OUR HISTORY

We've done great things in the past.
Today, we're doing great things for the future.

For more than 125 years, our company has been guided by the conviction that great medicines change the world.

WATCH VIDEO: OUR QUEST TO CURE CONTINUES

Meeting tomorrow’s health care challenges will require more of the same dedication that has made us a leader in the health care industry. This video, created to celebrate our 125th anniversary, highlights our past discoveries and our promises for the future.

Since 1891, our researchers have helped to find new ways to treat and prevent illness — from the discovery of vitamin B1, to cold remedies and antacids, to the first measles vaccine and the first statins to treat high cholesterol. Our scientists have also helped develop many products to improve animal health, including vaccines and antibiotics. Today, as a premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company, we continue to focus our research on conditions that represent some of today’s most significant health challenges – like cancer, HIV, HPV, hepatitis C, cardio-metabolic disease, antibiotic-resistant infection and Alzheimer’s disease, and we are on the front lines in the fight against emerging global pandemics, such as Ebola.

While we are proud of our past, we are enthusiastic about the future. We aim to create a healthier, brighter future for people around the world.