GlaxoSmithKline's cancer treatment Tykerb took a blow last month when it failed a major late-stage trial in breast cancer. Now, at least one analyst figures the drug is crippled by that data--and that marketing it for breast cancer would be a waste of money.
GlaxoSmithKline spinout Convergence Pharmaceuticals reported some positive results for a Phase II study of its pain drug today, setting up a Phase III launch early next year as the biotech ponders a possible IPO in either the U.S. or the U.K. after some pioneers finally managed to break into the British exchange.
China's yearlong crackdown on allegedly corrupt practices by pharmaceutical companies has left foreign executives there spooked--so much so that some are asking their lawyers if they should leave the country altogether.
Johnson & Johnson has signed a deal with ViiV Healthcare, the HIV-focused venture majority-owned by GlaxoSmithKline, to spin their two antivirals into a single tablet.
Johnson & Johnson has signed a deal with ViiV Healthcare, the HIV-focused venture majority-owned by GlaxoSmithKline, to spin their two antivirals into a single tablet, potentially sparing patients from some harsh side effects associated with current therapies and challenging Gilead Sciences' dominance in the field.
Rotavirus vaccines RotaTeq and Rotarix from Merck and GlaxoSmithKline, respectively, have seen uptake grow over the past several years. And with good reason, a new study shows: As the vaccines have become more widespread, the number of children hospitalized for rotavirus-related diarrhea has plunged.
Big Pharma's reputation in China has taken a bruising in the last year after an investigation into GlaxoSmithKline's use of bribery to power sales there spilled over to questions into Roche, Novo Nordisk and others. So what's the industry to do to burnish its image and smooth over the situation with authorities? Hire Chinese nationals who can figure out the puzzle box that is Chinese healthcare.
GlaxoSmithKline recently added another new COPD med to its growing lineup, grabbing FDA approval for Incruse Ellipta last month. Now, data from a pair of new studies may help the company's respiratory reps find the drug's place in the market.
After a costly string of defeats with the heart drug darapladib, GlaxoSmithKline's cardio unit is rolling into Phase III with another cardiac hopeful, launching an expansive late-stage effort for losmapimod, designed to prevent repeat heart attacks.
GlaxoSmithKline's latest penalty for improper marketing practices may seem little more than a slap on the hand--except that it's coming at the worst possible time for the embattled British drugmaker. GSK agreed to pay $105 million to settle charges in California, New York, Texas and more than 40 other states that it illegally promoted its asthma drug Advair and antidepressants Wellbutrin and Paxil.