GlaxoSmithKline plc


GlaxoSmithKline is on of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies. Glaxo Wellcome plc and SmithKline Beecham plc merged in 2001 to become GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK), but GSK origins can be traced back to 1715. GSK is head-quartered in Brentford, London. Over the years, GSK has been involved in many controversies relating to, among other things, public health, carcinogenic pollutionand animal testing. In 2012 the company was the subject of a significant criminal investigation as a result of whistleblowers challenging the company over its promotion of anti-depressants, which at the time was the largest settlement between the United States Justice Department and a drug company.


You can find Corporate Watch articles on GlaxoSmithKline and our 2002 Company Profile in the right hand column of this page.


Click here for GlaxoSmithKline's head office and other basic information from the opencorporates website.


Click here for details of GlaxoSmithKline's latest profits and other financial results from the Bloomberg website.


There is also lots of useful information on GlaxoSmithKline's website:


  • Click here to find out what products the company is selling.

  • Click here to find out who's on GlaxoSmithKline's board of directors.

  • Click here to download GlaxoSmithKline's latest annual report and accounts.


For a more critical perspective on GlaxoSmithKline's work try Powerbase, or the Open Secrets or Medecins Sans Frontieres websites.


If you want to do some digging into GlaxoSmithKline yourself, have a look at our Investigating Companies: A Do-It-Yourself Handbook.


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