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U.S. officials are working on a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine, but until one is available people should exercise caution, especially seniors and parents of young children, the nation’s top infectious disease official said.

An FDA adcomm that met Wednesday to vote on GlaxoSmithKline’s daprodustat for adult patients with anemia due to chronic kidney disease (CKD) produced mixed results. 

British drugmaker GSK said on Thursday it would not be proceeding with regulatory submissions of its experimental treatment for moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) after the drug failed to meet a key goal in a study.

The FDA’s Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee (RDAC) will meet Wednesday to review GlaxoSmithKline’s daprodustat, intended to treat anemia due to chronic kidney disease (CKD) in adults.

Data recently unveiled showed GSK’s respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine was 82.6% effective in a keenly watched late-stage study involving older adults.

The top pharma companies in 2021 continued to be engaged in creating vaccines and therapeutics, and the investments in R&D led to greater revenue and earnings.

Targeted business development acquisitions, improvements in R&D and operating performance, and a strengthened post-demerger balance sheet are creating new capacity and flexibility for GSK to invest in growth and innovation for patients and shareholders.

GSK reported Wednesday its checkpoint inhibitor Jemperli yielded positive data in non-small cell lung cancer, moving the monoclonal antibody potentially closer to the market in this indication.

Shares of Spero Therapeutics soared in premarket trading following GlaxoSmithKline’s announcement that it will license the company’s late-stage antibiotic asset, tebipenem HBr, a potential treatment for complicated urinary tract infections.

Haleon believes it is not liable for any claims that may arise from U.S. litigation over the heartburn drug Zantac, the London-listed company’s CEO Brian McNamara told Reuters on Tuesday.