GlaxoSmithKline

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GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) is a British multinational pharmaceutical, biologics, vaccines and consumer healthcare company which has its headquarters in Brentford, London. As of March 2014, it was the world’s sixth-largest pharmaceutical company after Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Hoffmann-La Roche, Pfizer, and Sanofi, measured by 2013 revenue. The company was established in 2000 by the merger of Glaxo Wellcome (formed from the acquisition of Wellcome plc by Glaxo plc) and SmithKline Beecham plc (formed from the merger of Beecham Group plc and SmithKline Beckman Corporation, which in turn was formed by combining the Smith, Kline & French and Beckman companies).

The company has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. As of 2 May 2014 it had a market capitalisation of £79 billion, the fourth-largest of any company listed on the London Stock Exchange. It has a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Andrew Witty has been the chief executive officer since May 2008.

GSK manufactures drugs and vaccines for major disease areas such as asthma, cancer, infections, diabetes, digestive and mental health conditions, the biggest selling of which were Advair, Avodart, Flovent, Augmentin, Lovaza, and Lamictal in 2013. Many medicines were historically discovered or developed at GSK and its predecessor companies and are now sold as generics. Its drugs and vaccines earned £21.3 billion in 2013. Its consumer healthcare division, which earned £5.2 billion in 2013, sells oral healthcare and nutritional products, drinks and over-the-counter medicines, including Sensodyne, Boost and Horlicks.

Aquafresh

toothpaste and mouthwash

Aquafresh is one of the world’s largest oral care brands. Its range includes toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, and on-the-move oral care products. The unique red, white and blue striped toothpaste makes the product visually distinctive, but also underlines the triple benefits of strong teeth, healthy gums and fresh breath – whole mouth protection.

aquafreshSensodyne

toothpaste

Sensodyne® is the world’s number 1 sensitivity toothpaste brand (Value Retail Sales data, 12 months ending 31 Dec 2013), recommended by dentists across the world. Sensodyne® offers a range of products specifically formulated for the care and treatment of sensitive teeth.

If you have sensitive teeth, switching to a sensitivity toothpaste such as Sensodyne® can make a big difference to your enjoyment of everyday life, and supports your overall oral health too. Sensodyne® toothpastes work to relieve tooth sensitivity and provide lasting daily protection, when used as directed.

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Parodontax

toothpaste

Parodontax is a sodium bicarbonate based toothpaste that contains natural herbs such as rathania, chamomile, echinacea, mirra, mint and salvia. It is designed to reduce bleeding gums and prevent gingivitis and periodontitis. Parodontax is also available in a mouthwash.

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