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GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline
Company nameGlaxoSmithKline plc
Company typePublic limited company
Slogan"Do more, feel better, live longer"
IndustryPharmaceutical
PredecessorGlaxo Wellcome
SmithKline Beecham
Founded2000 (London)
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
Key peopleChris Gent (Chairman)
Andrew Witty (Chief Executive)
ProductsCentral nervous system, respiratory, antiviral, antibiotic, oncology and emesis, metabolic, cardiovascular, urogenital, and over-the-counter medicines; vaccines; oral and nutritional healthcare products
Revenue£28.392 billion (2010)
Operating income£5.128 billion (2010)
Net income£1.853 billion (2010)
Employees99,000 (2009)

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GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) (Lse - GSK, Nyse - GSK) is a global pharmaceutical, biologics, vaccines and consumer healthcare company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the world's third-largest pharmaceutical company measured by revenues (after Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer).

GSK has a portfolio of products for major disease areas including asthma, cancer, virus control, infections, mental health, diabetes and digestive conditions. It also has a large consumer healthcare division which produces and markets oral healthcare and nutritional products and over-the-counter medicines including Sensodyne, Boost, Horlicks and Gaviscon.

GSK has its primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It has a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange.


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