The total amount paid to healthcare professionals in 2013 was $2,430,545. This figure covers all parts of the GSK business in Australia, including Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Healthcare.

This aggregate number is broken into the following categories:

Description Cost
Consultancy fees related to healthcare professionals providing services such as advisory boards, speaking and writing engagements. $793,468
Individual healthcare professionals to attend international congresses and local meetings (includes registration fees, accommodation and travel). This category also now includes sponsorships to HCOs where GSK receives a benefit in return such as a stand at a conference or a speaking slot at a symposium. $1,088,541
Grants or donations to HCOs (non-individual). This category includes activities where GSK is not involved and does not receive a service or direct benefit. $548,536