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June 11, 2016 - Merck and Pfizer Announce Two Pivotal Phase 3 Studies for Ertugliflozin, an Investigational SGLT-2 Inhibitor, Met Primary Endpoints, Showing Significant A1C Reductions in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, in partnership with Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), today announced that two Phase 3 studies (VERTIS Mono and VERTIS Factorial) of ertugliflozin, an investigational oral SGLT-2 inhibitor for the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes, met their primary endpoints. The study results showed statistically significant reductions in A1C (a measure of average blood glucose) for both ertugliflozin doses tested (5 mg and 15 mg daily).

 
June 9, 2016 - Pro Golfer Jim Furyk Teams Up With Pfizer To Raise Awareness For Pneumococcal Pneumonia And The Importance Of Older Adult Vaccination

This Father’s Day, Jim Furyk will be thinking about more than just strategizing for the next Major as he joins Pfizer to encourage adults 65 and older to take responsibility for their health. On Father’s Day 2003, Furyk won a Major with his coach and father, Mike, by his side.1 This year, Jim will be one of 156 golfers to gather in Oakmont, PA, to play in one of professional golf’s major championship tournaments.

 
June 8, 2016 - Pfizer Announces FDA Advisory Committees’ Recommend ALO-02 (oxycodone hydrochloride and naltrexone hydrochloride) Extended-Release Capsules for Approval

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee and Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee voted (9 to 6) in favor of approval of ALO-02 (oxycodone hydrochloride and naltrexone hydrochloride) extended-release capsules for its proposed indication, “management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate.”

 
June 8, 2016 - Pfizer Research Advances Body Of Evidence For Tofacitinib Citrate (XELJANZ®) Providing Clinicians With Additional Information For The Treatment Of Moderate to Severe RA

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today that 23 abstracts1, including research and analyses for tofacitinib citrate (XELJANZ®), will be featured at the upcoming European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress (June 8-11, London). The research being shared at the meeting provides new and additional information on the efficacy and safety profile of tofacitinib citrate, including its use as a single agent without methotrexate.

 
June 7, 2016 - A Mother’s Mission to Help Prevent Another Life Lost to MenB

One moment Patti Wukovits was preparing for her daughter’s high school graduation, and the next moment she was watching her fight for her life for 9 days in the intensive care unit. In 2012, Patti lost her 17-year-old daughter, Kimberly Coffey, to group B meningococcal disease, also known as MenB, just days before Kim’s senior prom and high school graduation.

 
June 7, 2016 - Pfizer Announces Positive Top-Line Results from Second Phase 3 Trial of Oral XELJANZ® (Tofacitinib Citrate) in Adults with Psoriatic Arthritis

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today top-line results from Oral Psoriatic Arthritis triaL (OPAL) Beyond, the second Phase 3 study of XELJANZ® (tofacitinib citrate) being investigated in patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA).

 
June 6, 2016 - ASCO 2016: Pivotal Avelumab Study Shows Positive Results in Metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) today announced results from the first pivotal, international, multicenter, open-label, Phase II study of avelumab*, which showed a 31.8% objective response rate (ORR) (28 of 88 patients; 95.9% CI: 21.9–43.1%), in the pre-planned primary analysis of the study, and a manageable safety profile in patients with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) who were treated with avelumab in second or subsequent lines of therapy.

 
June 6, 2016 - Pfizer Presents Promising Data from Next Generation ALK/ROS1 Inhibitor in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced encouraging new data from a Phase 1/2 study of lorlatinib, the proposed generic name for PF-06463922, Pfizer’s investigational, next-generation ALK/ROS1 tyrosine kinase inhibitor. The study showed clinical response in patients with ALK-positive or ROS1-positive advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), including patients with brain metastases. These data were presented today in an oral presentation at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago.

 
June 4, 2016 - Pfizer Presents Data from Phase 1b Trial Investigating Utomilumab (a 4-1BB agonist) in Combination with a Checkpoint Inhibitor

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced results from a Phase 1b trial of Pfizer’s investigational immunotherapy agent utomilumab (the proposed non-proprietary name for PF-05082566), a 4-1BB (also called CD137) agonist, in combination with pembrolizumab, a PD-1 inhibitor, in patients with advanced solid tumors. This is the first reported study of a 4-1BB agonist combined with a checkpoint inhibitor. Encouraging safety data from the study were shared today as an oral presentation at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago.

 
May 26, 2016 - Pfizer Invites Public to Listen to Webcast of Pfizer Discussion at Healthcare Conference

Pfizer Inc. invites investors and the general public to listen to a webcast of a discussion with Ian Read, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, at the Bernstein 32nd Annual Strategic Decisions Conference on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

 
May 20, 2016 - Pfizer Announces European Medicines Agency Acceptance for Review of Marketing Authorization Application for TRUMENBA® (Meningococcal Group B Vaccine)

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has accepted the Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for TRUMENBA® (Meningococcal Group B Vaccine) for review. TRUMENBA has been developed for the prevention of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B (MnB) in individuals aged 10 years and older. The acceptance marks the beginning of the regulatory review process for this vaccine in the EU.

 
May 18, 2016 - Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Pfizer to Present Avelumab Data in Seven Different Cancers at ASCO Annual Meeting

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Pfizer today announced that avelumab* presentations across seven different tumor types, including two oral presentations, will be featured at the 52nd American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting being held June 3–7, 2016, in Chicago, IL.

 
May 18, 2016 - Pfizer to Showcase Diverse and Growing Oncology Portfolio at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2016 Annual Meeting

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the company will have its largest presence to date at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago from June 3-7, with more than 40 abstracts spanning a diverse and growing portfolio seeking to tackle numerous cancers and mechanisms of action. Presentations include eight oral presentations and five poster discussions that span Pfizer’s internal and collaborative scientific advances.

 
May 17, 2016 - Global Survey Finds Disconnects Between Physicians and People Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Pfizer announced results from the second phase of its global RA surveys, which assessed the relationship between physician-patient communication and overall RA disease management.

 
May 16, 2016 - Pfizer to Acquire Anacor

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANAC) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Pfizer will acquire Anacor for $99.25 per Anacor share, in cash, for a total transaction value, net of cash, of approximately $5.2 billion, which assumes the conversion of Anacor’s outstanding convertible notes.

 
May 13, 2016 - Pfizer Presents Results from Two Phase 3 TRUMENBA® (Meningococcal Group B Vaccine) Studies at the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases Meeting

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced results of two Phase 3 studies demonstrating the immunogenicity of TRUMENBA® (Meningococcal Group B Vaccine) against invasive meningococcal B (MnB) strains representative of prevalent strains in the U.S. and Europe. The two studies, one in adolescents and one in young adults, met all primary immunogenicity endpoints. Also, secondary data presented show that TRUMENBA demonstrated similar immune responses against ten additional MnB strains, in both adolescents and young adults.

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