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GlaxoSmithKline says no China bribery found

GlaxoSmithKline says that after a four-month investigation after receiving anonymous complaints it has found “no evidence of corruption or bribery in our China business.”

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 3:15pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 3:15pm

Drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline said on Thursday it has investigated an accusation that its salespeople in China bribed doctors and found no evidence of wrongdoing.

The company said it conducted a four-month investigation after receiving complaints from an anonymous source. It said it found “no evidence of corruption or bribery in our China business.”

GlaxoSmithKline is headquartered in Britain but has a presence in the United States, which could make it liable to penalties under US anti-bribery laws.

The Wall Street Journal, citing company documents, reported the complaint said GlaxoSmithKline staff in China provided doctors with speaking fees, cash payments, lavish dinners and travel in return for prescribing its products.

“We have used significant resources to thoroughly investigate each and every claim from this single, anonymous source and have found no evidence of corruption or bribery in our China business,” said GlaxoSmithKline in a statement.

“GSK wants to reiterate to its patients, staff and partners in China that these allegations are false.”

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siu.tang.73
Not only China but Hong Kong too has this problem. Look at all the Hong Kong doctors prescribing drugs who get free trips just like vacations. In the USA drug companies are not allowed to influence physician prescribing practises this way.
siu.tang.73
People have also been aware that some of these Hong Kong companies have very poor ethics. Essentially sleeping around with doctors and worse. Luxurious conference trips as well. Some are legitimate and others are more like covers for free holidays. As long as they sell, some people just look the other way. But don't take my word for it, just investigate yourself.
siu.tang.73
Not only China but Hong Kong too has this problem. Look at all the Hong Kong doctors prescribing drugs who get free trips just like vacations. In the USA drug companies are not allowed to influence physician prescribing practises this way.
hongkiejj@malaysiaboleh
try harder....go deeper...
 
 
 
 
 

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