Shionogi applies for HIV drug approval in U.S., Europe

TOKYO Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:17pm EST

TOKYO Dec 18 (Reuters) - Japan's Shionogi & Co said on Tuesday that it has applied to health regulators in the United States, Canada and Europe for approval of its HIV drug Dolutegravir.

Shionogi developed Dolutegravir with a Viiv Healthcare, an AIDS drug joint venture between GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer, in exchange for its rights to the drug.