GlaxoSmithKline will be closing its drug manufacturing operations in Bangladesh by the end of this year and will remain only with its healthcare business that produces Sensodyne, Horlicks and Glaxose-D.
Nucala (mepolizumab) was first approved as the first anti-IL5 treatment for adults and adolescents with severe asthma accompanied by eosinophilic phenotype in the United States during November 2015. Later it was approved to treat eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA).
Sanction of a single 300mg dose of GlaxoSmithKline’s tafenoquine in patients 16 years and above for the "radical cure" of malaria was advocated by an FDA advisory committee on finding significant evidence for its efficacy and safety.
Order limits have been introduced by GSK owing to high demand for the product, as per a note on the CDC’s website. In the meantime, shipping delays are being experienced by providers and according to the CDC, the delays are likely to remain throughout the year.
Updated clinical data on its T-cell therapies has been presented by Adaptimmune. The GlaxoSmithKline-partnered NY-ESO SPEAR T-cells have been linked by the latest readouts to a 50% partial response rate in heavily pretreated cancer patients and have led to the positioning of Adaptimmune for dialing up of dosing of two wholly owned assets.
GlaxoSmithKline has booked a 2 percent dip in revenues for the first quarter to £7.2 billion, after results were hit by a “significant currency impact” and lower sales of prescription drugs. Profit after tax fell 38 percent to £759 million, while earnings per share dropped to 11.2p from 21.4p a year ago.
GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) and Innoviva, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVA) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an expanded indication for Trelegy Ellipta (fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol ‘FF/UMEC/VI’), which means this medicine can now be used by US physicians to treat a broader population of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with airflow limitation or who have experienced an acute worsening of respiratory symptoms.
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