GlaxoSmithKline PLC was incorporated on 6 December 1999 in the United Kingdom. The Company creates, discovers, develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products including vaccines, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and health-related consumer products. Its principal pharmaceutical products include medicines in the following therapeutic areas: respiratory, anti-viral, central nervous system, cardiovascular and urogenital, metabolic, anti-bacterial, oncology and emesis, dermatology, rare diseases, immuno-inflammation, vaccines and HIV. The Company is a science-led healthcare company that researches and develops products in three areas - pharmaceutical, vaccines and consumer healthcare. Its Pharmaceuticals business develops and makes medicines to treat acute and chronic diseases. Its portfolio is made up of both patent-protected and off patent medicines. Its products include treatment for Infectious Diseases, Cancer, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, Asthma and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and HIV/AIDS. Its Vaccine business has approximately 900 million doses distributed to 170 countries in 2012. It produces paediatrics and adult vaccines to prevent a range of infectious diseases including: Hepatitis A and B, Diphtheria, Tetanus and Whooping cough, Measles, Mumps and Rubella, Polio, Typhoid, Influenza, Bacterial Meningitis. The consumer healthcare business, markets consumer health products based on scientific innovation. It has products in four main categories: Oral care, Nutritional, Total wellness, and Skin health. Its brands include Sensodyne, Panadol and Horlicks. Its drinks brands are Lucozade and Ribena. The Oral Care brands, alli and Abreva.
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