Pfizer pharmaceuticals (www.pfizer.com) has announced that they are closing manufacturing operations in Kent, England. This comes after almost 53 years of operation in the town. Pfizer who makes, the erectile dysfunction drug, Viagra , the smoking cessation drug Champix and cholesterol lowering medicine Lipitor.
Pfizer representatives said it is to cease all manufacturing at the site in Sandwich, which is also home to one of its key research and development programmes. Production is expected to move to their other R&D sites either in the US or to Cork, (Ireland).