UK's largest drug-maker, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has infused more capital in its Indian subsidiary to increase its stake from 43.2 per cent to 72.5 per cent.
The additional investment in the Indian unit indicates that the company is looking to expand its presence in the emerging Indian market. David Redfern, GSK's chief strategy officer pointed out that the move will allow the company to increase its exposure to the Indian market.
London-listed pharmaceutical & healthcare giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Plc has announced a $940-million (Rs 5,220-crore) open offer to raise its stake in its Indian subsidiary GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare.
On Monday, GlaxoSmithKline Plc announced that it wanted to acquire up to 13,389,410 shares of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, increasing its stake in the company by 31.8 per cent, from 43.2 per cent to 75 per cent.
The open offer represents a premium of 28 per cent to Friday's closing price of the stock.
Healthcare and drug major, GlaxoSmithKline has said that it is planning to increase its stake in its Indian subsidiary, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare.
The UK based parent company is planning to increase its stake to upto 75 percent that this could involve an infusion of Rs 5,220 crore. It has made an open offer to acquire additional 31.8 per cent stake in the Indian unit. The company currently holds from 43.2 percent stake in the unit.
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd has reported a fall of 7.6 per cent in net profit at Rs 145.86 crore in the second quarter of the year compared to Rs 157 crore a year ago.
The sales of the Indian firm of the Indian unit of British drug maker grew 4.47 per cent to Rs 607.56 crore even as net sales of the company’s pharmaceutical business grew
6.5% during the quarter.
Pharmaceutical Company, GlaxoSmithKlines has declared that it is making a provision of £2.2 billion through which it will be paying for all the legal costs pertaining to its diabetes drug Avandia.
It also said that all the legal charges are going to be put up on the final quarter results of 2010; and if that happens then the whole profit for the quarter is going to be wiped out.
Washington, Oct 27: British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will pay $750 million to settle a US government lawsuit related to the manufacture and sale of adulterated drugs, the US Justice Department said Tuesday.
GSK was accused of manufacturing and selling certain adulterated drugs that were made at its now-closed facility in Cidra, Puerto Rico.
Among the 20 affected drugs were anti-depressant Paxil CR, diabetes treatment Avandamet, anti-nausea medication Kytril and an ointment for skin infections Bactroban.
Leading pharma firm of the country, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals (GSK) has declared its June quarter financial results for the fiscal year 2010-11. The company has reported to register a marginal net profit rise in the quarter under review.
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals has posted a net profit of Rs 129 crore during the April-June quarter of fiscal year 2010-11. The company has registered a net profit of Rs 124.35 crore in the corresponding quarter in the previous year.
Multinational drug-maker GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has decided to invest more to support its growth. The leading pharmaceutical company is expected to increase its expenses towards its sales growth and promotional efforts.
However, the company's forth quarter financial report has been quite impressive and it has managed to register reasonable amount of net profit as well as net revenue. The company has seen a remarkable 28% growth in the net sales growth for the first quarter of 2010.
The row between Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has come to a resolve, a statement said on Monday. The conflict which was covering patent actions regarding the usage of GSK's Malarone, malaria treatment tablets, finally came to an end with the settlement of the litigations.
Malarone is a generic version from GSK and it had filed a suit against Glenmark.
The two global pharmaceutical majors Glenmark Pharmaceuticals and GlaxoSmithKline LLC have recently announced that the duo have settled its patent issues over the doses of atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride drug, the generic version of GSK's Malarone malaria treatment tablets.
In fact, according to the terms and conditions of the deal, Glenmark Generics will be able to market and distribute the generic version of Malarone tablets across various markets.
The World' second largest pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced that it will slash its retail prices for various medicines in India. The strategy behind this price cut in its drugs is to furnish to the lower-income group in the country.
The U. S. Senate Finance Committee has issued a 334-page report, which showed a connection between Avandia, the Type 2 diabetes drug, and thousands of heart failures.
The committee's statement, which analyzed over 250,000 pages of documents provided by GlaxoSmithKline, the USFDA and research institutes, also criticized the FDA for disregarding safety fears regarding the drug brought up by its team.
According to reports, confidential analyzes showed FDA functionaries suggested Avandia be removed from the market owing to the heart failure risk.
Mumbai, Dec 11 : Consumer healthcare company GlaxoSmithkline Friday said it had "temporarily" suspended operations at one of its factories located in Dowlaiswaram, Andhra Pradesh on account of disturbances over the proposed division of the state.
"The management of GlaxoSmithkline Consumer Healthcare has decided to suspend operations temporarily at one of its factory located at Industrial Estate Dowlaiswaram, in the interest of safety of its employees and to protect the assets of the company," it said in a statement.
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Ltd is an Indian associate of GlaxoSmithKline, the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare company. GlaxoSmithKline is a leader in the worldwide consumer healthcare market. With nearly $5 billion in sales, over ten $100 million brands and presence in 130 markets, the consumer healthcare business brings an added dynamic dimension to GSK. Company was incorporated at Mumbai on 8th December
Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals was incorporated in 1924 as H. J. Foster and Company. Glaxo India became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Joseph Nathan and Co., UK. Later in 1947, the company was renamed as Glaxo Laboratories (India). In 2000, Glaxo Wellcome plc and SmithKline plc merged under an agreement to form a new company, named GlaxoSmithKline plc.
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals (GSK), leading healthcare company, has registered a growth of 6.9 per cent growth in net profit to Rs 141.08 crore during the third quarter ended September 2009 from Rs 131.97 crore in the corresponding period of last year.
However, company’s net sales has grown up by 12 per cent during the quarter, at Rs 511.8 crore against Rs 457 crore in the same period last year.
For the first nine months ended September 2009, the drug maker’s net sales increased by 10.4 per cent to Rs 1,426 crore from Rs 1,292 crore in the similar period of last year.
GlaxoSmithkline Consumer Healthcare, a leading manufacturer of nutritional foods and beverages, has registered a surge of 13 per in its net profit at Rs 60.02 crore for the third quarter ended September 30, against the same period a year earlier.
The company had posted a net profit of Rs 53.03 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2008.
Further, company’s total income also grew to Rs 516.32 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2009 from Rs 449.28 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2008
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has finally granted GlaxoSmithKline's Hiberix vaccine for children to prevent disease caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b.
The London-based drugmaker has received accelerated approval from the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for Hiberix Haemophilus b Conjugate Vaccine (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate) as a booster dose in children 15 months through four years of age.
FMCG firm GlaxoSmithkline Consumer Healthcare has witnessed an increase of 19.56% in its standalone net profit for the quarter ended June 30, 2009 , which rose to Rs 55.19 crore from Rs 46.16 crore in the same quarter previous year.
In addition, company's net sales increased 29% to Rs 485.53 crore, while total income for the quarter increased 22.12% to Rs 491.56 crore, when compared with the prior year period.