The top pharmaceutical companies in the world have established a global name for themselves. Owing to the latest technologies and research and developments done by these companies, these companies are on top of the innovation charts as well. Here is the list of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world in 2014 based on their sales revenues.
Abbott Laboratories is an American pharma company. The company headquarters are located in North Chicago, Illinois and has a presence in more than 130 countries. The company was founded in 1888 by Wallace Calvin Abbott. It developed the first HIV blood-screening test in1985. Abbott's core business areas are pharmaceuticals, medical devices and nutritional products. The domains of focus are for Animal Health, Diabetes Care, Vascular, Diagnostics, Molecular, Nutrition, adult health products (Ensure and ZonePerfect) and special dietary needs. Some of Abbott’s drugs include the blockbuster drug Humira, Norvir, Depakote, and Synthroid. Abbott also produces nutrient supplements like Ensure. It has employee strength of over 91,000.