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Friday, September 24, 2010

GSK CHANGE WEB PAGE - NO APOLOGY FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY AVANDIA

One would have thought with the hundreds of thousands that have fallen victim to Avandia, that the company who manufactured it [GlaxoSmithKline] would have, at the very least, offered some form of apology.

Not so, if recent changes to the GSK website are anything to go by.

Visit gsk.com today and see a completely new web page:

GSK Homepage with Avandia revamp.

They even have a video featuring their Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ellen Strahlman. Again, no apology.

In fact the statement from Strahlman is littered with the kind of phrases that this company has rolled out time and time again when brought to task over its products.

"All medicines have risks as well as benefits."

"We believe that Avandia has helped millions of people manage their diabetes, and that it is a safe and effective treatment option when used appropriately."

"At GSK patient safety comes first."

The best being:

"If you are someone with type 2 Diabetes taking any of these medicines, again please, do not stop taking your medicine, but contact your healthcare professional at your earliest convenience to discuss the impact of these decisions on your treatment."


It's almost as if they are sticking two fingers up to the regulator [hey, can't say I blame them there]

No apology.

GlaxoSmithKline's corporate motto is "DO MORE, FEEL BETTER, LIVE LONGER"

I'm beginning to wonder if the corporate motto is aimed at GSK staff rather than the public.

Fid

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