Thursday, July 23, 2009
Glaxo unmasked: drug firm to make £1bn from swine flu
Source: Independent Minds
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is to sell the vaccine for up to £6 a dose in Western countries, and the first supplies are due to arrive in Britain in September.
Andrew Witty, GSK's chief executive, refused to apologise for the boost in earnings, pointing out that GSK had invested more than $2.5bn (£1.5bn) in its vaccine development programme over the past few years.
"Swine flu is going to be positive for the performance [of the company], but only because we have put ourselves in a position to do it," he added. "And we have done that by taking very significant risks over a long time, diverting a huge amount of resources to it and doing the research that nobody else has done, so I'm not going to apologise for the fact that the company is going to make a return."
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