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GlaxoSmithKline is conducting an internal investigation into allegations that its subsidiary in Yemen hired government employees to influence purchasing decisions and boost sales of its medicines.

Specifically, more than a half-dozen Glaxo employees allegedly have also held various paid positions — such as pharmacists — at the government health ministry. The allegations are similar to those made two years ago concerning its operations in Iraq.


“GSK has received allegations about staff conduct in Yemen and is investigating them thoroughly,” a company spokesman wrote us. He declined further comment.

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