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Eli Lilly

The pharmaceutical giant was founded in Indianapolis in 1876. It introduced the world's first commercially available insulin product, Iletin, in 1923 for the treatment of diabetes. It was also the first company to manufacture and globally distribute Jonas Salk's polio vaccine. Today Lilly is known best for clinical depression drugs Prozac (1986) and Cymbalta (2004) and antipsychotic medication Zyprexa (1996), though its biggest revenue drivers are diabetes drugs Trulicity (2014) and Humalog (1996). Still headquartered in Indiana's capital city, the company made its largest acquisition ever in 2019 when it purchased Stamford, Conn.'s Loxo Oncology for $8 billion.
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