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We Are Pfizer

Our people are at the centre of our story. Today, Pfizer Australia employs 1,700 colleagues in a variety of fields including science, medical, regulatory affairs, manufacturing, sales and marketing, health economics, research and development. Every day our people work with the sole purpose of ensuring that Australians can access new and innovative medicines that are being used to treat some of the most feared conditions of our time. 

Together, “We are Pfizer”. 

To learn more about Pfizer in Australia or to hear directly from our people, click on the We are Pfizer fact sheets and video resources. For information about working at Pfizer please contact us direct at <insert Pfizer Human Resources email>.

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Biopharmaceutical Business

Our biopharmaceutical business is divided into four Business Units, each of which broadly work in different areas of medicine. These Business Units are Primary Care, Specialty Care, Oncology and Established Products.

Each Business Unit works with the regulators, the NHS and healthcare professionals, such as GPs, specialists, nurses and pharmacists, to help get our medicines to the patients who need them. Every day, our medicines and vaccines are taken by around 2.7 million people.

The work of these Business Unit teams actually starts right back in the lab. Business Unit colleagues work with our R&D teams to take compounds that we have discovered and have shown “proof of concept” and develop these into licensed medicines, with proven safety and efficacy, so that they can be used by healthcare professionals to help treat patients. 

Through our Established Products Business Unit, we continue to support the medicines in our portfolio even after they are no longer patent protected, to ensure that the NHS and patients can continue to benefit from them for years to come.

Globally, Pfizer has announced plans to internally separate its commercial operations into three business in 2014. These will be the Innovative Pharmaceutical Business, the Vaccines, Oncology and Consumer Healthcare Business, and the Established Pharmaceutical Business.

» Read more about our Biopharmaceutical Business

Research & Development

At Pfizer we invest time, knowledge, money and people to find new life-saving or life-changing medicines. We have more than 800 scientists, researchers and doctors in the UK, all working on the goal of finding new medicines and treatments and getting them safely to healthcare professionals and patients, to improve people’s health.

Our research and development colleagues in Cambridge and Sandwich work with other colleagues across the world, as well as universities and academia, other companies and other organisations in the search for, and development of, new medicines and treatments.

In 2012 alone, Pfizer invested £182 million and enrolled around 370 patients into 91 clinical trials in the UK. Over the last decade, we have invested £5 billion in research in the UK to develop medicines and vaccines to improve Britain’s health. This is almost a third of the total spend in R&D in the UK.   

» Read more about Research & Development in the UK

Consumer Healthcare

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare is one of the largest Over-The-Counter (OTC) health care companies in the world with a presence in over 90 countries including the UK.

Our team produces many over-the-counter products that are well-recognised household names including non-prescription medicines, vitamins and nutritional products. From relieving headaches to fighting coughs and colds, our products help  people to cope effectively with everyday healthcare problems.

» Read more about our Consumer Healthcare unit

Pfizer Global Supply

Pfizer’s packaging and distribution site in Havant, is a centre of excellence for  controlled cold chain medicines (medicines that must be kept below a certain temperature from the point of manufacture until they reach the patient).

The site packages and distributes temperate sensitive vaccines and injectable medicines to countries right across the world.