PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) today announced that, beginning in February 2009, the company will proactively report educational and charitable grants provided to US health-related organizations. The report will be updated on a quarterly basis and will include grants provided to various organizations including hospitals, teaching institutions, managed care organizations, professional associations, patient advocacy groups, and continuing medical education companies.
GSK provides grants for programs and organizations that foster increased understanding of scientific, clinical, and healthcare issues, and contribute to the enhancement of patient care.
"GSK sponsors a range of third-party independent educational programs to increase awareness and knowledge about health-related issues," said Chris Viehbacher, President, North American Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline. "By publishing information about our grants, we transparently identify the support we offer for independent and quality education to improve the delivery of health care for patients."
GlaxoSmithKline -- one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies -- is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. For company information, visit GlaxoSmithKline on the World Wide Web at http://us.gsk.com.
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Litigation Reform Act of 1995, GSK cautions investors that any
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actual results to differ materially from those projected. Factors that may
affect GSK's operations are described under 'Risk Factors' in the 'Business
Review' in the company's Annual Report on Form 20-F for 2007.
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