Legal dispute precede Pfizer’s latest FDA nod for RSV vaccine

Amid a backdrop of recent RSV vaccine approvals, GSK and Pfizer find themselves locked in a legal spat over alleged patent infringements. Both Big Pharma giants now possess the FDA’s blessing for their respective respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccines. Pfizer’s recent win came with the second approval for its Abrysvo vaccine, which the company now highlights as the first FDA-approved maternal vaccine to guard infants against RSV.

In early May, GSK’s Arexvy became the first to win FDA’s blessing to protect individuals aged 60 and above from RSV complications. By the end of the month, Pfizer had won approval for Abrysvo in the same age group.  

Yet, behind the scenes of these approvals, legal clouds gather. GSK has taken its grievances to a federal court in Delaware, alleging that Pfizer infringed on four of its patents related to its Arexvy vaccine. In a Reuters-posted filing, GSK claims it began work on its  RSVPreF antigen in the early 2000s. In th…

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