Vaccine Deal, PTV News: Mar 24, 2010




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Video title: Vaccine Deal, PTV News: Mar 24, 2010
Released on: March 24, 2010. © PharmaVentures Ltd
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Pfizer and GSK to supply world's poorest with US $60m cut-price pneumococcal shots
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Pfizer
Pfizer Incorporated is a pharmaceutical company, ranking number one in sales in the world. The company is based in New York City, with its research headquarters in Groton, Connecticut. It produces 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 outside the USA and Canada, mainly in South America).
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
GSK is the world's second largest pharmaceutical company, by employees; and a research-based company with a wide portfolio of pharmaceutical products covering anti-infectives, central nervous system, respiratory, gastro-intestinal/metabolic, oncology, and vaccines products. It also has a Consumer Healthcare operation comprising leading oral healthcare products, nutritional drinks, and over the counter medicines.