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  • Branded drugs are more expensive because they’re newer, generally groundbreaking, and often for conditions that are difficult to treat. However, after a certain period of time, these same innovative medicines become generic medicines.

  • The difference between our approach and that of many other companies is that when a medicine becomes a generic, we still assume responsibility. Rather than focus on just what’s in development, we continue to closely monitor the quality, safety, and reliability of our generic medicines.

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Making the COVID-19 Oral Treatment: How 2,000+ Pfizer Team Members Made It Happen

As the potential threat of COVID-19 became clear by early 2020, teams across Pfizer sprang into action. Together, they worked to better understand the novel virus.

Making the COVID-19 Oral Treatment
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Net Zero by 2040: How Pfizer is Fighting Climate Change with Ambitious Science Based Goals

In 2015, on the eve of the Paris Agreement, Pfizer was one of the first companies in the world to seek and gain approval of its greenhouse gas emission reduction goal.
Carbon Neutral by 2030: How Pfizer is Fighting Climate Change with Ambitious Science Based Goals
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Thrive with Pride

Pfizer is honored to share the 16th anniversary edition of our Pride Journal - a platform where our LGBTQ+ Pfizer Colleagues and allies can share personal experiences of struggles, triumph, and their hope for the future in honor of Pride Month.
Thrive with Pride - 2022 Pride Journal

The medicines available today have taken an average of 12 years to develop. With dedication, creativity, and science, we can significantly cut that time.

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Learn more about the process of joining a clinical trial and find a trial near you.

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