Andrew Witty – patients before profits?

JP Garnier’s seat isn’t cold yet and Andrew Witty won’t officially take over GSK until May 2008 – but already questions are being asked of the new man in a new blog andrewwitty.wordpress.com

The purpose of this blog is a call of conscience and compassion to Andrew Witty, the next CEO of GSK.

We all recognise the need for pharmaceutical drugs, and some can be life savers, but surely when a pharmaceutical company appears to harm more patients than it claims to help, then something must be done to rectify and address this? We also recognise the place of the pharmaceutical industry too, but has it become a greed fueled machine run amok with no regard for the efficacy or safety of new drugs? Is the safety and effectiveness of a medication paramount? Or does a loyalty to insatiable profits affect this?
Who is willing to tackle these issues? Where does the buck stop?

And where do honesty, transparency and good ethics begin?

Many hundreds of thousands of people have been adversely affected by GSK drugs, such as Avandia and Seroxat. GSK have had thousands of lawsuits over the years regarding these particular drugs and others in the past , drugs such as Selacryn, Lotronex and Myodil. Will the new GSK CEO address the issue of Seroxat (Paxil) Birth Defects, Suicide, Aggression, Addiction and Withdrawal? Or Avandia Causing Heart Attacks? Maybe Andrew Witty will be a different CEO than his predecessor?
Maybe he will put patients before profit?

One thing is for sure, GlaxoSmithKline definitely needs a radical change of its ethical policies.

One Response to “Andrew Witty – patients before profits?”

  1. SHARON VANOUREK Says:

    YES, I HAVE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH SIR CHRIS GENT WHO WHEN I CONTACTED HIM AT FIRST WAS THE CEO OF GLAXOSMITHKLINE IN LONDON. I WAS PRESCRIBED THEI DRUG REQUIP FOR RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME IN AUGUST OF 2006 WHEN THE COMPANY WAS NOT REQUIRED TO PUT WARNINGS OF SIDE AFFECTS ON THE PACKAGE. I SUFFERED IMMEDIATELY FROM THE UNCONTROLABLE URGE TO GAMBLE. NOW THIS MAY SOUND STUPID, BUT TAKING THIS DRUG HAS LITERALLY DESTROYED MY LIFE I HAVE 13 PAYDAY LOANDS I HAD TO TAKE OUT BECAUSE I GAMBLED OUR HOUSE MONEY AWAY. NOW WE WILL BE LOOSING OUR HOME TO FORECLOSURE. I TRIED TO GET SOME HELP FROM SIR CHRIS GENT . HE COULDN’T BE BOTHERED, BUT HE CAN BE BOTHERED TO SIT IN HIS MANSION PURCHASED BY MONEY FROM THE AVERAGE PERSON LIKE ME, BUT HE COULD CARE LESS AS TO WHAT HAPPENS TO THAT PERSON ONCE THEY HAVE YOUR MONEY. I HAVE BEEN TRYING FOR TWO YEARS NOW TO GET SOME ASSISTANCE. YOU SEE I ALSO DEVELOPED 22 BREAST TUMORS WHICH I HAD REMOVED IN FEB OF 2007. GAMBLING AND BREAST TUMORS ARE ONLY TWO OF THE MANY MANY SIDE AFFECTS THAT GLAXOSMITHKLINE WRITE ABOUT IN THEIR BOOKLET ON REQUIP WHICH THEY SENT ME. I HAVE HAD BOTH OF THESE TERRIBLE SIDE AFFECTS YET EVEN THOUGH THEY THEMSELVES SAY THESE CAN BE SIDE AFFECTS THEY SAY THEY ARE SURE MY PROBLEMS DIDN’T COME FROM THEIR REQUIP. IT IS FUNNY I NEVER HAD EITHER OF THESE PROBLEMS BEFORE I TOOK THEIR PRODUCT REQUIP. I AM 64 YEAR OLD WOMAN, HOUSEWIFE AND THEY DON’T GIVE A DAM THAT THEIR PRODUCT HAS DESTROYED MY ENTIRE LIFE.
    THANKS SHARON VANOUREK 270-469-4227 LEAVE A MESSAGE AS I TAKE CARE OF 30 ABUSED ANIMALS AND A VERY SICK HUSBAND AND I AM NOT ALWAYS NEAR THE ONLY PHONE.


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