Fluarix

Vaccine: Fluarix
Company: GlaxoSmithKline
Approval Date: Fluarix
Protects Against: Influenza

GlaxoSmithKline ($GSK) ramped up vaccine production with the development of a $300 million vaccine manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania in 2009. Not to be confused with GSK's newest flu vaccine, Fluarix Quadrivalent, Fluarix protects against three flu strains and is approved for those age 3 and older. Fluarix and FluLaval together reached £230 million ($369.9 million) worldwide in 2011. Sales of the pair grew specifically in the United States, showing a 25% jump from the year before to £132 million ($212.2 million). Not bad for a vaccine first approved in 2005.

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