At Pfizer we have a proud heritage of developing medicines.
Our vision is simple: to work together to transform lives.
Every patient has a story and we’re working hard to try and change the ending, so we put them at the heart of everything we do.
We believe that patients deserve the best medicines and should have a right to choose how they are treated, in partnership with their doctor or healthcare specialist. That is why we invest a lot of time in talking with patient groups, governments and healthcare providers to ensure patients have access to the medicines they need the most.
We work closely with the Government and the NHS because our medicines and vaccines are proven to save and improve lives and reduce costs. Medicines to prevent heart attacks and strokes, for example, save the NHS £223 million every year by keeping people well.
Our medicines have revolutionised the way diseases are managed, saving money and improving quality of life. Every year, thousands of babies in the UK are given our vaccine to prevent pneumococcal disease – a disease which causes meningitis, pneumonia and ear and chest infections. Statins save 10,000 lives a year and our own statin plays a large part in this.
As the cost to the NHS of operating hospitals and healthcare services continues to grow, it makes sense to do all we can to keep people out of hospital wards.
We have around 80 new medicines in our R&D pipeline including treatments for pain, cancer and diabetes, and vaccines. We work closely alongside universities, hospitals and other companies to find the best minds to find these molecules and develop new medicines to help even more people.
It is increasingly obvious that as a company, Pfizer does not work alone - providing good healthcare takes many, many people working together.
That is why we are part of the NHS team, working to solve problems, design more efficient ways of working and helping deliver the best outcomes for patients.
That is why it is our vision to continue working together to improve many more lives.
Putting patients at the heart of everything we do, we will continue working together for Britain’s national health.