GSK to offer ‘enhanced information service’ for mother and baby home survivors

The pharmaceutical giant said it will simplify its information requests service available to those upon whom it conducted unethical pharmaceutical trials

1st September, 2021
GSK to offer ‘enhanced information service’ for mother and baby home survivors
Unethical trials of vaccines for diphtheria, polio and the measles were conducted on children by GSK. The company has previously declined to apologise to survivors. Picture: Getty

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the pharmaceutical company, said that it will offer an “enhanced information service” for former residents of Mother and Baby Homes regarding vaccine trials the company ran between 1934 and 1973.

The company said it was enhancing its service in response to “issues raised” by the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation report which described, among other things, unethical trials conducted on children and adults during this period by the company.

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