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GSK investigated in Poland for alleged bribery

  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is the subject of a criminal probe in Poland for allegedly paying doctors to promote its asthma drug Seretide.
  • Authorities have charged a GSK regional manager and 11 doctors for alleged bribery from 2010-2012.
  • GSK has disciplined one worker and said it is co-operating with the investigation.
  • Former GSK sales rep Jarek Wisniewski was very open about the process to the BBC. "We pay doctors, they give us prescriptions. We don't pay doctors, we don't see prescriptions for our drugs," said Wisniewski.
  • The probe adds to one that GSK is facing in China.
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  • david hill
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    This is just the tip of the iceberg concerning corruption in the pharmaceutical industry and where western governments, although apparently fining these corporate giants and making agreements with them, these fines are little more than a slap on the wrist in reality. In this respect one has only to consider that GSK's US$3 billion fine in 2012 was only a fraction of the profits it made of US$14 billion on the drugs that it sold criminally. Therefore when one considers the overall picture, western governments are supporting their activities by allowing them to keep their illicit profits. But there again politicians, even presidents of the United States, are bought and sold these days by the powerful corporation that know no bounds in attaining wealth for the few and shareholders alike. One has only to study the following few web-links to see how corrupt corporations and politicians have now become in western economies.

     

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    Dr David Hill
    CEO
    World Innovation Foundation
    14 Apr, 06:52 PM Reply Like
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