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IMS HEALTH

 
  Industry Healthcare  
  Products / Services Provider of market intelligence to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries  
  Sales $2.2 billion revenue  
  Employees (2007) 7,400 in more than 100 countries  
  Head Office Norwalk (CT), USA  
  Web site

www.imshealth.com

 

(As of 2007, source: IMS Health)

IMS health was founded in 1954 in Fairfield, Connecticut, by Bill Froch and David Dow. They called their venture Intercontinental Marketing Services (IMS), at a time when marketing research was still in its very early stage. According to figures published by IMS, the collected data cover over one million pharmaceutical products from over 3,000 companies, equivalent of approximately 75% of prescriptions in 100 countries around the world.

IMS Japan was created in 1964 and started publishing statistics on the Japanese pharmaceutical market (JPM: Japan Pharmaceutical Market) in the following year.