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Merck Leads World’s Top Vaccine Makers, Novartis Out

In the 21st century, the vaccine manufacturing industry has been largely dominated by five big pharmaceutical corporations. In alphabetical order, these include the multi-national firms GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) of Brentford, England; Merck & Co. of Kenilworth, NJ.; Novartis AG of Basel, Switzerland; Pfizer, Inc. of New York City, NY; and Sanofi Pasteur SA of Lyon, France.

In 2014, the value of the world market for vaccines was estimated at $33.14 billion.1  Merck was the industry leader with total vaccine sales revenue of $6.25 billion, followed by Sanofi Pasteur with $5.85 billion, GSK with $5.26 billion, Pfizer with $4.48 billion, and Novartis with $1.53 billion.2 So, as of last year, Merck controlled approximately 18.9% of the market; Sanofi Pasteur, 17.6%; GSK, 15.9%; Pfizer, 13.5%; and Novartis, 4.6%. Other companies split the remaining 29.5% share of the global vaccine market.

But the industry, which is clearly enjoying considerable market growth, is also in the process of consolidating, and companies that make up the top five vaccine makers have been shifting positions with mergers and acquisitions during the past years. In 2010, for example, the vaccine market value was estimated at $25.3 billion3 and, back then, GSK was the industry leader with 23% share of the market, followed by Sanofi Pasteur with 17%, Pfizer with 13%, Merck with 12%, and Novartis with 11%—leaving 25% of the market for other competitors.4

The big losers have been GSK and Novartis, while the big winner has clearly been Merck, which took over the top slot from GSK in 2013 when it posted sales revenue of $5.77 billion. That year, GSK sold $5.37 billion worth of vaccines, followed by Sanofi Pasteur with $5.11 billion, Pfizer with $3.97 billion, and Novartis with $1.98 billion.5

Five years ago, you could realistically talk about the Big 5 vaccine makers that controlled 75% of the world market. That’s not true anymore. Now it’s really more the Big 4, which account for two-thirds of the market.

Novartis is on its way out of the vaccine market. Last year, the company sold off the remainder of its vaccines operations to CSL Ltd. of Melbourne, Australia.2 Novartis had previously made deal with GSK to swap some of its vaccines business for most of the British firm’s oncology business. It’s a strategic move by the Swiss company, which wants to focus on expanding its cancer business. Novartis specifically seeks to position itself more solidly within the melanoma drug market6 and pursue opportunities in the “hot field” of cancer immunotherapy.7

CSL will now aim to compete head on against the world’s top vaccine makers, notably within the influenza vaccine market. Its main competition in that segment will be Sanofi Pasteur and GSK, along with the British-Swiss firm AstraZeneca plc, based in London.8

The world market for vaccines is estimated to be worth $57.8 billion by 2019.1 It is projected to grow to $100 billion by 2025.9 The largest vaccine markets are currently North America, with about a 42% share, and Europe, with 36%, but the demand for vaccines and significant revenue for vaccine manufacturers is projected to increasingly come from China, India, and other areas of Asia and the Pacific Rim.9


4 Responses to Merck Leads World’s Top Vaccine Makers, Novartis Out

  1. Bev Reply

    August 30, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    The idea that adults and their children would be forced to submit to being injected with dozens of these organisms and organic fragments is terrifying. No regulatory agency is tracking to see if chronic diseases are rising in the vaccinated, yet we have compelling evidence of a massive rise in all autoimmune diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and certain cancers since the advent of a dramatic increase in the number of vaccines being mandated.
    Of special concern is the finding that many of the contaminant organisms can pass from generation to generation. For example, new studies have found that SV-40, a major contaminant of the polio vaccine until 1963, not only existed as a latent virus for the lifetime of those exposed to the vaccine but was being passed on to the next generation, primarily by way of sperm, something called vertical transmission. This means that every generation from now on will be infected with this known carcinogenic virus. There is also compelling evidence that some polio vaccines manufactured after 1963 may contain SV-40 virus.
    What makes the SV-40 contamination disaster of such concern is its association with so many cancers – including mesothelioma, medulloblastoma, ependymoma, meningioma, astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, pituitary adenoma, glioblastoma, osteosarcomas, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, papillary thyroid carcinomas, and anaplastic thyroid carcinomas.
    The Federal government has gone to enormous lengths to cover up this association, despite the powerful scientific evidence that this vaccine infected at least a hundred million people worldwide with this carcinogenic virus. And, it took over 40 years just to get this far. Linking vaccine contaminations and immunoexcitotoxicity to the drastic rise in neurodegenerative diseases will probably take even longer because of the widespread growth of entrenched powers high in government and their control of the media, which is equally extensive. The fact that powerful, enormously wealthy foundations, such as the Ford Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Rockefeller series of foundations, are supporting forced vaccination greatly enhances the power of governments all over the World.
    These foundations operate in the shadows, influencing legislation and government actions through the World Health Organization and individual governmental bodies. Behind every call for forced vaccinations, mandated quarantines, and home invasions, one can find one of these foundations providing the money as well as experts. Remember, the largest of the pharmaceutical-vaccine manufacturers are also providing much of the money for the foundations and serving on the boards of these foundations. The Rockefellers either owned outright or had controlling interest in all of the major pharmaceutical companies. This has given them absolute and extremely powerful access to the reins of power at all levels. Yet, they can be defeated by the truth.
    Dr. Blaylock is a board-certified neurosurgeon, author and lecturer. He attended the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana and completed his internship and neurosurgical residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. For the past 24 years he has practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice for 2 years. Retiring from his neurosurgical practice to devote full time to nutritional studies and research, Dr. Blaylock has written and illustrated three books (Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life, and Natural Strategies for The Cancer Patient). In addition, he has written and illustrated three chapters in medical textbooks, written a booklet on nutritional protection against biological terrorism, has an e-booklet on radioprotection (Nuclear Sunrise), written and illustrated a booklet on multiple sclerosis, and written over 30 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.

  2. Robert Wolfe Reply

    August 30, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Dear Merk, notice is hereby given that you can’t depend on me for revenues. You see, I’m having a hell of a time getting the things you already put in me, which started with SV40, out of me! Also, be aware, I think mandatory vaccination is a violation of a person’s human rights and will do all I can to stop it! I hope you get stuck with many vials of your brews!

  3. monica wright Reply

    September 2, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    The world has gone mad. This indoctrination of the population to such mutation makes what Hilter did to the poor people of Germany by convincing them that what he was doing was good, look like a walk in the park.
    How can this word get out there to people, and have them read it.

  4. Dr. Halle Reply

    September 4, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Of considerable concern is that, in states like California, parents may not–today–easily “opt-out” of the vaccination program, and some individuals definitely do have adverse reactions.

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