Pharma Ranking

Pharma Ranking “Best Pharmaceutical Companies”

Pharma Ranking of Best Pharmaceutical Companies

A total of 29 pharmaceutical companies are included in the 2018 Pharma Ranking “Best Pharmaceutical Company” in Germany, which are all involved in pharmaceutical drug research.

Among them are all-rounders such as Novartis Pharma, MSD, Pfizer and Sanofi-Aventis, as well as specialist companies such as Gedeon Richter, LEO Pharma and Biogen. The “Best Pharmaceutical Companies” 2018 ranking includes all of the 20 leading pharmaceutical reseach companies worldwide in terms of sales, which are rated according to the benchmark method.

The Pharma ranking “Best Pharmaceutical Companies”, “Pharma Trend Image & Innovation Award”, and the winners of the “Golden Tablet” and “Most Innovative Product” awards will be announced on September 18 2018 at the Deutsches Museum in Munich.

Ranking 2018: “Best Pharmaceutical Companies – Germany – Top 20” (alphabetical)

The Pharma ranking “Best Pharmaceutical Companies”, “Pharma Trend Image & Innovation Award”, and the winners of the “Golden Tablet and “Most Innovative Product awards will be announced on September 18 2018 at the Deutsches Museum in Munich.

Ranking alphabetical “Pharma Trend Best Pharmaceutical Companies – Germany 2018”

  • Abbott
  • AbbVie
  • Amgen
  • AstraZeneca
  • Bayer Vital / Jenapharm
  • Berlin-Chemie
  • Biogen
  • Bionorica
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Eli Lilly
  • Gedeon Richter
  • Gilead Sciences
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Infectopharm
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Leo
  • Merck KGaA
  • MSD
  • Novartis Pharma / Hexal
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Pfizer
  • Procter& Gamble
  • Roche Pharma
  • Sanofi / Sanofi Pasteur / Sanofi Genzyme
  • Schwabe
  • Shire
  • SOBI
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries / Ratiopharm

Ranking 2017: “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. Parent companies and their subsidiaries are considered as single combined entities.

Rank 2017CompanyTrendRank 2016
1Lilly5
2Novo Nordisk6
3Novartis Pharma4
4Takeda Pharma2
5Janssen-Cilag1
6Bayer Vital (incl. Jenapharm)13
7Boehringer Ingelheim7
8Sanofi (incl. Sanofi Genzyme, Sanofi Pasteur)12
9AbbVie18
10Astellas Pharma8
11Biogen15
12MSD11
13GlaxoSmithKline3
14Roche Pharma3
15Bristol-Myers Squibb8
16Daiichi Sankyon/a
17Amgenn/a
18AstraZeneca 9
19Pfizer14
20Otsukan/a

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 2018 survey was carried out in Germany between May and July 2018. 1.000 doctors and pharmacists were surveyed. As a rule, each pharmaceutical company was evaluated by 80 doctors resp. pharmacists from the relevant field of study; sufficient for statistically reliable results on the companies. The rating of companies that are active in multiple therapeutic fields (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.