Regulatory Update: GSK files Rotarix for prevention of rotavirus in Japan

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced today that it has filed its vaccine for the prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis (approved as Rotarix ® in a number of countries outside of Japan). The candidate vaccine, which is given orally, is the first to be filed for approval for the prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis in infants in Japan. Rotavirus infection is the leading cause of severe acute gastroenteritis in infants.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced today that it has filed its vaccine for the prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis (approved as Rotarix ® in a number of countries outside of Japan).  The candidate vaccine, which is given orally, is the first to be filed for approval for the prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis in infants in Japan.  Rotavirus infection is the leading cause of severe acute gastroenteritis in infants. 

For more information about Rotarix, please see the full prescribing information at www.gsk.com.

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