GSK agrees UK deal for meningitis shot after Novartis stand-off

March 29, 2015 8:51 AM

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GSK agrees UK deal for meningitis shot after Novartis stand-off

LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline has reached a deal with the British government to supply a new meningitis B vaccine, following a lengthy stand-off over price with the product's previous owner Novartis.

Health minister Jeremy Hunt announced the deal on Sunday, which he said would make Britain the first country in the world to have a nationwide vaccination program for the potentially deadly childhood disease.

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