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GlaxoSmithKline Receives FDA 'Complete Response' Letter for Cervical Cancer Vaccine
Date:12/17/2007

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) announced today that it has received a complete response letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration related to its application for the cervical cancer vaccine, CERVARIX(R). A complete response letter is issued by FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) when the review of a file is completed and questions remain to be answered prior to approval. GSK will work closely with the FDA to prepare its response, which it intends to submit to the agency as soon as possible.

"We have already started addressing the questions and will be engaged in discussions with the FDA to finalize our responses," said Barbara Howe, M.D., Vice President and Director, North American Vaccine Development, GlaxoSmithKline. "Our discussions with the agency continue to be positive and constructive, and we are working diligently to resolve any outstanding questions to bring CERVARIX(R) to the U.S. market."

The application filed for the GSK cervical cancer vaccine included safety, efficacy and immune response data from clinical trials involving almost 30,000 females 10 to 55 years of age from ethnically and racially diverse populations.

To date, CERVARIX(R) has been approved in 45 countries around the world including the 27 member countries of the European Union, Mexico, Australia, Singapore and the Philippines. Licensing applications have been submitted in more than 27 additional countries including Japan. GSK also submitted CERVARIX(R) to the World Health Organization (WHO) for prequalification in September 2007.

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Burden of Cervical Cancer

Worldwide, more than 500,000 women will be newly diagnosed with cervical cancer and over 280,000 women will die from it each year.(1) In the United States, after breast cancer, cervical cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women ages 20 to 39.(2)

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