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GSK faces bribery investigation in Poland: Report

GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors to promote its asthma drug Seretide, BBC Panorama reported on Sunday.

The BBC reported that 11 doctors and a GSK regional manager have been charged over alleged corruption between 2010 and 2012.

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"The investigation found evidence of inappropriate communication in contravention of GSK policy by a single employee. The employee concerned was reprimanded and disciplined as a result," the drugmaker was quoted as saying.

GSK could not be reached immediately outside regular working hours.

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According to the BBC, one doctor has admitted guilt and has been fined and given a suspended sentence.

GSK, Britain's biggest drugmaker, was accused by Chinese authorities in July of funnelling up to 3 billion yuan ($483 million) to doctors and officials to encourage them to use its medicines in a case that rocked the pharmaceuticals industry.

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