Drug Companies Rockin’ – Don’t Come Knockin’

On October 15, 2015 · 0 Comments

elililEli Lilly & Co. is back on top – but not alone – as the brand-name pharmaceutical manufacturer that pharmacists perceive as most committed to pharmacy, according to?this site’s?exclusive annual Corporate Honor Roll survey. Lilly topped the poll in 1997, fell to second last year, and now, in 1999, is back to reclaim its throne.

This year, however, Lilly does not rule alone; Schering-Plough tied for first place this year as most committed to pharmacy, a dramatic rise from its sixth place finish in 1998, and its No. 4 ranking in 1997.

Lilly and Schering both received 20.6 percent of pharmacists’ votes. Pfizer was a close third, with 17.6 percent, catapulting the company from its seventh place finish in 1998. Last year’s No. 1 – Glaxo Wellcome – tumbled to fifth place with 11.8 percent of votes (Table 1).

Among generic drug manufacturers, Mylan continued its reign of dominance, taking home top honors for the fifth consecutive year despite also being selected as the generic company whose relations with pharmacy had worsened most in the last

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