Pharma Ranking

Pharma Ranking “Best Pharmaceutical Companies”

A total of 35 pharmaceutical companies are included in the 2016 Pharma Ranking “Best Pharmaceutical Company” in Germany. Big pharmaceutical enterprises as well as mid-sized family companies, all of which are involved in pharmaceutical research, have earned places in the “Best Pharmaceutical Companies” ranking in Germany.

Among them are all-rounders such as Novartis Pharma, Pfizer and Sanofi-Aventis, as well as specialist companies such as Allergopharma, Infectopharm and Jenapharm. The “Best Pharmaceutical Companies” 2016 ranking includes a total of 18 of the 20 leading pharmaceutical companies worldwide in terms of sales, which are rated according to the benchmark method. All but four of the pharmaceutical companies are members of the FSA – Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle für die Arzneimittelindustrie e.V. or the AKG Arzneimittel und Kooperation im Gesundheitswesen e.V. and have committed to comply with ethical standards.

Ranking 2016: “Best Pharmaceutical Companies – Germany – Top 20”

The Pharma ranking “Best Pharmaceutical Companies – Germany – Top 20” features the 20 leading pharmaceutical research companies in terms of sales. The medical professionals’ rating of the companies takes business relationships into account; parent companies and their subsidiaries are considered as single combined entities.

Rank 2016Company
2Takeda Pharma
3Roche Pharma
4Novartis Pharma
6Novo Nordisk
7Boehringer Ingelheim
8Bristol-Myers Squibb
Astellas Pharma
13Bayer HealthCare
17Gilead Science

Ranking 2016: “Best Pharmaceutical Companies – Germany – Large Individual, Mid-sized, and International Companies”

Large individual enterprises, mid-sized companies and international companies are rated in the “Best Pharmaceutical Companies – Germany – Large Individual, Mid-sized, and International Companies” ranking, which excludes the top 20 enterprises.

Rank 2016Company
4Almirall Hermal
6Leo Pharma
11Bencard Allergie
15Leti Pharma

Ranking “Best Pharmaceutical Companies” – Database

Since 2000, the market analysis Pharma Trend has revealed the best pharmaceutical companies and the most innovative products within disciplines. The 2016 survey was carried out in Germany between May and July 2016. 900 doctors were surveyed, most of whom belonged to one of 39 pharmaceutical companies. As a rule, each pharmaceutical company was evaluated by 80 doctors from the relevant field of study; sufficient for statistically reliable results on the companies that focus their therapies on a single specialty (specialists). The rating of the top 20 companies that are active in multiple fields of study (generalists) was usually conducted by doctors from at least two disciplines.

The market research is carried out upon request from pharmaceutical companies that decide which specialist areas are to be analysed. When a pharmaceutical company commissions research in a field of study, the company is included in the development of the benchmark and ranking.

“Best Pharmaceutical Companies” – Creating the Ranking

The foundation of the ranking is medical professionals’ evaluation of pharmaceutical companies concerning the dimensions of quality of marketing and sales, quality of products and services, innovation, efficiency, transparency, accountability, ethical behavior, management quality and commercial success. The ranking is developed based on the evaluations of said dimensions with respect to their significance to the reputation of pharmaceutical companies, which is measured in the following criteria: overall effectiveness, competence, reliability, credibility and commendation. All of the pharmaceutical companies are evaluated based on the factors, calculated using multivariate analysis for each individual dimension. The individual pharmaceutical companies are then awarded values in terms of their performance in the respective dimensions. The ranking is developed using the weighted values given to each pharmaceutical company.

The Pharma ranking “Best Pharmaceutical Companies”, “Pharma Trend Image & Innovation Award”, and the winners of the “Golden Tablet” and “Most Innovative Product” awards were announced on September 13 2016 at the Deutsches Museum in Munich.