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# GlaxoSmithKline

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# Coronavirus
GlaxoSmithKline and CureVac to make Covid vaccines targeting new variants
The UK-based firm is teaming up with Germany’s CureVac.
# Pandemrix
15-year-old settles case with State and pharmaceutical company over side-effects from swine flu vaccine
Ben Blackwell from Ratoath in Co Meath won damages in the High Court today.
# stiefel laboratories
Blow for Sligo as 165 jobs to go at GSK manufacturing site
Fine Gael TD Tony McLoughlin called it a “very disappointing announcement for Sligo”.
# madonna house
'We need a full State investigation': Councillor who was on vaccine trial tables motion on inquiry
Francis Timmons only recently found out that he was on two vaccine trials at Madonna House in the early 1970s.
# mother-and-baby homes
'I had no idea that I could've gotten these injections': Home survivor told he was put on vaccine trial
Councillor Francis Timmons says that survivors deserve answers on vaccines trials at mother and baby homes.
# immunisation
Government will consider lifesaving meningitis jab for children - but only if the price is right
The UK is introducing a vaccine and Ireland will follow if “a cost effective agreement can be reached”.
# warning
Anti-depressant ingredient from Cork plant contaminated with waste
The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to GlaxoSmithKline over the contamination which the company first became aware of in January 2012.
# Investigation
Man dies after incident at Waterford pharmaceutical plant
The man at first thought to be a worker was actually a member of the public.
# Disease
World's first malaria vaccine could be available for African children
GlaxoSmithKline will seek regulatory approval next year to market the vaccine against the disease which killed 660,000 in 2010.
# Jobswatch
Pharmaceutical firm GSK shuts Cork facility with 94 jobs lost
The drug company’s internet financial services unit is to be moved to Britain.
# big pharma
French court upholds 'gay sex addict' ruling against Glaxo
Pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline has been ordered to pay almost €200,000 to the man who claimed its Parkinson’s drug turned him into a gay sex and gambling addict.
# In Numbers
Cannabis, beer and T-bills: the week in stats
How high is Europe’s tallest building? And how many cannabis plants were seized by gardaí last year?
# Fraud
GlaxoSmithKline fined $3 billion in US
The fine was the largest health care fraud settlement in US history.
# Vaccine
Mother says she's totally convinced swine flu jab caused son's narcolepsy
There are now 16 confirmed cases of narcolepsy with links to the swine flu vaccine Pandemrix in Ireland. A support group is criticising what it’s calling the ‘minimal’ response from the HSE.
# Jobs
130 jobs lost at GlaxoSmithKline plant in Dungarvan
Several hundred of the Waterford-based plant’s workers were called to an urgent meeting today over facility’s future.
# Jobswatch
Seven hundred GlaxoSmithKline workers called to a meeting
The pharmaceutical giant is the biggest employer in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Employees will meet with management at 3pm.
# GlaxoSmithKline
GSK agrees €542m settlement over 'defective' drugs
Action over mislabelled diabetes and antidepressant drugs results in a massive settlement in the US.
# Bad timing
GSK denies timing Apprentice appearance to clash with job cuts
GlaxoSmithKline denies timing jobs cuts with positive promotion of the company on TV3′s The Apprentice.