AstraZeneca

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AstraZeneca PLC, is a large Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company formed on 6 April 1999 by the merger of Swedish Astra AB and British Zeneca Group PLC. Zeneca was originally known as Imperial Chemical Industries prior to a demerger in 1993.[1] (http://tantalum.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/AstraZeneca#fn_AZHistory)[2] (http://tantalum.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/AstraZeneca#fn_AZpreAZ) AstraZeneca develops, manufactures, and sells pharmaceuticals to treat disorders in the gastrointestinal, cardiac and vascular, neurological and psychiatric, infection, respiratory, pathological inflammation and oncology areas.

Sales in 2003 totalled $18.8 billion, with a profit before tax of $4.2 billion. Total R&D spending was $3.5 billion. The corporate headquarters are in London, UK, the research and development (R&D) headquarters are in Södertälje, Sweden. Major R&D centres are located on three continents in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, and India.

The current chief executive of AstraZeneca is Sir Tom McKillop.

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AstraZeneca specialises in prescription medicines to fight disease in the several therapeutic areas. Year-on sales information can be found through AstraZeneca annual reports (http://www.astrazeneca.com/article/11161.aspx). The following is a list of key products as found on the AstraZeneca US website (http://www.astrazeneca.com/node/productbrowse.aspx), retrieved 2005-03-27.

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AstraZeneca is one of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers in 2004 according to Working Mothers magazine.

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References

  1. Template:Anb AstraZeneca - History, merger of Astra AB and Zeneca Group PLC, (http://www.astrazeneca.com/article/11163.aspx) part of the AstraZeneca home site (http://www.astrazeneca.com/node/home.aspx). Retrieved 2005-03-20. (merger and post-merger history)
  2. Template:Anb AstraZeneca: Merger partners in brief, (http://www.astrazeneca.com/article/11167.aspx) part of the AstraZeneca home site (http://www.astrazeneca.com/node/home.aspx). Retrieved 2005-03-20. (history of Astra AB and Zeneca Group PLC)

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