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Final Post For The Foreseeable Future..

  • Emma Walmsley is set to become boss of drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline

  • She will be the first female chief executive of the £80 billion company

  • 47-year-old used to work for French beauty giant L’Oreal 

  • Lives with her family in a £3.7 million house in South-West London 

This will be my final post this year.

I’ve been blogging over 10 years, and It’s time I took a break. Blogging about a corrupt sociopathic drug company like GSK takes its toll. I’m tired.

GSK have a new CEO now, and I’m sure that the new CEO, Emma Walmsley, will continue in the vein of JP Garnier, and Andrew Witty. She will, no doubt, put profits before people, and her own self interest before the greater good. Emma will, most likely, like Andrew before her, earn tens of millions (possible even more) by the end of her stint as Glaxo CEO.

Let’s be honest, these jobs are primarily profit driven.

Emma Walmsley, or Andrew Witty, take the pressure and the heat of the CEO position because they are rewarded handsomely. They are hardly doing it for the sake of it.

The cash incentive is so high for these jobs because these pharmaceutical company positions require the CEO to literally delete their conscience (that’s if they have one in the first place).

The vast sums of money (the tens of millions GSK bestow upon the CEO) is the prize for selling their soul to the company, turning a blind eye to corrupt practices (such as the bribery scandal in China), believing the corporate bullshit they are spun, and the spin they croak themselves. They repeat the corporate mantras (such as: do more feel better, live longer) like some kind of brainwashed- incantation of a cult.

For the many tens of thousands of people prescribed Seroxat/Paxil who weren’t adequately warned of side effects, for the many people crippled from GSK’s Myodil dye, or for those prescribed many GSK drugs unethically off label (as detailed in Greg Thorpe’s Department of Justice complaint)- GSK’s mantra ‘do more, feel better, live longer is a surreal insult. It’s a disturbing catch phrase for those damaged by GSK products. Many of us cannot do more or feel better, because these GSK poisons have destroyed our lives, or stolen years from us- or our loved ones.

Andrew Witty is now gone, and Walmsley is in his place. Will she atone for GSK’s decades of corporate misconduct and harm to consumers and patients?

I doubt it..

Does she really give a damn?

Probably not..

Perhaps people like Witty and Walmsley believe that because GSK makes some meds that are helpful, and some products that are useful (such as toothpaste and painkillers), this balances out the dodgy drugs (such as Seroxat and Avandia) that cause harm? Perhaps this is how they square this off, morally, in their minds?

Personally, I cannot understand how they sleep at night, or how they can work for such a morally and ethically defunct company like GSK, but that’s for them to figure out, not me.

The Seroxat suicide controversy, particularly its horrific (often fatal) affect on teens and kids, and how GSK covered that- up would be enough for me to hand in my resignation, and run for the hills.

Would Emma Walmsley, or Andrew Witty, recommend Seroxat for their own kids? or their spouses? Would they take the risk?

I seriously doubt it.

Check out Emma Walmsley’s master class (in the vid below) in downplaying GSK’s many years of harm to patients over the years…

She’ll make a great CEO for GSK, they trained her well.

She’s a good candidate… she repeats the GSK corporate spin (almost) without even flinching…

She’ll be a good little robot..

She’ll do anything for the GSK blood money…

She’ll make a fortune..

Well done Emma..

Give yourself a pat on the back, and then go and salivate when you see your bank balance..

“Fitter Happier”: Radiohead

Some things to keep an eye on while I take my hiatus are :
The Stewart Dolin ‘Paxil Induced Suicide Trial’ (currently being covered by Bob Fiddaman, on his blog here)

I have no doubt that Paxil caused Stewart Dolin to commit suicide. His case is a classic case of ‘Paxil induced akathisia’. Akathisia is a hellish side effect from Paxil/Seroxat (all SSRI’s cause it). I had it many times on Seroxat and it literally pushes you over the edge. Suicide can be a welcome relief from the sheer torture of it. It is agonizing.

GSK did not warn properly of this side effect (and many other side effects) of Paxil, they should be held accountable- and I wish Stewart’s wife, Wendy, the best with this extremely important case.

Another Glaxo scandal emerging involves Tafenoquine (GSK’s ‘experimental’ anti-Malaria drug). Tafenoquine is of the same class of drugs as the controversial Lariam drug (which has been described as a ‘horror movie in a pill’ by some). It looks a bit dodgy to me, but no doubt GSK will be up to their usual shenanigans and they’ll push it on to the market anyway..

Check out some posts on Tafenoquine here:

Peter Humphrey is currently suing Glaxo for their devious behavior in China. That particular scandal cost GSK the guts of half a billion. I wish Peter the best with his lawsuit against them. There is no doubt in my mind that Glaxo scapegoated Peter and his wife, Yu. They have been treated appallingly by Glaxo. Keep an eye on Peter’s case in the media.

See here for more on Peter’s case

Another case to keep an eye out for involves GSK’s horrific Myodil dye.  Myodil has been maiming individuals, and destroying people’s lives, for decades. A landmark case (involving Myodil sufferer, and solicitor, Keith Lewin) just might blow the whole thing wide open again. Hopefully we will hear good news coverage of this case and the many victims of this horrible GSK product can have their voices heard. I wish Keith all the best with his important case.

See here for more:

I’ll leave the last comment to GSK whistle-blower, Greg Thorpe. Greg blew the whistle on GSK’s corrupt practices and this led to GSK’s 3 Billion fine for fraud in 2012 in the US.


“…I have seen and witnessed first hand, worse marketing in the US…although the DOJ did not seem to interested in digging very deep with Paxil fraud.
Why, because they were protecting the executives, including the infamous JP Garnier, Bob Ingram, and others. This would include the criminal Witty, who had to know about Paxil. He was in the antidepressant marketing arm after the merger, the then “commoner”-Andrew Witty.

His transgressions and crimes were ignored by prosecutors…I believe so it would not interfere with his ungodly ” knighting”…He was there in the period after the merger, a main player in the Wellbutrin scams. Paxil and Wellbutrin were marketed in a way, so that business from one did not cannibalize the other one.

This was also another elaborate scheme, that I brought forward…in addition to my main concern, not only marketing both to children under 18….but for very young children also.

What can be said about a company that does this, with the knowledge hidden from physicians and patients ..resulting in unnecessary suicides-side effects (including horrible withdrawal symptoms),
and conning the gov’t and insurance companies into paying.

Now we see a couple minor players in the industry indicted and facing trial, for much less than the deadly “three amigos”, listed above. Smoke and mirrors, diversion from the worst of the worst.
So now all 3 living the good life on blood money, murder money or at the very least manslaughter.

It sickens me that I spent 12 years plus, shining some light on these cockroaches for nothing, not even a fine or any punishment worth a damn, end of story.

SIR Witty, can spin it all he wants. He along with all the others are truly pathological liars. If what I say is not true, the bastards have hundreds of GSK and other outside attorneys to sue me. I believe they spend more on attorneys to save themselves, rather than do any significant Research and Development…Judicial Watch, here in the US …has been informed of some of this, but has declined to investigate anything?

Who paid them off ?

The inside information is in the bowels of the DOJ, if they have not destroyed evidence already. Why they did not go all the way back to the year 1996, when they could have on Paxil and Wellbutrin is no mystery to me..Filing in Jan 2003, they had every right to, but again the whole illegally sealed case stinks and I am holding my nose trying to put my life back together…

It was all a sick joke, and they all are above the law, “to big to prosecute”. Now as I predicted with the non-penalty here, they have gone global, with Witty at the helm.
Everything else gets older every day, but there is no Statute of Limitations on criminal acts…and Witty, Garnier, Ingram, Viebacher, Stout, Rajaratnum and their foot soldiers, who orchestrated all these scams resulting in morbidity and mortality
should still be investigated….and not by a Crook like Eric Holder, once a GSK defender always a GSK defender and highly paid…both in govt. and by his cronies at the revolving door law firm…Covington Burling, a den of sociopaths in its own right. Justice it seems will never happen, at least on earth.

Keep plugging Truthman, I admire your tenacity…seemingly everyone else has clocked out and left. GSK is still there however, and as bad as ever…”

-G. Thorpe.


Hey Emma Walmsley…As A Mother Of 4… What Do You Think Of Seroxat Study 329? And the Paroxetine Child Suicides?…Does This Make You ‘Proud’ To Be Part Of GSK?…


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’


New Paxil Warnings For Teens Prompt Fury From Former Patients

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?



Study 329 Continuation Phase

September, 27, 2016 | Reply

A Big Welcome To GSK’s New CEO… Emma Walmsley…

GSK welcomed a new CEO today– Emma Walmsley. Emma owns in excess of 200,000 GSK shares, and at £16 quid a share, she’ll be rolling in dough in no time, so you can be sure she’ll be looking after GSK’s interests just as as good as Andrew and JP did… the GSK cash cow’s gotta keep on rolling… never mind the harm drugs such as Seroxat cause vulnerable people… just make damn sure that cash keeps rolling in…

Do you think GSK’s corporate culture is going to change now that a woman is going to be in charge when Mr Witty leaves GSK in 2017?

Simple answer: “money is the root of all evil”…

See Whistleblower Greg Thorpe’s Department of Justice complaint (link below) for a colossus lesson in the meaning of that phrase…



Image kindly borrowed from https://twitter.com/NeLLLieBly

GSK CEO, Andrew Witty Says: “Occassionally We Make Mistakes”…


“…Then you’ve got actually, we do occasionally make mistakes. Things go wrong. We have inevitably of course, we go through all the processes with the regulators to get a drug to be as safe and effective as it can possibly be. But the reality is, every time a human takes a drug, it’s like a clinical trial. You don’t really know what’s going to happen. Everybody can react a different way…”

I’m sure most people would be familiar with the film ‘The Devils Advocate’ with Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves. In the movie, Reeves is groomed into his dark corporate role by the Machiavellian Pacino- his boss and mentor. Unfortunately for Reeves his deal with the devil turns out to be just that.

‘The Devils Advocate’ is of course, a work of fiction, however, if you read though the stories and scandals of GSK over the past decade you could be forgiven for thinking you were reading a work of fiction; such is the scale and depth of GSK’s nefarious and suspect activities.

From tax evasion, dodgy factories spewing out defective and contaminated products, to bribery, fraud, prostitutes in China (and that’s not just the doctors on the payroll), corruption, suppression of side effects of their meds – resulting in killing of consumers, Serious Fraud Office investigations, Department of Justice investigations, pay for delay deals, etc etc.

The list goes on… and on… and on….

GSK are as insidiously and (dare I say it)- as evil – as you would imagine any multi-billion dollar international corporation to be…

But scarily- for you (and for me, and for the public)- GSK are real, they are not fiction and they make your toothpaste such as sensodyne, and your kids drinks like Ribena and Lucozade, as well some some really dodgy drugs like Seroxat, Avandia, Imitrex and Pandemrix…

And lets not forget the barbaric Myodil.


GSK is recalling dozens of lots–3,977,252 tubes–made up of different varieties of Biotene and Sensodyne toothpaste, from the U.S., Puerto Rico and Taiwan. According to the FDA‘s most recent Enforcement Report, “fragments of wood were found when the product was extruded onto a toothbrush.” The toothpaste was actually manufactured for GSK by Oratech, a Utah-based contractor.


“….The makers of two of Britain’s best-selling soft drinks, Lucozade and Irn-Bru, have been forced to warn parents that the drinks may cause hyperactivity. A newly introduced EU law compels both drinks to display a warning that they contain artificial colours linked to behavioural problems in young children..”


“…An influential study which claimed that an antidepressant drug was safe for children and adolescents failed to report the true numbers of young people who thought of killing themselves while on it, re-analysis of the trial has found

Study 329, into the effects of GlaxoSmithKline’s drug paroxetine on under-18s, was published in 2001 and later found to be flawed. In 2003, the UK drug regulator instructed doctors not to prescribe paroxetine – sold as Seroxat in the UK and Paxil in the US – to adolescents…”


“..The most likely explanation: the leadership of the division of the FDA responsible for drug regulation, the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), is seeking to avoid accountability for its role in the Avandia tragedy. In 2005 and 2006, GSK secretly conducted an analysis of the cardiovascular safety of Avandia and concluded that the drug increased the risk of heart attacks and related events by about 30%. This observation had grave implications: two thirds of diabetics, the intended recipients of the drug, eventually die of cardiovascular complications. Initially, GSK withheld the internal analysis from the FDA, but in 2006, the company informed CDER of the findings. FDA statisticians confirmed the risks, but, incredibly, CDER and GSK agreed privately to conceal this hazard from patients and practitioners…”

So be very careful when you ingest a GSK product because GSK are notoriously known for not telling you the truth about the products they sell you…

And even if the GSK label says the side effects are blah, blah, blah… don’t rely on them to be honest in the PIL either..  they often omit a lot of the truth..  they are notorious for lying and deceiving, often adding side effects (for years later) to their products’ information leaflets- long after millions of people have ingested them…

It’s easy to say, GSK are greedy, sociopathic, evil and callous, and they are (because most multi-billion dollar corporations are- they have to be because capitalism encourages them to be). However, it’s also easy to forget that GSK are a corporation run by people making the decisions for the company.

So could we then apply the same characteristics of greedy, sociopathic, evil and callous to the people running GSK?

Perhaps, in some cases, justifiably we can..

Take for example  (outgoing) GSK CEO Andrew Witty…

Before he was crowned CEO of GSK, Witty had worked in a number of roles in the company- many of them high level.

Witty once promoted the highly controversial Zyban (an anti-smoking drug)-  (also known as  Wellbutrin and promoted as an anti-depressant):

LONDON, UK — January 16, 2007

“Wellbutrin XR is an important new medicine for doctors and patients in Europe,” comments Andrew Witty, president, GSK Pharmaceuticals, Europe.

“Depression can be a crippling condition that is often difficult to treat.

With its unique mode of action, Wellbutrin XR offers a real alternative to the depressed patient.

We hope its profile will help patients stay on their therapy, which would address a significant unmet need in the area of antidepressants.”


“…It is even hard to say who is the leading candidate within the core pharmaceutical business. Is it Abbas Hussain, head of the division, or Patrick Vallance, head of research and development? And perhaps Emma Walmsley, boss of consumer healthcare, a bigger unit after being beefed via a shuffle of assets with Novartis, is a decent outside bet….”

So how much did JP Garnier and Andrew Witty know about GSK’s bad behavior over the years they spent crawling up the greasy ladder within the company?

I’d say they knew a lot..

There is a rumor that that the next head of GSK might be Emma Walmsley..

I wonder what price you have to put on your soul to become CEO of a company like GSK?

“John Milton:..You sharpen the human appetite to the point where it can split atoms with its desire; you build egos the size of cathedrals; fiber-optically connect the world to every eager impulse; grease even the dullest dreams with these dollar-green, gold-plated fantasies, until every human becomes an aspiring emperor, becomes his own God… and where can you go from there? As we’re scrambling from one deal to the next, who’s got his eye on the planet? As the air thickens, the water sours, even bees’ honey takes on the metallic taste of radioactivity… and it just keeps coming, faster and faster. There’s no chance to think, to prepare; it’s buy futures, sell futures… when there is no future. We got a runaway train, boy. We got a billion Eddie Barzoons all jogging into the future. Every one of them is getting ready to fistfuck God’s ex-planet, lick their fingers clean, as they reach out toward their pristine, cybernetic keyboards to tote up their fucking billable hours. And then it hits home. You got to pay your own way”..


(Al Pacino/John Milton- “The Devils Advocate”)




The London-based pharma exec runs the world’s leading over-the-counter pharma company—a $9.5 billion joint venture between GSK and its Swiss competitor Novartis, officially launched in March. Walmsley led the integration of the businesses, which resulted from a complex deal struck in April 2014. The company’s products are sold in 160 countries, with 42% of sales coming from emerging markets. In July, Walmsley, a lover of Italian red wine and Bikram yoga, was appointed to the board of Diageo. —Erika Fry

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