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Glaxo’s Sales, Profit Increase

Jeanne Whalen Wall Street Journal 04/49/2010 Sales of the H1N1 swine-flu vaccine continued to buoy GlaxoSmithKline PLC’s earnings in the first quarter, helping to boost net profit by 19%, though Chief Executive Andrew Witty said a milder-than-expected pandemic has prompted some countries to try to reduce orders. He said Glaxo is trying to be as […]

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  • VT
  • April 29, 2010

GSK will provide free vaccines for low-income Americans

. . . John Carrol Fierce Vaccines 03/31/2010 GlaxoSmithKline has decided to make a direct contribution for improving the poor vaccination rates in U.S. adults. The pharma giant has created a new program that provides free shots against hepatitis A and B, cervical cancer, tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough to low income adults. “Vaccines are […]

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  • VT
  • April 1, 2010
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Baby Vaccine Apparently Tainted with Pig Virus

. . . . Winston Salem Journal Published: March 23, 2010 WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials urged pediatricians yesterday to temporarily stop using one of two vaccines against a leading cause of diarrhea in babies, after discovering that doses of Glaxo­SmithKline’s Rotarix were contaminated with bits of an apparently benign pig virus. Glaxo’s vaccine has […]

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  • VT
  • March 23, 2010