October 24, 2016 / 6:21 AM / 2 years ago

GSK seeks U.S. approval for shingles vaccine Shingrix

LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline said on Monday it had filed its shingles vaccine Shingrix for U.S. regulatory approval, bringing the potential blockbuster a step closer to market.

Shingrix is viewed by analysts as among the British drugmaker’s most promising experimental products, since it has shown greater protection among older recipients than Merck & Co’s rival shot Zostavax.

GSK said it planned to file Shingrix for European and Canadian approval before the end of this year, with Japan following in 2017. (Reporting by Ben Hirschler; Editing by Susan Fenton)

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