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GSK partners with Australian scientists to make cheaper pediatric vaccines

GlaxoSmithKline is teaming up with researchers from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, to develop new manufacturing methods to make vaccines cheaper for children in the developing world.

GSK sells drug rights back to Amgen to focus on its own launches

Last April, Amgen took back most of the marketing rights to osteoporosis med Prolia that it had previously granted to GlaxoSmithKline. Now, it's taking back the rest of them--and the rights to a couple of other drugs, too.

GSK delays Japanese hair-loss treatment launch on Catalent plant problems

Suspected product tampering has put production at a French Catalent plant on hold--and GlaxoSmithKline is paying the price. The British pharma giant has delayed the launch of hair-loss drug Zagallo in Japan while it searches for another manufacturing site.

GSK delays Japanese drug launch after Catalent closes plant to investigate tampering

Catalent's production interruption at a French plant because of suspected product tampering is being felt by clients. GlaxoSmithKline has had to delay the launch of a hair loss drug in Japan while it figures out another location that can produce it.

GlaxoSmithKline partners with fast-growing Zymeworks in $440M-plus deal

Vancouver-based Zymeworks has added another marquee collaboration to its growing list of development partnerships.

Study finds no shortage of misleading HPV vaccine websites

Research published by the Journal of Adolescent Health demonstrates a reality that Big Pharmas Merck and GlaxoSmithKline have experienced for years: there's an abundance of misinformation regarding HPV vaccines.

GSK jumps on the 'smart inhaler' bandwagon with Ellipta sensor deal

The more researchers know about patient adherence to drugs, the better they can adapt products to keep patients compliant--which, in turn, helps pad sales. Makers of respiratory drugs have picked up on that lately, and now, GlaxoSmithKline is the latest to forge an adherence-minded technology deal.

Parents may be misled by inaccurate HPV vaccine websites, report says

A new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that parents looking online for information about HPV vaccines can be misled by websites containing inaccurate or incomplete medical information, Reuters reported.

GSK, Propeller Health partner to study smart inhalers for asthma, COPD drugs

Fierce 15 company Propeller Health has announced an R&D; collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline, under which it will design and manufacture a custom sensor for the Ellipta inhaler to be used in GSK clinical studies of asthma and COPD.

Are Glaxo's China sales reforms putting it at a commercial disadvantage?

Since Chinese officials slapped GlaxoSmithKline with a $489 million fine on bribery charges, the company has overhauled its sales practices to quash corruption there. But some in the industry say its reforms--which include eliminating sales-based compensation incentives for reps, nixing doctor speaking fees and tripling an in-house compliance team that checks every submitted receipt--could be negatively impacting its top line at a time when the company's already hurting.