Seven Essential Facts about Pliva
PLIVA is the largest pharmaceutical company in
Southern Europe, based in Zagreb, Croatia. PLIVA is the
leading pharmaceutical company which operates in over 30
The company was founded in 1921.
PLIVA specializes in the development, production
and distribution of generic pharmaceutical products and
active pharmaceutical ingredients.
Azithromycin, one of
the best selling antibiotics, was discovered by PLIVA
pharmacologists in 1980. They started distributing it
under the trade name Sumamed in 1988. Since 1991, the
medication has been marketed under the trade name
Zithromax by Pfitzer all
over Western Europe and the USA.
In 1997 - 2007, PLIVA acquired a number of pharmaceutical
companies in Europe and the US, including Dominion (UK),
AWD.pharma (Germany), and Sidmak (US).
In 2007, the company was acquired by Barr Laboratories
Europe B.V. (Barr Europe), a subsidiary of Barr
Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Barr), based in New Jersey, the US.
Nevertheless, PLIVA has preserved its original name.
In 2008, Barr Pharmaceuticals was acquired by TEVA,
the largest generic drug manufacturer in the world which
became PLIVA's new owner. Now both Barr (Barr Laboratories)
PLIVA are sub-divisions of Teva Pharmaceuticals,
headquartered in Petah Tikva, Israel.
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