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Bristol-Myers Squibb company is an American pharmaceutical company that makes drugs to treat cancer, heart diseases, HIV/AIDS and other medical conditions. The company was founded in 1887 by Edward Robinson Squibb in New York City. Since then, the Bristol-Myers Squibb has expanded its operations globally and is now headquartered in New York City.
Currently, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is known for making several prescription drugs like Orencia (abatacept) which treats certain types of arthritis; Eliquis (apixaban), an anticoagulant that prevents clots; Sprycel (dasatinib), a cancer drug; Gleevac (imatinib), used in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia; and Pravachol (pravastatin), which lowers cholesterol in the human body.
In addition to the drugs mentioned, Bristol-Myers Squibb also makes prescription medicines for cancer. One example is Abraxane (paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension), a chemotherapy drug that treats metastatic breast cancer when used along with gemcitabine; Sprycel (dasatinib) which treats certain types of leukemia; Gemzar (gemcitabine) which also treats various forms of lung cancers like pancreatic, non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC), bladder, ovarian and metastatic breast cancers; and Xeloda (capecitabine) which is also used in the treatment of NSCLC.