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Fortune 500 announces 2018’s top influential pharma companies

Amassing up to $12.8 trillion in revenues and over a trillion in profits, Fortune 500 has unveiled its top companies which represent up to two-thirds of...

Catherine Sturman
|May 29|magazine8 min read

Amassing up to $12.8 trillion in revenues and over a trillion in profits, Fortune 500 has unveiled its top companies which represent up to two-thirds of America’s GDP. We take a look at the top three pharmaceutical companies which made the cut.

CVS Health

Remaining steadfast at #7 position, CVS Health has been a consistent player for over 20 years, amassing revenues of up to $184,765. With over 200,000 employees, the company has undergone significant expansion.

Working to integrate its division Omnicare into community clinics, the company has sought to work to mitigate any risks with regards to escalating healthcare costs, alongside President Trump’s ongoing plans to eradicate Obamacare.

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The company announced its decision to acquire health insurer Aetna for a staggering $69bn will see it remain a key leader and remain behind consumer trends.

McKesson

Ranking down one spot to 6th place, pharmaceutical giant McKesson gained revenues of up to $198,533. A number of mergers and acquisitions at the company has supported its bid to remain a key player in the market, despite ongoing price rises within drug distribution and manufacturing.

UnitedHealth Group

Gaining 5th position, United Health have remained steadfast, with profits of $10,558. Its recent deal with Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp will also take the business to new heights and bring a number of value-based programmes to the table.