Conscious Resonance. China has fined the British pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) $488.8 million (4,2 miljarder kronor) for a “massive bribery network” to get doctors and hospitals to use its products. Five former employees were sentenced to two to four years in jail, but ordered deported instead of imprisoned, according to state news agency Xinhua today.
The guilty verdict was delivered after a one day closed door trail in Changsha, the capital city of Hunan province. The fine was the biggest ever imposed by a Chinese court.