Addition of King Pharmaceuticals’ Alpharma business broadens Pfizer Animal Health’s best-in-class portfolio
MADISON, N.J., March 2, 2011 - With the acquisition of King Pharmaceuticals by Pfizer, Inc. announced on February 28, Pfizer Animal Health will begin integrating Alpharma, LLC into its existing business, providing customers with a more diversified portfolio of products and services. Pfizer Animal Health is the leader in the discovery, manufacturing and marketing of veterinary vaccines and medicines within the U.S. animal health market, and will become a leading marketer in the U.S. medicated feed additives business. Alpharma was a wholly owned subsidiary of King Pharmaceuticals and became part of Pfizer Animal Health with Pfizer’s acquisition of King.
The integration of Alpharma allows Pfizer Animal Health to build on its already broad product portfolio of biologics, medicines and immunodiagnostics with Alpharma’s industry-leading array of medicated feed additives and water-soluble therapeutics for the prevention and treatment of diseases.
“Pfizer Animal Health welcomes Alpharma colleagues and the company’s respected products and services,” said Clint Lewis, President of U.S. Operations for Pfizer Animal Health. “Today marks another important milestone in Pfizer Animal Health’s evolution in offering veterinarians, nutritionists and all our customers a more comprehensive portfolio of unique products and services. It also further demonstrates our commitment to becoming a complete solutions provider for our customers.”
Broader Solutions for Customers
The U.S. animal health industry has come to rely and depend on the availability, effectiveness and safety of Pfizer Animal Health’s products. Already an industry leader, Pfizer now adds Alpharma brands such as BOVATEC® (lasalocid), AUREOMYCIN® (chlortectracycline), DECCOX® (decoquinate) and BMD® (bacitracin methylene disalicylate) to its offerings. These products complement the Pfizer portfolio that includes DRAXXIN® (tulathromycin), EXCEDE® (ceftiofur crystalline free acid), Bovi-Shield ® GOLD, FACTREL® (gonadorelin hydrochloride), the line of SYNOVEX® implants, as well as RESPISURE®, FLUSURE®, and the full line of SUVAXYN® brands.
“The Alpharma integration, coupled with our recent acquisition of Synbiotics Corporation, showcases Pfizer Animal Health’s continued desire to find ways to expand our portfolio to best meet customer needs within a changing marketplace,” Lewis said. “We want to be viewed by customers and colleagues as the best animal health company with exceptional people, products and services.”
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