| "ASTRAZENECA PLC "(AZN)
|"ASTRAZENECA PLC " Graph source Edgar Online Pro on April 21st, 2006
The Following data is sourced from Yahoo Finance & the ANNUAL REPORT FORM 20-F For the Year Ended December 31, 2005 . The overview of the company was:
AstraZeneca PLC, a pharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals primarily for the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, neuroscience, oncology, respiratory and inflammation, and infection areas in the healthcare sector worldwide. Its cardiovascular medicines include Crestor, Atacand, Seloken/Toprol-XL, Exanta, Plendil, and Zestril†; gastrointestinal medicines consist of Nexium, Losec/Prilosec, and Entocort; neuroscience medicines comprise Seroquel, Zomig, Naropin, Diprivan, and Xylocaine; oncology medicines comprise Arimidex, Faslodex, Casodex, Zoladex, Iressa, and Nolvadex; respiratory and inflammation medicines include Symbicort, Pulmicort, Pulmicort Respules, Oxis, Rhinocort, and Accolate; and infection medicines consist of Merrem/Meronem. The company also has a range of therapeutic products in various development stages. In addition, AstraZeneca engages in the research, development, manufacture, and marketing of medical devices and implants for use in healthcare, primarily in urology, surgery, and odontology. It has strategic alliance with Cambridge Antibody Technology for discovering and developing human antibody therapeutics in inflammatory disorders. The company also has collaborations for the development of its products with various companies, including Dyax Corp.; Abgenix, Inc.; Protherics PLC; Targacept, Inc.; and AtheroGenics, Inc. AstraZeneca was incorporated in 1992. It was formerly known as Zeneca Group PLC and changed its name to AstraZeneca PLC in 1999. The company is headquartered in London.
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2. IMPACT OF FLUCTUATIONS IN EXCHANGE RATES.
3. RISK OF LOSS OR EXPIRATION OF PATENTS, MARKETING EXCLUSIVITY OR TRADEMARKS.
4. RISK THAT R&D WILL NOT YIELD NEW PRODUCTS THAT ACHIEVE COMMERCIAL SUCCESS.
5. COMPETITION, PRICE CONTROLS AND PRICE REDUCTIONS.
7. RISK OF SUBSTANTIAL PRODUCT LIABILITY CLAIMS.
8. RISK OF RELIANCE ON THIRD PARTIES FOR SUPPLIES OF MATERIALS AND SERVICES.
9. ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITIES.
10. RISK OF DELAY TO NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES.
11. RISK OF FAILURE TO OBSERVE ONGOING REGULATORY OVERSIGHT.
12. PERFORMANCE OF NEW PRODUCTS.
13. DIFFICULTIES OF OBTAINING GOVERNMENT REGULATORY APPROVALS FOR NEW PRODUCTS
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