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Recent Pfizer Press Releases

4/5/16 5:34pm EDT
FDA Approves INFLECTRA™ (Biosimilar Infliximab), The First U.S. Biosimilar Monoclonal Antibody, For All Eligible Indications

NEW YORK--The United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved Celltrion’s INFLECTRA™ (biosimilar infliximab) across all eligible indications of the reference product, Remicade® (infliximab).1INFLECTRA is now the first and only biosimilar monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy, and only the second biosimilar, to be approved in the U.S.

4/5/16 8:00am EDT
Merck and Pfizer Announce First Patient Treated in Phase III Combination Study with Avelumab and INLYTA® in Renal Cell Carcinom

  • JAVELIN Renal 101 marks first Phase III study to evaluate avelumab in combination with a small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy
  • Combination approach leverages Pfizer’s broad oncology portfolio and heritage in renal cell carcinoma
  • First-line study evaluating avelumab in combination with INLYTA® (axitinib) compared with SUTENT® (sunitinib malate) monotherapy

DARMSTADT, Germany & NEW YORK--Merck and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) today announced the treatment of the first patient in a Phase III study of avelumab*, an investigational fully human anti-PD-L1 IgG1 monoclonal ant

4/5/16 7:00am EST
Pfizer Announces Positive Top-Line Results from the First Phase 3 Trial of Investigational Tofacitinib in Adults with Psoriatic Arthritis

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 5 – Pfizer Inc. announced today top-line results from its first Phase 3 study investigating tofacitinib for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis, Oral Psoriatic Arthritis triaL (OPAL) Broaden.

4/4/16 7:05pm EDT
Pfizer and Allergan Issue Statement

NEW YORK--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) today issued the following statement regarding the recently issued Department of Treasury Notice:

“We are conducting a review of the U.S. Department of Treasury’s actions announced today. Prior to completing the review, we won’t speculate on any potential impact.”

4/1/16 8:00am EDT
Pfizer Announces Positive Topline Results from Second Phase 3 Lipid-Lowering Study Evaluating Bococizumab

SPIRE-AI study evaluating bococizumab administered with pre-filled pen (autoinjector) met co-primary endpoints




3/31/16 4:29pm EDT
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today issued the following statement:





A false press release related to drug pricing and linking to a fake web site was anonymously issued earlier today. It was erroneously attributed to Pfizer and should be disregarded. Pfizer is investigating this matter and evaluating its legal options against the parties responsible. Pfizer is committed to engaging in an honest discussion and real dialogue about the issues that matter to patients.

3/30/16 12:41pm EDT
Pfizer and Allergan Receive Request for Additional Information from Federal Trade Commission Regarding Proposed Combination

  • The request was fully anticipated as part of the regulatory process
  • Pfizer and Allergan continue to expect the transaction to close in the second half of 2016

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) today announced that the companies have received a request for additional information from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) with respect to their previously announced pending combination.

3/30/16 7:45am EDT
3/22/16 10:00am EDT
Pfizer Invites Public to View and Listen to Webcast of May 3 Conference Call with Analysts

Pfizer Inc. invites investors and the general public to view and listen to a webcast of a conference call with investment analysts at 10 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The purpose of the call is to provide an update on Pfizer’s results, as reflected in the company’s First Quarter 2016 Performance Report, to be issued that morning.

3/22/16 8:30am EDT
Pfizer Joins The Human Vaccines Project To Help Decode The Immune System

By Pooling Knowledge and Resources From Academia, Government, and Industry Partners, the Consortium Will Evaluate Human Immune Responses with the Goal to Potentially Speed Vaccines and Immunotherapeutic Development

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced it will join the Human Vaccines Project (the Project), a public-private consortium focused on cross-sector collaboration to identify human immune responses associated with optimal vaccine protection. Insights gained will guide the development of potentially improved vaccines against diseases such as influenza, dengue, HIV and other infectious illnesses as well as cancer.

3/18/16 11:00am EST
Pfizer Announces Oral Tofacitinib, an Investigational JAK Inhibitor, Meets Primary and Key Secondary Endpoints in Two Pivotal Phase 3 Ulcerative Colitis Trials

Detailed Results from OCTAVE Induction 1 and 2 Presented During Oral Session at 11th Congress of ECCO

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today the oral presentation of detailed results from the first two pivotal Phase 3 studies from the Oral Clinical Trials for tofAcitinib in ulceratiVE colitis (OCTAVE) program at the 11th Congress of ECCO.

3/16/16 8:00am EST
Pfizer to Present New Data on Investigational Tofacitinib in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at the 11th Congress of ECCO

Seven Abstracts, Including Pivotal Phase 3 Data in Ulcerative Colitis, Accepted for Presentation

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today that seven abstracts reporting on new research for tofacitinib in ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease will be presented at the 11th Congress of ECCO, which will be held March 16-19 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Among the abstracts are detailed results from two pivotal Phase 3 studies from the Oral Clinical Trials for tofAcitinib in ulceratiVE colitis (OCTAVE) program.

3/11/16 1:10pm EST
XALKORI® (crizotinib) Approved by U.S. FDA for the Treatment of Patients with ROS1-Positive Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

XALKORI is the first and only FDA-approved biomarker-driven therapy for ROS1-positive metastatic NSCLC

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the U.S.

3/9/16 8:00am EST
New Survey Reveals Many Living with Symptoms of Diabetic Nerve Pain Are Undiagnosed Despite Severe and Constant Pain

Cedric “The Entertainer” Discusses Diagnosis and Awareness Disparities Among Diverse Population Groups

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3/9/16 6:45am EST
Pfizer Commences $5 Billion Accelerated Share Repurchase

Accelerated Share Repurchase Assumed in Pfizer’s 2016 Financial Guidance Issued on February 2, 2016

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that it has entered into an accelerated share repurchase agreement with Goldman, Sachs & Co. (GS&Co.) to repurchase $5 billion of Pfizer’s common stock. This agreement is part of Pfizer’s existing share repurchase authorization.

3/8/16 5:00pm EST
Pfizer Announces Publication of Study Results of BeneFIX® Coagulation Factor IX (Recombinant) Once-Weekly Prophylaxis for Hemophilia B

Phase 3 Study showed Prophylaxis With BeneFIX Significantly Reduced Annualized Bleeding Rate Compared to On-Demand Therapy

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3/8/16 1:31pm EST
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare and frog Launch Design Collaborative

New initiative and co-working approach will accelerate innovative solution development to improve health and wellness

frog, the global design and strategy firm, and Pfizer Consumer Healthcare (PCH) today announced the launch of the Design Collaborative, an ongoing initiative that will develop new health and wellness solutions for consumers in the areas of improved sleep, stress management, energy, aging and nutrition.