Patients & consumers
Breaking Barriers for Better COPD Care
Survey suggests several gaps in communication and understanding between people with COPD and their care teams.
Don’t settle for persistent asthma symptoms
Recognizing that some symptoms don’t have to be a part of daily life
Meet Risa: The right diagnosis and treatment brought a new outlook
As a third-grade teacher, Risa loves the smiles of her students as they learn new skills or reach a goal. This joy of achievement is an experience Risa appreciates even more because of her journey to diagnosis and effective treatment for a rare disease.
Meet Jennifer: a science researcher...
As a biomedical researcher at a major medical institution, Jennifer’s happiest days are spent reading, learning, and working on discovering something that will help improve people’s health. While her research includes rare diseases, she never imagined that she’d one day put her skills to use on herself, to unlock the strange mystery going on inside her body.
A family diagnosis motivates...
As a medical professional, I’m inspired every day to make a difference for COPD patients. As a doctor of pharmacy, I came to GSK motivated by the opportunity to have an impact on patient care.
Controlled asthma, to me, means freedom
Patients give a voice to living with asthma in this video from GSK and the CHEST Foundation.
If you can’t breathe, you won’t be able to play the tuba
It may seem obvious, but “if you can’t breathe, you’re not going to able to play the tuba very effectively,” said Brendan Bohnhorst, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.
Overcoming the challenges of COPD to fulfil a lifelong dream
Joan an 85 year old COPD patient recently achieved her lifelong dream to climb the Great Wall of China. Her daughter Helen tells us Joan’s story.
Making sense of what consumers want
As a Principal Sensory Scientist in our Consumer Sensory Lab, Hyung describes how we develop products that spark the sensory reaction consumers want.
Don’t mind me. I’m just making sure I can breathe.
For some, breathing easy sounds simple – it just happens. But for Sarah and for millions of others like her, breathing can be a daily struggle.
Living with COPD Every Day: Sean’s Story
Pinch your nose and try breathing through a straw? Not so easy, right?
Inspiring Students through STEM Education Programs
In the next five years, the US will add eight million jobs in STEM fields. Yet more than 20% of all students, and half of all minority students, drop out of school before graduation.
Buyer beware: importing drugs comes with big risks
At first blush, importing medicines sounds great – a patient without insurance or facing a high deductible or co-pay may find the prices quite attractive. But importation carries major risks.