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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 HCPs on Twitter

December RankNovember RankCompany
Name
Total
Mentions
Account
Mentions
Account
Retweets
11Pfizer3,52829114
23Moderna1,498390
34Johnson & Johnson48921824
45AstraZeneca4701375
518Biogen3152030
66GSK2968820
717Eisai2942180
88Novo Nordisk26923110
97Roche2226912
1010Sanofi22114117
1111Novartis1901205
122Lilly1841460
1320Gilead Sciences182717
1416Merck & Co155560
1514Abbott1291213
1629Teva12812339
1719Amgen121789
1823BMS1151050
1913Bayer1104411
209AbbVie104802
2112Takeda100811
2215Boehringer Ingelheim85510
2321Fresenius60520
2422Otsuka4441
2533Stada3300
2635Regeneron3280
2726Servier2782
2824Organon2400
2930Daiichi Sankyo2371
3025Merck KGaA22176
3134CSL16134
3236UCB14121
3332Astellas1482
3427Ipsen1340
3538Bausch1100
3628Vertex1090
3740Grifols900
3837Menarini822
3939Alexion840
4031Viatris730
4142Jazz Pharmaceuticals600
4244CSPC400
4241Kyowa Kirin200
4445Sun210
4542Aurobindo100
5050Jiangsu Hengrui000
5050Endo000
5050Sino000
5050Shanghai000
5050Sumitomo Dainippon000

The latest insights from HCPs mentioning the Top 50 Pharmaceutical Companies

The five pharmaceutical companies that were mentioned the most by healthcare professionals (HCPs) on Twitter in December 2022 were Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca and Biogen.

CREATION.co identified 8,279 HCP mentions of pharmaceutical companies online in December 2022, decreasing over 40% from the previous month. This was largely due to a quieter online presence by HCPs over the Christmas holidays.

One driver of conversation by HCPs in December 2022 was the release of trial results of the combination Moderna cancer vaccine and Merck immunotherapy for patients with stage 3 or 4 melanoma. HCPs heralded the results, with Dr Eric Ding calling it a ‘cancer breakthrough’

Dr. Eric Topol also highlighted the trial results, celebrating that it was ‘superior to immunotherapy alone’:

The top shared links by HCPs discussed:

  1. An article Dr Eddy Betterman’s website discussing Pfizer’s paxlovid and its adverse effects.
  2. A press release by Novartis on the trial results of Pluvicto.
  3. A PDF document, ‘Cumulative Analysis of Post-authorization Adverse Event Reports’ by Pfizer.

HCPs also discussed the congressional report discussing the FDA’s accelerated approval of Biogen’s aducanamab, which led to their jump into 5th most discussed pharmaceutical company in December 2021. 

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

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Methodology notes:

    • In December 2022, CREATION Pinpoint® identified 8,279 healthcare professional authored tweets from 3,702 individual HCPs mentioning a Top 50 Pharmaceutical company (according to revenue). 
    • Data for this research was analysed from the online Twitter conversations of HCPs in all languages mentioning a Top 50 Pharmaceutical company between 01 December and 31 December 2022.
  • Unless otherwise specified, mentions of a company are not limited to its Twitter account(s).
  • In some cases, a tweet 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 December 2022, 72 of these posts mentioned Janssen.

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Meet the Author

Francesca Gan

Fran analyses the unprompted online conversations of healthcare professionals to produce actionable insights for clients. Her background in legal research provides a solid foundation in critical thinking and enables a well rounded approach to her data research.

Fran has a keen interest in netball and is a big follower of the New Zealand domestic netball league. She is also a lover of board games and card games, especially ones that involve shouting!

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