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GSK’s shingles vaccine Shingrix claims US approval

GSK’s shingles vaccine Shingrix claims US approval

Shingles is caused by the herpes zoster or varicella zoster virus (VZV), which causes chickenpox. ... While the immune system can generally shake off the symptoms of chickenpox, the virus lies dormant and if a person becomes immune-suppressed then the

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  • GSK's Shingrix sails through FDA advisory committee GSK's Shingrix sails through FDA advisory committee

    Shingles is caused by the herpes zoster or varicella zoster virus (VZV), which causes chickenpox. ... While the immune system can generally shake off the symptoms of chickenpox, the virus lies dormant and if a person becomes immune-suppressed can reawaken

  • GSK's blockbuster hopeful Shingrix filed in US GSK's blockbuster hopeful Shingrix filed in US

    Shingles is a painful infection caused by varicella zoster virus (VZV), the chickenpox virus. ... While the immune system can generally shake off the symptoms of chickenpox, the virus lies dormant and if a person becomes immune-suppressed can reawaken,

  • GSK throws gauntlet down to Merck with shingles vaccine data GSK throws gauntlet down to Merck with shingles vaccine data

    Shingles is an extremely painful infection caused by varicella zoster virus (VZV), the same one that causes chickenpox. ... GSK's vaccine is based on a protein called gE found on VZV, while Zostavaz is a live, attenuated form of the virus.

  • FDA clears six new drugs in time for the new year FDA clears six new drugs in time for the new year

    Cangene Corp got the go-ahead for Varizig, its varicella-zoster virus (VZV) immune globulin product for reducing the severity of chickenpox infections in high-risk individuals when given within four

  • GSK trials shingles vaccine

    GlaxoSmithKline has commenced late-stage clinical trials of its herpes zoster vaccine currently being developed for the prevention of shingles. ... Herpes zoster is commonly known as shingles. It is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV) and occurs

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