11.08.2023 | Tracker

Top 50 Pharma Tracker: eHCP concern about drug shortages after tornado damages Pfizer facility

By Aman Jandu

Discover what healthcare professionals (HCPs) think about pharmaceutical products and their manufacturers, as it happens, through CREATION.co’s tracking updates. How are HCPs responding to drug launch news? How are HCPs talking about or engaging with the Top 50 pharma companies on social media? Each week, CREATION.co’s tracking updates bring you the latest insights from the conversation of HCPs across the globe discussing these topics and more.

The Top 50 Pharmaceutical Companies mentioned by eHCPs on X

July RankJune RankCompany
Name
Total
Mentions
Account
Mentions
Account
Retweets
11Pfizer3,83331223
22Moderna1,8791317
33Johnson & Johnson7974168
44GSK49618027
55Lilly4363501
66Otsuka3992222
77AstraZeneca29713411
88Gilead Sciences2901035
99Abbott22020815
1010BioNTech219470
1111Novo Nordisk2171368
1212Roche2166819
1312Bayer208488
1414Sanofi1919118
1515Merck & Co167745
1616Novavax15871
1717BMS1421114
1818Novartis134574
1919Biogen116661
2020Eisai112880
2121Takeda107930
2222AbbVie100532
2323Fresenius93762
2424Daiichi Sankyo7662
2525Boehringer Ingelheim61434
2626Amgen45336
2727Merck KGaA424113
2828Organon3500
2929Astellas27190
2930Regeneron2791
3131Horizon21210
3231Bausch1830
3333Teva12120
3434Grifols1000
3535Servier955
3536Menarini982
3737Sun872
3738UCB860
3739Ipsen810
3740Viatris800
4141Perrigo721
4242CSL641
4343Vertex331
4443Incyte211
4445Jazz Pharmaceuticals200
4645Shanghai100
4647CSPC100
4650Sino100
5050Chugai000
5050Jiangsu Hengrui000

The latest insights from eHCPs mentioning the Top 50 Pharmaceutical Companies

The five pharmaceutical companies that were mentioned the most by eHCPs on X (Twitter) in July 2023 were Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, GSK and Lilly.

CREATION.co identified 10,143 eHCP mentions of pharmaceutical companies in July 2023, decreasing by just under 2% from the previous month.

A tornado with 150 mph wind speeds in North Carolina damaged a Pfizer facility on 20 July –  generating a lot of eHCP conversation. It was believed that 50,000 pallets of medications were damaged at the time of reporting.

eHCPs took the opportunity to discuss the implications of the damage, with some stating that it could affect the availability of medicines for hospitals. The facility was responsible for the production of many different drugs, from anaesthetics to painkillers. Some eHCPs showed concern for potential shortages in the supply to US hospitals.

Outside of the tornado conversation, many eHCPs posted about the news sharing the FDA had approved the Daiichi Sankyo product Vanflyta (quizartinib). The drug was approved for the treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia. The news was shared by 14 eHCPs following its approval on 20 July.

Yanin Chávarri, an oncologist, shared a post thanking Pfizer and ASCO for their grants to improve cancer patient care for patients with metastatic breast cancer. Two other eHCPs also shared the post.

The top shared links by eHCPs when mentioning a Top 50 pharma company discussed:

  1. A YouTube video by an online news show discussing Bristol Myers Squibb’s product, Abilify.
  2. An article referring to the Novavax vaccine for SARS-CoV-2.
  3. An article discussing the production of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines.

CREATION.co continues to analyse online eHCP conversation on a variety of topics including virtual congress, healthcare changes since the pandemic, product development and therapy area specific insights.

To stay up to date, you can sign up to CREATION.co’s monthly eJournal.

Methodology notes:

    • In July 2023, CREATION Pinpoint® identified 10,143  healthcare professional authored posts on X (Twitter) from 4,057 individual eHCPs mentioning a Top 50 Pharmaceutical company (according to revenue). 
    • Data for this research was analysed from the online X conversations of eHCPs in all languages mentioning a Top 50 Pharmaceutical company between 01 July and 31 July 2023.
  • Unless otherwise specified, mentions of a company are not limited to its X account(s).
  • In some cases, an X post may mention more than one company account (e.g. @abbottnews and @abbottglobal) – this only counts as one Company Mention and Account Mention.
  • Johnson & Johnson was included as a whole, encompassing its pharmaceutical subsidiary, Janssen. In July 2023, 208 of these posts mentioned Janssen.

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Meet the Author

Aman Jandu

With a background working in IT systems administration, and leveraging a 1st Class degree in Digital Technologies, Aman uses his technical skills to apply a systematic approach to gather data and analyse insights.

Aman loves to Speedcube. While he can currently solve a Rubik’s Cube in around 20 seconds, he is learning how to complete it blindfolded.

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