Updated on 18 July 2013
Foreign companies across the spectrum are reportedly watching closely to see what happens to GSK and its four detained Chinese executives in the bribery scandal
Singapore: After a series of long drawn investigations that led to scandalous allegations and even more scandalous confessions in full public view, the case of one of the world's largest drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has sent tremors in China's pharmaceutical industry.
More so, amongst the multinationals operating in the country, prompting them into reviewing how they do business in the country.
Reuters reported experts as saying that foreign companies across the spectrum are closely watching to see what happens to GSK and its four detained Chinese executives.
On the same day that police announced their revelations, senior managers from another multinational pharmaceutical firm in China were telling staff to make sure they complied with Chinese regulations governing the industry, one employee told Reuters.
"The message from the top is that if I have to choose between compliance and winning business, I would rather lose the business," the employee told Reuters, requesting anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.