Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline will pay an estimated 3 Billion dollars in fines after pleading guilty to flooding the market with products that were dangerous and sometimes deadly to consumers. This is so far the largest fine to be paid by a drug company in what some are concerned is a growing trend of companies putting knowingly bad products which cause damage and even death to its users on the market.
“The Justice Department said Monday that GlaxoSmithKline PLC will plead guilty to promoting popular antidepressants Paxil and Wellbutrin for unapproved uses. The company also will plead guilty to failing to report to the government for seven years some safety problems with diabetes drug Avandia, which was restricted in the U.S. and banned in Europe after it was found in 2007 to sharply increase the risks of heart attacks and congestive heart failure.
In addition to the fine, Glaxo agreed to resolve civil liability for promoting Paxil, Wellbutrin, asthma drug Advair and two lesser-known drugs for unapproved uses.”
We here in America are fast becoming the human guinea pigs and apparently human testing is well on its way. This has unknowingly been a not too public way that the drug companies have operated in the past with one instance of well-known drug company Bayer, being exposed on MSNBC for purposely selling AIDS tainted drugs…
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