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Recent Pfizer Press Releases

9/16/16 5:24pm EDT
Pfizer Announces Positive Top-Line Results from REFLECTIONS B537-02 Study for PF-06438179 (infliximab-Pfizer) a Potential Biosimilar to Remicade® (infliximab)

Results confirm similar efficacy of PF-06438179 (infliximab-Pfizer) to Remicade® (infliximab), in combination with methotrexate

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced the confirmatory study (REFLECTIONS B537-02) evaluating the efficacy, safety, and immunogenicity of PF-06438179 (infliximab-Pfizer) compared to Remicade® (infliximab) met its primary endpoint.

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9/16/16 7:24am EDT
Pfizer Receives Positive CHMP Opinion For IBRANCE® (palbociclib) In Combination With Endocrine Therapy For The Treatment Of HR+/HER2- Metastatic Breast Cancer In Europe

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion recommending that IBRANCE® (palbociclib) be granted marketing authorization in the European Union (EU) for the treatment of women with hormone receptor-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (HR+/HER2-) locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer.

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9/15/16 8:31am EDT
Merck and Pfizer Announce Investigational Ertugliflozin Met Primary Endpoint of A1C Reduction When Added to Sitagliptin and Metformin in People with Type 2 Diabetes

New Phase 3 Data Presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting – Study Achieved Primary and All Key Secondary Endpoints

Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, in partnership with Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that a Phase 3 study (VERTIS SITA2) of ertugliflozin, an investigational oral SGLT2 inhibitor for the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes, met its primary endpoint.

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9/14/16 6:14pm EDT
FDA Advisory Committees Recommend to Remove Boxed Warning in Labeling for Pfizer’s Smoking Cessation Therapy, CHANTIX® (varenicline)

Today, a joint meeting of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee and Drug Safety Risk Management Advisory Committee reviewed data from EAGLES (Evaluating Adverse Events in a Global Smoking Cessation Study) evaluating the neuropsychiatric safety of CHANTIX® (varenicline). The Committees recommended by a majority vote to remove the boxed warning regarding serious neuropsychiatric adverse events from the CHANTIXlabeling.

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9/13/16 10:00am EDT
Pfizer Launches New “Moodivator” App to Help Support, Encourage and Motivate People with Depression

Free App Helps Patients as They Manage their Condition through their iPhone with Easy-to-Use Features

Today, Pfizer Inc announced it has launched a new app, Moodivator, to help motivate and encourage the millions of adults who experience depression. Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States, as an estimated one in 15 adults (6.7%) experience at least one major depressive episode in any given year.

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9/7/16 8:00am EDT
Pfizer Appoints Chief Scientific Officer for Neuroscience Research

Dr. Ole Isacson Brings World-renowned Expertise in Neurodegenerative Disease Research

Appointment and Additional Internal Promotions Solidify Cambridge, Mass. Scientific Leadership Team

Pfizer Inc. announced today that Dr. Ole Isacson, a world-renowned scientist and thought leader in neurology, will become Chief Scientific Officer of the Neuroscience Research Unit and Senior Vice President, effective September 16. Dr. Isacson is a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and will continue to serve in an educational role. He is also a founding director of the Neuroregeneration Institute at McLean Hospital. Dr. Isacson will report directly to Mikael Dolsten, President of Worldwide Research and Development.

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9/6/16 10:00am EDT
Pfizer Invites Public to Listen to Webcast of Pfizer Discussion at Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference

Pfizer Inc. invites investors and the general public to listen to a webcast of a discussion with Frank D’Amelio, Executive Vice President, Business Operations, and Chief Financial Officer, at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

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9/1/16 10:00am EDT
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 2016 Wells Fargo Healthcare Conference on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 12:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

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8/31/16 7:00am EDT
XALKORI® (Crizotinib) Receives Approval In European Union For The Treatment Of Patients With ROS1-Positive Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

XALKORI is the first and only approved biomarker-driven therapy for ROS1-positive advanced NSCLC in the EU

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the European Commission has approved XALKORI® (crizotinib) for the treatment of adults with ROS1-positive advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In the European Union (EU), XALKORI is also indicated for treatment of adults with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive advanced NSCLC. In March of this year, XALKORI was approved by the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration for patients with metastatic NSCLC whose tumors are ROS1-positive.

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8/24/16 2:00am EDT
Pfizer To Acquire Small Molecule Anti-Infective Business From AstraZeneca

  • Strong fit with Pfizer’s existing anti-infective portfolio
  • Pfizer’s focus on infectious disease and expertise in this category will help enable broader access to anti-infective portfolio
  • Expected to enhance near-term revenue growth potential for Pfizer’s Essential Health business

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with AstraZeneca to acquire the development and commercialization rights to its late-stage small molecule anti-infectives business, primarily outside the United States.

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8/23/16 6:59am EDT
Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer to Present New Eliquis (apixaban) Analyses at ESC Congress 2016

Nineteen abstracts to be presented, including new post-hoc sub-analyses from the ARISTOTLE Phase 3 trial and multiple retrospective real-world data analyses from ACROPOLIS

8/22/16 6:45am EDT
Pfizer To Acquire Medivation

  • Propels Pfizer into a leading position in oncology
  • Medivation agrees to transaction valued at $81.50 per Medivation share in cash, for a total enterprise value of approximately $14 billion
  • Expected to be immediately accretive to Pfizer’s Adjusted Diluted EPS upon closing, approximately $0.05 accretive in first full year after close with additional accretion and growth anticipated thereafter

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and Medivation, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDVN) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Pfizer will acquire Medivation, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing small molecules for oncology, for $81.50 a share in cash for a total enterprise value of approximately $14 billion. 

 

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8/19/16 6:21pm EDT
FDA Approves TROXYCA® ER (oxycodone hydrochloride and naltrexone hydrochloride) Extended-Release Capsules CII with Abuse-Deterrent Properties for the Management of Pain

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved TROXYCA® ER (oxycodone hydrochloride and naltrexone hydrochloride) extended-release capsules, for oral use, CII for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate.

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8/8/16 8:00am EDT
Pfizer Announces Publication of New Analysis Showing Long-Term Therapy with VYNDAQEL (tafamidis) Slowed Progression of Rare Neurodegenerative Disease

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced the publication of a new post-hoc analysis of data from three studies of VYNDAQEL in patients with mild transthyretin familial amyloid polyneuropathy (TTR-FAP). The analysis, which included patients with the Val30Met mutation treated over varying periods of up to 5.5 years, showed that treatment with VYNDAQEL initiated during the early stage of the disease resulted in minimal neurological disease progression and in preservation of body weight, which often declines as the disease progresses. VYNDAQEL was well tolerated with no new safety signals observed.

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8/2/16 6:45am EDT
PFIZER REPORTS SECOND-QUARTER 2016 RESULTS

Please find Pfizer’s press release and associated financial tables, including reconciliations of certain GAAP reported to non-GAAP adjusted information, at the following hyperlink: http://www.pfizer.com/system/files/presentation/Q2_2016_PFE_Earnings_Press_Release_lkasdvfjlskad.pdf

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8/1/16 10:00am EDT
PFIZER AIMS TO BECOME INDUSTRY LEADER IN GENE THERAPY WITH AQUISITION OF BAMBOO THERAPEUTICS, INC.

Acquisition combines Bamboo’s gene therapy portfolio, advanced vector design, and production technologies and capabilities with Pfizer’s global scale, research, development and commercialization experience

 

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that it has acquired Bamboo Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company based in Chapel Hill, N.C., focused on developing gene therapies for the potential treatment of patients with certain rare diseases related to neuromuscular conditions and those affecting the central nervous system.

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7/28/16 4:10pm EDT
Pfizer Announces Positive Top-Line Results from Pivotal Phase 3 Maintenance Trial of Oral XELJANZ® (Tofacitinib Citrate) in Ulcerative Colitis

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today top-line results from Oral Clinical Trials for tofAcitinib in ulceratiVE colitis (OCTAVE) Sustain, the third Phase 3 study of XELJANZ® (tofacitinib citrate) being investigated in patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC).

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7/28/16 10:00am EDT
Pfizer and Western Oncolytics Announce Immuno-Oncology Research Collaboration to Investigate Novel Oncolytic Virus Technology

Companies plan to advance Western Oncolytics’ lead preclinical therapy into human testing

Potential combination of WO-12 with Pfizer’s oncology pipeline could enhance therapeutic benefit in patients

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and Western Oncolytics announced today that they have entered into a development collaboration, license and option agreement to advance Western Oncolytics’ novel oncolytic vaccinia virus, WO-12. Oncolytic viruses are viruses engineered to kill cancer cells while sparing healthy cells, which subsequently elicits anti-cancer immune responses. This collaboration in oncolytic virus development adds another novel technology platform to Pfizer’s cancer vaccine efforts and provides an additional tool to bolster its immuno-oncology portfolio.

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7/21/16 12:01pm EDT
Spark Therapeutics and Pfizer Announce Receipt of FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for SPK-9001 for the Treatment of Hemophilia B

PHILADELPHIA and NEW YORK CITY, July 21, 2016 -- Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today that the U.S.

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7/19/16 8:00am EDT
Pfizer Receives World Health Organization Prequalification for Multi-Dose Vial Presentation of Prevenar 13®

Designation Will Enable Increased Access to Vaccine in World’s Poorest Countries

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that the World Health Organization (WHO) has prequalified its four-dose, multi-dose vial (MDV) presentation of Prevenar 13®* (pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine [13 – valent, adsorbed]). WHO prequalification allows for the global use of Prevenar 13® MDV by United Nations agencies and countries worldwide that require WHO prequalification.

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