Manufacturing deal wins China cheap supply of GSK’s new HIV drug

A British Airways airplane flies past a signage for pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKlein in LondonChina will receive cut-price supplies of GlaxoSmithKline's new HIV drug Tivicay, following a deal for Shanghai-based Desano Pharmaceuticals to become an additional manufacturer of the medicine's active ingredient. The collaboration between GSK's HIV unit ViiV Healthcare and Desano marks an improvement in the business climate for the British drugmaker, which was fined a record 3 billion yuan ($ 484 million) in September for bribing Chinese doctors. Under the agreement announced by ViiV on Thursday, Desano will manufacture the active pharmaceutical ingredient for Tivicay, or dolutegravir, to feed into the GSK/ViiV supply chain for onward sale in China and other developing countries.



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