|Exchange:||New York Stock Exchange|
|Stock:||Bristol-Myers Squibb Co|
|Industry:||Drug Manufacturers - Major|
|Bristol-Myers Squibb Co, a Delaware corporation was incorporated in August 1933 under the name Bristol-Myers Company. In 1989, Bristol-Myers Company changed its name to Bristol-Myers Squibb Company as a result of a merger. It is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development, licensing, manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of biopharmaceutical products. The Company operates in one segment: BioPharmaceuticals. The Company’s pharmaceutical products include chemically-synthesized drugs, or small molecules, and an increasing portion of products produced from biological processes (typically involving recombinant DNA technology), called ‘biologics’. Small molecule drugs are typically administered orally, e.g., in the form of a pill or tablet, although other drug delivery mechanisms are used as well. Biologics are typically administered to patients through injections or by infusion. Its revenues come from products in the following therapeutic classes: cardiovascular; virology, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection; oncology; neuroscience; immunoscience and metabolics. Regional commercial organizations are used to distribute and sell the product. The business is also supported by global corporate staff functions. These products are sold mainly to wholesalers, and to a lesser extent, directly to distributors, retailers, hospitals, clinics, government agencies and pharmacies. The Company’s key prodcts include, Plavix , Avapro , Eliquis , Reyataz , Sustiva Franchise , Baraclude , Sprycel, Yervoy, Orencia among others.The Company promotes its products directly to healthcare providers such as doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, technologists, hospitals, Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs), Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and government agencies. The Company also markets directly to consumers in the U.S. through direct-to-consumer print, radio and television and digital advertising and promotion. The markets in which the Company competes are generally broad-based and highly competitive. The Company competes with other research-based drug companies, many smaller research companies and generic drug manufacturers. The Company is subject to global regulation by regional, country, state and local agencies.|
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