675 McDonnell Blvd
Hazelwood, MO 63042 United States
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Covidien's Pharmaceuticals business traces its history back to 1867, when the Mallinckrodt brothers formed their chemical manufacturing company. The company was the first such business west of the Mississippi, established at a time when physicians were just beginning to concentrate on disease-specific remedies and therapies. Doctors turned to manufacturers to supply chemicals for prescriptions. Thus began the long-standing collaboration between Covidien and medical professionals.
The Mallinckrodt brothers' chemical products were easily distinguished from others in the market. Prepared in an elegant, granular form, they displayed their makers' meticulous attention to quality. Compared with competitors' powders that caked and the chunks of hard-to-dissolve solids that were commonly available at the time, the company's fine chemicals represented an innovation for the industry.