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The name of the company Pfizer Inc. - the largest American pharmacological corporation was given by the name of one of the founders, a German by birth, Charles Pfizer (Charles Pfizer). This can be guessed without delving into the vicissitudes of the history of the company - such a strange, hard-to-pronounce word may seem attractive to the owner of the company only if it is his own, favorite surname. In 1849, 160 years ago, two cousins Charles Pfizer and Charles Erhart decided to go into business and opened their own pharmaceutical company. Charles Pfizer & Company in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. Young entrepreneurs turned their attention to the medicine known in the middle of the 19th century - santonin, used to combat parasites. The idea to make a “candy” out of this unpleasant-tasting medicine was literally embodied in the literal sense of the word: Charles Pfizer’s knowledge of chemistry and Charles Earhart’s confectionery skills helped to give santonin the taste of toffee and almonds, and by wrapping the medicine in a beautiful wrapper, entrepreneurs could confidently count on success.
The American Civil War lasted from 1861 to 1865. spurred the growth of the company. Demand for painkillers and disinfectants increased, substances such as morphine, iodine, camphor were consumed in huge quantities.
Around the same time, the company began producing tartaric acid, and later citric acid, to meet the needs of the chemical and food industries. By the end of the 1940s, Pfizer was the world leader in the production of vitamins, in particular vitamin C.
In 1928, events take place that determined the further development of medicine. Alexander Flemming isolated penicillin from a mold fungus - the first antibiotic in history. The inventor himself did not believe in the industrial future of his offspring, considering the process of its production to be difficult, but seeing the future behind penicillin, many companies continued to finance developments and industrial production was established. Pfizer based penicillin production on deep fermentation technology and, by the start of World War II, the company became the world leader in antibiotic production and provided a huge share of the needs of the army.
Pfizer management pays great attention and allocates funding to research and development in the field of new drugs. The most successful Pfizer drugs were Diflucan - an antifungal drug, Viagra - a drug for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, Geodon - a drug for the treatment of schizophrenia, Vfend - a drug for the treatment of fungal infections, Replax - for the treatment of migraine, Caduet - a drug that lowers cholesterol and high blood pressure, and many others. other drugs for the treatment of diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases. The priority direction for today is the development of drugs for AIDS and infectious diseases. The constant introduction of new technologies and progressive developments have allowed Pfizer to constantly develop and reach new levels, today it is the world leader in pharmacology, the company's shares were included in the calculation of the Dow Jones index, which indicates the influence and success of the company.