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GSK and other drugmakers asked a Delaware court for permission to appeal a ruling allowing more than 70,000 lawsuits claiming that heartburn drug Zantac causes cancer to go forward.

The drug, called depemokimab, showed “significant and meaningful reductions” in asthma attacks for patients with eosinophilic asthma, the company stated.

The sale will allow GSK to sharpen its focus on vaccines, cancer and infectious diseases, which are part of CEO Emma Walmsley’s plans to boost earnings at the drugmaker.

CEO Emma Walmsley’s strategy has focussed on vaccines, cancer and infectious diseases and a shift in the company’s HIV focus to long-acting treatment and prevention therapies. The strategy has paid off as GSK gears up for 12 launches from 2025.

Today the drugmaker said long-term data showed that its blockbuster shingles vaccine, Shingrix, had 79.7% efficacy in participants aged 50 years and above, six to 11 years after vaccination.

Pfizer on Tuesday unveiled top-line data from its Phase III MONeT trial, showing that its respiratory syncytial virus vaccine Abrysvo could induce immune protection in adults 18 to 59 years of age.

A study showed GSK’s experimental drug Blenrep helped extend survival in patients with a type of blood cancer without symptoms worsening, marking a potential comeback for the drug after several setbacks.

The World Health Organization on Tuesday flagged growing HIV drug resistance against GSK and ViiV Healthcare’s antiretroviral medication Tivicay (dolutegravir), noting that observational and survey data suggest that resistance may now be higher than levels observed in clinical trials.

CEO Emma Walmsley’s total pay in 2023 was 12.7 million pounds ($16.05 million), a 51% increase from 2022, thanks to a big jump in performance-related pay, the British drugmaker’s annual report showed on Friday.

British drugmaker GSK said on Monday its oral drug to treat gonorrhea met the main goal of non-inferiority, compared to an existing combination treatment, in a late-stage trial.