Pfizer is the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical company. For more than 150 years we have been discovering, developing, manufacturing and marketing innovative treatments for both humans and animals around the globe.
Ranked as one of the world’s top ten companies, our Year 2000 sales turnover was approximately $US29.5 billion.
Our core business divisions are Pharmaceuticals, Animal Health, Consumer Health Care, Research and Development, and Manufacturing.
In the year 2001, Pfizer will invest around $US5 billion in worldwide research and development. Our scientific staff of 12,000 is the largest pharmaceutical research team in the world looking into vital research areas such as oncology, heart disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and parasitology.
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Group (PPG)
The Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Group market and distribute many of the world’s leading prescription medications.
Additionally, the PPG group organises the clinical trial programs associated with new products and indications.
Animal Health Group (AHG)
Pfizer’s Animal Health Group provides some of the world’s most innovative and effective medicines for pets and livestock. Its product line and geographic scope are unmatched in the industry, treating every major animal species in more than 140 countries.
Pfizer Consumer Health Care (CHC)
From cold and allergy relief to skin care, Pfizer’s Consumer Health Care Group represents many of the industry’s leading over-the-counter brands.
Our treatments cover a broad range of areas including cough & colds, digestive health, mouthwash, pain relief, skin care, women’s health and shaving products.
Pfizer – Australia/New Zealand
In Australia/New Zealand, Pfizer employs more than 1200 people. With the area head office in Sydney, as well as two major manufacturing sites, the Australian operation manufactures products for export to countries throughout south-east Asia.
Pfizer’s role in the community as a good corporate citizen is one we take great pride in. Throughout the communities in which we work and live, Pfizer provides support and donates resources, funding and employee time to a range of causes, events and organisations.
In Australia, Pfizer is the major sponsor of the Royal Life Saving program titled ‘Keep Watch’. This campaign aims to raise awareness and prevent toddler drownings – the #1 most preventable cause of death of children under the age of five in Australia.