AbbVie began as the pharmaceutical leader, Abbott, which was founded in 1888 by Chicago physician, Dr. Wallace Abbott. Since then, Abbott has evolved to become a global healthcare leader, delivering innovative pharmaceutical, nutritional, diagnostic, and medical products to people in more than 150 countries.
On January 1, 2013, AbbVie was founded, a global biopharmaceutical company with the focus and capabilities to address some of the world's greatest health challenges. We target diseases with significant unmet need where we can improve the standard of care with innovative new therapies. We’re constantly working to create solutions that go beyond treating the illness to have a positive impact on patients’ lives, on societies—and on science itself.
Today, our ~50,000 employees around the world focus on discovering and delivering transformational medicines and products in several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, and women’s health, as well as through our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio.
We care deeply for patients and customers, their families, our employees, and our communities. We strive to always do the right thing, pursuing the highest standards in quality, compliance, safety, and performance. We embrace diverse backgrounds and perspectives and treat everyone equally, with dignity and respect, allowing us all to achieve our best.
Our commitment to health doesn’t stop with our medicines. Each day, we work to deliver sustainable solutions that improve the health of our business and the health of humankind.