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:
|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|