'Impressed' FDA panel unanimously recommends GSK shingles vaccine

'Impressed' FDA panel unanimously recommends GSK shingles vaccine


A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Wednesday voted 11-0 that the safety and efficacy of GlaxoSmithKline's Shingrix shingles vaccine warrants approval for its use in adults aged 50 and over. Panel members said they were "very impressed" by efficacy data from Shingrix clinical trials, and that it represents an improvement over Zostavax, the only marketed shingles prevention vaccine from Merck & Co.



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