and diversify the company, has been unsuccessful, ending in divestiture. As of mid-2007, OSI's revenues are based primarily on proceeds from Tarceva sales (which are shared with Genentech and Hoffmann–La Roche) and royalty payments related to dipeptidyl-peptidase IV inhibitor intellectual property. On June 9, 2010, OSI was acquired by Japan-based, TSE-listed Astellas Pharma for $4.0 billion. Tarceva (Erlotinib) was OSI's flagship and, as of 2007, only marketed product. Tarceva is a small
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    Smith & Nephew

    Smith & Nephew

    • Drugs manufactured: I.V. Prep Antiseptic Wipe 0.57 solution
    Smith & Nephew plc (LSE: SN.) is a multinational medical equipment manufacturing company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the world's largest producer of arthroscopy products, second-largest producer of advanced wound management products, third-largest producer of trauma and clinical therapy products and fourth-largest producer of orthopedic reconstruction products. Its products are sold in over 90 countries. Smith & Nephew has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It has a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange. The company was founded in 1856 by Thomas James Smith of Kingston upon Hull who went into business as a dispensing chemist. A few months before his death in 1896, Smith was joined by his nephew, Horatio Nelson Smith, and the business became known as T.J. Smith and Nephew. In 1928 the company developed the wound management product Elastoplast. By 1977 the company acquired the pump manufacturer Watson-Marlow Pumps, before selling it to Spirax-Sarco Engineering in 1990. In 1986 it went on to acquire Richards Medical Company, a US specialist in orthopaedic products for £201 million. In 2002 the
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    Wockhardt

    Wockhardt

    • Drugs manufactured: Divalproex Sodium 500 delayed release tablet
    Wockhardt Ltd. is a pharmaceutical and biotechnology company headquartered in Mumbai, India. The company has manufacturing plants in India, UK, Ireland, France and US, and subsidiaries in US, UK, Ireland and France. It is a global company with more than half of its revenue coming from Europe. The Company has a market capitalisation of over 4,800 crore (US$957.6 million) and an annual turnover of 3,600 crore (US$718.2 million). It produces formulations, biopharmaceuticals, nutrition products, vaccines and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). The company employs over 7,000 people globally. Wockhardt Hospitals is a subsidiary of the Wockhardt Group. Wockhardt was founded by Habil Khorakiwala in the early 1960s. His father Fakhruddin T. Khorakiwala had acquired Worli Chemical Works in 1959. This was incorporated as Wockhardt Pvt. Ltd., in 1973. Wockhardt Ltd. was incorporated on July 8.1999. Wockhardt is often confused as a multinational because of its German sounding name. Wockhardt is the first company outside of the US and Europe to manufacture recombinant human insulin. Wockhardt's acquisitions include Wallis Laboratory, UK (1998), Merind, India (1998), CP Pharmaceuticals,
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    Carestream Health

    Carestream Health

    • Drugs manufactured: Lidocaine 20/0.01 injectable solution
    Carestream Health, formerly Eastman Kodak Company's Health Group, is an independent subsidiary of Onex Corporation, Toronto, Canada. Onex is one of Canada's largest corporations. In 2007, Kodak Health Group was sold to Onex Corporation for $2.35 billion in cash, and up to $200 million in additional future payments if Onex achieved specified returns on the acquisition. Around 8,100 employees transferred to Onex, and Kodak Health Group was renamed Carestream Health. Prior to the sale, Kodak Health Group had revenue of $2.54 billion for the 12 months to September 30, 2006. Products include: laser printers with dry film technology, DryView laser imaging film, computer radiology systems, digital radiology systems, picture archiving and communications systems, systems for mammography and other imaging solutions for the medical and dental imaging fields. Carestream Health owns more than 1,000 patents for medical and dental imaging and information technology. Digital imaging technologies include the DRX1 series which allows a wireless connection between detector and computer system (whether part of their static system or a mobile/portable radiography system).
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    Kraft Foods

    • Drugs manufactured: Halls Butterscotch 5 lozenge
    Kraft Foods, which split many of its brands into a separate company called Mondelēz International on October 1, 2012, is an American multinational confectionery, food and beverage conglomerate. It markets many brands in more than 170 countries. 12 of its brands annually earn more than $1 billion worldwide: Cadbury, Jacobs, Kraft, LU, Maxwell House, Milka, Nabisco, Oreo, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Trident, Tang. Forty of its brands are at least a century old. The company is headquartered in Northfield, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. Its European headquarters is in Glattpark, Opfikon, Switzerland, near Zürich. Kraft is an independent public company; it is listed on the Nasdaq. (NASDAQ: KRFT) After a period of poor share performance and investor criticism, Rosenfeld was forced to announce in 2011 the proposed split of the company into two new entities. Both were to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange, but the company has recently decided to move to NASDAQ, and the split companies will also trade on NASDAQ. The first entity would retain the Kraft foods names and brands, and focus on the North American foods business. The second, later proposed to be named Mondelēz International,
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    Ortho Pharmaceutical

    • Drugs manufactured: Monistat 3 200 suppository
    Ortho Pharmaceutical was initially formed in the United States in 1931 as a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson to market the first prescription spermicidal contraceptive jelly, Ortho-Gynol. In the 1940s, Ortho introduced the coil-spring diaphragm, and assisted in the development of the Papanicolaou smear stain to screen for cervical cancer. In 1963, Ortho introduced the second oral contraceptive available in the United States (Ortho-Novum 10 and Ortho-Novum 2, produced by Syntex). In 1964, Ortho bought rights to and marketed the Gynekoil (Margulies Coil) and Lippes Loop inert plastic IUDs in the United States until the mid-1970s and 1985, respectively. In 1968, Ortho introduced RhoGAM Rho(D) immune globulin, the first medication developed to prevent Rh hemolytic disease of the newborn. In 1973, Ortho and Syntex introduced the first progestogen only pills (mini-pills) available in the United States, Mirconor and Nor-QD. In 1982, Ortho introduced the first biphasic oral contraceptive available in the United States, Ortho-Novum 10/11. In 1984, Ortho introduced the first triphasic oral contraceptive available in the United States, Ortho-Novum 7/7/7. In 1989, the FDA approved Ortho Cyclen
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    Astellas Pharma

    Astellas Pharma

    • Drugs manufactured: AmBisome 50 lyophilized powder for injectable solution
    Astellas Pharma Inc. (アステラス製薬株式会社, Asuterasu Seiyaku Kabushiki-gaisha, TYO: 4503) is a Japanese pharmaceutical company, formed on 1 April 2005 from the merger of Yamanouchi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (山之内製薬株式会社, Yamanouchi Seiyaku Kabushiki-gaisha) and Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (藤沢薬品工業株式会社, Fujisawa Yakuhin Kōgyō Kabushiki-gaisha). Astellas' franchise areas are urology, immunology (transplantation), dermatology, cardiology, and infectious disease. Priority areas for R&D are infectious diseases, diabetes, gastrointestinal diseases, oncology, and diseases of the central nervous system. The company's headquarters are in Tokyo, with research centers in Tsukuba and Osaka. Clinical development is centred in Northbrook, Illinois and Leiderdorp, Netherlands. Combined revenues of the two pre-merger companies were $7.9 billion in 2004. Worldwide the company employs about 17,000 people. Fujisawa Shoten was started in 1894 by Tomokichi Fujisawa in Osaka, and was renamed Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co. in 1943. Yamanouchi Yakuhin Shokai was started in 1923 by Kenji Yamanouchi in Osaka. The company was renamed Yamanouchi Pharmaceutical Co. in 1940 and moved to Tokyo in 1942. Both companies
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    Boone Drug

    • Drugs manufactured: Oxygen 99 gas
    Boone Drugs is a drug store chain with 12 locations in North Carolina and Tennessee. Boone Drug Company began operation in downtown Boone, North Carolina in 1919. The business was founded and operated by Dr. George Kelly Moose until 1959. In 1939 the business was incorporated in North Carolina. The single store served as a pharmacy and soda fountain; in the 1950s the soda fountain operation grew and a grill was added by expanding into the adjacent A&P Store. The popularity of the soda fountain increased further in the 1980s and a rear addition to the building was created in order to accommodate 50 people. Joe Miller, an owner in the corporation since 1963, wanted a local supply of art supplies and began stocking art supplies in the store for sale. Demand increased and Cheap Joe's Art Stuff began with Joe as the owner/operator. Jim Furman, RPh and Johhny Stacy, RPh worked with and became business partners with Joe Miller. 2010 finds Boone Drugs Inc a jointly owned venture by Jim Furman and Johnny Stacy, with Joe Miller now pursuing his art supply business. Jim and Johhny are co-presidents of the company with long time employee Dale Presnell serving as Vice President. Bonne Drug now
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    California Department of Public Health

    • Drugs manufactured: BabyBIG 50 lyophilized powder for injectable solution
    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is the state department responsible for public health in California. It is a subdivision of the California Health and Human Services Agency. One of its functions is to oversee vital records operations throughout the state. CDPH operates the Medical Marijuana Program, tasked with issuing identification cards under Compassionate Use Act of 1996, and California Senate Bill 420. CDPH administers the state's Kids' Plates program, which funds programs to protect children through the sale of customized license plates featuring one of four symbols- Heart, Hand, Star or Plus sign in the plate message. Of the proceeds, 50% supports child care licensing and inspections, 25% supports prevention of child abuse and 25% supports accidental childhood injury prevention programs. In 2007 it was discovered that CDPH had distributed green canvas "EAT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES AND BE ACTIVE" lunch bags (soft lunch boxes) whose cover, lining, and logo "tested high for lead levels". Although CDPH eventually asked that people not use 56,000 green or 247,000 blue lunch bags, CDPH was criticized by an advocacy group for not notifying parents quickly enough of
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    Elorac

    • Drugs manufactured: Virasal 275 solution
    Elorac, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on advancing treatments in dermatology. It is based in Vernon Hills, Illinois. According to the company’s website, Elorac specializes in prescription based dermatology products, with a focus on medications used in the treatment of psoriasis, actinic keratosis, acne and other skin disorders. Elorac was founded by Joel E. Bernstein, M.D., the Executive Chairman of Elorac and a leading authority in dermatology. He is a successful entrepreneur with a long track record of developing and commercializing novel medicines, having founded or co-founded several companies, which have sold for more than an estimated $1 billion in the aggregate. Before starting Elorac, Dr. Bernstein was the founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of GenDerm Corporation, a pharmaceutical company that was acquired by Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation in 1997 for an estimated $80 million. He was also the founder and non-executive chairman of Sirius Laboratories, Inc., a dermatological products company acquired by DUSA Pharmaceuticals in 2006 for an estimated $30 million. Dr. Bernstein also co-founded Ovation Pharmaceuticals in 2000, which was sold
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    Henry Schein

    • Drugs manufactured: Henry Schein Acetaminophen 500 film coated tablet
    Henry Schein Inc. is a distributor of healthcare products and services to office-based practitioners. It is a Fortune 500 company and a member of the NASDAQ 100 Index. The company has four business groups – Dental, Medical, International and Technology which operate through a centralized and automated distribution network, reaching customers in more than 200 countries. The Company also provides technology offerings for dental, medical and veterinary professionals, including practice management software and electronic health record solutions. Headquartered in Melville, New York, Henry Schein employs about 15,000 people and has operations in the United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The Company has affiliates in Iceland, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. In 1932, Henry Schein borrowed $500 and opened a pharmacy in Queens, New York. Schein and his wife, Esther, grew their small pharmacy into a FORTUNE 500 company, the largest distributor of healthcare products and services to office-based
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    Laboratoires Pierre Fabre

    • Drugs manufactured: Tinted Compact High Protection SPF 50 Honey 18/4.9 cream
    Laboratoires Pierre Fabre is a multinational pharmaceutical and cosmetics company based in Castres, France, near Toulouse. The company had a consolidated turnover of 1.43 billion euros ($1.62 billion) in 2003 (including 44% international). Founded in 1961 by Pierre Fabre, it is present in over 130 countries and has more than 9,000 employees (in 2003), 34% of whom are internationally-based. The company's business activity is focused on research, development, manufacturing and marketing of cosmetics, prescription medicines and family health products. Pharmaceuticals represent 50% of turnover, whereas cosmetics and homeopathy-phytotherapy represent 42% and 8%, respectively (percentages of 2003 turnover). Pierre Fabre is best known for its vinorelbine (Navelbine), an anticancer drug of the vinca alkaloid class. The Piere Fabre Foundation was recognized as a public utility in 1999 and its mission is to help third-world countries to obtain quality drug, ensure better quality control of drugs, use local therapeutic resources and train scientists for the inspection of drugs
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    Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

    Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

    • Drugs manufactured: Prevacid SoluTab 15 delayed release orally disintegrating tablet
    Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (武田薬品工業株式会社, Takeda Yakuhin Kōgyō Kabushiki-gaisha) (TYO: 4502) is the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan and Asia and a top 15 pharmaceutical company. The company has over 19,000 employees worldwide and achieved $15.7 billion USD in revenue during the 2008 fiscal year. The company is focused on metabolic disorders, gastroenterology, neurology, inflammation, as well as oncology through its independent subsidiary, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company. Its headquarters is located in Chuo-ku, Osaka, and it has an office in Nihonbashi, Chuo, Tokyo. In January 2012, the Fortune Magazine ranked the Takeda Oncology Company as one the 100 best companies to work for in the United States. Takeda Pharmaceuticals was first founded on June 12, 1781 and was incorporated on January 29, 1925. In 1977, Takeda first entered the U.S. pharmaceutical market by developing a joint venture with Abbott Laboratories called TAP Pharmaceuticals. Through TAP Pharmaceuticals, Takeda and Abbott launched the blockbusters Lupron (leuprolide) in 1985 and Prevacid (lansoprazole) in 1995. One of the firm's mainstay drugs is Actos, a compound in the thiazolidinedione class
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    Ulta

    Ulta

    • Drugs manufactured: Ulta Lavender Woods Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitizer 68 gel
    Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc (NASDAQ: ULTA) is a chain of beauty superstores in the United States. Each store is outfitted with a full-service salon as well. Ulta carries a variety of cosmetics and skincare brands, men's and women's fragrances, and professionally licensed haircare products. The company is headquartered in Bolingbrook, Illinois. In December 1999, Lyn Kirby became the current President and Chief Executive Officer. In October 2007, this company became publicly traded on the NASDAQ. In 2008, this company opened a second distribution center in Phoenix, Arizona.On April 26, 2010, Ulta announced that Mr. Carl "Chuck" Rubin would be appointed Chief Operating Officer and President, and as a member of the Board of Directors, effective May 10, 2010. According to public filings, Chuck Rubin earned over $11.1MM in 2010, making him one of the 20 highest paid CEOs in Chicago. As of March 2011, Ulta has $730.5 million in total assets. ULTA http://stores.ulta.com/store/index.php?action=state&state=NY&stores_number=66&zoom=2&latitude=40.777914&longitude=-73.032289
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    Parfums Christian Dior

    Parfums Christian Dior

    • Drugs manufactured: DiorSkin Nude 050 Cafe Moka 6/2.97 powder
    Parfums Christian Dior is the perfumery and cosmetics (makeup and skincare) line of the French fashion house, Christian Dior S.A.. However, the line belongs to the perfumes and cosmetics portfolio of the world's largest luxury group, the LVMH Group. Nevertheless, both Christian Dior S.A. and LVMH are headed by chairman Bernard Arnault, and Christian Dior S.A. is the major shareholder of LVMH. Begun in 1947 with the introduction of the women's Miss Dior perfume, Parfums Christian Dior has since come to include men's fragrances and a variety of cosmetics sold at Dior retail stores worldwide. It is headquartered at 33 Avenue Hoche in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France. Makeup offerings fall into the following categories: Products include: Dior makeup is used to prepare models backstage for Dior fashion shows. Skincare offerings fall into the following categories: Products include:
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    Payless ShoeSource

    • Drugs manufactured: Zoe And Zac Naturals Hand Sanitizer apples and pears 62 liquid
    Payless ShoeSource is an American discount footwear retailer founded in Topeka, Kansas in 1956 by brothers Louis and Shaol Pozez that is owned by Collective Brands, Inc. In 1961, it became a public company as the Volume Shoe Corporation which merged with the May Department Stores Company in 1979. In the 1980s, Payless was widely known in the U.S. for its Pro Wings line of discount sneakers, which often had Velcro straps instead of laces. In 1996, Payless ShoeSource became an independent publicly held company. In 2004, Payless ShoeSource announced it would exit the Parade chain and would close 100 Payless Shoe outlets. On August 17, 2007, the company acquired the Stride Rite Corporation and changed its name to Collective Brands, Inc. Collective Brands is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PSS. The company had a total revenue for 2011 of US$3.4 billion. It was announced on May 1, 2012 that the company would be purchased by Wolverine World Wide, Blum Capital and Golden Gate Capital for US$1.32 billion. Circa 1962-63, Volume Shoe company purchased the original Hill Brothers Shoe Company based in Kansas City, Mo and converted approximately all 25 of their stores to
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    SunOpta

    • Drugs manufactured: Herbon Lemon Honey Herbal 3 lozenge
    SunOpta, Inc. is a multi-national food and mineral company headquartered in Canada and founded in 1973. SunOpta Inc. is a global company focused on natural, organic and specialty foods products. The company specializes in sourcing, processing and packaging of natural and organic food products, integrated from seed through packaged products; with a focus on strategically vertically integrated business models. The company’s core natural and organic food operations focus on value-added grains, fiber and fruit based product offerings, supported by a global infrastructure. The company has two non-core holdings, a 66.2% ownership position in Opta Minerals Inc., listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, a producer, distributor, and recycler of environmentally friendly industrial materials; and a minority ownership position in Mascoma Corporation, an innovative biofuels company. Additionally, in 2007, SunOpta Inc acquired the Dutch organic ingredients trader Tradin Organic Agriculture.
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    Photocure

    • Drugs manufactured: Cysview 100 kit
    Photocure ASA (OSE: PHO) is a Norwegian pharmaceutical company that develops and sells pharmaceuticals and medical devices based on proprietary photodynamic technology, targeting key dermatology and oncology markets. Photocure's strategy is to build a speciality pharma company by developing and commercialising new and innovative products based on its patented photodynamic technology. Photocure’s strategy in dermatology is to continue the development of the dermatology portfolio, with Visonac and other new dermatology products, and build a commercial platform in the US. Photocure's strategy in cancer is to continue the commercialisation of Hexvix for bladder cancer diagnostics, and continue the development of the cancer portfolio and out-license prior to phase III studies. This strategy is based on a strong platform of intellectual property in photodynamic therapy. Photocure was founded in 1993 and Photocure's aim was to commercialise photodynamic technologies developed by the Norwegian Radium Hospital, the largest comprehensive cancer centre in Northern Europe. In 1997 Photocure recruited the first full-time employee and started of formal clinical studies for Metvix. In 2000 the
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    Publix Super Markets

    Publix Super Markets

    • Drugs manufactured: All Day Relief 220 film coated tablet
    Publix Super Markets, Inc. (commonly known as Publix) is an American supermarket chain based in Lakeland, Florida. Founded in 1930 by George W. Jenkins, it is an employee-owned, privately held corporation. Publix is currently ranked No. 67 on Fortune magazine's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For 2011 and was ranked No. 6 on Forbes' 2011 list of America's Largest Private Companies and is the largest in Florida. The company's 2011 sales totaled US$27.1 billion, with profits of nearly $1.5 billion, ranking #106 on Fortune magazine's Fortune 500 list of U.S. companies for 2012. Supermarket News ranked Publix No. 8 in the 2012 "Top 75 North American Food Retailers" based on 2008 fiscal year sales. Based on 2011 revenue, Publix is the fourteenth-largest US retailer. Publix's current stock price is $22.40 per share though it is privately held and not available to the public. Publix has operations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. In 2012, Publix announced they would open stores in Charlotte, North Carolina, the first in the state. Publix also said they are already looking to expand within the state. It employs over 140,000 people at its 1,056 retail
    6.67
    3 votes
    135

    Ahold

    • Drugs manufactured: Pure Baking Soda 1 powder for solution
    Ahold (in full Koninklijke Ahold N.V.) is a Dutch international retailer based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Ahold is an AEX-listed company on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam. The early years The company started in 1887, with the founding of an Albert Heijn grocery store in Oostzaan, the Netherlands. The grocery chain expanded through the first half of the 20th century, and went public in 1948. Growth in the Netherlands Under the leadership of the founder’s grandsons Albert and Gerrit Jan Heijn, the company continued to make a significant impact on food retail in the Netherlands in the next four decades, pioneering self-service shopping, and the development of own brand and of non-food as a grocery store category. The company also influenced culinary development in the country, popularizing products such as wine, sherry and kiwi fruit, contributing to the introduction of the refrigerator in Dutch households and introducing convenience items such as ready meals and frozen pizzas to Dutch consumers. Albert Heijn became the largest grocery chain in the Netherlands during this time, and expanded into liquor stores and health and beauty care stores in the 1970s. In 1973, the holding company
    5.75
    4 votes
    136

    Beiersdorf

    • Drugs manufactured: Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Sensitive Skin 7.5/3/3 lotion
    Beiersdorf AG is a German personal care company based in Hamburg, Germany, manufacturing personal care products. Its brands include Elastoplast, Eucerin (makers of Aquaphor), Labello, La prairie and Nivea. Although its shares are publicly listed, Beiersdorf is controlled by Tchibo Holding AG (parent company of Tchibo), which directly owns 50.49 percent of shares. The company has been founded in 1882 by pharmacist Paul Carl Beiersdorf in Hamburg and sold to Oscar Troplowitz in 1890. The patent of 28 March 1882 for Paul C. Beiersdorf is regarded as foundation date of the company. He received the patent for his development of a new manufacturing process of medical plasters. In 1911 Troplowitz launched the new product called Nivea, a stable fat moisturiser, after he had already sold a white soap in 1906. With BSN medical the company started on 1st oft April 2001 an independent subsidiary. It is a Joint Venture of Beiersdorf (Hamburg) and Smith & Nephew (London) and serves on the market of surgical dressing, orthopaedics and phlebology. BSN Medical had 350 employees in Germany and 3.400 worldwide in 2004. The turnover received 504 mn euros and its operating income reached 70 mn euros.
    5.75
    4 votes
    137

    Apotex

    • Drugs manufactured: Doxazosin 1 tablet
    Apotex is a Canadian pharmaceutical corporation. Founded in 1974, the company is the largest producer of generic drugs in Canada, with sales exceeding $1 billion (CAD) a year. The company produces more than 300 generic pharmaceuticals in approximately 4000 dosages, exporting to over 115 countries around the globe. The company has two main divisions: medical research and development; and biotechnology. The biotechnology division is divided into three subsidiaries. Apotex owns 61% of Cangene Corp., a Winnipeg-based biopharmaceutical company, according to Cangene's 2007 annual report. Cangene's business focuses are hyperimmunes, contract manufacturing, biopharmaceuticals and biodefense against infectious diseases such as smallpox, hepatitis B and anthrax. Its products include WinRho SDF. In 1991, Apotex opened Apotex Fermentation in Winnipeg to develop fermentation-based technologies for the production of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and to manufacture APIs for eventual sale as final dosage forms in Canada and internationally. The factory employs 150 people. In January 2004, ApoPharma was founded. It is the subsidiary responsible for research and development of new
    7.50
    2 votes
    138

    GlaxoSmithKline

    • Drugs manufactured: Bactroban 20 ointment
    GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) (LSE: GSK, NYSE: GSK) is a British multinational pharmaceutical, biologics, vaccines and consumer healthcare company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the world's fourth-largest pharmaceutical company measured by 2009 prescription drug sales (after Pfizer, Novartis, and Sanofi). It was established in 2000 by the merger of Glaxo Wellcome plc (formed from the acquisition of Wellcome plc by Glaxo plc) and SmithKline Beecham plc (formed from the merger of Beecham plc and SmithKline Beckman Corporation, which was formed by combining the Smith Kline French and Beckman companies). GSK has a portfolio of products for major disease areas including asthma, cancer, virus control, infections, mental health, diabetes, and digestive conditions. It also has a large consumer healthcare division which produces and markets oral healthcare and nutritional products and over-the-counter medicines including Sensodyne, Boost, Horlicks, and Gaviscon. In July 2012, GSK pleaded guilty to criminal charges and agreed to a $3 billion settlement of the largest health-care fraud case in the U.S. and the largest payment by a drug company in the US. The settlement is related
    7.50
    2 votes
    139
    InterMune, Inc.

    InterMune, Inc.

    • Drugs manufactured: Actimmune 100 injectable solution
    InterMune is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies in pulmonary and hepatology.
    7.50
    2 votes
    140

    Octapharma

    • Drugs manufactured: Octagam Immune Globulin (Human) 50 solution
    Octapharma AG is the largest privately owned plasma product manufacturer in the world. It is headquartered in Lachen, Switzerland. Octapharma’s core business is the development, production and sale of high quality human proteins derived from blood plasma or recombinant technologies. The privately owned company currently employs over 4,000 employees worldwide with biopharmaceutical sales and expertise in more than 80 countries. Octapharma’s R&D departments are located in Vienna (Austria), Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich (all in Germany) as well as in Stockholm (Sweden). The main focus is the development and enhancement of proteins for use in the three therapeutic areas of Immunotherapy, Coagulation and Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine. Current R&D Projects (August 2010) The company's therapies are used in the treatment of many different diseases in the areas of Coagulation (Hemophilia A, B and von Willebrand), Immunotherapy (autoimmune diseases, antibody deficiency, Rhesusprophylaxis) and Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (DIC, blood clotting disorder, Thrombotic-thromozytopenic purpura, TRALI) Founded in 1983, Octapharma is a privately owned company with its headquarter in
    7.50
    2 votes
    141

    Reckitt Benckiser

    • Drugs manufactured: Delsym Night Time Cough and Cold 500/15/6.25 solution
    Reckitt Benckiser plc (LSE: RB) is a British multinational consumer goods company headquartered in Slough, United Kingdom. It is the world's largest producer of household cleaning products and a major producer of consumer healthcare and personal products. It was formed in 1999 by the merger of the UK-based Reckitt & Colman plc and the Netherlands-based Benckiser NV. Reckitt Benckiser's brands include Dettol (the world's largest-selling antiseptic), Strepsils (the world's largest-selling sore throat medicine), Veet (the world's largest-selling depilatory brand), Air Wick (the world's second-largest-selling air freshener), Calgon, Clearasil, Cillit Bang, Durex and Vanish. It has operations in around 60 countries and its products are sold in over 180 countries. Reckitt Benckiser is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It had a market capitalisation of approximately £23.2 billion as of 23 December 2011, the 20th-largest of any company with a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange. Colman's was founded in 1814 when Jeremiah Colman began milling flour and mustard in Norwich, England. Reckitt & Sons started in 1840 when Isaac Reckitt rented
    7.50
    2 votes
    142
    Tommy Hilfiger

    Tommy Hilfiger

    • Drugs manufactured: Tommy Girl Antiperspirant DEODORANT 18.4 stick
    Thomas Jacob Hilfiger (born March 24, 1951) is an American fashion designer and founder of the premium lifestyle brand Tommy Hilfiger Corporation. Hilfiger was born in Elmira, New York. The second of nine children of a jeweler and an Irish-American nurse, he grew up in a German-Swiss/Irish-American family. Hilfiger also claims direct descendence from the Scottish poet Robert Burns. His parents originally intended for him to be an engineer. He attended the Elmira Free Academy for high school. He also attended GST BOCES Bush Campus in Elmira, New York for machine shop trades. Rather than furthering his education, he started to work in retail at the age of 18. Hilfiger would go to New York City to buy jeans and bell-bottom pants, which he customized and resold at Brown's, a local downtown Elmira store. He later opened his own store, named The People's Place, around the block in downtown Elmira. Over the years, a number of stores closed in downtown Elmira as shopping traffic shifted to the new Arnot Mall in Horseheads, New York. After seven years, The People's Place went bankrupt, when Hilfiger was 25. The site of the original store has since been demolished to make room for First
    7.50
    2 votes
    143
    Wegmans Food Markets

    Wegmans Food Markets

    • Drugs manufactured: Antibacterial CUCUMBER MELON 0.115 liquid
    Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a family-owned U.S. regional supermarket chain headquartered in Gates, New York, near Rochester. Wegmans has 80 stores in the mid-Atlantic region, in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. Founded in 1916 in Rochester, Wegmans has appeared on Fortune's annual "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since its inception in 1998, and has ranked among the top 10 for eight consecutive years. Food Network recognized it with its award for Best Grocery Store in 2007, and Consumer Reports ranked it the top large US grocery chain in 2012. It was also profiled as part of "Here Are The Jobs" segment on MSNBC's PoliticsNation on July 6, 2012. Wegmans is a privately owned company, founded in 1916 by John and Walter Wegman as the Rochester Fruit and Vegetable Company. Wegmans is headquartered in the Rochester suburb of Gates. Danny Wegman is CEO. His daughter, Colleen Wegman, is president; his other daughter, Nicole Wegman, is vice-president of restaurant operations. His father, Robert, who died in 2006, was chairman. Robert was the son of co-founder Walter. During his life Robert Wegman distinguished himself as a pioneer in the
    7.50
    2 votes
    144
    Ferring Pharmaceuticals

    Ferring Pharmaceuticals

    • Drugs manufactured: Firmagon 40 metered powder
    Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a multinational pharmaceutical company that specializes in the development and marketing of drugs for use in human medicine. It was founded by Frederik Paulsen Sr in Malmö, Sweden, in 1950, initially as the Nordiska Hormon Laboratoriet, renamed Ferring in 1954. A ferring in Frisian is a person from the island Föhr off the western coast of Germany. Mr. Paulsen's family originates from that island. The first major breakthrough was the synthetic production of oxytocin and vasopressin in 1961. With further growth and expansion, the headquarters moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, and subsequently to Saint-Prex, Switzerland. In February 2012, the company held over 4,500 employees with manufacturing facilities in Europe, South America, China and was also building two new facilities in the US and in India. Products are used in reproductive health, gastroenterology, urology, orthopeadics and endocrinology. In 2007 Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg joined the Danish board of directors of Ferring Pharmaceuticals. In 2012, Ferring Pharmaceuticals funded the Ferring Research Infertility and Gynaecology Grant (FRIGGA).
    5.50
    4 votes
    145

    Eisai Co.

    • Drugs manufactured: Aricept 10 film coated tablet
    Eisai Co., Ltd. (エーザイ株式会社, Ēzai Kabushiki-gaisha, TYO: 4523) is a Japanese pharmaceutical company, ranking among the top 25 in the world by revenue and achieving $8 billion USD in sales for the fiscal 2008 year. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, it has some 10,000 employees, among them about 1,500 in research. Eisai is a member of the Topix 100 and Nikkei 225 indices. Nihon Eisai Co. Ltd. was established in 1941. In 1944, merger with Sakuragaoka Research Laboratory resulted in creation of Eisai Co. Ltd. The American subsidiary of the company, Eisai Inc., was established in 1995 and became one of America's fastest growing companies, reaching $1 billion in revenue within five years. In 1996, Eisai received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for Aricept (donepezil), a drug discovered in the company's labs and co-marketed with Pfizer. Three years later in 1999, the company received USFDA approval for Aciphex (rabeprazole), a drug co-marketed with Johnson & Johnson. In September 2006, the company acquired four oncology products from Ligand Pharmaceuticals. In April 2007, Eisai acquired Exton, Pennsylvania-based Morphotek, a company developing therapeutic
    6.33
    3 votes
    146

    Pfizer

    • Drugs manufactured: Childrens Advil Cold 100/15 suspension
    Pfizer, Inc. (/ˈfaɪzər/) is an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in New York City, and with its research headquarters in Groton, Connecticut, United States. It is the world's largest pharmaceutical company by revenues. Pfizer develops and produces medicines and vaccines for a wide range of conditions including in the areas of immunology and inflammation, oncology, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, neuroscience and pain. Pfizer's products include Lipitor (atorvastatin, used to lower blood cholesterol); the neuropathic pain/fibromyalgia drug Lyrica (pregabalin); the oral antifungal medication Diflucan (fluconazole), the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), Viagra (sildenafil, for erectile dysfunction), and the anti-inflammatory Celebrex (celecoxib) (also known as Celebra in some countries). Pfizer was founded by cousins Charles Pfizer and Charles Erhart in New York City in 1849 as a manufacturer of fine chemicals. Pfizer's discovery of Terramycin (oxytetracycline) in 1950 put it on a path towards becoming a research-based pharmaceutical company. Pfizer has made numerous acquisitions, including of Warner–Lambert in 2000, Pharmacia in 2003 and Wyeth
    6.33
    3 votes
    147
    Rohto Pharmaceutical Co.

    Rohto Pharmaceutical Co.

    • Drugs manufactured: Rohto Arctic 3.5/0.5 liquid
    Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (ロート製薬株式会社, Rōto Seiyaku Kabushiki-gaisha) is a multi national FMCG and OTC pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in Tatsumi-nishi, Ikuno-ku, Osaka, Japan with presence in North America, Europe, China and Asia-Pacific. The company is listed on the stock exchange having posted steady increase in revenues from ¥95,619 million in 2006 to ¥115,472 million in 2010. Skin Care contributes to 55% of the revenues while Eye Care contributes to 30% of their sales. Rohto Group is active in the 3 consumer segments of In 1974, Rohto set its eyes on The Mentholatum Company. In August 1975, it acquired the trademark rights to Mentholatum and began to sell the Mentholatum Ointment and Mentholatum Medicated Lip Stick, which proved to be a financial success as the company's revenue skyrocketed to ¥2.64billion by April 1981. Rohto Pharmaceutical Co. continued to acquire the management rights to The Mentholatum Company Inc in June 1988, thus completing the merge. Rohto group has established operations in 15 major markets, with marketing/distribution agreements in more than 150 countries globally. They have 2 production plants in Japan and 6 production plants across US,
    6.33
    3 votes
    148
    Alcon

    Alcon

    • Drugs manufactured: Maxitrol 1/3.5/10000 ointment
    Alcon incorporated and with corporate headquarters, in Hünenberg, Switzerland, is a global medical company specializing in eye care products. Alcon's U.S. headquarters is located in Fort Worth, Texas. Alcon has been purchased by Novartis from Nestlé and there have been confirmed information indicating high likelihood that Alcon will soon also be merged with the new parent company. Alcon was founded in 1945 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The company started as a small pharmacy in Fort Worth and was named for its founders, pharmacists Robert Alexander and William Conner. Conner and Alexander focused on sterile ophthalmic products, which no other company specialized in at the timeand built their business by researching eye care products that would reduce contamination and increase safety. Nestlé of Switzerland purchased Alcon in 1977. This was during a time of rapid growth for Nestlé and was their first venture into the pharmaceutical industry. Alcon expanded its manufacturing capability with new plants in South America and Europe and drastically increased its investment in research. In 1979, Alcon acquired Texas Pharmacal Company which became Dermatological Products of Texas (and is now
    8.00
    1 votes
    149

    G. D. Searle & Company

    • Drugs manufactured: Calan Sr 180 extended release film coated tablet
    G.D. Searle & Company or just Searle was a company focusing on life sciences, specifically pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and animal health. It is now part of Pfizer. Searle was founded in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1888. The founder was Gideon Daniel Searle. In 1908, the company was incorporated in Chicago. In 1941, the company established headquarters in Skokie, Illinois. It was acquired by the Monsanto Company in 1985. Pharmacia Corporation was created in April 2000 through the merger of Pharmacia & Upjohn (itself the result of the merger of Pharmacia and Upjohn) with the Monsanto Company and its G.D. Searle unit. The merged company was based in Peapack, New Jersey. Pfizer acquired Pharmacia in 2003 and retired the Searle name. Robert B. Shapiro acted as general counsel for the firm from 1979 onwards, where he went on develop Searle's aspartame product under the brand name NutraSweet. He became CEO of its NutraSweet subsidiary in 1982. G.D. Searle & Company's chairman was William L. Searle until 1985. He was a University of Michigan graduate and Naval reservist, and was an officer in the Army Corps in the early 1950s. Directors of G.D. Searle included Andre M. de Staercke, Reuben
    8.00
    1 votes
    150

    Market Basket

    Market Basket is a supermarket chain that serves southeast Texas and Louisiana. Formed in 1962, the grocer now operates 34 Market Basket stores and four Lucky Seven conventional supermarkets and employs 2,200 associates. It is headquartered in Nederland, Texas. Johnnie Alford, Ed Hughes, Howard Hatfield, Roy Theriot and Bruce Thompson founded Market Basket in early 1962. Each was an independent grocer, owning one store each. The five grocers joined together in order to keep advertising costs low and pool their purchasing power. Three of the grocers remained one-supermarket operators while Hughes and Thompson formed a 50-50 corporation for joint expansion. Thompson and Hughes bought four stores as partners in the 1960s. During the early 70’s they obtained former A&P, Kroger and Weingarten's stores in Lake Charles, Beaumont, Port Arthur and Orange. In 1983, Bruce Thompson purchased Hughes’ interest in their jointly held corporation. During the 1980s, two new stores were constructed, and the chain grew with the acquisition of 14 more stores formerly operated by Piggly Wiggly, Safeway, Theriot’s, Winn-Dixie, and Weingarten's. The next decade saw Market Basket begin an extensive
    8.00
    1 votes
    151

    Qualitest

    • Drugs manufactured: Emoquette 0.15/0.03 kit
    Qualitest is an American pharmaceutical company that produces generic drugs. It is headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama with manufacturing facilities in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Huntsville. Endo Pharmaceuticals agreed to buy the company in 2010. It has an extensive portfolio of over 600 drugs, only the most popular are listed below. ACETIC ACID HC OTIC Drop ACETIC ACID OTIC SOLUTION, USP Drop ALBUTEROL SYRUP Syrup and Tablets ALLOPURINOL Tablets ALPRAZOLAM EXTENDED RELEASE Tablets AMANTADINE SYR Syrup AMITRIPTYLINE Tablets APAP/CODEINE Elixir and Tablets BACLOFEN Tablets BENZTROPINE MESYLATE Tablets BUTALBITAL/APAP/CAFFEINE Tablets BUTALBITAL/APAP/CAFFEINE/CODEINE Capsules CARISOPRODOL Tablets Cheratussin AC Syrup Cheratussin DAC Syrup CLONAZEPAM Tablets CLONIDINE Tablets CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL Tablets DIAZEPAM Tablets FUROSEMIDE Tablets HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE Tablets and Capsules HYDROCODONE/APAP Liquid Tablets HYDROCODONE/IBUPROFEN Tablets HYDROCORTISONE Cream, Lotion, and Tablets LACTULOSE ORAL Syrup LIDOCAINE HCL Solution MEPERITAB Tablets METHOCARBAMOL Tablets METHYLPREDNISOLONE Tablets METOCLOPRAMIDE Elixir and Tablets NYSTATIN Cream and Suspension OXYBUTYNIN Tablets and
    8.00
    1 votes
    152

    TopoTarget

    • Drugs manufactured: Totect 500/50 kit
    TopoTarget (OMX: TOPO) is an international biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of drugs and therapies to treat cancer. While the company has offices around the world, its headquarters are based in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was founded in 2000 by a group of clinicians. TopoTarget is involved in collaborations with both academia and industry. In 2001 they began collaborating with the National Cancer Institute, a component of the US National Institutes of Health. Since their acquisition of Prolifix, they have been collaborating with the Netherlands Cancer Institute. They also collaborate with Rigshospitalet, the national hospital of Denmark. TopoTarget has also collaborated with other companies, including Novartis since 2003, and Lundbeck as of October 2007; Topotarget has been member of the Danish Innovation Network Biopeople since 2005. In 2007, TopoTarget’s revenue was 44,890,000 DKK. The company is publicly traded on the OMX Nordic Exchange in Copenhagen under the symbol TOPO. They are a member of Medicon Valley Alliance. The CEO is Peter Buhl Jensen, M.D., Ph.D. At the end of 2007, TopoTarget had a total of 146 employees who worked in drug development
    5.25
    4 votes
    153

    Boiron

    • Drugs manufactured: Cocyntal 5/9/5 liquid
    Boiron (Euronext: BOI) is a manufacturer of homeopathic products, headquartered in France and with an operating presence in 59 countries worldwide. It is the largest manufacturer of homeopathic products in the world. In 2004, it employed a workforce of 2,779 and had a turnover of € 313 million. It is currently a member of the CAC Small 90 stock index. In June 2005, the firm acquired Dolisos Laboratories, then the world's second largest manufacturer of homeopathic preparations. Products of Boiron include mono- (Hahnemanian) preparations and poly- (which Boiron called "Proprietary drugs"). Several class action lawsuits have been filed on behalf of consumers claiming that Boiron's homeopathic products, including Children's Coldcalm and Oscillococcinum, are useless and Boiron's marketing of these products is deceptive. Samuele Riva, an Italian blogger, wrote an entry about the implausibility of homeopathy including images of Boiron's top-selling product. The company sent a letter to the Internet provider for the blog, but the result was a backlash in favor of freedom of speech. The non-profit, educational organizations Center for Inquiry (CFI) and the associated Committee for Skeptical
    7.00
    2 votes
    154
    Cadbury

    Cadbury

    • Drugs manufactured: Halls Ice Peppermint 10 lozenge
    Cadbury is a British confectionery company owned by Mondelēz International Inc. and is the industry's second-largest globally after Mars, Incorporated. With its headquarters in Uxbridge, London, England, the company operates in more than 50 countries worldwide. The company was known as Cadbury Schweppes plc from 1969–2008 until its demerger, in which its global confectionery business was separated from its US beverage unit (now called "Dr Pepper Snapple Group"). It was also a constant constituent of the FTSE 100 from the index's 1984 inception until its 2010 Kraft Foods takeover. In 1824, John Cadbury began selling tea, coffee, and drinking chocolate, which he produced himself, at Bull Street in Birmingham, England. He later moved into the production of a variety of cocoa and drinking chocolates, made in a factory in Bridge Street and sold mainly to the wealthy because of the high cost of production. John Cadbury became a partner with his brother Benjamin and the company they formed was called 'Cadbury Brothers of Birmingham'. The brothers opened an office in London and in 1854 they received the Royal Warrant as manufacturers of chocolate and cocoa to Queen Victoria. In the 1850s
    7.00
    2 votes
    155
    Clarins

    Clarins

    • Drugs manufactured: Teint Luminescent Fluid Luminous Foundation Spf 15 2.55 liquid
    Clarins is a French luxury cosmetics company, which manufactures prestige skincare, makeup and fragrances products. The family company was founded in 1954 by the medical student Jacques Courtin-Clarins, who died in 2007. The son of the company founder, Christian Courtin-Clarins, has been the chairman of Clarins since 2000. At the beginning of the 1970s, the company started to spread internationally with its first exclusive contracts. The first subsidiary company in the United States was created in January 1981. At the end of 2005, the group has 19 subsidiary companies of distribution in more than 150 countries. The Clarins brand portfolio includes Clarins, Azzaro, Thierry Mugler, and My Blend. A skin care product range for men (ClarinsMen) has also been launched in 2002. The group's division Clarins Fragrance Group, also includes Porsche Designs Parfums, David Yurman fragrances, and Swarovski parfums. It also owns the organic cosmetics brand Kibio, and is a stockholder on L'Occitane. In June 2008, the Courtin-Clarins family made a $3.6 billion offer to buy out minority shareholders of Clarins SA in order to take the cosmetics company private. The deal was completed in September
    7.00
    2 votes
    156
    Questcor Pharmaceuticals

    Questcor Pharmaceuticals

    • Drugs manufactured: H.P. Acthar 80 injection
    Questcor is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on providing prescription drugs for central nervous system (CNS) disorders. It is presently building a core portfolio of both marketed and development-stage products that address significant unmet medical needs. The company seeks to develop and commercialize its own proprietary products, and are open to a range of partnering concepts in order to leverage their assets and build their portfolio.
    7.00
    2 votes
    157

    Whole Foods Market

    Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) is a foods supermarket chain based in Austin, Texas which emphasizes "natural and organic products." The company has been ranked among the most socially responsible businesses and placed third on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's list of Top 25 Green Power Partners. In 1978, 25-year-old college dropout John Mackey and his 21-year-old girlfriend Rene Lawson, borrowed $45,000 from family and friends to open a small natural foods store called SaferWay in Austin, Texas (the name being a spoof of Safeway). When the couple were evicted from their apartment for storing food products in it, they decided to live at the store. Because it was zoned for commercial use, there was no shower stall, so they bathed using a water hose attached to their dishwasher. Two years later, John Mackey partnered with Craig Weller and Mark Skiles to merge SaferWay with their Clarksville Natural Grocery, resulting in the opening of the original Whole Foods Market on September 20, 1980. At 12,500 square feet (1,160 m) and with a staff of 19, the store was quite large in comparison to the standard health food store of the time. The following Memorial Day, the most
    7.00
    2 votes
    158

    Airgas

    • Drugs manufactured: Oxygen 992 gas
    Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), headquartered in Radnor Township, Pennsylvania, through its subsidiaries, is the largest U.S. distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases (delivered in packaged or cylinder form), and hardgoods (welding, safety and related products). Airgas is also the third-largest U.S. distributor of safety products, the largest U.S. producer of nitrous oxide and dry ice, and the largest supplier of liquid carbon dioxide in the Southeastern United States. The company is also a distributor of process chemicals, refrigerants and ammonia products. Most of its 11,000 employees work in 11 regional companies to serve a diversified customer base. Its integrated network of about 1,100 locations includes branches, cylinder fill plants, production facilities, specialty gas laboratories, and regional distribution centers. Airgas markets through multiple channels, including its own branches and outside sales force, a Strategic Accounts Team focused on large customers, distributors and resellers, telesales, catalog and eBusiness channels. Airgas Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Peter McCausland founded the company in 1982. Through more than 320 acquisitions and
    6.00
    3 votes
    159

    Church and Dwight

    • Drugs manufactured: Advance White Brilliant Sparkle Tartar Control 2.4 dentifrice gel
    Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE: CHD) is a major U.S. manufacturer of household products that is based in Princeton, New Jersey. While it manufactures many items, it is by far best known for its Arm & Hammer line which includes baking soda and many other items made with it. Church & Dwight was ranked 723 in the Fortune 500 listing of companies in 2010. The company was founded in 1896 to unify two companies created by John Dwight of Massachusetts and his brother-in-law, Austin Church of Connecticut. Their partnership had begun in 1846 with the two founders selling sodium bicarbonate (also known as baking soda) that they refined in Dwight's kitchen. While the brand name was not based on his name, the late Armand Hammer was a minority shareholder in Church and Dwight in his later years and served on the company's board of directors. The company's UK arm is based in Folkestone, Kent. Church and Dwight's brands include:
    6.00
    3 votes
    160
    CVS Corporation

    CVS Corporation

    • Drugs manufactured: Anticavity Fluoride Rinse 0.02 mouthwash
    CVS Pharmacy (styled as CVS/pharmacy or simply CVS) is the second largest pharmacy chain in the United States (after Walgreens), with over 7,000 stores in 41 states and Puerto Rico. As the retail pharmacy division of CVS Caremark, it sells prescription drugs and a wide assortment of general merchandise, including over-the-counter drugs, beauty products and cosmetics, film and photo finishing services, seasonal merchandise, greeting cards and convenience foods through their CVS Pharmacy and Longs Drugs retail stores and online through CVS.com. It also provides healthcare services through its MinuteClinic healthcare clinics as well as their Diabetes Care Centers. Most of these clinics are located within CVS stores. CVS is incorporated in Delaware, and is based in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. It was founded in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1963. CVS Pharmacy used to be a subsidiary of Melville Corporation, where its full name was initially Consumer Value Stores. Melville later changed its name to CVS Corporation in 1996 after Melville sold off all of its non-pharmacy stores. Former CEO Tom Ryan has said he now considers "CVS" to stand for "Customer, Value, and Service". During the company's
    6.00
    3 votes
    161
    Hy-Vee

    Hy-Vee

    • Drugs manufactured: Gas Relief extra strength 125 liquid filled capsule
    Hy-Vee ( /ˌhaɪˈviː/) is an employee-owned chain of 235 supermarkets located throughout the Midwest United States in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The largest Hy-Vee stores are full-service supermarkets with bakeries, delicatessens, floral departments, dine-in and carryout food service, wine and spirits, pharmacies, HealthMarkets (natural and organic products) and coffee kiosks (Caribou Coffee and Starbucks). Hy-Vee has also added fuel stations with convenience stores to some of its properties. Customers are often given a discount of several cents per gallon of gas when their grocery receipt is shown; the discount can often run between three cents a gallon, to as much as twenty cents a gallon, depending on the register receipt when purchasing groceries. Hy-Vee is known for its longtime advertising slogan, "Where there's a helpful smile in every aisle". The slogan was adopted for Hy-Vee's first television commercial in 1963. When the jingle became a full song in the '90s, its music was written by Annie Meacham and James Poulsen. Two-time National Football League MVP and three-time Super Bowl player Kurt Warner once stocked shelves
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    Kmart

    • Drugs manufactured: Smart Sense ibuprofen 200 coated tablet
    Kmart, sometimes styled as K-Mart, is a chain of discount stores headquartered in the United States. The chain acquired Sears in 2005, forming a new corporation under the name Sears Holdings Corporation. The company was founded in 1962 and is the third largest discount store chain in the world, behind Walmart and Target, with stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam (which houses the world's largest Kmart). As of January 29, 2011, Kmart operated a total of 1,307 (6 closing by early 2011) Kmart stores across 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This store count included 1,278 discount stores, averaging 93,000 sq ft (8,600 m), and 29 Super Centers, averaging 169,000 sq ft (15,700 m). Kmart became known for its "Blue Light Specials." They occurred at surprise moments when a store worker would light up a mobile police light and offer a discount in a specific department of the store. At the height of Kmart's popularity, the phrase "attention Kmart shoppers" also entered into the American pop psyche, appearing in films and other media such as Troop Beverly Hills, Six Days Seven Nights, Beetlejuice, and Dawn of the Dead. Kmart's
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    Walgreens

    Walgreens

    • Drugs manufactured: Extra Strength Pain Reliever 500 tablet
    Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG; NASDAQ: WAG), commonly abbreviated as WAGS, doing business as Walgreens, is the largest American drug retailing chain in the United States. As of January 31, 2012, the company operates 8,300 stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. It was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1901. Walgreens' headquarters are in the suburb of Deerfield. Walgreens provides access to consumer goods and services, plus pharmacy, health and wellness services in America through its retail drugstores, Walgreens Health Services division, and Walgreens Health and Wellness division. Walgreens had 7,733 drugstores as of June 30, 2011. Walgreens began in 1901, with a drug store on the corner of Bowen Ave and Cottage Grove in Chicago, owned by Galesburg native Charles R. Walgreen, Sr. By 1913, Walgreens had grown to four stores on Chicago's South Side. It opened its fifth in 1915, and four in 1916. By 1919, there were 20 stores in the chain. The 1920s were successful for Walgreens. In 1922, the company introduced a malted milk shake, which led to it establishing ice cream manufcturing plants. The next year, Walgreen began opening stores away from residential areas.
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    Bayer

    Bayer

    • Drugs manufactured: Mirena 52 intrauterine device
    Bayer AG ( /ˈbaɪər/; German pronunciation: [ˈbaɪ̯ɐ]) is a German chemical and pharmaceutical company founded in Barmen (today a part of Wuppertal), Germany in 1863. It is headquartered in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and well known for its original brand of aspirin. Bayer invented aspirin in 1897. Bayer AG was founded in Barmen (today a part of Wuppertal), Germany in 1863 by Friedrich Bayer and his partner, Johann Friedrich Weskott. Bayer's first major product was acetylsalicylic acid (originally discovered by French chemist Charles Frederic Gerhardt in 1853), a modification of salicylic acid or salicin, a folk remedy found in the bark of the willow plant. By 1899, Bayer's trademark Aspirin was registered worldwide for Bayer's brand of acetylsalicylic acid, but because of the confiscation of Bayer's US assets and trademarks during World War I by the United States – and the subsequent widespread usage of the word to describe all brands of the compound —, "Aspirin" lost its trademark status in the United States, France, and the United Kingdom. It is now widely used in the US, UK, and France for all brands of the drug. However in over 80 other countries, such as Canada,
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    Cadila Healthcare

    • Drugs manufactured: Venlafaxine Hydrochloride 100 tablet
    Cadila Healthcare is an Indian pharmaceutical company head quartered at Ahmedabad in Gujarat state of western India. The company is the fifth largest pharmaceutical company in India, with INR 29.78 Bn in turnover in 2011.It is a significant manufacturer of generic drugs. Cadila Laboratories was founded in 1952 by Ramanbhai Patel(1925–2001), formerly a lecturer in the L.M. College of Pharmacy, and his business partner Shri Indravadan Modi. The company evolved over the next four decades into one of India's established pharmaceutical companies. In 1995 the Patel and Modi families split, with the Modi family's share being moved into a new company called Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and Cadila Healthcare became the Patel family's holding company. Cadila Healthcare did its IPO on the Bombay Stock Exchange in 2000. Its stock code on the Bombay exchange is 532321. In 2001 the company acquired another Indian pharmaceutical company called German Remedies. On June 25, 2007, the company signed an agreement to acquire 100 per cent stake in Brazils Quimica e Farmaceutica Nikkho do Brasil Ltda (Nikkho) for around 26 million dollars. In 2010, Cadila Pharmaceuticals received a prestigious Welcome
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    Ecolab

    • Drugs manufactured: DigiClean Slim-Line Hand Sanitizer 0.1 solution
    Ecolab, Inc. (NYSE: ECL); headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota is a global provider of water, hygiene and energy technologies and services to the food, energy, healthcare, industrial and hospitality markets. It was originally founded as Economics Laboratory in 1923 by Merritt J. Osborn, and renamed to Ecolab in 1986. Ecolab delivers comprehensive programs and services that provide and protect clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments in more than 160 countries. The company stock is a component of the Standard and Poor's 500 index. The origins of Ecolab Inc. traces to 1923, when Merritt J. Osborn founded Economics Laboratory, a specialty chemical manufacturer. Its first product was a rug cleaner for hotels; and one of its prominent product was Soilax, a chemical detergent for mechanical dishwashers. During the 1930s, it expanded throughout the United States; and the sales reached US$5.4 million by the end of 1940's. It acquired the Magnus Company in the early 1950s, which gave the company access to Magnus's industrial specialty businesses - including pulp and paper, metalworking, transportation, and petrochemical processing. In the 1950s, international
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    Hetero Drugs

    • Drugs manufactured: Indomethacin 25 capsule
    Hetero Drugs Limited is an Indian Pharmaceutical Company established in the year 1993. Hetero Drugs Limited founded by Dr. B. Partha Saradhi Reddy Phd., a scientist and expert in chemistry. It was started by him with a vision to be recognised as an aggressive company that combines its strength of R&D and manufacturing with definite advantages in terms of cost and chemistry with a strong emphasis on Quality of the products. Hetero has revenues around $1 billion and reported a profit of $100 million in last fiscal year.Hetero group employs over 10000 people. Hetero is a strong player in API and finished dosages and its manufacturing plants have U.S. Food and Drug Administration approvals and World Health Organization approvals. It has marketing presence in over 100 countries. Hetero Drugs is the parent company in the Hetero group of companies and other companies which are part of the group are Hetero Labs, Hetero Research Foundation, Symed Labs Limited, Cirex Laboratories, Genx Laboratories and also foreign subsidiaries such as Invagen Inc., in USA and Richmond Labs in Argentina, etc., Also now Hetero has its own retail chain of pharmacy outlets in India named as Hetero Pharmacy and
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    Novo Nordisk

    • Drugs manufactured: NovoLog Mix 70/30 100 injectable suspension
    Novo Nordisk manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products and services and was created in 1989 through a merger of two Danish companies dating back to the 1920s. It produces, in particular, diabetes care equipment and medications. Novo Nordisk is also involved with haemostasis management, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy. Novo Nordisk is researching pulmonary delivery systems for diabetic medications, and in the early stages of research into autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases, using technologies such as translational immunology and monoclonal antibodies Company headquarters are in Denmark, with production facilities in seven countries, and affiliates or offices in 76 countries. It employed approximately 29,000 people globally as of Q4 2009, and marketed its products in 179 countries. It is the largest publicly traded company in the Nordic countries by market capitalization. Novo Nordisk is a full member of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA). The company was ranked 25th among 100 best companies to work for in 2010 by Fortune. In January 2012, Novo Nordisk was named as the most sustainable company in the
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    Regeneron

    • Drugs manufactured: Arcalyst 160 lyophilized powder for injectable solution
    Regeneron is a biotechnology company headquartered in Tarrytown, in New York, US The company was founded in 1988. Originally focused on neurotrophic factors and their regenerative capabilities (thus the name), it branched out into the study of both cytokine and tyrosine kinase receptors. Regeneron has two products in development based on aflibercept, a VEGF inhibitor, and rilonacept, an interleukin-1 blocker. VEGF is a protein that normally stimulates the growth of blood vessels, and interleukin-1 is a protein that is normally involved in inflammation. On March 26, 2012 Bloomberg announced that Sanofi and Regeneron is in development with a new cholesterol drug which will help reduce cholesterol up to 72% more than the leading brands, this new drug will greatly reduce heart disease in patients around the world. The medicine, one in a class of drugs targeting the PCSK9 gene, reduced patients’ average LDL cholesterol levels to as little as 34 milligrams per deciliter after 12 weeks in the mid- stage study, presented today at the American College of Cardiology meeting in Chicago. EYLEA (aflibercept injection): Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in November
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    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International

    • Drugs manufactured: Diastat 10 gel
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX, TSX: VRX) is a pharmaceutical company with activities spanning the drug discovery pipeline from target identification through clinical trials and commercialization. The focus of the company is on neurology, dermatology and infectious disease with several drugs in late-stage clinical trials and several currently on the market. In addition, Valeant has a portfolio of more than 500 products from its prior history as a group of speciality chemical and radiochemical research, development and supply companies with a history stretching back to the 1960s. Kinerase(R), used kinetin as active entity is one of the most famous products of this company. The company has undergone major management, operational and strategic restructurings since the 1990s when shareholders of several group units approved the merger of ICN Pharmaceuticals (founded by Milan Panić), ICN Biomedicals, SPI Pharmaceuticals and Viratek into a new global entity, ICN Pharmaceuticals, the immediate forebear of Valeant. In 2008 the Swedish pharmaceutical company Meda AB bought branches in Western and Eastern Europe from Valeant Pharmaceuticals for $392 Million. In 2010
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    Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Bristol-Myers Squibb

    • Drugs manufactured: Megace 40 suspension
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, often referred to as BMS, is a pharmaceutical company, headquartered in New York City. The company was formed in 1989, following the merger of its predecessors Bristol-Myers and the Squibb Corporation. Squibb was founded in 1858 by Edward Robinson Squibb in Brooklyn, New York, while Bristol-Myers was founded in 1887 by William McLaren Bristol and John Ripley Myers in Clinton, New York (both were graduates of Hamilton College). Bristol-Myers Squibb manufactures prescription pharmaceuticals in several therapeutic areas, including cancer, HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hepatitis, rheumatoid arthritis and psychiatric disorders. Its mission is to "discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases." BMS' primary R&D sites are located in Princeton, New Jersey (formerly Squibb) and Wallingford, Connecticut (formerly Bristol-Myers), with other sites in Hopewell and New Brunswick, New Jersey, and in Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium, Tokyo, and Bangalore, India. In 1999, President Clinton awarded Bristol-Myers Squibb the National Medal of Technology, the nation's highest recognition for technological achievement,
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    Nars

    Nars

    • Drugs manufactured: Pure Sheer Bianca 0.1258/0.0544 lipstick
    NARS Cosmetics is a Shiseido-owned cosmetics and skin care company founded by François Nars, make-up artist and photographer. The cosmetics line began with twelve lipsticks sold at Barneys New York. Since then, NARS have created various multi-use beauty products. The minimalist packaging was created by Fabien Baron and has been hailed as a modern design icon. In 1996, Nars started his first advertising campaign doing the photography for the ads himself. Product shades carry provocative names like 'Orgasm', 'Deep Throat', 'Striptease,' and 'Sex Machine'. NARS 'Orgasm' blush is one of their most top-selling products, being Best of Sephora's Best Blush for 2006, 2007 and 2008. The success of the 'Orgasm' products led to the creation of gift sets such as the 'Safer Multiple Orgasm' set, which includes a NARS Multiple (a cream stick which can be used on eyes, lips, or cheeks) in 'Orgasm' as well as two condoms. They have also developed an 'Orgasm' nail polish. Some of the most popular NARS products are blushes, lipsticks/glosses, brow pallets, and world famous eye-shadow pallets. The shadows are pigmented and come in an array of beautiful colours. In the United Kingdom, Nars products
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    Noxell Corporation

    • Drugs manufactured: Covergirl Natureluxe Silk Foundation SPF10 - 320 Aspen 29.38/22.6 liquid
    Noxell Corporation was a Maryland-based company that made the famous Noxzema skin cream. Procter & Gamble acquired the Noxzema brand in 1989 and Alberto-Culver purchased it from Procter & Gamble in October 2008. Alberto-Culver was subsequently bought by the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company Unilever on September 27, 2010 for $US3.7 billion. Noxzema and CoverGirl were the most famous products made by Noxell. Since 1914, Noxzema has been sold in a small blue jar. Noxzema contains stearic acid, camphor, menthol, and eucalyptus, among other ingredients. Originally developed as a sunburn remedy, it is popular among women as a facial cleanser and cosmetics remover. It can also be used for cleaning chapped, sunburned, or otherwise irritated skin. Since the introduction of Noxzema, the brand name has appeared on shaving cream, razors, and skin-cleansing cloths. The brand's name is pronounced "nock-ZEE-mə". Noxzema was invented by Haley Ann White, a doctor who lived in Ocean City, Maryland. The formula was called "Townsend R22" and referred to commonly as "no-eczema". Townsend prescribed it as a remedy to early resort vacationers burned by the sun. In order to help people outside of the
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    Procter & Gamble

    Procter & Gamble

    • Drugs manufactured: Asacol HD 800 delayed release tablet
    The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) is an American multinational consumer goods company headquartered in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Its products include foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. In 2011, P&G recorded $82.6 billion dollars in sales. Fortune magazine ranked P&G at fifth place of the "World's Most Admired Companies" list, which was up from sixth place in 2010. Procter & Gamble is the only Fortune 500 company to issue C Share common stock. William Procter, a candlemaker, and James Gamble, a soapmaker, emigrated from England and Ireland respectively. They settled in Cincinnati initially and met when they married sisters, Olivia and Elizabeth Norris. Alexander Norris, their father-in-law, called a meeting in which he persuaded his new sons-in-law to become business partners. On October 31, 1837, as a result of the suggestion, Procter & Gamble was created. In 1858–1859, sales reached $1 million. By this point, approximately 80 employees worked for Procter & Gamble. During the American Civil War, the company won contracts to supply the Union Army with soap and candles. In addition to the increased profits experienced during the war, the military
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    American Red Cross

    American Red Cross

    • Drugs manufactured: ARC FIRST AID Emergency Preparedness Contains 167 PIECES 60,62/81/400/0.13,0.4/6/70/0.5/5/5000/98.16 kit
    The American Red Cross (ARC), also known as the American National Red Cross, is a volunteer-led, humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education inside the United States. It is the designated U.S. affiliate of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; communications services and comfort for military members and their family members; the collection, processing and distribution of blood and blood products; educational programs on preparedness, health, and safety; and international relief and development programs. Issued a corporate charter by the United States Congress under Title 36 of the United States Code, Section 3001, the American National Red Cross is governed by volunteers and supported by community donations, income from health and safety training and products, and income from blood products. The American Red Cross is headquartered in Washington, D.C.. The Chairman of the Board of Governors, serving her second three-year term, is Bonnie McElveen-Hunter. The
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    Bath & Body Works

    Bath & Body Works

    • Drugs manufactured: Anti-Bacterial Hand Cocktail Mania 68 gel
    Bath & Body Works, LLC, is an American retail store under the Limited Brands umbrella. It was founded in 1990 in New Albany, Ohio and has since expanded across the United States and Canada. It specializes in lotions, bath items, personal care items, and home fragrances. The company launched both a seasonal catalog and a website in 2006. In November 2006, Bath and Body Works launched its first television commercial advertisement. Net sales as of January 28, 2006, were US$2,285,000,000, significantly higher than all other Limited Brands, except Victoria's Secret. In July 2008, the company announced that it was opening six locations in Canada. With the company acquiring Canadian-based La Senza, they felt it was the opportunity to move into a growing Canadian market, with The Body Shop being its main competition. In January 2009, they introduced the new packaging for the Signature Collection. The labels have also changed for the Signature Collection bodycare products, as well as the Slatkin & Co. and Bath and Body Works Signature home fragrance scents, including plug-in Wallflowers, Scentports, candles, room sprays and fragrance oils. They have also begun offering shipping to Canada.
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    177

    Caremark Rx

    • Drugs manufactured: Indapamide 2.5 film coated tablet
    Caremark Pharmacy Services is the prescription benefit management subsidiary of CVS Caremark Corporation, headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island and Nashville, Tennessee. Caremark, formerly known as Caremark Rx, was founded in 1993 in Birmingham, Alabama as MedPartners, Inc. by HealthSouth Corporation along with Richard Scrushy, former CEO of HealthSouth, and one time HealthSouth Chief Operating Officer Larry House as a physician practice management (PPM) company. After going public in 1995, MedPartners quickly became the largest PPM company through many acquisitions (see Ross-Loos Medical Group). By 1998 MedPartner's had revenues of $7 billion. MedPartners originally acquired Northbrook, Illinois-based Caremark International which was founded as a unit of Baxter International and was spun off from Baxter in 1992 as a publicly traded company. On May 15, 1996, Caremark International announced it would be acquired by MedPartners with MedPartners ending up with Caremark's PPM division and prescription benefit management (PBM) division and disposing of Caremark's rehabilitation Business to HealthSouth. It expanded to the distribution of drugs for other conditions, including human
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    Forest Laboratories, Inc.

    Forest Laboratories, Inc.

    • Drugs manufactured: Diltiazem Hydrochloride 240 extended release capsule
    Forest Laboratories (NYSE: FRX) is a pharmaceutical company headquartered in New York City, US. The company's research and development spending has grown rapidly in recent years, and as of 2007, approached almost a billion US dollars a year, which put it on the list of the top 100 global corporations in R&D spending. Forest Laboratories is also known for licensing European pharmaceuticals for sale in the United States. The company also has offices in St. Louis, Cincinnati, Jersey City, Oakland, Dublin, Kent and Paris. On 13 May 2010, ABC news and Bloomberg business news reported the organization "dodges taxes" by moving its profits offshore with the currently legal practice known as transfer pricing. U.S. Senator Carl Levin of Michigan has called transfer pricing "the corporate equivalent to secret offshore accounts of individual tax dodgers." In September 2010, Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (a subsidiary of Forest Laboratories) agreed to pay more than US$313 million to resolve allegations of civil and criminal liability relating to felony obstruction of justice and the illegal distribution and promotion of pharmaceuticals, charges to which it plead
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    Naterra

    • Drugs manufactured: Baby Magic Diaper Rx 23.8 cream
    Naterra International, Inc. is a privately held based consumer products sales and marketing company based in Flower Mound, Texas. Naterra manages several brands, including Baby Magic, Tree Hut, and All That Glitters. Naterra was originally founded in Dallas, Texas in 1922 as the Superior Products Company. The company specialized in manufacturing several private label and own brand products including Sue Pree and Lisa Monay which were introduced in 1945 and were in distribution with retailers such as Wal-Mart in 1964. Superior Products Company was acquired in 1994 by the Song Family and became Naterra International Inc. In addition to the original 100,000-square-foot (9,300 m) manufacturing facility in central Dallas, Naterra is headquartered in Flower Mound alongside a 68,000-square-foot (6,300 m) distribution facility. In 2008, Naterra acquired the Baby Magic Brand from Ascendia Brands. Current brands include: Past brands (new ownership):
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    180

    National pen corporation

    • Drugs manufactured: Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer Pocket Sprayer 4.96 spray
    National Pen Corporation is a diversified, multi faceted organization to support its growth in the promotional products industry. Primarily focusing on personalized advertising giveaways and promotional products in the United States, Canada, and European countries, National Pen is a leader in providing highly personalized ad specialty products worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, California, National Pen was acquired by the Berwind organization in 2004. Founded in the late 1950s by an entrepreneur and inventor, Al Liguori, National Pen started as a humble tool and dye company in the Bronx, New York, as Modern Mold and Tool. The company's founder and current Patriarch Al Liguori, a machinist by trade, made some of the first ball point pens ever produced in the US. Liguori made pens for a number of specialty companies in the early years. His innovative designs were very popular and the company grew rapidly. In 1966 at Liguori's direction his brother-in-law Paul Stabile and eldest son Tom started the current marketing and manufacturing company National Pen Company (Now Internet Design Technology (IDT), LLC) National Pen grew rapidly by offering three full lines of imprint while it's
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    Parke-Davis

    Parke-Davis

    • Drugs manufactured: Benadryl 50 injectable solution
    Parke-Davis is a subsidiary of the pharmaceutical company Pfizer. Although no longer an independent corporation, it was once America's oldest and largest drug maker, and played an important role in medical history. Parke-Davis originally was founded in Detroit, Michigan by Dr. Samuel P. Duffield, a physician and pharmacist. A partnership of Dr. Duffield and Hervey Coke Parke was formed in 1866, with George S. Davis becoming a third partner in 1867. Duffield withdrew in 1869, and the name Parke, Davis & Company was formally adopted in 1871, being incorporated in 1875. It was once the world's largest pharmaceutical company, and is credited with building the first modern pharmaceutical laboratory and developing the first systematic methods of performing clinical trials of new medications. The Parke-Davis Research Laboratory is a National Historic Landmark; the surrounding Parke-Davis and Company Pharmaceutical Company Plant is on the National Register of Historic Places. The production facility on Parkdale Road in what was then Avon Township MI (site now in Rochester MI) was also a landmark in that vicinity, and is now used by JHP Pharmaceuticals. Parke-Davis was acquired by
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    Ingles

    • Drugs manufactured: Laura Lynn Anticavity Whitening plus Mouthwash 2.43 paste
    Ingles Markets is an American regional supermarket chain based in Black Mountain, North Carolina. As of January 2011, The company operates 201 supermarkets in the Southeastern United States. The company, although listed on the NASDAQ, is family-controlled, with 86% of the voting power and nearly half of the shares owned by the Ingles family. As an adjunct to its supermarket business, Ingles owns and operates shopping centers and a milk processing and packaging plant. Ingles operates 201 stores in six states: All of Ingles' stores are located within 280 miles (450 km) of its warehouse located in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Ingles began in 1963 when Robert "Bob" Ingle opened its first location in Asheville, North Carolina. Ingles was following in his father's footsteps, who had been in the grocery business until 1956. In 1982, Ingles purchased a milk processing and packaging plant from Sealtest, which it operates as Milkco Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary. Two-thirds of Milkco's business, which was later expanded beyond dairy to include products such as citrus, tea, and bottled water, is from food service distributors, grocery warehouses, and independent specialty retailers
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    L'Occitane

    L'Occitane

    • Drugs manufactured: Angelica Protective SPF 15 2.5/7.5/5/2 lotion
    L'Occitane en Provence is an international retailer of body, face, and home products based in Manosque, France. The company was founded in 1976 by Olivier Baussan with the purpose to create a company that celebrates and preserves the traditions of his native Provence. L’Occitane means “the woman from Occitania”. The company aspires to be "the worldwide reference for Mediterranean well-being, with unique body, face, and home products". The company's stated brand values are: "Authenticity and naturalness," "Effectiveness and pleasure," and "Respect and responsibility." In 2010, the company became listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. In 1976, 23-year old Olivier Baussan used steam distillation to produce essential oil from wild rosemary and lavender which he sold at open-air markets in his native Provence. L’Occitane was named for the women of Occitania. This area existed during the Middle Ages, spanning southern France, north-eastern Spain and northern Italy. Occitan was the native language and is still spoken as a second language in some areas of this region today. The first L’Occitane boutique opened in 1978 in Volx, a village in Provence. Baussan found a disused soap factory in
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    184
    L'Oréal

    L'Oréal

    • Drugs manufactured: LOreal Paris Skin Expertise Revitalift Complete SPF 30 Day AntiWrinkle and Firming Moisturizer 1.5/2.35/2.5/3.5 lotion
    The L'Oréal Group is the world's largest cosmetics and beauty company. With its registered office in Paris and head office in the Paris suburb of Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine, France, it has developed activities in the field of cosmetics. Concentrating on hair colour, skin care, sun protection, make-up, perfumes and hair care, the company is active in the dermatological, tissue engineering and pharmaceutical fields and is the top nanotechnology patent-holder in the United States. L'Oréal is a listed company, but the founder's daughter Liliane Bettencourt and the Swiss food company Nestlé each control around 30 percent of the shares and voting rights. In 1907, Eugène Schueller, a young French chemist and future La Cagoule supporter, developed a hair dye formula called Auréale. Schueller formulated and manufactured his own products, which he then sold to Parisian hairdressers. On July 31, 1919, Schueller registered his company, the Société Française de Teintures Inoffensives pour Cheveux ("Safe Hair Dye Company of France" literally "French Society of Inoffensive Tinctures for Hair"), the original L’Oréal. The guiding principles of the company, which eventually became L’Oréal, were research
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    The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

    • Drugs manufactured: Fludeoxyglucose F18 300 injection
    The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research is a private, non-profit institution with research programs focusing on immunology, inflammation, neuroscience, and behavioral medicine. It employs >800 scientists, clinical researchers, and staff. The Institute was founded in 1995 to support the research operations of the North Shore-LIJ Health System. North Shore University Hospital, in Manhasset, NY, originally constructed a research building in 1985 to foster clinical and translational science. Clinical research at North Shore University Hospital underwent significant expansion at this time, highlighted by the addition of new laboratories and investigators, and new technology, including one of the earliest MRI scanners in New York State, and a PET scanner and cyclotron facility that was first on the east coast. By 2010 Feinstein researchers had expanded operations to receive >$45M in federal funding from the National Institutes of Health in order to identify disease mechanisms and drug targets. Their clinical research program annually enrolls >10,000 subjects into clinical research programs. Feinstein investigators study the molecular biology and pathophysiology of immunity,
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    186
    Coty, Inc.

    Coty, Inc.

    • Drugs manufactured: Adidas for Women Action 3 Intensive 18 stick
    Coty, Inc. is a global beauty products manufacturer founded in Paris, France in 1904. Its main products are fragrances, color cosmetics and skin & body care products. It is known for its cooperation with designers and celebrities for the creation of fragrances. Coty is privately owned by Joh. A. Benckiser GmbH, the German holding company that manages the interests of the family of Johann A. Benckiser. Coty was acquired in 1996 to operate its fragrance and cosmetics businesses. The company was a subsidiary of Pfizer from 1963 to 1992. Coty acquired Unilever's fragrances division (UCI) in May 2005. Coty, Inc. became a publicly traded company in 1925 and acquired a majority interest in the five European Coty companies in 1929. During the Great Depression, sales in the United States fell from $50 million in 1929 to $3.5 million in 1933. According to The New York Times management 'compounded its mounting problems by slashing prices in a desperate effort to gain a mass market ... a near-fatal move in a field in which prestige and the luxury symbol were vital.' With World War II imminent, the foreign companies were folded into the newly created Panama-based Coty International Corp. in
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    187
    The Face Shop

    The Face Shop

    • Drugs manufactured: Neo Classic Homme Bb SPF20 PA 1.45 cream
    The Face Shop (Hangul: 더페이스샵) is a South Korea-based skincare and cosmetics manufacturer, retailer and a franchise business. It is a subsidiary of LG Household & Health Care of LG Corporation. Its products includes body, bath, skin care and make-up aimed at both women and men. Its headquarter is located in the LG Gwanghwamun Building in Jongno-gu, Seoul. The Face Shop was launched in December 2003 with one store in Myeongdong. The company's marketing is largely based on natural products. The CEO of 'TheFaceShop Co., Ltd.' is Jeong Un-ho (Hangul: 정운호). It opened its 100th store in June 2004 and became the third largest cosmetics company in South Korea in December 2005. It continue to expanded and entered the overseas market opening its 100th store in April 2006 and flagship store in Beijing in March 2008. There are stores in countries including Australia, Brunei, Canada, China, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE, United States, Costa Rica, and Vietnam. As of April 2012, it has 930 stores in 22 countries. In November 2009, the company was bought by LG Household & Health Care and became a subsidiary
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    Air Liquide

    Air Liquide

    • Drugs manufactured: Oxygen 99 liquid
    L'Air Liquide S.A., or Air Liquide (French pronunciation: [ɛʁ likid]; /ˌɛər lɨˈkiːd/; literally "Liquid Air"), is a French multinational company which supplies industrial gases and services to various industries including medical, chemical and electronic manufacturers. Founded in 1902, it is the world's largest supplier of industrial gases by revenues, and has operations in over 80 countries. It is headquartered in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, France. Air Liquide owned the patent for Aqua-Lung until it time-expired. Although Air Liquide's headquarters are located in Paris, France, it also has a major site in Japan (ALL), as well as in Houston, TX, and Newark, DE, USA. There is an emphasis on Research and Development (R&D) throughout the entire Air Liquide company. R&D targets the creation of not only industrial gases, but also gases that are used in products such as healthcare items, electronic chips, foods and chemicals. The major R&D groups within Air Liquide focus on analysis, bioresources (foods and chemicals), combustion, membranes, modeling, and the production of Hydrogen (H2) gas. As of 2009, the company is ranked 484 in the Fortune Global 500. From 2005 to 2008, Air
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    Heel

    • Drugs manufactured: Luffeel 4/12/4/12 spray
    Heel is a developer, producer and distributor of homeopathic preparations. It was founded in 1936 by Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg. Heel has offices in 40 countries worldwide including the United States where it is located in Albuquerque, NM. Dr. Reckeweg was a German physician, who received his medical degree in Berlin, who practiced homeopathy. In 1936, Biologische Heilmittel Heel GmbH was founded in Berlin to develop and market his preparations. In 1953 Reckweg moved the company to its present location in Baden-Baden. Between the companies founding year 1936 and 1979 (when Reckeweg relocated to Albuquerque) he developed over 1,000 different homeopathic preparations available through Heel GmbH. When Reckeweg relocated to Albuquerque he created Biological Homeopathic Industries (BHI) and began manufacturing combination remedies in tablet form. In 1997, the Albuquerque company was renamed Heel USA Inc, which now manufactures and distributes both BHI products and Heel products. Heel products are primarily marketed to practitioners, whereas BHI products are primarily marketed to consumers. In 1984 BHI received letters and warnings from the Food and Drug Administration that it was in
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    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

    • Drugs manufactured: Azithromycin 600 film coated tablet
    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Hebrew: טבע תעשיות פרמצבטיות בע"מ‎) is an international pharmaceutical company headquartered in Petah Tikva, Israel. It specializes in generic and proprietary pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients. It is the largest generic drug manufacturer in the world and one of the 15 largest pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Teva's facilities are located in Israel, North America, Europe, and South America. Teva is a member of both the New York Stock Exchange and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Eli Hurwitz was the CEO of Teva from 1976 to 2002, and chairman of the board until his death in 2011. In January 2012, the company announced that Jeremy Levin will join the company as their new CEO. Teva's earliest predecessor was Salomon, Levin, and Elstein Ltd., a wholesale distributor based in Jerusalem that was founded in 1901. During the 1930s, new immigrants from Europe founded several pharmaceutical companies including Teva ("Nature" in Hebrew), Assia, and Zori. In 1951, Teva raised capital through the newly founded Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange. In 1964, Assia and Zori merged and acquired a controlling interest in Teva. In 1976, these three companies
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    ViiV Healthcare

    • Drugs manufactured: Ziagen 300 film coated tablet
    ViiV Healthcare is a pharmaceutical company specializing in the development of therapies for HIV that was created as a joint venture by Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline in November 2009 with both companies transferring their HIV assets to the new company. 85% of the company is owned by GlaxoSmithKline with the remaining 15% owned by Pfizer. This ownership structure may change depending upon the achievement of certain milestones. ViiV Healthcare's products have a market share of approximately 19 percent of the global HIV market, which makes it the second largest health care company, following after Gilead Sciences, that is working on the treatment of HIV. ViiV Healthcare's headquarters are in Brentford in the United Kingdom and it has sites in a number of other countries including; the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Spain and Switzerland. The company currently markets 10 products: ViiV Healthcare has stated that it will continue the not-for-profit pricing schemes that Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline had been involved in prior to the setting up of the company. This supplies all of its therapies at
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    ALZA

    ALZA

    • Drugs manufactured: Ditropan 5 tablet
    Alza Corporation was a pharmaceutical and medical systems company founded in 1968 by Dr Alejandro Zaffaroni; the company's name is a portmanteau of his name. Alza pioneered the field of drug delivery systems, bringing over 20 prescription pharmaceutical products to market, and employing about 10,000 people during 20 years. Alza was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in May 2001, in a stock-for-stock transaction worth US$10.5 billion. The company owns the patents on the following delivery platforms: ALZA built its first corporate headquarters in 1971, at 950 Page Mill Road, now occupied by law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. In 1999, Alza moved its headquarters to Shoreline Business Park, where it remained until July 2007, when Johnson & Johnson laid off some of its 600 employees there and vacated the space. The remaining employees were relocated to two buildings elsewhere in the Shoreline Business Park. Alza is now in operation in Vacaville, California. Google's Googleplex is located just east of ALZA Plaza. In August–September 2008, Google moved into the Alza plaza buildings. Alza operated a large-scale manufacturing facility in Vacaville, California, and another large-scale
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    Chattem

    • Drugs manufactured: Cortizone 10 Intensive Healing 10 cream
    Chattem is a Chattanooga, Tennessee, producer and marketer of over-the-counter healthcare products, toiletries, dietary supplements, topical analgesics, and medicated skin care products. Originally named the Chattanooga Medicine Company, the company’s brand portfolio holds twenty-two brands including Allegra, Gold Bond, Flexall, IcyHot, Bullfrog Sunblock, Sun-In, Pamprin, Dexatrim, Aspercreme, and Selsun Blue. Two-thirds of Chattem’s products are produced by the company at its Chattanooga production facilities with the remaining produced by third-party producers. The company is a subsidiary of the French multinational pharmaceutical company Sanofi. The company’s brands are sold nationally through mass merchandiser, drug and food retailers. In 2005, 70% of all sales by the firm were made through its top ten customers, which include Wal-Mart, Walgreens, and Kroger. Sales to Wal-Mart constituted 36% of Chattem’s total sales in 2005. Chattem supports these sales with a forty-five-person sales force broadcast media advertising. Chattem has market penetration in the United States, Europe, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. In October 2006, Chattem announced that it would acquire
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    Cintas

    • Drugs manufactured: Alcohol Foaming Hand Sanitizer 62 liquid
    Cintas Corporation, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a publicly traded company that operates more than 430 facilities throughout North America. The company provides specialized services to businesses, including the design and manufacturing of corporate identity uniform programs, entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid and safety products, fire protection services and document management services to approximately 900,000 businesses. The company has grown consistently for the past 9 years. Growth has been both organic and from acquisitions large and small. Revenue in fiscal year 2012 was $4.1 billion and net income was $297.6 million. The company is the largest in the industry with 34,000 employees. They have received industry awards from publications such as Fortune in the United States, which named Cintas among its "Most Admired Companies" for eight consecutive years, and Report on Business Magazine, naming the company one of Canada's Best Employers. Previously headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cintas Corporation began in 1929 as the Acme Industrial Laundry Company by Richard (Doc) Farmer. He collected chemical-soaked rags from factories and washed
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    Covidien Ltd.

    Covidien Ltd.

    • Drugs manufactured: Kendall Moisture Barrier 5 cream
    Covidien, formerly Tyco Healthcare, is a medical equipment and supply company, incorporated in Dublin, Ireland, although its corporate offices are located in Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA. On June 29, 2007, Covidien became an independent publicly traded company after being spun off from Tyco International. In 1995 Richard J. Meelia became President of the Tyco Healthcare division. Meelia continued in that position until the spin-off. In 2011, Jose E. Almeida became the President and CEO of Covidien. Between 1996 and 2002, prior to the spinoff from Tyco, more than 50 companies were acquired, significantly expanding the range of product offerings. Today, Covidien products are used in most every area of the hospital, and in many other healthcare settings. Key product categories include: • Endomechanical instruments, including laparoscopic instruments and surgical staplers. • Soft Tissue Repair products, including sutures, mesh and biosurgery products. • Energy devices including vessel sealing products, electrosurgical products, ablation products and related capital equipment. • Oximetry and Monitoring products including sensors, monitors and temperature management products. • Airway
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    Molton Brown

    • Drugs manufactured: Molton Brown Re-charge black pepper anti perspirant 19.2 stick
    Molton Brown is a London-based company offering a modern luxury lifestyle, producing innovative bath & body, skincare, make up, men¬タルs grooming products, home and travel accessories and gift solutions. Molton Brown¬タルs head office is located in Camden in London, with its manufacturing and back-office functions based in Hertfordshire and regional offices supporting global expansion in the US, Australia and the Far East. The company started up in 1973 at 58 South Molton Street in London's Mayfair as a hair salon with a totally natural, no-chemical philosophy and an ethical haircare line. Early products were hand-mixed in the salon from herbs and plants extracts including nettle, camomile and rosemary and were sold in hand-filled glass bottles. Dale Daxon Bowers, Creative and Brand Director, joined the team in 1978, fresh from Mary Quant cosmetics, and set to work in a makeshift lab in the kitchen above Browns boutique. Dale's passion, creativity and belief that nature would be the focus for her new inventions, was the source of a whole new range. She was a perfectionist and she wanted to follow her own path. From there, the company continued its adventurous new product
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    Novartis AG

    Novartis AG

    • Drugs manufactured: Lotrel 5/20 capsule
    Novartis International AG is a Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company based in Basel, Switzerland, ranking number two in sales (46.806 billion US$) among the world-wide industry in 2010. Novartis manufactures such drugs as clozapine (Clozaril), diclofenac (Voltaren), carbamazepine (Tegretol), valsartan (Diovan), imatinib mesylate and (Gleevec / Glivec). Additional agents include cyclosporin (Neoral / Sandimmun), letrozole (Femara), methylphenidate (Ritalin), terbinafine (Lamisil), and others. Renamed to Novartis following an acquisition by Ciba-Geigy, it owns Sandoz, a large manufacturer of generic drugs. The company formerly owned the Gerber Products Company, a major infant and baby products producer, but sold it to Nestlé on 1 September 2007. Novartis is a full member of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) and of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA). Novartis was created in 1996 from the merger of Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz Laboratories, both Swiss companies with long histories. Ciba-Geigy was formed in 1970 by the merger of J. R. Geigy Ltd (founded in Basel in 1758) and CIBA (founded in
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    Pharmacia

    • Drugs manufactured: Caverject 5.4 lyophilized powder for injectable solution
    Pharmacia is the modern transliteration of the Greek word Pharmakeia which means pharmacy the making and despencing of poisons, pharmaceuticals or medicines as well as cosmetics, lotions, perfumes etc. The word is used in many places in the world to mean pharmacy. Pharmacia was also the name of a pharmaceutical and biotechnological company in Sweden. Pharmacia company was founded in 1911 in Stockholm, Sweden by pharmacist Gustav Felix Grönfeldt at the Elgen Pharmacy. The company is named after the Greek word φαρμακεία, transliterated pharmakeia, which means 'sorcery'. In the company's early days, much of its profits were derived from the "miracle medicine" Phospho-Energon. During World War II, Swedish chemist Björn Ingelman (who worked for Arne Tiselius at Uppsala university) researched various uses for the polysaccharide dextran. Together with the medical researcher Anders Grönwall, he discovered that dextran could be used as a replacement for blood plasma in blood transfusions, for which there could be a large need in wartime. Pharmacia, which then was still a small company, was contacted in 1943 and its CEO Elis Göth was very interested. The product Macrodex, a dextran solution,
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    Safeway

    Safeway

    • Drugs manufactured: Flu and Sore Throat 650/20/10 powder for suspension
    Safeway was the trading name used by Woolworths Limited until 2008 for its supermarkets in Victoria, Australia. Elsewhere in Australia the trading name is Woolworths. In August 2008, Woolworths announced the discontinuation of the Safeway name, and has since gradually rebranded Victorian stores as Woolworths. The American company Safeway Inc. entered the Australian grocery market in 1963 with the purchase of three Pratt's supermarkets. Bill Pratt had taken over the Pratt's supermarket in Frankston, Victoria in 1946, and he was a pioneer of self-service and supermarkets in the 1950s. Pratt caught the eye of the Safeway company. Bill Pratt took the helm of Safeway's Australian operations in 1967. The subsidiary Safeway Australia was created, and by 1985 the chain had grown to 126 supermarkets trading under the Safeway banner across Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland. Safeway's stores in New South Wales were named "Red S" because Safeway infringed the registered trademark of another supermarket called "Saveway". The distribution centre located in Wellington Road, Mulgrave, Victoria, formerly housed Safeway's head office. In 1985 Australia's second largest supermarket operator,
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    Sonora Regional Medical Center

    • Drugs manufactured: Oxygen 99 gas
    Sonora Regional Medical Center is a 152-bed facility in Sonora, California. Sonora serves 86,600 residents in Calaveras, Tuolumne and portions of Mariposa counties. A medical facility, aimed to serve the community of Sonora and the surrounding areas, was built in 1900 as Bromley Sanitarium. Throughout the next 50 years, the medical facility changed ownership several times and in 1957, the facility relocated to a new building that remains its location today. Several years later, in 1961, the hospital was given to the Seventh-day Adventist Church and in 1973 joined Adventist Health. Sonora Regional Medical Center is part of Adventist Health, a health care organization headquartered in Roseville, California. Adventist Health represents regional delivery networks spanning California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. The networks comprise 85 distinct business units including 20 acute care facilities—controlled, managed or leased—with more than 3,000 beds, 17,000 employees, numerous clinics and outpatient facilities, medical foundations and 18 home health agencies.
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    Axcan Pharma

    Axcan Pharma

    • Drugs manufactured: Photofrin 2.5 powder for injectable solution
    Aptalis is a privately held, Birmingham, Alabama and Montreal-based, specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures, markets and distributes a broad line of gastrointestinal (GI) and specialty products, primarily in North America and Europe. Aptalis has manufacturing sites in Canada, Italy, the US, and France. Aptalis was formed in 2011 after the acquisition of Eurand Pharmaceuticals by Montreal-based Axcan Pharma. Axcan's traditional focus was on gastrointestinal drugs. Formerly traded publicly on NASDAQ, Axcan was acquired by TPG Capital in 2008. Aptalis continues to be held by TPG. Eurand Pharmaceuticals was a producer and contract manufacturer of modified release or taste-masked pharmaceutical dosage forms. Eurand's existing manufacturing facilities in Vandalia, Ohio and Milan, Italy continue to operate under the Aptalis name.
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    Fresenius Medical Care

    Fresenius Medical Care

    • Drugs manufactured: Delflex Neutral pH with attached stay-safe Exchange Set 4.25/538/18.4/5.08/409 injection
    Fresenius Medical Care is a German company specializing in the production of medical supplies, primarily to facilitate or aid renal dialysis. It is 36%-owned by the health care company Fresenius. The company was formed in 1996 from the merger of Fresenius Worldwide Dialysis, then a division of Fresenius SE, and American company National Medical Care. This sector is very complex, and has many different divisions, each with a number of plants. These plants, which fall under the concentration division, manufacture the finished products from raw materials, such as sodium chloride, dextrose, and magnesium, to name a few. These all go through a complex mixing process, and then through a complex packaging process. Distribution is where the finished product, from Manufacturing, comes in on Semi-Trucks to be distributed to dialysis clinics, hospitals, and home dialysis patients. These products are then used in the dialysis process. On 30 October 2006, the manufacturing facility (Fresenius Hemocare) in Redmond, Washington was shut down. Fresenius Hemocare has stopped going by the name Fresenius Hemocare and now goes by the name Fresenius-Kabi LLC. The closing of one of two entities inside of
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    Laclede Group, Inc.

    • Drugs manufactured: Topical Fluoride Foam Bumble Bee Bubble Gum 2.3/10 aerosol
    The Laclede Group, Inc. (NYSE: LG) is a public utility holding company based in St. Louis, Missouri providing natural gas service through its regulated core utility operations while engaging in non-regulated activities that provide business opportunities. Its primary subsidiary Laclede Gas Company is the largest natural gas distribution utility in Missouri, serving approximately 631,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the City of St. Louis and ten counties in eastern Missouri. Its primary non-regulated activities include Laclede Energy Resources, Inc., a natural gas marketer located in St. Louis, Missouri. The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol LG. The headquarters are located at the Laclede Gas Building in Downtown St. Louis. Laclede Gas received the 2009 Marketing Best Practices Award from the Southern Gas Association in its “Green Marketing” category for their work on the “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” television show. The award recognizes a specific customer marketing effort that demonstrates a commitment to a healthier, more energy-conscious environment. Thanks to Laclede’s efforts and expertise, a home built by the show’s
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    Wyeth

    • Drugs manufactured: Prempro 0.625/5 sugar coated tablet
    Wyeth, formerly one of the companies owned by American Home Products Corporation (AHP), was a pharmaceutical company. The company was based in Madison, New Jersey, USA. They were known for manufacturing the over-the-counter (OTC) drugs Robitussin and the analgesic Advil (ibuprofen), as well as the prescription drugs Premarin and Effexor, which both boast over US$3 billion in sales annually. On January 23, 2009 The Wall Street Journal reported that Pfizer was in talks to buy Wyeth at a cost of US$68 billion. On January 25, Pfizer agreed to the purchase, a deal financed with cash, shares and loans. The deal was completed on October 15, 2009. In 1860, pharmacists John and Frank Wyeth opened a drugstore with a small research lab on Walnut Street in Philadelphia. In 1862, on the suggestion of doctors, they began to manufacture large quantities of commonly ordered medicines. They were successful, and in 1864 they began supplying medicines and beef extract to the Union army during the Civil War. In 1872, Henry Bower, an employee of Wyeth, developed one of the first rotary compressed tablet machines in the United States. This enabled the mass production of medicines with unprecedented
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    Alkermes Inc.

    Alkermes Inc.

    • Drugs manufactured: Vivitrol 380 kit
    Alkermes plc (NASDAQ: ALKS) is a biopharmaceutical company that focuses on central nervous system (CNS) diseases. The company is the result of a merger in September 2011 between Alkermes, Inc. and Elan Drug Technologies (EDT), the former drug formulation and manufacturing division of Elan Corporation, plc. The company is headquartered in Dublin, and has an R&D center in Waltham, Massachusetts and manufacturing facilities in Athlone, Ireland; Gainesville, Georgia; and Wilmington, Ohio. Alkermes has more than 20 commercial drug products and candidates that address serious and chronic diseases such as addiction, schizophrenia, diabetes and depression. Among these, five products are primary to the company: risperidone Long-Acting Injection (Risperdal Consta) for schizophrenia and bipolar 1 disorder, paliperidone palmitate (Invega Sustenna in the U.S., Xeplion in Europe) for schizophrenia, 4-aminopyridine (Ampyra in the U.S., Fampyra in Europe) to improve walking in patients with multiple sclerosis, naltrexone for extended-release injectable suspension (Vivitrol) for alcohol and opioid dependence, and exenatide extended-release for injectable suspension (Bydureon) for the treatment of
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    Human Genome Sciences

    • Drugs manufactured: Benlysta 400 lyophilized powder for injectable solution
    Human Genome Sciences (NASDAQ: HGSI) is a biopharmaceutical corporation founded in 1992. It uses the human DNA sequence to develop protein and antibody drugs. As of 2008, it has drugs under development to treat such diseases as hepatitis C, systemic lupus erythmatosis, anthrax disease, and cancer. It collaborates with other biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, for development partnerships and licensing. On July 16, 2012, HGS agreed to be purchased by GlaxoSmithKline for $3.6 billion. The company was founded by William A. Haseltine, a noted Harvard professor and AIDS researcher. HGS had a partnership for several years after its founding with Craig Venter and his non-profit TIGR to begin sequencing and submitting patents on hundreds of thousands of protein-encoding DNA fragments. In 2000, Haseltine said that his work "speeds up biological discovery a hundredfold, easily." He talked of finding in genes "the fountain of youth" in the form of "cellular replacement" therapies. More than $2 billion in investments was raised by the company by 1999-2000. Two initial drugs failed in clinical trials, and the stock share price declined from its highs. For example, in September 2000, the
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    McKesson

    McKesson

    • Drugs manufactured: Lovastatin 40 tablet
    McKesson Corporation is an American company distributing pharmaceuticals at a wholesale level and providing health information technology, medical supplies, and care management tools. The company had sales of $112 billion in 2011. McKesson is based in the United States and distributes health care systems, medical supplies and pharmaceutical products. Additionally, McKesson provides extensive network infrastructure for the health care industry; also, it was an early adopter of technologies like bar-code scanning for distribution, pharmacy robotics, and RFID tags. It is a Fortune Global 500 company, and the 14th largest company in the United States. Founded in New York City as Olcott & McKesson by Charles Olcott and John McKesson in 1833, the business began as an importer and wholesaler of botanical drugs. A third partner, Daniel Robbins joined the enterprise as it grew, and it was renamed McKesson & Robbins following Olcott's death in 1853. The company successfully emerged from one of the most notorious business/accounting scandals of the 20th century -- the McKesson & Robbins scandal, a watershed event that led to major changes in American auditing standards and securities
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    Perrigo

    • Drugs manufactured: Naproxen 500 tablet
    Perrigo Company is the largest manufacturer of private label over-the-counter pharmaceuticals in the United States. The company’s shares are traded on the NASDAQ and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange; as a result of the merger with Agis Industries the company is a constituent of the TA-25 Index. Perrigo is the only non-Israeli company on the TA-25. Perrigo Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of consumer healthcare products, generic prescription drugs, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), and consumer products primarily in the United States, Australia, Israel, Europe, India and Mexico. The L. Perrigo Company was founded in 1887 in Allegan, Michigan, by Luther and Charles Perrigo, who ran a country general store . In 1991 Perrigo had an Initial public offering on NASDAQ. In March 2005 the firm merged with Agis Industries Ltd. (TASE:AGIS), an Israel based generic pharmaceuticals company in an $850 million transaction. Agis was founded in 1983 by Moshe (Mori) Arkin who developed his father's small drug import business into a multinational generic pharmaceutical company. As a result of the merger Arkin owns 9% of Perrigo, and was appointed
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    Sanofi-Aventis

    Sanofi-Aventis

    • Drugs manufactured: Eloxatin 200 concentrate solution
    Sanofi S.A. is a French multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Paris, France, the world's fourth-largest by prescription sales. Sanofi engages in the research and development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceutical products for sale principally in the prescription market, but the firm also develops over-the-counter medication. The company covers 7 major therapeutic areas: cardiovascular, central nervous system, diabetes, internal medicine, oncology, thrombosis and vaccines (it is the world's largest producer of the latter through its subsidiary Sanofi Pasteur). Sanofi is a full member of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA). The company was formed as Sanofi-Aventis in 2004 by the merger of Aventis and Sanofi-Synthélabo. It changed its name to Sanofi in May 2011. In January 2012 Sanofi announced that they will invest $125 Million in Warp Drive Bio to support their cancer research program. Sanofi-Synthélabo was formed in 1999 when Sanofi (former subsidiary of Total) merged with Synthélabo (former subsidiary of L'Oréal). The merged company was based in Paris, France. Aventis was formed in 1999 when French company
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    Wakefern Food Corporation

    • Drugs manufactured: Hydrogen Peroxide 0.3 liquid
    The Wakefern Food Corp., founded in 1946 and based in Keasbey in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey (United States), is the largest co-operative group of supermarkets in the United States. The name "Wakefern" is a portmanteau of the founders' names: W for Louis Weiss, A for Sam and Al Aidekman, K for Abe Kesselman, the first E for pronunciation purposes, and FERN for Dave Fern), although the company adopted the name ShopRite for its stores in 1951. Wakefern's current chairman is Joseph Colalillo. Wakefern owns one of the Northeast's largest trucking fleets and is the third-largest cooperative in the United States. In 2011 its revenue was $12.8 billion. Wakefern also created and operates or franchises the PriceRite limited-assortment chain (based in Wethersfield, Connecticut) of stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Rhode Island. (PriceRite is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wakefern.) Wakefern supplies all of its members' ShopRite stores as well as the PriceRite chain. In July, 2007, the cooperative announced that for the first time, it was offering its wholesale services to third-party supermarket operators, in the Northeastern United States and
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    ALDI

    ALDI

    • Drugs manufactured: Lacura BODY CARE POWDER FRESH 200 stick
    ALDI Einkauf GmbH & Co. oHG, doing business as  ALDI (help·info), short for "Albrecht Discount", is a global discount supermarket chain based in Germany. The chain is made up of two separate groups, ALDI Nord (North - operating as ALDI MARKT), with its headquarters in Essen, and ALDI Süd (South - operating as Aldi Süd), with its headquarters in Mülheim an der Ruhr, which operate independently from each other within specific areas. The individual groups were originally owned and managed by brothers Karl Albrecht and Theo Albrecht; Karl Albrecht has since retired; he is Germany's wealthiest person. Theo Albrecht was Germany's second-wealthiest person at his death in July 2010. Aldi's German operations consist of Aldi Nord's 35 individual regional companies with about 2,500 stores in western, northern, and eastern Germany, and Aldi Süd's 31 regional companies with 1,600 stores in western and southern Germany. Internationally, Aldi Nord operates in Denmark, France, the Benelux countries, the Iberian peninsula, and Poland, while Aldi Süd operates in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Hungary, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia (operating as Hofer in Austria and Slovenia) and Australia. (In
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    Allergan

    Allergan

    • Drugs manufactured: Zymar 3 solution/drops
    Allergan, Inc., is a global specialty pharmaceutical company. Their product ranges include ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, dermatology products, and neurological products. The company's most notable neurologic product is Botox, used around the world to treat a variety of debilitating disorders associated with muscle overactivity and also well-known—under the trade names Botox Cosmetic and Vistabel—for the treatment of facial lines. Its most important manufacturing plants are in Waco, Texas; Westport, Ireland; and San Jose, Costa Rica. Allergan is also a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). They are the state corporate co-chair of Tennessee, a "Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference, and member of Louisiana Host Committee. In 1948 Gavin S. Herbert, Sr., started a small ophthalmic business in a laboratory above one of his Los Angeles drugstores. Stanley Bly, who had only a bachelor's degree in chemistry, created the business's first product, an antihistamine eye drop named Allergan. Under the company name Allergan, Bly developed additional products, including a cortisone eye drop, Cortefrin. The small business was assisted by the salesmanship of
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    Gojo Industries

    Gojo Industries

    • Drugs manufactured: Ethyl Alcohol 0.7 gel
    GOJO Industries, Inc., is a manufacturer of hand hygiene and skin care products. Its best known product is Purell instant hand sanitizer. The company was founded in 1946 in Akron, Ohio, where is again headquartered after a period in Cuyahoga Falls. GOJO introduced Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer in 1988, and its Provon brand name in 1989. GOJO was founded in 1946 in Akron, Ohio, by Goldie and Jerry Lippman. Goldie Lippman worked in a rubber factory during World War II where graphite, tar, and carbon often got on the hands of employees, and was difficult to remove. Goldie and Jerry worked together with Professor Clarence Cook from Kent State University’s chemistry department to formulate a heavy duty hand cleaner that they called GOJO Hand Cleaner which they sold to rubber workers. Prior to their product, chemicals such as benzene were used to remove soils, but these irritated the skin. After the war they began marketing to automotive service facilities. GOJO invented a liquid soap dispenser in 1950 to dispense their product in limited quantities after realizing that users were using much more than was needed to clean their hands, hence causing buyers to think the product was too
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    H-E-B

    H-E-B

    • Drugs manufactured: Rx Act Nasal Decongestant 30 film coated tablet
    HEB Grocery Company, LP (aka H-E-B Grocery Stores or simply H-E-B) is a privately held San Antonio, Texas, USA-based supermarket chain with more than 315 stores throughout the U.S. state of Texas and northern Mexico. The company also operates Central Market, an upscale organic and fine foods retailer. H-E-B ranked No. 12 on Forbes' 2011 list of "America's Largest Private Companies." H-E-B was named Retailer of the Year in 2010 by Progressive Grocer. Supermarket News ranked H-E-B No. 13 in the 2008 "Top 75 North American Food Retailers." Based on 2010 revenues, H-E-B is the twenty-fifth largest retailer in the United States. It donates 5 percent of pre-tax profits to charity. The company was founded on November 26, 1905 when Florence Butt opened the C.C. Butt Grocery Store on the ground floor of her family home in Kerrville, Texas. In 1919, Howard Edward Butt, Florence's youngest son, took over the store upon his return from World War I. Shortly after becoming owner of his mother's small store, Howard tried four expansions into Central Texas, including one in Junction, all of which failed. Finally in 1927, Howard launched a successful second store in Del Rio, Texas, followed by the
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    Medicis Pharmaceutical

    • Drugs manufactured: Loprox 7.7 cream
    Medicis Pharmaceutical is a medical cosmetics company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was founded in 1988. Among their products are Solodyn and Ziana for treating acne, and Restylane and Dysport for treating facial wrinkles. As of September 2011, the company has also sold its rights to the LipoSonix system to Solta Medical, for $35 million. LipoSonix is an ultrasound device intended to help destroy fat deposits in the vicinity of the stomach, referred to as "belly fat". In December 1997, Medicis acquired the Lincoln, Illinois GenDerm Corporation, a dermatology pharmaceuticals company. The merger was estimated to be worth $90 million. Medicis also acquired Ucyclyd Pharma, a Baltimore-based private company, for $23.4 million in cash in April 1999. Ucyclyd's main product was Buphenyl (sodium phenylbutyrate), used for treating urea cycle disorders. In 2005, they rejected a $2.2 billion unsolicited takeover proposal by Mentor. Jonah Shacknai, 54, is the founder and CEO of Medicis Pharmaceutical. He came to media attention in 2011 due to the deaths of his girlfriend Rebecca Zahau and of his son Max Shacknai, which occurred within days of each other. The day after Zahau's death,
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    SAS Group

    SAS Group

    • Drugs manufactured: Mediflex 5 cream
    Scandinavian Airlines System Aktiebolag (OSE: SAS, OMX: SAS, SAS DKK), trading as SAS Group and SAS AB, is a holding company with its head office on the grounds of the Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) in Sigtuna Municipality, Sweden. It is the parent company of the airlines Scandinavian Airlines, Blue1 and Widerøe, and the aviation services companies SAS Business Opportunities, SAS Cargo Group, SAS Ground Services and SAS Technical Services. It holds minority ownership of Air Greenland, Estonian Air and Skyways Express. The SAS Group is partially owned by the governments of Sweden, Denmark and Norway, with a 21.4%, 14.3% and 14.3% ownership, respectively. The remaining 50% are held by private owners, of which Foundation Asset Management at 7.6% is the only significant. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange, the Stockholm Stock Exchange and the Copenhagen Stock Exchange. The conglomerate was founded in 1951 as a merger between the three Scandinavian flag carriers Aerotransport (ABA), Det Danske Luftfartselskab (DDL) and Det Norske Luftfartselskap (DNL), after the three had been cooperating on international routes since 1946. Until 2001, the three national companies owned a
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    TAP Pharmaceutical Products

    • Drugs manufactured: Lupron 5 injectable solution
    TAP Pharmaceutical Products was formed in 1977 as a joint venture between the two global pharmaceutical companies, Abbott Laboratories and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. The company markets Prevacid (lansoprazole) and Lupron Depot (leuprolide acetate for depot suspension), both leaders in their classes. Joint venture came to an end in March 2008 and Takeda took over the TAP. Lupron Depot is indicated for the palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer, for management of endometriosis, in combination with iron for the preoperative treatment of anemia caused by uterine fibroids, and for the treatment of children with central precocious puberty. On October 3, 2001, the DOJ announced that TAP Pharmaceutical Products agreed to pay the government a record $875 million to settle extensive civil and criminal charges of illegally marketing and manipulating the costs of Lupron under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. To date, it is the fifth largest pharmaceutical settlement in U.S. history. The $875 million settlement broke down to: $290 million for violating the Prescription Drug Marketing Act. $559.5 million to settle federal fraud charges for overcharging Medicare. $25.5 million
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    White's

    White's

    • Drugs manufactured: Oxygen 99 gas
    White's is a London gentlemen's club, established at 4 Chesterfield Street in 1693 by Italian immigrant Francesco Bianco (AKA "Francis White"). Originally it was established to sell hot chocolate, a rare and expensive commodity at the time (and the source of its original title of "Mrs. White's Chocolate House"). These "chocolate houses" were seen as hotbeds of dissent by Charles II, but many converted into fashionable and respectable gentlemen's clubs like White's. As a side-business, tickets were sold there to the productions at King's Theatre and Royal Drury Lane Theatre. In the early 18th century, White's was notorious as a gambling house and those who frequented it were known as "the gamesters of White's." Jonathan Swift referred to White's as the "bane of half the English nobility." In 1778 it moved to numbers 37-38 St James's Street, on the east side of the street. From 1783 it was the unofficial headquarters of the Tory party, while the Whigs' Brooks's club was just down the road. A few apolitical and affable gentlemen managed to belong to both. The new architecture featured a bow window on the ground floor. In the later 18th century, the table directly in front of it became
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    Boehringer-Ingelheim

    Boehringer-Ingelheim

    • Drugs manufactured: Dexamethasone 1 tablet
    C.H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Ko. KG is the parent company of Boehringer Ingelheim, which was founded in 1885 by Albert Boehringer in Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany. The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world's 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Still headquartered in Ingelheim, it operates globally with 145 affiliates and more than 42,000 employees. The company's key assets of interest are: respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, Parkinson's disease, HIV, thromboembolic disease and cerebrovascular disease. Since it was founded in 1885, the family-owned company has been committed to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing novel products of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine. Boehringer Ingelheim is a full member of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations EFPIA. The corporate logo of Boehringer Ingelheim depicts a stylized rendition of the central section of the imperial palace of Charlemagne. The business areas consist of Human Pharmaceuticals and Animal Health. In 2010, 42,224 employees were in 145 affiliated companies worldwide, research and development (R&D) facilities were in seven sites and 20 production
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    Bradley pharmaceuticals

    • Drugs manufactured: Pamine 2.5 tablet
    Bradley Pharmaceuticals was a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Fairfield Township, Essex County, New Jersey. The company was founded in 1985 by Daniel Glassman who was also its CEO. The company marketed to niche physician specialties in the U.S. and 38 international markets. Bradley Pharmaceuticals comprised Doak Dermatologics, specialized in therapies for dermatology and podiatry; Kenwood Therapeutics, providing gastroenterology, OB/GYN and other internal medicine brands; and A. Aarons, which markets authorized generic versions of Doak and Kenwood therapies. Doak Dermatologics was the division of Bradley Pharmaceuticals that marketed products to dermatologists. Its flag products were Zoderm which is a topical anti-acne product. Adoxa (doxycycline) was an antibiotic intended to treat mild to severe acne. Kenwood was the affiliate brand that worked with therapeutic products. Among the most prescribed ones were Entsol which is a respiratory therapeutic product and Pamine which is intended to treat digestive problems. The company was publicly traded at the NYSE by its code BDY since May 2003. Bradley Pharmaceuticals merged with Nycomed, a European company. The merger was
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    Cargo

    • Drugs manufactured: Cargo Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 2.5/2.5 lotion
    CARGO is a Canadian cosmetics company founded in 1996 by Hana Zalzal. Based in Toronto, it is now a multimillion dollar company with makeup sold in five different countries. A signature of the brand is their oversize metal tins of lip gloss. The name CARGO comes from the idea that makeup is every woman's "cargo." A recent innovation from CARGO is their line of environmentally-friendly PlantLove Botanical Lipsticks. The lipstick cases are made from corn, which is a renewable resource and easily biodegradable, and the packaging is made from flower paper that can be planted as it is embedded with wildflower seeds. The lipstick itself contains no mineral oils or petroleums and is made of cymbidium orchids in a vegetable oil base with meadowfoam seed oil, mango seed oil, jojoba and shea butter. Furthermore, two dollars from every lipstick purchase is donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and for every virtual flower planted on the PlantLove website, CARGO will make a donation to Conservation International. Five of the lipstick shades are designed by celebrities Evangeline Lilly, Sarah Chalke, Maria Menounos, Lindsay Lohan and Mariska Hargitay. The other six shades are
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    Emcure Pharmaceuticals

    • Drugs manufactured: Nicardipine Hydrochloride 2.5 injection
    Emcure Pharmaceuticals headquartered at Pune in West India is a vertically integrated Indian pharmaceutical company. The company's products include tablets, capsules (both softgel capsules and hard-gel capsules), and injectables. USA - The company has a manufacturing facility and R&D centre at East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. Emcure is planning to raise money through an initial public offering Pharma Division There have been cases of drug recalls announced by Pharma majors like Pfizer & Teva after having manufactured their products with their partner Emcure. In 2010, Pfizer had to recalls three batches of a anti-bacterial product from the US market due to presence of Penicillium Chrysogenum in some samples . Teva recalls several batches of two products due to white tablets showing discoloration and presence of foreign particles in 2011 Emcure voices its concerns on HIV/AIDS through its "Let's fight AIDS together" initiative and supplies Antiretroviral drugs to Africa, Asia Pacific and CIS. As a part of its corporate social responsibility it supports 'Taal', a pharmacy for HIV/AIDS patients run by HIV/AIDS patients. Emcure has license agreements with Bristol-Myers Squibb for
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    Estée Lauder Companies

    Estée Lauder Companies

    • Drugs manufactured: Time Zone LINE AND WRINKLE REDUCING CREME SPF 15 NORMAL COMBO SKIN 3/7.5/5 cream
    Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. /ˈɛsteɪ ˈlɔːdər/ is a manufacturer and marketer of prestige skincare, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The company has its headquarters in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The company began in 1946 when Joseph Lauder and his wife Estée Lauder {Josephine Esther Mentzer) began producing cosmetics in New York City. They first carried only four products: Super-Rich All Purpose Creme, Creme Pack, Cleansing Oil, and Skin Lotion. Two years later they established their first department store account with Saks Fifth Avenue in New York. Over the next fifteen years they expanded the range and continued to sell their products in the United States. In 1960 the company started its first international account in the London department store Harrods. The following year it opened an office in Hong Kong. In 1964 they started Aramis Inc., which produced fragrances and grooming products for men. In 1967 Estée Lauder herself was named one of ten Outstanding Women in Business in the United States by business and financial editors. This was followed by a Spirit of Achievement Award from Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in 1968. In that year
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    Millennium Pharmaceuticals

    Millennium Pharmaceuticals

    • Drugs manufactured: Velcade 3.5 lyophilized powder for injectable solution
    Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., The Takeda Oncology Company is a leading biopharmaceutical company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Company markets Velcade (bortezomib) for injection, a cancer product, and has a growing clinical development pipeline of product candidates. Millennium research, development and commercialization activities are focused in two therapeutic areas: oncology and inflammation. By applying its knowledge of the human genome, understanding of disease mechanisms and industrialized drug discovery platform, Millennium is developing a line of new product candidates. It was one of the first companies to systematically search for genes linked to disease, but none of the drugs which it is marketing or has in clinical trial, with one partial exception, have been the results of that research. On May 14, 2008, Japanese company Takeda Pharmaceutical announced the completion of its acquisition of Millennium for US$25.00 per share in cash—a deal worth $8.8 billion. Takeda completed the acquisition through a tender offer and subsequent merger of a wholly owned subsidiary of Takeda into Millennium. Millennium is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Takeda. Millennium was
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    Tahitian Noni

    Tahitian Noni

    • Drugs manufactured: Tahitian Noni Original Lip Balm SPF15 7.5/3 ointment
    Morinda Bioactives, formerly known as Tahitian Noni International (TNI), a subsidiary of Morinda Holdings, Inc., is a multi-level marketing company that markets products made from the noni plant. Founded in 1996 and based in Provo, Utah, Morinda Bioactives employs approximately 1,500 employees worldwide. They claim total yearly sales in the range of $500 million yet do not publish any of the earnings publicly. Morinda has manufacturing factories in Tahiti, Japan, China, Germany, and the United States (American Fork, Utah). Kerry Asay (CEO) John Wadsworth (President) Kelly Olsen Kim Asay Stephen Story TNI's main product is Thrive Bioactive Beverage (also known as Tahitian Noni Juice), which retails for $38.00 U.S. per 1-L glass bottle or $30.00 U.S. per 750-ml aluminum bottle. The company also markets the HIRO line of beverages (e.g. Thermo, Energy, Mobility, and Vitality), which retail for $40.38 U.S. for a 24-pack of 250-mL cans, as well as various beauty and personal care products, teas (Tahiteas), food products, and dietary supplements. In February 2010, Tahitian Noni International launched a new product line called Tahitian Noni Bioactives and also renamed its flagship
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    UCB

    • Drugs manufactured: Semprex-D 8/60 capsule
    UCB (Union chimique belge) is a multinational biopharmaceutical manufacturing company headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. Every 3 years, the company presents the UCB Award under the patronage of the Queen Elisabeth Medical Foundation to promote neuroscience research. The winner of this award is selected by an independent scientific committee. UCB was founded on 18 January 1928 by Emmanuel Janssen, a Belgian businessman. Initially focused on industrial chemicals ( it was one of the first companies to distill amonia from coal ), the company also included a small pharmaceutical division based around Meurice Laboratories. In the early 1950s, UCB set up a research centre where new medicines such as Atarax (hydroxyzine) were developed. Successful sales enabled the pharmaceutical division to expand, and led to the discovery of another important compound, called piracetam. This was marketed in the 1970s as Nootropil and used to treat memory and balance problems. It remains one of UCB's key products. At this time, UCB was a company focusing on three core areas: pharmaceuticals, chemicals and films. The success of Nootropil made it possible for UCB to build a modern pharmaceutical site in
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    Usana

    • Drugs manufactured: SENSE Daytime Protective Broad Spectrum SPF 15 7.5/3/2 emulsion
    USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA), or USANA, is a Utah-based multilevel marketing company that produces various nutritional and skin-care products. USANA products, most of which are manufactured at the company’s West Valley City, Utah facility, are sold in sixteen international markets via a network of independent distributors (referred to as "associates"). USANA is the 24th largest direct selling company in the world. The company has sponsored and provided products to several athletic organizations. In 2007, several of USANAs executives were discovered to have made false statements in their resumes. USANA was founded by an immunologist and microbiologist Myron Wentz. USANA, based in West Valley City, Utah, sells its products through multilevel marketing: distributors recruit and profit from other distributors. The products are not available through retail channels, but instead can only be obtained through one of its independent distributors (referred to as "associates") or by direct order through the company. The company has approximately 222,000 associates and 68,000 "preferred customers" in its worldwide distribution network. In 2010, 90% of product sales was purchased by
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    Army and Air Force Exchange Service

    Army and Air Force Exchange Service

    • Drugs manufactured: Witch Hazel 86 liquid
    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) is an agency of the United States Department of Defense. Its dual missions are to provide quality merchandise and services of necessity and convenience to authorized customers at uniform low prices, and to generate reasonable earnings to supplement appropriated funds for the support of United States Army and Air Force Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs. The Exchange is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and its Director/Chief Executive Officer is Tom Shull. The Navy operates the equivalent Navy Exchange (NEX), while the Marine Corps operates the Marine Corps Exchange (MCX) and the United States Coast Guard operates the Coast Guard Exchange (CGX). The Exchange is charged with generating reasonable earnings, but returns roughly two-thirds of its net earnings to its customer base through their respective MWR programs (). The only congressionally appropriated money spent in the Exchange comes in the form of utilities and transportation of merchandise to overseas exchanges and for salaries of U.S. military personnel assigned to the Exchange . A non-appropriated fund instrumentality (NAFI) of the Department of Defense, the Exchange
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    Barr Pharmaceuticals

    • Drugs manufactured: Diazepam 10 tablet
    Barr Pharmaceuticals was a global specialty pharmaceutical company that operated in more than 30 countries worldwide. Barr were engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of generic and proprietary pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients. Barr Laboratories, Inc. was founded in 1970 by Edwin A. Cohen and was ultimately taken public under his leadership. On July 18, 2008, it was announced that rival firm, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, would acquire Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc for $7.46 billion plus the assumption of net debt of approximately $1.5 billion. Today Barr Laboratories exists only as a sub-division of Teva Pharmaceuticals, as part of the Teva Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (TAPI) division. Teva Pharmaceuticals develops and markets generic pharmaceuticals under various brand names, including the Barr Laboratories, Inc. label. Teva Pharmaceuticals is the largest generic drug manufacturer in the world.
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    Becton Dickinson

    • Drugs manufactured: BD E-Z Scrub 107 40 solution
    Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) (NYSE: BDX), is an American medical equipment company that manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, BD does business in nearly 50 countries and has 28,803 employees worldwide. In fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, 60% of BD sales were generated from non-U.S. markets. The company's customers include healthcare institutions, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public. BD was one of the first companies to sell U.S.-made glass syringes. It was also a pioneer in the production of hypodermic needles. Today, BD is divided into three segments: BD Medical, BD Diagnostics and BD Biosciences. BD was ranked 347 and 312, respectively, in the 2009 and 2010 Fortune 500 list. BD was founded in 1897 by Maxwell W. Becton and Fairleigh S. Dickinson, two American businessmen who met on a sales trip. The same year the company made its first sale, a Luer-all-glass syringe that sold for $2.50. In 1898 BD acquired its first patent for a medical product. In 1899 the company introduced its first logo which was meant to symbolize guaranteed superior quality of
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    Burt's Bees

    • Drugs manufactured: Natural Acne Solutions Clarifying Toner 1 liquid
    Burt's Bees is an American personal care products company that describes itself as an "Earth friendly, Natural Personal Care Company" making products for personal care, health, beauty, and personal hygiene. As of 2007, they manufactured over 197 products for facial and body skin care, lip care, hair care, baby care, men's grooming, and outdoor remedies distributed in nearly 30,000 retail outlets including grocery stores and drug store chains across the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Hong Kong, and Taiwan from their headquarters in Durham, North Carolina. Burt's Bees manufactures their products with natural ingredients using minimal processing such as distillation/condensation, extraction/steamed distillation/pressure cooking and hydrolysis to maintain the purity of those ingredients. In addition, every product has a "natural bar" which gives a percentage of natural ingredients in that product, often with detailed ingredient descriptions. Burt's Bees operates under a business model referred to as "The Greater Good," which outlines that all company practices must be socially responsible. To reflect this philosophy, Burt's Bees uses all natural ingredients, engages in
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    Coloplast

    • Drugs manufactured: Bedside-Care 1 shampoo
    Coloplast is an international company that develops, manufactures and markets medical devices and services related to ostomy, urology, continence, and wound care. Coloplast was founded in 1957, employs more than 7,500 people and operates around the world, with sales activities in 53 countries and production in Denmark, Hungary, France, China and the US. It has its headquarters in Humlebæk, Denmark. Its U.S. headquarters is in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company supplies products to hospitals and institutions as well as wholesalers and retailers. In selected markets, Coloplast is a direct supplier to consumers. The company had revenues of DKK 10.17 billion in 2010/2011. Europe constitutes the biggest market with 73% of sales while 17% of sales are in North America and 10% in the rest of the world. Coloplast is noted on the Danish Stock Exchange, and has for a number of years been represented among the 20 most traded shares in the country.
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    CSL Behring

    • Drugs manufactured: AlbuRx 12.5 solution
    CSL Behring is one of the world's leading plasma protein biotherapeutics companies, specializing in the manufacture of therapies for the treatment of rare and serious diseases. Its line of therapies includes products for the treatment of hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease, and other bleeding disorders; immune deficiencies including primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDD); hereditary angioedema and inherited respiratory disease. The company's products are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation, burn treatment and to prevent hemolytic diseases in newborns. The company also operates one of the world's largest plasma collection networks, CSL Plasma. Parent Company: CSL Limited, (ASX:CSL), Melbourne, Australia Headquarters: King of Prussia, PA Employees: 9,000+ Operations: In 19 countries President: Paul Perreault R&D: Marburg, Germany; Bern, Switzerland; King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA; Tokyo, Japan; Broadmeadows and Parkville, Victoria, Australia. CSL Behring is a subsidiary of CSL Limited (ASX: CSL), a specialty biopharmaceutical company with headquarters in Parkville, Australia. As part of a global alignment, the CSL Behring brand was established in 2007. Previously
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    DHC USA Inc.

    • Drugs manufactured: DHC Hand 3.1 liquid
    DHC USA Inc. is a subsidiary of DHC Corporation, manufacturers and marketers of over 1,500 products, including skincare, cosmetics, foods, and dietary supplements. It is one of the top five Japanese skincare companies and serves millions of customers globally, with annual worldwide sales approaching $1 billion. DHC USA produces a monthly catalog for its US-based audience that features editorial content and sales information to assist customers in making purchases via mail, telephone, facsimile, or online . DHC is well-known for its free product samples, which are mailed with each catalog. Customers can also choose four samples with every order. DHC originated as a translation service called Daigaku Honyaku Center in Tokyo, Japan, in 1972. The corporation expanded into several other enterprise ventures and, in 1983, introduced its first three skincare products: Olive Virgin Oil, Mild Soap, and Mild Lotion. More beauty products were added, many emphasizing the beneficial properties of olive oil. DHC USA Inc. was created in 1997 to provide mail-order distribution of DHC’s growing skincare product line within the United States. Its corporate headquarters and a warehouse are located in
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    Dr. Reddy's Laboratories

    • Drugs manufactured: Fondaparinux Sodium 2.5 injection
    Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. (NSE: DRREDDY, BSE: 500124, NYSE: RDY) is an integrated pharmaceutical company focused on providing medicines through its three business segments: Global Generics segment, Pharmaceutical Services and Active Ingredients (PSAI) segment and Proprietary Products segment. The company was founded by Dr. Anji Reddy, who had previously worked in the publicly owned Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited, of Hyderabad, India. Dr. Reddy's manufactures and markets a wide range of pharmaceuticals in India and overseas. The company has over 190 medications, 60 active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for drug manufacture, diagnostic kits, critical care, and biotechnology products. Dr. Reddy's began as a supplier to Indian drug manufacturers, but it soon started exporting to other less-regulated markets that had the advantage of not having to spend time and money on a manufacturing plant that would gain approval from a drug licensing body such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). By the early 1990s, the expanded scale and profitability from these unregulated markets enabled the company to begin focusing on getting approval from drug regulators for their
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    Gambro

    • Drugs manufactured: PrismaSol BGK0/2.5 2.5/1.5/100/3/140/32 solution
    Gambro is a global medical technology company that manufactures products for Dialysis treatment. The company is a global leader in developing, manufacturing and supplying products and therapies for Kidney and Liver Dialysis, Myeloma Kidney Therapy, and other extracorporeal therapies for Chronic and Acute patients. Gambro was founded in Lund, Sweden in 1964 by Holger Crafoord and has approx. 8,000 employees, production facilities in 9 countries, and sales in more than 100 countries. Professor Nils Alwall invented one of the first artificial kidneys in 1961. Three years later he met industrialist and businessman Holger Crafoord who was impressed by Alwall’s invention and felt compelled to develop and market this life-saving innovation. The development of single-use artificial kidneys began in Lund, Sweden and mass production started in 1967 with the “Ad-modum-Alwall” dialyzer. The company adopted the name Gambro, which is the abbreviation of the original Swedish company name: “Gamla Brogatans Sjukvårdsaffär Aktiebolag". Roughly translated, this means “The Old Bridge Street Medical Supplies Company". The company’s first plant outside Sweden was built in Hechingen, Germany in the
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    GE Healthcare

    • Drugs manufactured: Ceretec 0.5 lyophilized powder for injectable solution
    GE Healthcare is a division of GE Technology Infrastructure, which is itself a division of General Electric (GE). It employs more than 46,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. GE Healthcare is the first GE business segment to be headquartered outside the United States. In 2004, just before the completion of the $9 billion acquisition of U.K.-based Amersham plc, the formerly named GE Medical Systems was renamed GE Healthcare. In 1893 C.F. Samms and J.B. Wantz were making dental engines and beer pumps, and by October 1895 had a staff of 6 in a 30 square meter basement and a capital of $3,000 invested in Victor Electric Co. Victor Electric plunged into the x-ray business and by 1896 (one year after Roentgen’s discovery) were making x-ray machines. The business grew rapidly and so, in 1896, moved into new premises three times the original size, but this did not solve the space problems and the company made 3 moves by 1899. Victor Electric had competitors. In 1896 a G.A.Frye began making x-ray tubes and in 1897, that business was purchased by Swett & Lewis, and the first merger in the x-ray business had started. During the first
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    Genentech

    Genentech

    • Drugs manufactured: Boniva 3 kit
    Genentech Inc., or Genetic Engineering Technology, Inc., is a biotechnology corporation, founded in 1976 by venture capitalist Robert A. Swanson and biochemist Dr. Herbert Boyer. It is considered to have founded the biotechnology industry. Boyer is considered to be a pioneer in the field of recombinant DNA technology. In 1973, Boyer and his colleague Stanley Norman Cohen demonstrated that restriction enzymes could be used as "scissors" to cut DNA fragments of interest from one source, to be ligated into a similarly cut plasmid vector. While Cohen returned to the laboratory in academia, Swanson contacted Boyer to found the company. Boyer worked with Arthur Riggs and Keiichi Itakura from the Beckman Research Institute, and the group became the first to successfully express a human gene in bacteria when they produced the hormone somatostatin in 1977. David Goeddel and Dennis Kleid were then added to the group, and contributed to its success with synthetic human insulin in 1978. As of February 2011, Genentech employed more than 11,000 people. The Swiss global health-care company Hoffmann-La Roche now completely owns Genentech after completing its purchase on March 26, 2009 for
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    Guerlain

    Guerlain

    • Drugs manufactured: Lingerie de Peau Invisible Skin Fusions Foundation 05 3/3.16 liquid
    Guerlain (French pronunciation: [ɡɛʁlɛ̃]) is a French perfume house, among the oldest in the world. It has a large customer following, and has traditionally been held in high esteem in the perfume industry. Perfumes by Guerlain are often said to be characterized by a common olfactory accord known as the "Guerlinade." A perfume by the same name was launched by Guerlain in 1921. The House of Guerlain was owned and managed by members of the Guerlain family from 1828 to 1994. It was acquired in 1994 by the LVMH group, a multinational investment corporation specializing in luxury brands. The House of Guerlain was founded in 1828, when Pierre-François Pascal Guerlain opened his perfume store at 42, rue de Rivoli in Paris. As both the founder and first perfumer of the house, Pierre-François composed and manufactured custom fragrances with the help of his two sons, Aimé and Gabriel. Through continued success and the patronage of members in high society, Guerlain opened its flagship store at 15, rue de la Paix in 1840, and put its mark on the Parisian fashion scene. The success of the house under Pierre-François peaked in 1853 with the creation of Eau de Cologne Impériale for French Emperor
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    King Pharmaceuticals

    • Drugs manufactured: Levoxyl 200 tablet
    King Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: KG), was the world's 39th largest pharmaceutical company, based in Bristol, Tennessee. However, on October 12, 2010, King was acquired by Pfizer for $14.25 per share. King produced a wide range of pharmaceuticals, including Altace for heart attack prevention, Levoxyl for hypothyroidism, Sonata, a sleeping aid, and Skelaxin, a muscle relaxant. King Pharmaceuticals operated manufacturing facilities in Bristol, Tennessee, Rochester, Michigan, St. Louis, Missouri, St. Petersburg, Florida, and Middleton, Wisconsin, and they employed approximately 2,700 people including a sales force of over 1,000 individuals. King's wholly owned subsidiaries were Monarch Pharmaceuticals, Inc., King Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Inc., Meridian Medical Technologies Inc., Parkdale Pharmaceuticals, Inc., King Pharmaceuticals of Nevada, Inc., and Monarch Pharmaceuticals Ireland Limited. King Pharmaceuticals was founded in 1993 by John M. Gregory. In January 1994, King acquired a former Beecham plant in Bristol, Tennessee. The 500,000-square-foot (46,000 m) facility was purchased for $1.18 million from RSR Pharmaceutical, who had been using it after Beecham merged with
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    Kroger

    • Drugs manufactured: Peptic Relief 262 suspension
    The Kroger Co. is an American retailer founded by Bernard Kroger in 1883 in Cincinnati, Ohio. It reported US$90.4 billion in sales for fiscal year 2012 (ending January 28, 2012). It is the country's largest grocery store chain, its second-largest general retailer by revenue, and fourth-largest retailer in the world (surpassing Germany-based Metro AG in 2012), according to Deloitte. As of 2010, Kroger operated, either directly or through its subsidiaries, 3,574 stores. Kroger's headquarters are in downtown Cincinnati. It maintains markets in most states, from Virginia to Alaska, with store formats that include supermarkets, hypermarkets, department stores, convenience stores, and mall jewelry stores. Kroger-branded grocery stores are located throughout the Midwestern and Southern United States. Kroger also is parent to several "banner" chains, such as Ralph's in California. Kroger is a union company and its employees are represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). In 1883, Bernard "Barney" Kroger invested his life savings of $372 (roughly equal to $9,278.74 today) to open a grocery store in the Mount Airy neighborhood of Cincinnati. Kroger was the son of a
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    Lundbeck

    • Drugs manufactured: Xenazine 25 tablet
    H. Lundbeck A/S (commonly known simply as Lundbeck) is a Danish international pharmaceutical company engaged in the research and development, production, marketing, and sale of drugs for the treatment of disorders in the central nervous system (CNS), including depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington's disease, epilepsy and insomnia. Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark Lundbeck has international production facilities in Denmark, Mexico, Italy and France and affiliates or sales offices in 57 countries. Lundbeck employs around 6.000 people globally (as of 2011), and the company’s products are registered in more than 100 countries world wide. In 2011, the company's revenue was DKK 16.007 billion (€1.97 billion). Lundbeck is listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange (CSE). Lundbeck is a full member of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) and of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) The company was founded by Hans Lundbeck in 1915, and was initially a trading company supplying a variety of goods to the Danish market, including machinery for manufacturing,
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    Merck KGaA

    Merck KGaA

    • Drugs manufactured: Novothyrox 300 tablet
    Merck KGaA (dba EMD Chemicals in the U.S. and Canada) is a German chemical and pharmaceutical company. Merck, also known as “German Merck” and “Merck Darmstadt”, was founded in Darmstadt, Germany, in 1668, making it the world's oldest operating chemical and pharmaceutical company. The company was privately owned until going public in 1995. However, the Merck family still controls a majority (≈70%) of the company's shares. Following World War I, Merck lost possession of its foreign sites, including the Merck & Co. subsidiary in the United States. Merck & Co., which operates as Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD) outside the U.S. and Canada, is now an independent company. Merck KGaA operates mainly in Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania and Latin America. Since Merck & Co. holds the rights to the Merck name in the U.S. and Canada, the company operates under the umbrella brand EMD Chemicals in North America, formed from the initials of Emanuel Merck, Darmstadt. The roots of Merck reach back into the 17th Century. In 1668, Friedrich Jacob Merck, an apothecary, assumed ownership of the Engel-Apotheke ("Angel Pharmacy") in Darmstadt, Germany. In 1816, Emanuel Merck took over the pharmacy. Thanks to
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    NCH Corporation

    • Drugs manufactured: Healthy Hands Instant Antiseptic Hand Cleanser 42 solution
    NCH Corporation is a major international marketer of maintenance products, and one of the largest companies in the world to sell such products through direct marketing. NCH's products include specialty chemicals, fasteners, welding supplies, pet products, and plumbing parts. These products are sold through a number of wholly owned subsidiaries, many of which are engaged in the maintenance products business. Subsidiary companies in NCH's Chemical Specialties division produce a diverse array of maintenance chemicals that includes cleaners, degreasers, lubricants, grounds care, housekeeping, and water treatment products. Companies in the Partsmaster group offer a wide variety of items for maintenance and repair, including welding supplies and fasteners. The Plumbing Products Group provides plumbing supplies for the do-it-yourself retail consumer and the OEM market. The Retail Products Group markets a wide range of pet supplies. Other subsidiary groups under the NCH umbrella include X-Chem, an oil field services division, and Pure Solve, a partswashing service business. NCH has over 8,500 employees. Its branch offices and manufacturing plants are located on six continents, and its
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    Neals Yard Remedies

    • Drugs manufactured: Wild Rose Daily Moisture Sunscreen SPF 30 19 lotion
    Neal's Yard Remedies is a leading independent British retailer of organic natural health and beauty products. Founded in 1981 in Covent Garden, London, they have 40 stores across the UK. They also have branches in Japan and the USA. In 2009 they launched their direct home-selling channel in the UK and US, and their organic beauty collections are available in Japan, UAE, Oman, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Greece, Norway, Belgium, Italy, Mexico, South Africa and Australia. They are the UK’s largest high street retailer of therapeutic herbs, and carry the largest range of certified organic health and beauty products. The first Neal's Yard Remedies shop opened in 1981 in a corner of Neal's Yard in Covent Garden. Romy Fraser, the founder, was interested in natural health and wellbeing and opened a shop that offered a wide selection of dried herbs, homoeopathic remedies, the UK’s first certified organic essential oils, Bach flower remedies, and an extensive range of toiletries based on herbs and essential oils packaged in their distinctive blue glass bottles and jars. In 1985 a small factory was opened in South London to meet increasing demand. In 1986 they opened two new shops and they have
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    OPI Products

    • Drugs manufactured: Manicure By Opi - Finishing Butter 7.5/3.5 cream
    OPI Products is a nail lacquer manufacturer located in North Hollywood, California. Located on a 7 acre lot, all manufacturing, shipping and corporate operations are done from the North Hollywood location. OPI creates two seasonal collections yearly that consist of 12 shades inspired by the geographical location chosen for each collection. OPI, originally named Odontorium Products Inc., was a small dental supply company purchased by current OPI CEO and President George Schaeffer in 1981. Shortly after taking over the company, Schaeffer was joined by Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI’s Executive Vice President and Artistic Director. Both noticed nail technicians were purchasing the acrylic porcelains, used to make dentures for crafting artificial nails. Recognizing the potential of offering a superior and safer version of acrylics to nail professional, Schaeffer and Weiss-Fischmann partnered with a chemist and created what would be known today as the “Rubber Band Special”-an acrylic system that Schaeffer sold door-to-door to local nail salons. Schaeffer ended his dental sales and focused entirely on professional nail products. Keeping the letters from the original company name, OPI Products
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    Pliva

    • Drugs manufactured: Torsemide 5 tablet
    Pliva d.d. is a Croatian pharmaceutical company, based in Zagreb, Croatia. One of the world's largest producers of generic Adderall, it has seen drastic increases in revenue with an increasing number of patients being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). It is the largest pharmaceutical company in Southern Europe, and Croatia's third largest exporter. Pliva has recently recast itself as a generic pharmaceutical company leaving its proprietary business behind. Pliva was purchased in December 2008 by the international pharmaceutical company Teva Pharmaceuticals, and operates as part of the Teva Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (TAPI) division. Pliva operates in over 30 countries worldwide and is the leading pharmaceutical company based in Central and Eastern Europe. It specializes in the development, production and distribution of generic pharmaceutical products, including biologicals, cytostatics, and other generics, as well as active pharmaceutical ingredients. Pliva has recently been hailed for its newer, stronger, and more effective forms of adderall. The FDA hesitated in granting approval until it had been thoroughly tested in a laboratory setting. Due to lax
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    Tec Laboratories

    • Drugs manufactured: Licefreee Everyday 1 shampoo
    Tec Laboratories, Inc. is a manufacturer of over-the-counter pharmaceutical dermatological preparations. The company was founded in 1977 by a former Mead Johnson executive, chemical engineer Robert L. Smith, and is headquartered in Albany, Oregon. In the early 1950s, during the Cold War, chemist Dr. Robert Smith invented a waterless skin cleanser for the removal of radioactive dust. Smith stored it in gallon containers in his family’s underground fallout shelter. In 1962, Smith relocated his family from Indiana to Oregon, where Evelyn Smith, his wife, discovered that the cleanser, by then named Tecnu (for “technically new”), had another use. After an exposure to poison oak, to which she knew she was allergic, she washed the affected areas with Tecnu and did not get a rash. After more testing the cleanser was proven successful at removing the rash-causing oil found in the resin urushiol of the native plants poison oak, poison ivy, and poison sumac from skin, clothing, and pets’ fur. Additional testing was conducted by the Oregon State University Forestry Department. In 1977, Dr. Smith established the company as Tecnu Enterprises in Albany, Oregon. In the mid-1980s, the company name
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    Unilever

    Unilever

    • Drugs manufactured: Dove Clinical Protection Cool Essentials Antiperspirant and Deodorant 20 stick
    Unilever (Euronext: UNA, LSE: ULVR) is a British–Dutch multinational consumer goods company. Its products include foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. It is the world's third-largest consumer goods company measured by 2011 revenues (after Procter & Gamble and Nestlé) and the world's largest maker of ice cream. Unilever is a dual-listed company consisting of Unilever N.V., based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and Unilever PLC, based in London, United Kingdom. Both companies have the same directors and they operate as a single business. The current non-executive Chairman of Unilever N.V. and PLC is Michael Treschow while Paul Polman is Group Chief Executive. Unilever owns over 400 brands, amongst the largest selling of which are Aviance, Axe/Lynx, Ben & Jerry's, Dove, Flora/Becel, Heartbrand, Hellmann's, Knorr, Lipton, Lux/Radox, Omo/Surf, Rexona/Sure, Sunsilk, Toni & Guy, TRESemmé, VO5 and Wish-Bone. Unilever PLC has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It had a market capitalisation of £27.3 billion as of 23 December 2011, the 18th-largest of any company with a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange.
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    W. W. Grainger

    W. W. Grainger

    • Drugs manufactured: Tough Guy Hand Sanitizer Wipes Tough Guy 0.1/0.1 cloth
    W. W. Grainger, Inc. is a Fortune 500 industrial supply company founded in 1927 in Chicago. Grainger's catalog includes such offerings as motors, lighting, material handling, fasteners, plumbing, tools, and safety supplies. Revenue is generally from business to business sales rather than consumer sales. The company was founded by William W. Grainger in 1927 in Chicago, Illinois. He established the company to provide an efficient solution for fulfilling business consumers' needs. The business was incorporated as W. W. Grainger, Inc., in 1928. Sales in the early days were generated primarily through mail order via post cards and a catalog. The MotorBook, as the catalog was originally called, was the basis for today's Grainger catalog. Grainger headquarters are now located in Lake Forest, IL. In 1967, Grainger became a publicly traded company. Grainger is a profitable corporation and has increased dividends to its shareholders for 36 consecutive years. The company has grown consistently since becoming public and has passed $1 billion in annual sales in 1984 and $5 billion in sales in 2004. The company is currently in the midst of a massive expansion, which includes the remodeling of
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