Yesterday at CISNC’s “2015 Impact Training: Mission Possible” event in Cary, GSK announced a $360,000 grant to enable Communities In Schools of North Carolina to put high quality, research-based interventions in schools to increase attendance, improve behavior, enhance coursework, and engage more parents and families.
The service utilizes "prescriptive analytics" to analyze the data and determine suggested interventions that are most likely to facilitate better patient engagement and ultimately, improved patient outcomes.
... the goal of the project is to assist these healthcare professionals in determining – and responding to medication-related problems that often lead patients to use their medicine incorrectly, or to not adhere to the treatment regimen prescribed by their doctor.
I read with great interest that CISNC have recently joined forces with GlaxoSmithKline and announced tools and training to ensure that students in lowest performing schools have access to high quality wraparound services to propel success in school and beyond.
The press release, I read, also states that "Yesterday at CISNC’s “2015 Impact Training: Mission Possible” event in Cary, GSK announced a $360,000 grant to enable Communities In Schools of North Carolina to put high quality, research-based interventions in schools to increase attendance, improve behavior, enhance coursework, and engage more parents and families."
Exactly what are research-based interventions that will improve behavior?
I'd be grateful if you could let me know the answer to this at your earliest convenience.
I will, as usual, keep you updated if Jill responds.
Now, here's something that I bet you all thought you'd never read, from me at least.
I think it's safe to say that I am probably one of Glaxo's biggest online critics but I have to take my hat off to them and, probably for the first time ever, give them praise, particularly for looking after the residents of North Carolina. Credit where credit is due, I guess.
The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation offers grants to various organisations and charities across the state of NC. Since 1986 they have awarded $65 million in grants to North Carolina nonprofit organizations. I do applaud them for that. However, this should not, nae should never, detract from the fact that GlaxoSmithKline have caused a lot of harm to a lot of people with their antidepressant Paxil - there are other prescription medications manufactured by Glaxo that have also caused death and heartache, Avandia for one.
When we balance up the good that they have, it appears, done for these nonprofit organizations in North Carolina against the bad they have done with drugs such as Paxil and Avandia we still see a company that is almost Jekyll and Hyde-like. It's almost as if grants such as the above are handed out to ease the conscience of their abhorrent history. It would be far better, in my opinion, if GlaxoSmithKline were seen to hand out cash awards to those they have harmed and not make them, or their families, have to jump through legal hoops in Paxil suicide litigation, Paxil withdrawal litigation and Paxil birth defect litigation. Glaxo will only ever settle when they know they cannot win trials. It seems absurd, therefore, that they seem to paint themselves whiter than white when handing out cash awards to nonprofit organizations across North Carolina. For families affected by Paxil, be they families who have suffered a loss of a child or adult due to Paxil induced suicide or mothers who have given birth to children with heart defects due to Paxil ingestion during pregnancy or for those affected by the horrendous withdrawal problems Paxil has caused them, seeing Glaxo hand out $65 million to organizations must be a kick in the teeth.
On one hand they giveth, on the other hand their drug, Paxil, taketh away.
And that just doesn't sit right with me. It never will.