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Company databases may use SIC codes or NAIC codes and in the field of finance the GICS codes may be used (or an ICB for the UK). More information.

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Fitch Reports

In the ProQuest database there are a series of quarterly industry and country reports by Fitch:

Fitch Solutions Country Industry Reports PUBID(2044556)
These provide global or regional reports and individual country reports on major industries. For example: Global renewables, Europe Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Report - Q1 2021 (with a 10 year forecast).

Fitch Solutions Industry Insight Reports PUBID(2044554)
These take a broader look at an industry in a region: Middle East and Africa Mining Insight, and the wider Drug Delivery Insight.

To locate pharma reports in the country industry series in ProQuest enter the details of the series plus a keyword. For example: PUBID(2044556) AND pharmaceutical.


Provides detailed market research reports for UK, US, China and (limited) global.
Relevant reports include Pharmaceutical Wholesaling in the UK, Medical Research in China, Global Biotechnology and Speciality Hospitals in the US.

Mergent Online

Company financials, short industry reports and analyst research on this sector. Go to the Investext tab for analysts' reports.

Statista Dossiers on the Global Pharmaceuticals Industry, plus country specific ones, and a guide to Top 100 Pharma companies. Also covers Healthcare systems in various countries and the topic of digital healthcare. Includes a lot of data on COVID-19 and a dossier on the response of Pharma and MedTech companies.


Thousands of healthcare related reports. Most are global and cover a huge range of medicines, medical devices etc.

Finance Zone only

Go to > Function <BI> and selection sectors and sub-sectors.

BI aggregates data from proprietary Bloomberg sources and 500 third-party providers into interactive charts. Industry research coverage spans all 10 major sectors and 135+ industries with powerful thinking on key performance factors, thematic issues, and profitability and valuation drivers for each industry.

Web sources

World Health Organization (WHO)
International organisation working alongside governments and other partners such as the UN. Produce reports, journals and statistics on a variety of diseases, health promotion and access to healthcare.

PhRMA (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America)
PhRMA produces a number of factsheets and reports.

Department of Health and Social Care
Reports and statistical data from this government department.

OECD Health at a Glance
The OECD publish a biennial report providing comparable data on health systems in OECD countries.

Congressional Budget Office 
The CBO provides analysis of spending for the US Congress. There are a number of reports on US Government spending on healthcare.

National Center for Health Statistics
Data and reports from this US government agency.

Quality Care Commission
UK organisation that conducts inspections of hospitals, care homes etc. Produces annual State of Care report.


News and keeping up to date

Covers business and sci/tech. Strong on medicine and healthcare topics. Not all Health Sciences titles are included in our subscription, but some are, and others have some articles available on open access.
Factiva Our global news database with news wires, newspapers, websites and trade and professional titles. For more targeted results try limiting the sources you are searching by industry e.g. Healthcare/Life Sciences or Biotechnology or Pharmaceuticals. Registration required. NB: It is included when searching Factiva.
Economist Full personalised access to The Economist. Registration required
Emerald Covers a number of health and social care practitioner journals. Our level of full text access will vary from title to title.
Project Syndicate Provides original, high-quality commentaries to a global audience, covering economics, politics, health, technology, and culture.