AbbVie Inc is a research-based biopharmaceutical company incorporated in Delaware on April 10, 2012. The Company is engaged in the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of a broad line of pharmaceutical products. It develops and markets therapies that address some of the world's complex and serious diseases. It products are focused on treating conditions such as chronic autoimmune diseases in rheumatology, gastroenterology and dermatology; oncology, including blood cancers; virology, including hepatitis C (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); neurological disorders, such as Parkinson's disease; metabolic diseases, including thyroid disease and complications associated with cystic fibrosis; as well as other serious health conditions. It also has a pipeline of new medicines, including more than 50 compounds or indications in clinical development across such important medical specialties as immunology, virology/liver disease, oncology, neurological diseases and women's health. The Company's products offering includes HUMIRA, IMBRUVICA, VIEKIRA, Creon, Synagis, Lupron, Synthroid, Kaletra, AndroGel, Sevoflurane, Duodopa, Dyslipidemia products, and other products. The Company's products are sold directly to wholesalers, distributors, government agencies, health care facilities, specialty pharmacies, and independent retailers from AbbVie-owned distribution centers and public warehouses. The Company faces competition from other research-based pharmaceuticals and biotechnology companies that discover, manufacture, market, and sell proprietary pharmaceutical products and biologics. The manufacture, marketing, sale, promotion, and distribution of AbbVie's products are subject to comprehensive government regulation.
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