Can you believe they really said this…

Great [GSK] products, however, are not the whole story society expects companies to act responsibly in their pursuit of success. If anything, the fact that our business is about human health makes it even more important that we operate to the highest standards.
Christopher Gent
GlaxoSmithKline Chaiman
Jean-Pierre Garnier
GlaxoSmithKline CEO
GlaxoSmithKline 2004 “Corporate Responsibility Report”

I think to focus on safety is important.
Dr. Tadataka Yamada
Chairman of Research and Development
GlaxoSmithKline
3/01/05

….my experience is that most physicians don’t look at the [a drug safety] label very carefully. And I’m not certain. I personally am not certain whether it would make a difference whether something was in a black box or in a warning section or in a precaution section….
Dr. Tadataka Yamada
Chairman of Research and Development
GlaxoSmithKline
1/24/2001

Responsible business practices are also the key to a good reputation. In 2004, the pharmaceutical industry and GSK continued to come under public scrutiny on how medicines are developed, tested and marketed. To meet this challenge we must act with integrity and be open about our approach to these important issues.
Christopher Gent
GlaxoSmithKline Chaiman
Jean-Pierre Garnier
GlaxoSmithKline CEO
GlaxoSmithKline 2004 “Corporate Responsibility Report”

Our concern is people’s safety.
Jean-Pierre Garnier
Chief Executive Officer, GlaxoSmithKline
3/1/2003

Anybody who suffers side effects of any sort I feel every sympathy for….
Dr. Alastair Benbow
Head of European Psychiatry for GlaxoSmithKline
5/11/03

Everybody who has looked at this the FDA, American Psychiatric Association, National Mental Health Association all those groups agree that SSRIs, like Paxil, are not addicting and not habit forming.
Andrew T. Bayman
attorney for GlaxoSmithKline
King & Spalding

GSK strongly stands behind the safety and efficacy of Paxil. Physician organizations, like the American Psychiatric Association, have stated that antidepressants are not habit-forming.
David Stout
President of U.S. Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline is proud to offer physicians Paxil CR the latest treatment advance in the SSRI class.
David Stout
President, US Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline
4/19/2002

We missed something big we missed the fact that the public wasn’t going to necessarily trust us.
Jean-Pierre Garnier
Chief Executive Officer, GlaxoSmithKline
8/13/2005

Thanks to the Paxil Protest for these fine words – more great quotes to come!

7 Responses to “Can you believe they really said this…”

  1. ROBERT FIDDAMAN Says:

    Scariest thing is…. they actually believe in what they are saying!

    Bob

  2. Matthew Holford Says:

    “We missed something big we missed the fact that the public wasn’t going to necessarily trust us.
    Jean-Pierre Garnier
    Chief Executive Officer, GlaxoSmithKline
    8/13/2005”

    I wonder what he was referring to, specifically?

    Matt

  3. truthman30 Says:

    Its all just company policy semantic drivel…
    It means nothing…
    They have to come out with these ridiculous statements from time to time for PR purposes…
    I must say though , there was one statement which i found to be sublimey absurd…

    Our concern is people’s safety.
    Jean-Pierre Garnier
    Chief Executive Officer, GlaxoSmithKline
    3/1/2003

  4. truthman30 Says:

    I think to focus on safety is important.
    Dr. Tadataka Yamada
    Chairman of Research and Development
    GlaxoSmithKline
    3/01/05

    Well maybe the people at chernobyl thought that too…

  5. truthman30 Says:

    GSK strongly stands behind the safety and efficacy of Paxil. Physician organizations, like the American Psychiatric Association, have stated that antidepressants are not habit-forming.
    David Stout
    President of U.S. Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline

    Pfffffff….
    That’s like the Nazi Party name dropping the SS…( they’re our buddies, you can trust them)
    Big Pharma owns the APA (american psychiactric association)
    That’s a well known fact…

    http://pn.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/42/1/11-a

  6. truthman30 Says:

    Everybody who has looked at this the FDA, American Psychiatric Association, National Mental Health Association all those groups agree that SSRIs, like Paxil, are not addicting and not habit forming.
    Andrew T. Bayman
    attorney for GlaxoSmithKline
    King & Spalding

    All pharma funded and/or dependent organisations are biased, and any information through organisations connected to pharmaceutical organisations can not be trusted as anything but biased…

    http://www.wellbutrin-xl.com/undiagnosed/resources.html


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: