Who We Are
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Inc. is a leader in the worldwide consumer healthcare market, with a mission to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare brand names such as Abreva®, Sensodyne®, ProNamel® and Aquafresh® toothpastes; Spectro® skincare products, Polident® and Poli-Grip® denture care products and Tums® are household names in Canada and around the world. In one year GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare produces – among many others – nine billion tablets to relieve stomach upsets, and 600 million tubes of toothpaste.
The Consumer Healthcare business brings an added dynamic dimension to our company, but, as for all of our products, the driving force behind our Consumer Healthcare business is science. With four dedicated Consumer Healthcare R&D centres and Consumer Healthcare Regulatory Affairs, the business takes scientific innovation as seriously as marketing excellence and offers leading-edge capability in both.
The company’s mission in Canada is to be recognized by our customers and our consumers as a world class provider of market-leading, science-based consumer healthcare products. We will attain success with each and every one of our people contributing with passion and an unmatched sense of urgency.
The GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Canada Inc. head office is located in Mississauga, Ontario. Consumer Healthcare employs approximately 100 people across Canada in Marketing, Sales, Finance, Category Excellence, Supply & Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Quality and Distribution.
- Prescription Medicine
- GlaxoSmithKline Inc. (GSK) provides access to basic information on our products as approved by Health Canada to health-care professionals and patients with prescriptions. Federal regulations restrict the level of detail pharmaceutical companies can provide via the Internet and other media. If you require more detailed information, please contact your physician, pharmacist or other qualified health-care professional. The information in this section is intended only for residents of Canada.
- GSK markets over 25 vaccines worldwide to prevent potentially life-threatening or crippling illnesses such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, measles, mumps, rubella, polio, typhoid, influenza and bacterial meningitis.The majority of our vaccine R&D activities are conducted at GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals in Rixensart, Belgium. Over 1,300 of our research scientists are devoted to developing new vaccines and more cost-effective and convenient combination vaccines to prevent infections that cause serious medical problems worldwide.We are also targeting therapeutic vaccines that may prevent relapse in cancer patients. The strength of our vaccine pipeline will provide opportunities for us to consistently deliver new vaccines for many years to come.GSK provides access to basic information on our products as approved by Health Canada to health-care professionals and patients. Federal regulations restrict the level of detail pharmaceutical companies are able to provide via the Internet and other media. If you require more detailed information, please contact your physician, pharmacist or other qualified healthcare professional. The information in this section is only intended for residents of Canada.Within this section of our website, you find Product Information for our vaccines. Please note that this information is specific to Canada and is not intended to replace the advice of a qualified doctor.
- Consumer Healthcare
- Operating in the fiercely competitive environment of retail and consumer marketing, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Inc. brings oral healthcare, over-the-counter medicines and nutritional healthcare products to millions of people.
- Seasonal Influenza
- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) provides access to basic information on our products as approved by Health Canada to health-care professionals and patients. The information in this section is only intended for residents of Canada.GSK has provided a number of additional PAAB-approved resources including posters and brochures in English and French. All materials are available to health-care professionals to order from the GSK Customer Service Department at 1-800-387-7374. Please quote the appropriate item number when ordering.