Bristol-Myers Squibb Co is a Delaware corporation and was incorporated in August 1933 under the name Bristol-Myers Company. In 1989, Bristol-Myers Company changed its name to Bristol-Myers Squibb Company as a result of a merger. It is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development, licensing, manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of biopharmaceutical products. The Company operates in one segment: Biopharmaceuticals. The Company's pharmaceutical products include chemically synthesized drugs, or small molecules, and an increasing portion of products produced from biological processes called 'biologics'. These products are sold mainly to wholesalers, and to a lesser extent, directly to distributors, retailers, hospitals, clinics, government agencies and pharmacies. The Company's products include, Plavix, Avapro, Eliquis, Reyataz, Sustiva Franchise, Baraclude, Sprycel, Yervoy, Orencia among others. The Company promotes its products to healthcare providers such as doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, technologists, hospitals, Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs), Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and government agencies. The Company also markets directly to consumers in the U.S. through direct-to-consumer print, radio and television and digital advertising and promotion. The Company's products are sold to wholesalers, retail pharmacies, hospitals, government entities and the medical profession. It manufactures products in the United States (U.S.), Puerto Rico and in six foreign countries. The markets in which the Company competes are generally broad-based and competitive. The Company competes with other research-based drug companies, research companies and generic drug manufacturers. The Company is subject to regulation by regional, country, state and local agencies.
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