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GSK gets EU approval for first gene therapy for children

The world`s first life-saving gene therapy for children, developed by GlaxoSmithKline and Italian scientists, was approved for sale in Europe on Friday, in a step forward for the pioneering technology to fix faulty genes.

GlaxoSmithKline CEO Witty to bow out in March 2017

Witty, a 31-year company veteran, has been under fire from some investors in the past three years as sales and profits have flagged. His reputation was further tarnished by a damaging bribery scandal in China.

Popular antidepressant neither safe nor effective for teens

Depressed teens shouldn't take the widely used antidepressant paroxetine as it is neither safe nor effective, as per a reanalysis of an influential study originally published in 2001.

GlaxoSmithKline appoints Annaswamy Vaidheesh as MD

He would succeed current MD Hasit Joshipura, who is leaving office on August 1, 2015, the company said in a statement.

England to become world's 1st country to give babies meningitis jabs

England will become the first country worldwide to offermeningitis jabs to all babies from September, the Department of Health has confirmed.

China deports British investigator, wife in GSK case

Chinese authorities on Wednesday deported a British investigator and his wife linked to a corruption case involving pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), after releasing them from jail over a week ago, family sources told AFP.

China deports British investigator, wife in GSK case

Chinese authorities on Wednesday deported a British investigator and his wife linked to a corruption case involving pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), after releasing them from jail over a week ago, family sources told AFP. 

China frees wife of British investigator in GSK case

 Chinese authorities have released the jailed American wife and business partner of a British investigator linked to a corruption case involving pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), a family friend said Thursday.

CCI imposes Rs 64 crore fine on GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi

Every year, the government invites tenders for purchase of meningitis vaccine that is required to be administered upon Haj pilgrims.

GlaxoSmithKline targets growth across units, scraps ViiV listing

GlaxoSmithKline laid out growth targets for its biggest businesses on Wednesday, hoping to convince investors that focusing on consumer health and vaccines would return the drugmaker to long-term growth.

New-look GSK bets on consumer health spending

GSK predicted on Wednesday its consumer health sales would grow at a mid-single-digit compound annual rate over the next five years, slightly ahead of overall company sales.

Glaxo gets OK to expand marketing of inhaler drug

GlaxoSmithKline plc says it has received US approval to sell its once-a-day respiratory inhaler Breo Ellipta for a new use in asthma patients ages 18 and older.

World's first malaria vaccine moves closer to use in Africa

The world`s first malaria vaccine, made by GlaxoSmithKline, could be approved by international regulators for use in Africa from October after final trial data showed it offered partial protection for up to four years.

Lupin ties up with Poland-based firm for generic asthama drug

Drug major Lupin has inked a pact with Poland-based Celon Pharma to jointly develop and market a generic version GlaxoSmithKline's Advair Diskus, a drug used to treat asthama, in global markets.

EU puts conditions on deals involving Novartis, GSK

The European Union on Wednesday approved mega deals involving drugmakers Novartis of Switzerland and GlaxoSmithKline of Britain, provided they sell off assets in the vaccines and consumer health businesses.

More unit IPOs an option for evolving GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline could consider more partial public share offerings for component units as it evolves in the coming years, potentially pointing to a break-up of the group if this offers value to shareholders.

Novartis okays OTC unit sale to GSK Consumer for Rs 109.7-cr

Novartis India's board on Tuesday approved the sale of its OTC division to GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Pvt Ltd, a consumer healthcare joint venture between Novartis AG and GSK, for a consideration of Rs 109.7 crore.

Human trial of Ebola vaccines to begin soon: WHO

Two leading Ebola vaccines appear safe on humans and trials on volunteers will begin soon to combat the deadly epidemic in West Africa, the WHO announced here Friday.

Novartis shares up nearly 2% at close

Surrendering most of early gains in-line with a weak stock market, shares of Novartis India ended nearly 2 percent higher Wednesday, a day after fair trade regulator CCI approved a multi-billion dollar deal between global pharma giants GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Novartis.

Ebola vaccine promising in first human trials: National Institutes of Health

Ebola vaccine promising in first human trials: National Institutes of Health

An experimental Ebola vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline caused no serious side effects and produced an immune response in all 20 healthy volunteers who received it in an early-stage clinical trial, scientists reported on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.