A new analysis from the research firm Reputation Institute evaluated public perception of 16 pharmaceutical companies in seven areas: products and services, innovation, workplace, governance, citizenship, leadership, and financial performance.
The report drew from 16,800 ratings done by people in eight countries, including the US, Canada, and the UK.
Check out the Reputation Institute’s drug company scores:
1. AbbVie: AbbVie is known for its blockbuster drug, Humira, and in 2016, the company acquired cancer drugmaker Stemcentrx in what was the second-largest acquisition in the history of venture capital.
2. Novo Nordisk: Novo Nordisk, a Danish pharmaceutical company, is known for its diabetes medications.
3. Takeda Pharmaceuticals: In 2017, Takeda acquired cancer drugmaker Ariad Pharmaceuticals, and in April, the FDA approved its lung cancer drug.
4. Roche: Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche has its hands in a lot of cancer research, including its cancer immunotherapy drug Tecentriq and putting in major investments in technology companies.
5. Janssen Pharmaceuticals: The companies’ drugs had an average list price increase of 8.5% in 2016 while its net price increase was just 3.5%
6. Gilead Sciences: Right out of the gate, the drugmaker finished with a “strong” reputation.
7. Bayer: This German company that has its hands in everything from pharmaceuticals to consumer products like Aspirin and Alka Seltzer to agriculture products, had the best reputation in 2016.
8. Merck: New Jersey-based Merck’s reputation score fell almost 2 points in 2017. The company makes Gardasil, the vaccine designed to protect against the sexually transmitted infection HPV.
- Sanofi: The French company known in part for its diabetes medicines and vaccine program, increased its reputation by four points.
10. Eli Lilly: The Indianapolis-based company is known for its diabetes medications.
11. Allergan: In September 2016, Allergan committed to only single-digit drug-price increases, a line it closely hugged for some drugs.
12. Merck KGaA: Merck KGaA, a German drug company, was one of the companies that had a lower reputation compared to last year’s report.
13. Bristol-Myers Squibb: the New York-based pharmaceutical company is known for its diabetes and heart-related drugs.
14. AstraZeneca: is a British-Swedish pharmaceutical company known most widely for its acid reflux medication Nexium.
15. GlaxoSmithKline: along with Pfizer were the only two companies that had “average” reputations, while the rest had “strong” reputations.
16. Pfizer: is known for drugs like Lipitor and Viagra.
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