|Exchange:||New York Stock Exchange|
|Industry:||Drug Manufacturers - Major|
|GlaxoSmithKline PLC incorporated in United Kingdom. The Company creates, discoveres, develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products including vaccines, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and health-related consumer products. The Company's principal pharmaceutical products include medicines in the following therapeutic areas: respiratory, anti-virals including HIV, central nervous system, cardiovascular and urogenital, metabolic, anti-bacterials, oncology and emesis, vaccines and dermatologicals. The Company operates in two industry segments: Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Healthcare. The Company's pharmaceutical products include treatments for asthma, HIV/AIDS, malaria, depression, migraine, diabetes, heart failure, digestive conditions and cancer. The Company markets over 25 vaccines worldwide to prevent potentially life-threatening or crippling illnesses such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, measles, mumps, rubella, polio, typhoid, influenza and bacterial meningitis. The Company produces medicines that treat six major disease areas - asthma, virus control, infections, mental health, diabetes and digestive conditions. In addition, it is developing new treatments for cancer. The Company's portfolio comprises three main categories: OTC medicines, Oral healthcare and Nutritional healthcare. OTC medicines- alli is the first licensed weight loss medicine to be available without a prescription, launched in the USA in 2007. Oral healthcare- Aquafresh, a range of toothpastes, toothbrushes and mouthwashes; Sensodyne, a range of toothpastes and toothbrushes, including Pronamel to protect from acid erosion; Biotene; Polident, PoliGrip and Corega, the denture care cleansers and adhesives; and Other brands include Odol, Macleans and Dr Best. Nutritional healthcare- Lucozade is a range of energy and sports drinks; Horlicks, a range of milk-based malted food and chocolate drinks; and Ribena, a blackcurrant juice-based drink. The Company has operations in USA, Europe, Asia Pacific, Japan and Canada.|
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