Greater Philadelphia's Big Pharmas
By Mike May
A wide range of large pharmaceutical companies make up a strong foundation for life science in the region.

The pharmaceutical industry in the Greater Philadelphia region is in a league of its own, with a lineage that dates back to the early 19th century. GlaxoSmithKline can trace its Philadelphia roots to 1830, Wyeth to the 1860s, Johnson & Johnson to 1886, and Merck to 1891. Throughout its history, the pharma industry has served as a powerful driver of economic growth for the Greater Philadelphia region, and it continues to do so today.

In 2004, Harris InfoSource selected the Greater...

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