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At AbbVie, we have the expertise and structure of a proven pharmaceutical leader, and the focus and passion of an entrepreneur and innovator. The result is something rare in health care today—a company that has the ability to discover and reach all corners of the globe with treatment options that can improve people’s lives.

Our Passion Helps Patients

Innovation is the cornerstone of AbbVie’s business as a global biopharmaceutical company. Our focus is on developing medicines that can provide strong clinical performance, measurable patient benefit and economic value, particularly in areas where there is significant need, such as hepatitis C, neuroscience, immunology, oncology, chronic kidney disease and women’s health.



Finding Better Ways to Help Patients

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 around the world.


A New Beginning

On January 1, 2013, AbbVie was founded as a global biopharmaceutical company with focus and capabilities to address some of the world’s greatest health challenges. AbbVie has the stability, resources, expertise, and passion to discover, develop and bring to market ground breaking science to solve the biggest health problems that face the world today and tomorrow. And with passion and personal commitment, we’re able to deliver services that help patients beyond the medicine. We take a personal approach to helping people live better lives.


Focused. We are focused on developing leading-edge therapies and innovations.

Impactful. AbbVie combines deep understanding of patient needs and disease states to deliver treatments that have an impact on peoples lives.


  • A diverse product portfolio, including severalmarket-leading medicines.

  • A focused business and investment model designed to address unmet patient needs.

  • Proven commercial capabilities, infrastructure, and expertise rooted in a 125-year history as an innovative leader in advancing health care.

  • Approximately 28,000 dedicated employees who are committed to addressing the world’s greatest health challenges.



AbbVie discovers, develops and commercialises advanced therapies with the goal of improving people’s lives.

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We come together each day to discover and develop new ways to improve people's health.

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