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# Redress
Government told to sue religious orders, or seize their assets, if they refuse to pay redress
Kathleen Funchion said the fact that pharma companies will not pay towards redress, and that religious orders may not pay, is “absolutely disgusting”.
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# Vaccine Trials
Vomiting and fever among side effects experienced by children who took part in GSK trials
The pharma company has today published information about nine trials it carried out in Irish institutions between 1934 and 1973.
# Meeting
O'Gorman stresses GSK's 'moral obligation' over vaccine trials but company's position 'remains unchanged'
Representatives from the pharmaceutical giant met with Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman today.
# Coronavirus
GlaxoSmithKline and CureVac to make Covid vaccines targeting new variants
The UK-based firm is teaming up with Germany’s CureVac.
# Vaccine
UK govt signs deal with GSK and Sanofi for 60 million doses of potential Covid-19 vaccine
UK government agreements are now in place for 250 million doses of potential vaccines.
# 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”.
# 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.
# Johnson and Johnson
Latest wind turbines for multinationals in Cork harbour energy project switched on
Two wind turbines are hoped to reduce costs at Johnson and Johnson plants in the area.
# 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.
# hungover
Where would we be without Lucozade and Ribena?
The drinks were sold by GSK for £1.35 billion today.
# 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.
# Fraud
GlaxoSmithKline fined $3 billion in US
The fine was the largest health care fraud settlement in US history.
# Health
Government official defends indemnity for swine flue vaccine makers
A report published yesterday has confirmed the link between an increased risk of narcolepsy and the H1N1 vaccine Pandemrix.
# 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.