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TSKF To Enter Consumer Health Sector In China

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

GlaxoSmithKline has mapped out its global strategy to increase investment in the consumer healthcare sector. In line with the direction, GSK's China joint venture TSKF marketed its first dental health product Sensodyne toothpaste in the country late 2008 (PharmAsia News, Oct. 13, 2008). TSKF said that the move represented a strategic expansion from merely an OTC business to consumer health; focus and investment in the core OTC market will continue. The company recently launched a new headache package for its top OTC earner Fenbid to extend the brand. Capturing a quarter of China's analgesics market, Fenbid contributed RMB 500 million ($73 million) to TSKF's total revenue of RMB 1.6 billion in 2008. (Click here for more - Chinese language)

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