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- XELJANZ® (tofacitinib citrate) Approved in Japan for the Treatment of Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) has approved XELJANZ® (tofacitinib citrate) for the treatment of adults with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have had an inadequate response to existing therapies. XELJANZ may be used in patients in whom clinical symptoms due to the disease remain even after appropriate treatment with at least one other disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD

- New trial results support treatment with Inspra (eplerenone) within first 24 hours of symptoms, in addition to standard therapy, in patients with acute STEMI without heart failure.

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced results from the REMINDER trial showing statistically significant risk reductions in the primary composite efficacy endpoint. The composite endpoint was defined as the time to first event of cardiovascular (CV) mortality, re-hospitalization or extended initial hospital stay due to diagnosis of heart failure (HF), sustained ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation, ejection fraction (EF) ≤40% after 1 month,

- United States Patent & Trademark Office Grants Pfizer Reissue Patent For Celebrex® (celecoxib capsules)
(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. announced today that the United States Patent & Trademark Office has granted Pfizer a reissue patent (U.S. Patent No. RE44048), covering methods of treating osteoarthritis and other approved conditions with celecoxib, the active ingredient in Celebrex®. The reissue patent will expire on December 2, 2015, which includes six months of pediatric exclusivity. The basic patent for celecoxib expires on May 30, 2014, which also includes
- Pfizer Presents Phase 3 Safety And Immunogenicity Data On Prevnar 13® In Adults With HIV

BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) presented today the results from a Phase 3 study demonstrating the immunogenicity, tolerability and safety of Prevnar 13® (Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine [Diphtheria CRM197 Protein])in adults infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The results were presented at the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Atlanta, Ga. These data support planned regulatory

- Top-Line Data Show Lyrica Met Primary Endpoint in Clinical Trial as Adjunctive Therapy versus Levetiracetam in Patients with Partial Onset Seizures

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced top-line results for a Phase 3 study that showed Lyrica® (pregabalin) Capsules CV were as effective as levetiracetam as an adjunctive therapy in adult epilepsy patients experiencing refractory partial onset seizures. The top-line results indicate that the study met its primary endpoint by demonstrating that a comparable proportion of patients on Lyrica achieved at least a 50 percent reduction in

- Pfizer Invites Public to Listen to Webcast of Pfizer Discussion at Healthcare Conference

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. invites investors and the general public to listen to a webcast of a discussion with Geno Germano, President and General Manager, Specialty Care and Oncology, at the Citi 2013 Global Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 4:35 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. To listen to the webcast, visit our web site at and click on the “Citi 2013 Global Healthcare Conference” link in the Investor

- Pfizer Inc. Issues Statement on ZoetisTM IPO

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that its former animal health business unit, now a standalone company named ZoetisTM, began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "ZTS." "This is a proud moment for all Zoetis and Pfizer employees," said Ian Read, chairman and chief executive officer of Pfizer. "With the Zoetis initial public offering, we are creating the largest standalone company fully devoted to animal

- Pfizer Wins RAPAMUNE® Patent Case in Delaware District Court

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. said today that the United States District Court for the District of Delaware ruled that Pfizer’s patent covering a method for using sirolimus, the active ingredient in RAPAMUNE®, for the inhibition of organ transplant rejection is valid and infringed. The company brought a patent infringement action in April 2010 against the generic company Watson Laboratories, Inc—Florida (now known as Actavis) and three other Watson entities after

- Pfizer Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Results; Provides 2013 Financial Guidance

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- Pfizer Receives FDA Approval For The Use Of Prevnar 13 In Vaccine-Naive Children And Adolescents Aged 6 Years Through 17 Years For The Prevention Of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for the expansion of the company’s pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, Prevnar 13®* (Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine [Diphtheria CRM197 Protein]), for use in older children and adolescents aged 6 years through 17 years for active immunization for the prevention of invasive disease caused by the 13 Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes

- ChapStick® Sessions Applies a Spotlight on Musically Talented Lips

(BUSINESS WIRE)--ChapStick® is giving healthier, happier lips another reason to smile next month. The ChapStick® brand is collaborating with the recently re-launched social entertainment destination Myspace to host a national live stream concert event featuring Emeli Sand© and other rising stars on Monday, February 11, 2013, at the Key Club in Los Angeles. The event is part of ChapStick® Sessions, a national initiative that celebrates what healthier, happier

- Study Shows Higher Dose Of Toviaz® (fesoterodine fumarate) Offers Greater Efficacy In Reducing Urge Urinary Incontinence In Patients With Overactive Bladder

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that a Phase 4 study assessing the efficacy and safety of Toviaz® (fesoterodine fumarate) 8 mg once daily in patients with overactive bladder (OAB) compared to Toviaz 4 mg once daily or placebo met its primary endpoint. The primary endpoint was change in mean number of urge urinary incontinence episodes per 24 hours from baseline to week 12. Toviaz 8 mg reduced urge urinary incontinence in patients with

- Pfizer Announces Top-Line Efficacy Results From A Phase 4 Study Of PRISTIQ® (desvenlafaxine) For The Treatment Of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) In Adults

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that a Phase 4 study evaluating the efficacy of PRISTIQ® (desvenlafaxine) Extended Release Tablets met its primary endpoint. The study supports the efficacy of 50 mg/day and 100 mg/day doses of PRISTIQ compared with placebo over eight weeks of treatment in adult patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) as measured by the 17-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAM-D17) total score.1

- CHANTIX® (varenicline) Demonstrates Efficacy in Smokers Who Previously Attempted to Quit Smoking with CHANTIX

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that a post-marketing study assessing the efficacy and safety of varenicline (CHANTIX®/CHAMPIX®) in a population of smokers who had made a previous attempt to quit smoking with CHANTIX, and either did not succeed in quitting or relapsed after treatment, met its primary endpoint. CHANTIX significantly increased continuous abstinence rates compared to placebo at weeks nine to 12, the last four weeks

- Pfizer Partnership Organizations Significantly Benefit From Pfizer’s Global Health Fellows Program

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. is proud to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Global Health Fellows Program (GHF) as part of its corporate social investment strategy that focuses on leveraging the full range of the company's resources -- people, medicines, expertise and funding -- to broaden access to medicines and strengthen health care delivery for underserved people around the world. GHF is Pfizer's signature corporate volunteer program that pairs

- Pfizer’s Bosutinib Receives Positive Opinion For Conditional Marketing Authorization From The Committee For Medicinal Products For Human Use For The Treatment Of Ph+ Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia With Resistance Or Intolerance To Prior Therapy In Europe

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. announced today that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion regarding the conditional marketing authorization of bosutinib in the European Union (EU) for the treatment of adult patients with chronic phase (CP), accelerated phase (AP), and blast phase (BP) Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic myelogenous leukemia (Ph+ CML) previously treated

- Pfizer Announces Availability Of Quillivant XR™ (methylphenidate hydrochloride) CII For Extended-Release Oral Suspension In The United States

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that Quillivant XR™ (methylphenidate hydrochloride) CII for extended-release oral suspension is now available in the U.S. for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Quillivant XR is the first once-daily, extended-release liquid methylphenidate for ADHD and is now available by prescription. "In order to effectively treat patients with chronic conditions such as

- Pfizer Receives European Approval To Expand Use Of Prevenar 13 To Older Children And Adolescents Aged 6 To 17 Years For The Prevention Of Pneumococcal Disease

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that the European Commission has approved expanding the use of the company's pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, Prevenar 13* (pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine [13-valent, adsorbed]), to older children and adolescents aged 6 to 17 years for active immunization for the prevention of invasive disease, pneumonia and acute otitis media caused by vaccine-type Streptococcus pneumoniae. Children in this

- EMD Serono and Pfizer Announce FDA Approval of Rebif® Rebidose® (interferon beta-1a)

EMD Serono, Inc., a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Pfizer Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Rebif® Rebidose® (interferon beta-1a), a single-use auto-injector for the self-administration of Rebif, a disease-modifying drug used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). (Logo: (Logo: (Logo: http://photos

- UPDATE: With Multimedia: U.S. FDA Approves ELIQUIS® (apixaban) to Reduce the Risk of Stroke and Systemic Embolism in Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation

ELIQUIS Demonstrated Superior Risk Reductions Versus Warfarin in Three Key Outcomes—Stroke and Systemic Embolism, Major Bleeding and All-Cause Mortality—for Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation


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