Patients in a waiting area at a doctor's office

As a global biopharmaceutical company, our activities touch many people’s lives

Key facts

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, inflammation, autoimmune, oncology, infection and neuroscience diseases.

AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

Learn more

AZ Health Connections

  • Alert Day: Don’t Be a Risk Taker 24 March 2015 12:58 GMT

    Of the nearly 30 million people in the United States with diabetes, a quarter of them don’t even know they have the disease; that’s 8 million people! This is quite serious since many of these individuals can have diabetes for years before it is diagnosed.