Mother-of-four, 47, who says having a family is the best decision she’s made becomes the most powerful woman on the FTSE after taking the helm at drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline
Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline names Emma Walmsley as chief executive
Mother-of-four will replace Sir Andrew Witty when he retires next March
Promotion means she becomes seventh female FTSE 100 chief executive
She says getting married and having four children was her ‘best decision’
Kaili Butin still has faint scars on her wrist from the day she tried to kill herself. A family physician had prescribed GlaxoSmithKline’s antidepressant Paxil to treat her depression. It was the fall of 2000, her sophomore year of high school, and she had stopped caring about schoolwork and lost interest in her friends.
“I wanted something to make me feel better,” she says. “I wanted to be a normal teenager. I saw my friends and none of them felt the way I felt.”
Butin was among millions of American teens who took Paxil in the early 2000s. Her doctor’s recommendation helped the antidepressant overtake the competition to garner the highest number of new prescriptions of any drug in its class in 2000. Sales of the pill increased by 17 percent to hit $2.4 billion. Butin, now a 31-year-old accountant living in Ankeny, Iowa, is angry about newly revealed information that GlaxoSmithKline withheld from the public regarding Paxil’s danger to teenagers.
I presume you might be reading Emma …
Don’t you say in this video (here) that”
…society wants big business and big pharma to continue to close the trust deficit that has been widening up….”
Why do you think that the trust deficit continues to widen Emma?
Could it be because GSK continue to be callous and corrupt?…
Do you think that those harmed by Seroxat will ever trust GSK?
Do you think with GSK’s track record that – the public in general- will ever trust them?
I don’t think you could seriously expect them to...why would they?