International – The top 15 pharma companies by 2026 sales

As the pharma industry enters a new decade, the world’s largest drug companies are busy launching new meds, restructuring to focus on innovative offerings and eyeing new technologies. And despite challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, analysts see growth ahead for many of them.

Propelled by new rollouts in oncology, multiple sclerosis and hemophilia, Roche is set to lead all Big Pharma companies in 2026 sales, according to consensus forecasts from EvaluatePharma. With nearly $62 billion in expected drug sales that year, analysts believe the drugmaker will easily beat the second-place company, Pfizer, with its expected $56.1 billion.

Behind Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, AbbVie and Merck & Co. are all set to pull in more than $50 billion in 2026 drug sales, the analysts predict. Besides the launches already in the works and pipeline candidates advancing when 2020 began, they’ve all joined the hunt for COVID-19 drugs and vaccines…