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Australia OKs Novartis' Bexsero meningitis vaccine

  • Novartis (NVS) receives approval in Australia for its Bexsero vaccine for protecting infants against MenB, a major cause of meningitis, adding to authorization in Europe. The drug is now licensed in over 30 countries.
  • In Australia, Bexsero is approved for children aged two months and older. (PR)
  • Meanwhile, Novartis has opened an internal probe into accusations by a former employee in China that she was instructed to bribe doctors by her manager in order to meet sales targets.
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