GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Type Public company
Traded as BSE: 500660
Industry Pharmaceuticals & healthcare
Founded 1924
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Key people Dr. Hasit Joshipura, Managing Director[1]
Products Medicines and vaccines
Revenue Increase 23.76 billion (US$380 million) (2011)[2]
Profit Increase 4.31 billion (US$70 million) (2011)[2]
Employees 3500[3]
Parent GlaxoSmithKline Plc

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd (BSE: 500660 NSE: GSKCONS) is an Indian subsidiary of GlaxoSmithKline plc, one of the world's leading research based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies.[4][5] It is one of the oldest pharmaceuticals companies in India. It product portfolio includes prescription medicines and vaccines. Its prescription medicines range across therapeutic areas such as anti-infectives, dermatology, gynaecology, diabetes, oncology, cardiovascular disease and respiratory diseases. It also offers a range of vaccines, for the prevention of hepatitis A, hepatitis B, invasive disease caused by H, influenzae, chickenpox, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, rotavirus, cervical cancer and others.


It was founded 13 November 1924 in India under the name of H.J.Foster & Co. Limited as an Agency House for distributing Baby Food Glaxo, Joseph Nathan & Co. In 1950, It changed its name to Glaxo Laboratories (I) Ltd.[6]


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