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Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
SIC Codes: 2833, 2834, 2835, 2836
NAICS Codes: 3254
Canada has about 330 pharmaceutical manufacturing employer establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $11 billion. The industry is comprised of Canadian-owned firms, including Apotex, Concordia International, and Valeant Pharmaceuticals, as well as branches of large multinational companies, including AstraZeneca, Merck, and Pfizer. More than 80% of Canadian pharmaceutical manufacturing establishments have fewer than 100 employees; only about 3% of establishments employ 500 or more.
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Demand for pharmaceuticals is driven primarily by drug prescription and illness rates, development of new drugs, and the aging population. Currency exchange ... plus:
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