Our growing understanding of human disease gives us the most promising platform ever to discover and develop medicines that treat disease in new ways. Today, more than 5,000 medicines are in development globally, all of which have the potential to help patients in the United States and around the world.
We’ve come a long way but much remains to be done. Our more than 810,000 direct sector employees are committed to achieving critical breakthroughs to keep people healthy, reduce health care costs and improve millions of lives. In 2011, the industry also supported another 2.5 million jobs outside the biopharmaceutical sector, for a total of about 3.4 million jobs.
Every day we strive to:
- Be a strong partner in an increasingly complex health care system;
- Drive America’s global leadership and innovation in biopharmaceutical research;
- Support vibrant communities across the country through our investment, research, clinical trials and other work;
- And, deliver progress for patients who depend on this industry to discover new medicines that help us live longer, more productive lives.
The next major medical discovery is within our collective reach. Helping patients live healthy and productive lives is at the core of everything we do.