Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!
Not sure if it's only in China or the United States as well, but it's a start
Now if only the other drug companies would follow suit
This is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies & they have been known to skew tests results and reward doctors for pushing their medicines onto
Dec 17 (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline said on Tuesday it would stop paying doctors to promote its products through speaking engagements and end
linking compensation for its sales representatives to the number of prescriptions doctors write.
It also plans to stop payments to healthcare professionals for attendance at medical conferences by the start of 2016.
The move comes amid a major bribery investigation in China, where authorities allege Britain's biggest drugmaker made corrupt payments to doctors and
officials to boost its drug sales.
GlaxoSmithKline Under Investigation For Allegedly Bribing Doctors In
The U.S. Justice Department's probe is focusing on whether GSK and other drugmakers violated the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices act, which
forbids U.S. companies from engaging in bribery while doing business abroad.
Although GSK is a British company, U.S. law enforcement officials have jurisdiction over it because its shares are listed on a U.S. stock exchange.
GSK's American depository receipts trade on the New York Stock Exchange.
Justice Department officials have been investigating GSK's sales practices in other countries for at least three years, according to the company's
corporate filings. Expanding the probe to include the China allegations is a routine step, experts said on Friday.
I have been angry with them ever since they came out with the controversial sugar drug 'Avandaryl'
Which in turn pissed me off at the doctor, who has since retired, for ignoring my husband's complaints of the side effects.
Well, the FDA finally banned the drug, basically limiting it's prescription.
But then the doctor put him on another controversial drug.
We asked him, 'You mean to tell us there is nothing
else that would work? He said---NO--
Since then, my husband goes to a new doctor and he took him off the Actos, said it was dangerous, and put him on a milder well known drug. Needless to
say, many of the side effects are gone. Yay!!
Boy I hate the way they market these drugs any more, like if they were candy or something
And the doctors are just as guilty, caring more for lining their pockets than the patients themselves.
edit on 17-12-2013 by snarky412 because: (no reason given)