Pfizer´s history

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Pfizer founded in New York by Charles Pfizer and Charles Erhart

january 1, 1849

First product: Santonin (an antiparasitic drug)

January 1, 1850

Pfizer becomes America´s leading producer of citric acid

January 1, 1880

Charles Erhart dies

Dec 27, 1891

Pfizer files an official certificate of incorporation in the state of New Jersey

january 1, 1900

Charles Pfizer dies

Oct 19, 1906

Entering the manufacture of vitamines

January 1, 1936

Mass manufacture of penicilin during WWII

January 1, 1941 - January 1, 1944

Pfizer begins international expansion

January 1, 1950

Animal Health comes into the picture

January 1, 1952

Pfizer buys drug maker Roerig, its first major acquisition

January 1, 1953

R&D starts in England- foundation for Pfizer´s R&D operations in GB

January 1, 1955

Increasing commitment to research

January 1, 1960

Headquarters established in Manhattan

January 1, 1961

Pfizer invents Doxycycline (antiobotic)

January 1, 1967

Pfizer central Research division created

January 1, 1971

Chairman Ed Pralt increase the company´s R&D budget

january 1, 1972

The agricultural is renamed the animal health division

january 1, 1988

Diflucan (a powerful anitfungal) launched

January 1, 1990

Zoloft (treatment of depression) launched

January 1, 1992

Zihormax (respiratory and skin infections) launched

January 1, 1992

Norvasac (control of angina and hypertension) launched

January 1, 1992

Pfizer acquires Smithkline Beecham´s animal health business

January 1, 1995

The year of Viagra

January 1, 1998

Pfizer joins forces with Warner-Lamebert

January 1, 2000

Pfizer and Pharmacia merge

April 16, 2003

Lyrica launched (treatment to treat two distinct form of neuropathic pain)

January 1, 2005

Pfizer completes acquisition of Wyeth

October 15,2009