There is a lack of pharmaceutical companies in Kuwait with only a few manufacturing pharmaceutical companies in the country such as the Saudi Pharmaceutical Industries Company (KSPICO), and Roots Pharmaceutical Company. The tiny rich country on the tip of the Persian Gulf has a booming oil and gas industry but lacks diversification into other sectors, such as the pharma industry. The pharmaceutical industry in Kuwait is in a growing stage.
Since there is low local production of pharmaceutical products, there is a high dependence on imported drugs, both branded and generic brands. The prices of the drugs are high even with the close monitoring by the government. The government has permitted some pharmaceutical companies in Kuwait to build pharma factories in collaboration with Public Authority for Industry (PAI).
Patented medications and prescription drugs dominate the market in Kuwait because of the relatively high wealth and income of the population, while over-the-counter drugs retain a smaller fragment of the market. Analgesics and anti-inflammatory medications have the largest share, followed by respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, anti-infective, CNS, and musculoskeletal drugs.
Foreign multinational pharmaceutical companies in Kuwait dominate the market. These companies are Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Astrazeneca, GSK, MSD, Abbott, Roche, Sanofi, Abbvie, Novartis, while local players in the Middle East such as SPIMACO, Julpar, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Tabuk also have some good share of the market.
The major pharmaceutical distributors in Kuwait are Al Mojil Drug Company, Al- Hajery, Ali Abdulwahab Al Mutawa Commercial Company, Bader Sultan And Brothers Company, YIACO Medical Company, and Pharmazone. (Research and Markets)
Pharmaceutical Companies in Kuwait
Al Mojil Drug Co.(K.S.C.C)
Floor 24, Al Sanabil Building
Abdullah Al-Ahmed Street Sharq Area,
Block No.2, P.O.Box 2761 Safat 13028 Kuwait
+965 222 70 666
ABBOTT DIABETES CARE IN KUWAIT
Mohamed N Al-Hajery & Sons Ltd.
P.O. Box 152
Phone Number: +965-483-1000
Bader Sultan & Bros Co.
AbbVie Biopharmaceuticals GmbH,
P.O Box: 2761, Safat 13028, Kuwait
Office Tel: +965 22052010 –
Fax: +965 22052011
Bldg. No. 73, Block D, Street 67,
Shuwaikh Industrial Area 3,
P.O. Box 152, 13002 Safat, Kuwait.
+965 180 7777
Ali Abdulwahab Al Mutawa Commercial Company
AAW Head Office Building
P.O. Box 159 Safat 13002–Kuwait
Bader Sultan & Brothers Co.
Bader Sultan & Brothers Co., PO Box 867 Safat,
Kuwait Free Trade Zone 13009, Kuwait
Tel: +965 2 4610480
Fax: +965 2 4610488 / 9
Burgan Medical Company
Address: Kuwait – Sharq – Mubarak Al-Kabeer Street
Darwaza Tower 51 – Floor 12 – Office 57 + 58
+965 2205 3233
Kuwait Saudi Pharmaceutical Industries Co.
Building No. 1, Street No. 103,
Block 4, South Subhan,
P.O.Box 5512 Safat, 13056 Kuwait.
Tel: +965 2474 5012 / 2474 5013 / 2474 5014
MERCK SERONO KUWAIT
Amr Bin Al Aas Street
Block 5, Tamdeen Building 1a, P. O. Box 435
Geant Shopping Center, 3rd Floor, Safat
Salmiya, 13005, Kuwait
Al-BEDEA Area No. 1
Plot No. 9, Villa 6
Safat, 13098 Kuwait
P.O. Box 23708
Qibla – Block 9,
Ahmed Elgaber st Zomoroda Tower- 19th Floor
Tel: +965 2221 1100
Roche for the Trade in Medicines, Equipment, Devices and Medical Supplies SPC
Symphony Complex, Floor 3
Salmiya, Arabian Gulf Street
P.O. Box 1015
Roots Phamaceutical Company
KIPCO tower, 16th floor, Office 5/2, Al Shuhada St. Sharq, Kuwait
Mob: +965 5595 5602
Tel: +965 2292 0177
Al Moujil Drug Company Al Sanabil Tower (Al Babatin),
24th Floor Abdullah Al Ahmed Street Al Sharq Area,
Block 2, Kuwait
P.O. Box: 2761
Tel: +965 2 292 3502 / +965 2 292 3510
United Pharma Co.
Qebla, Block 13, Soor streat
Qebla Square tower, 28th floor
Tel: +965 22280301
YIACO Medical Company
Salmiya, Block No. 5, Amr Bin Al Aas Street, Sama Tower
P.O.Box 435 Safat, 13005 Kuwait
Tel: +965) 1894226 | (+965) 22230600