Pakistan is proud to have renowned and profit-making pharmaceutical companies which have been serving millions of consumers. These companies, while taking care of the many medical needs of the people, are also earning record revenue due to their unique and novel products and medical equipment. With advancement in medical science and technology, different compositions of medicines are rolling out of these companies, which are helping patients brave a number of life-threatening diseases. Fighting diseases, both minor and major, has never been much easier in Pakistan, thanks to a growing network of these top-of-the-line pharmaceutical giants.
Here is the list of top 15 pharmaceutical companies in Pakistan contributing immensely to the health sector.
GlaxoSmithKline (SGK) is one of the biggest investors in Pakistan’s health sector. A company that started in 1951, GlaxosmithKline currently deals in areas including dermatology, gastroenteritis, analgesics, oncology, urology, and anxiety among others. The company is increasingly investing in research and development on a massive scale, coming up with unique and innovative medicines and medical equipment.
2. Getz Pharma (Private) Limited
When Getz Pharma established itself in 1995 in Pakistan, it had a meagre workforce of just 45 people, with a small revenue base. With a legacy of over 160 years, today, Getz Pharma has changed from a small industrial facility to a topnotch pharmaceutical company in the country. Getz has a global workforce of more than 5,700 highly competent people and operates in a number of countries worldwide.
3. Abbott Laboratories Pakistan Limited
Abbott is one of Pakistan’s foremost pharmaceutical companies. A company that began its operations in Pakistan as a marketing associate in 1948 has grown into highly reputed and reliable with over 1,500 employees. Currently, Abbott has two production centers in Karachi, and it’s rolling out cutting-edge medical products and equipment with the aim of serving millions of patients across the country.
4. Sami Pharmaceutical (Private) Limited
From very humble beginnings, Sami Pharmaceutical has now reached a place where it can rightly be called as a force to be reckoned with. The company made its name at a time when the pharmaceutical giants dominated the healthcare industry; it launched quality branded generics, some of which also took foremost positions in their respective categories. Sami Pharma is on track to becoming the leading pharmaceutical company, by engaging in research and development and producing cutting-edge products and equipment.
5. The Searle Company Limited
Established in Pakistan on 5th October 1965, Searle acquired a small manufacturing facility in Karachi’s SITE area where it started producing a few top medicines such as Lomotil, Diodoquin, Neomycin Sulfate, Hydryllin, and more. The company manufactures high-quality pharmaceutical products and is continuing with research and production of medicines on a massive scale.
6. Hilton Pharma (Private) Limited
A member of the innovative group of companies, Hilton Pharma combines the values of free enterprise and honest work ethic with strict compliance and existing manufacturing practices. Unquestionably, Hilton Pharma has emerged as one of Pakistan’s largest pharmaceutical organizations by dint of its commitment to producing quality products and serving consumers with the utmost diligence.
7. Ferozsons Laboratories
Founded in 1960, Ferozsons Laboratories is listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchange and is one of the foremost pharmaceutical companies in Pakistan. The company sells and manufactures several innovative pharmaceutical products and equipment. The company is also the exclusive partners for Gilead Sciences Inc. for their array of exclusive products in HBV, HCV and HIV.
8. Pfizer Pakistan Limited
Established in 1959, Pfizer is committed to delivering innovative medicines to meet some of the pressing medical needs of patients. The company has always remained active in highlighting the healthcare challenges encountered by the country, meeting them by providing the knowhow the company has in this sector. Pfizer provides access to safe, ground-breaking and affordable medicines to millions of Pakistanis, and is also responsible for managing distribution networks in Afghanistan.
With over 150-year history, Bayer enjoys core competencies in the areas of medicine and agriculture. With its innovative products, the company is contributing to finding solutions to some of the chief challenges of contemporary times. The company’s ground-breaking products help improve quality of life for an increasing population by focusing its R&D activities on preventing, easing and treating diseases.
10. Macter pharma
Macter Pharma is one of the top pharmaceutical companies in Pakistan. A public limited company, Macter has a successful 30-year track record in the manufacturing of scores of pharmaceutical products. The company enjoys a reputation of producing topnotch products, and is one of the top 5 manufacturers in size.
PharmEvo is Pakistan’s leading pharmaceutical company engaged in the production, development, and marketing of a range of medicines, medical equipment, and infant products. The company is committed to becoming a global organization by upholding and retaining customer confidence and manufacturing topnotch medicines that are on par with global standards.
12. Martin Dow
Established in 1995, Martin Dow is one of the most successful multinational pharmaceutical companies in Pakistan with a global presence, a feat achieved by virtue of its employees’ hard work and its commitment to manufacturing a wide gamut of quality products. The company boasts of 60 highly reputable brands with more than one thousand employees around the globe.
Based in Switzerland, Novartis is a global pharmaceutical company that provides solutions to the developing needs of patients all over the world. The company is committed is to finding novel ways to improve and extend people’s lives, while its vision is to be a reliable leader in shifting the practice of medicine. The company’s strategy is to take advantage of knowledge-based innovation to deliver better patient results, with the aim to lead in evolving fields of medicine.
Sanofi, a world-renowned biopharmaceutical company, is committed to helping millions of patients overcome their health challenges. The company has a workforce of 100,000 people in 100 countries, while it has been operating in Pakistan for over half a century, helping improve the quality of life through cutting-edge, top-quality products.
15. Bosch pharma
Offering unique benefits in health care system, Bosch is one of the fastest growing pharmaceuticals companies in Pakistan. With an impressive portfolio, Bosch is committed to medical advancement fully aware of the fact that there can be no better world than free from disease. Established in 1994, the company has its main office and manufacturing facility in Karachi, Pakistan.
Medonline, one of Pakistan’s premier online drugstore, proudly claims to have all types of medical products—from over-the-counter medicines to lifesaving drugs—from the companies mentioned above. Patients afflicted with various diseases have been benefiting from Medonline’s medical products and equipment at discounted prices.