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Boehringer-Ingelheim was founded in Ingelheim, Germany, in 1885. The company under Albert Boehringer established a reputation for social enlightenment and tehnologically innovative products.[1] Boehringer introduced benefits to his workforce deemed 'remarkably enlightened and generous for the time', including a health insurance scheme in 1902, annual holiday entitlement employee travel subsidiaries in 1910, and a company pension in 1912.[2]

Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals focuses largely on human pharmaceuticals (prescription medicines, consumer health care and biopharmaceuticals. Specific areas of interest are: acute coronary disease, arthritis, COPD, HIV/AIDS, Hypertension, Parkinson’s Disease, Restless Legs Syndrome, Stoke and Thromboembolic Diseases. Wellknown products include Antistax, Buscopan and Dulcolax.[3]

Boehringher Ingelheim took $10.84bn in global sales and spent $1,14bn on research and design in 2005.[4]

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  4. Gray, N. (2006) Changing Landscapes: A special Report on the World’s Top 50 Pharma Companies, Pharmaceutical Executive. Available online at:
  5. Register 1st September 2014 - 30th November 2014 APPC, accessed 28 January 2015