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5/2/14 2:08am EDT
Pfizer Confirms Delivery of Increased Proposal to AstraZeneca

 

·        Proposal represents a substantial premium of 32% for AstraZeneca shareholders[1]

·        Proposal represents a 39% premium to the closing price of £35.86 on 3 January 2014, being the trading day immediately prior to the date of Pfizer’s January proposal

·        AstraZeneca shareholders would receive, for each AstraZeneca share, 1.845 shares in the combined company and 1,598 pence in cash, representing an indicative value of £50.00 ($84.47) per share[2]

 

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5/1/14 8:00am EDT
ALO-02 Demonstrates Significant Difference In Pain Scores In Chronic Low Back Pain Patients And Lower Abuse Potential Compared To Immediate-Release Oxycodone In Recreational Opioid Users

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) presented results today from three pivotal studies of investigational agent ALO-02 (oxycodone hydrochloride and naltrexone hydrochloride extended-release capsules).

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4/28/14 7:00am EDT
Pfizer Invites Investors, Analysts And Media To Join Conference Calls Discussing Possible Combination With AstraZeneca

 

Pfizer Inc. will hold analyst and investor calls to discuss its continuing interest in a possible merger transaction with AstraZeneca Plc. at 8:30 AM EDT (1:30 PM GMT) today, April 28, 2014.

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4/28/14 2:08am EDT
Pfizer Confirms Prior Discussions with AstraZeneca Regarding a Possible Combination and Its Continuing Interest in a Possible Merger Transaction

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STATEMENT FROM PFIZER INC. (“PFIZER”)

POSSIBLE OFFER FOR ASTRAZENECA PLC (“ASTRAZENECA”)

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4/24/14 10:50am EDT
Pfizer Hosts Annual Meeting of Shareholders Declares 26-Cent Second-Quarter 2014 Dividend

The board of directors of Pfizer Inc. today declared a 26-cent second-quarter 2014 dividend on the company’s common stock, payable June 3, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 9, 2014. The second-quarter 2014 cash dividend will be the 302nd consecutive quarterly dividend paid by Pfizer.

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4/22/14 8:00am EDT
Pfizer Announces Positive Top-Line Results From Two Phase 3 Trials Of Tofacitinib In Adults With Moderate-to-Severe Chronic Plaque Psoriasis

OPT Pivotal #1 and OPT Pivotal #2 Studies, Together with Three Other Phase 3 Trials, to Form Basis for Planned Psoriasis Indication Submission to Regulatory Authorities 

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today top-line results from two pivotal Phase 3 trials from the Oral treatment Psoriasis Trials (OPT) Program, OPT Pivotal #1 (A3921078) and OPT Pivotal #2 (A3921079), evaluating the efficacy and safety of tofacitinib, an oral Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor, the first in a new class of medicines being investigated for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. The OPT Pivotal #1 and OPT Pivotal #2 studies showed that tofacitinib, as a 5 mg or a 10 mg dose taken as a pill twice-daily, met the primary efficacy endpoints of statistically significant superiority over placebo at Week 16 in the proportion of subjects achieving a Physician’s Global Assessment response of “clear” or “almost clear,” and the proportion of subjects achieving at least a 75% reduction in Psoriasis Area and Severity Index, two commonly used measures of efficacy in psoriasis.

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4/18/14 1:40pm EST
Pfizer Invites Public To Listen To Webcast Of April 24 Annual Meeting Of Shareholders

Pfizer Inc. invites investors and the general public to listen to a webcast of the Annual Meeting of Shareholders at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) on Thursday, April 24.

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4/14/14 7:02am EDT
Advil® Relief in Action and Josh Duhamel Celebrate National Volunteer Week with Points of Light & Kick Off a Nationwide "Relief" Tour

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, makers of Advil® and a unit of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), is teaming up with actor and active volunteer Josh Duhamel for the Advil® Relief in Action campaign. Through the#ReliefinAction Pledge on Facebook and a Mobile Relief Center tour making approximately 100 stops throughout the country, Advil® will relieve the tough physical pain that can come with actively volunteering.

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4/6/14 10:30am EST
Pfizer’s Novel CDK 4/6 Inhibitor Palbociclib plus Letrozole Significantly Prolonged Progression-Free Survival in Patients with Advanced Breast Cancer

Pfizer Inc. today announced detailed results from the PALOMA-1 study, a randomized Phase 2 study of palbociclib (PD-0332991) in combination with letrozole.

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3/28/14 6:26pm EDT
Pfizer Statement on U.S. FDA Approval of Over-the-Counter Nexium® 24HR

Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved over-the-counter Nexium® 24HR (esomeprazole 20mg) marking a key step towards providing those who suffer from frequent heartburn broader access to a brand doctors and patients have trusted for years.

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3/27/14 8:14am EDT
In A Subanalysis, The Benefits Of Eliquis® (apixaban) Vs. Warfarin In Reducing The Risk Of Stroke In Patients With Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation Were Consistent, Regardless Of Blood Pressure Control 1

Blood Pressure Control Key Factor in Stroke Risk

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) andPfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced the results of a pre-specified subanalysis of the Phase 3 ARISTOTLE trial that assessed the effect of blood pressure control on outcomes as well as the treatment effect of Eliquis (apixaban) compared to warfarin according to blood pressure control.1 The results showed that poor blood pressure control was associated with a substantially higher risk of stroke or systemic embolism, independent of Eliquis or warfarin treatment. However, this subanalysis found consistent results for Eliquisversus warfarin in reducing the risk of stroke, regardless of blood pressure control.1 These data will be presented Saturday, March 29, at the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) 63rd Annual Scientific Session in Washington, D.C.

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3/27/14 8:00am EDT
Bococizumab (RN316) Significantly Reduced LDL Cholesterol In Statin-Treated Adults With High Cholesterol In A Phase 2b Study

 

Results Presented at the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) 63rd Annual Scientific Session in Washington D.C.
 
Phase 3 Program Focused on CV Outcomes in Patient Populations at High Risk for Cardiovascular Events  
 

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced the Phase 2b results of a 24 week, randomized, placebo-controlled, dose-ranging study of investigational bococizumab, the proposed generic name for RN316. Statin treated patients with high cholesterol were randomized to various doses of either bococizumab twice or once monthly subcutaneous administration or placebo. The study met its primary endpoint across all doses, showing that bococizumab significantly reduced low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) from baseline compared to placebo in adults with high cholesterol also taking statin therapy.1 The percentage of patients reporting adverse events or serious adverse events was similar across placebo- and bococizumab-treatment groups. The Phase 3 program for bococizumab was initiated in October 2013.

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3/26/14 8:00am EST
Pfizer Achieves Primary Endpoint With Phase 3B Top-Line Results Of GENOTROPIN® In Very Young Children Born Small For Gestational Age

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today the top-line results from a Phase 3B study evaluating the 24-month efficacy of GENOTROPIN® (somatropin) on the height in small-for-gestational-age (SGA) children 24-30 months old. The primary endpoint of the study was achieved: there was a statistically significant difference at 24 months in change from baseline height between patients treated with GENOTROPIN and those in the untreated control group, as measured by height standard deviation score (SDS).

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3/25/14 5:10pm EDT
Pfizer Invites Public To View And Listen To Webcast Of May 5 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 Monday, May 5, 2014. The purpose of the call is to provide an update on Pfizer’s results, as reflected in the company’s First Quarter 2014 Performance Report, to be issued that morning.

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3/25/14 8:30am EDT
Pfizer Reports Positive Phase 3 Study Outcome Of XALKORI® (crizotinib) Compared To Chemotherapy In Previously Untreated Patients With ALK-Positive Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

Crizotinib is the Only Agent That Demonstrated Superior PFS Over Chemotherapy in Two Global Randomized Studies in First- and Second-Line ALK-Positive Advanced NSCLC

Pfizer Inc. announced today that PROFILE 1014, a Phase 3 study of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitor XALKORI® (crizotinib), met its primary objective of significantly prolonging progression-free survival (PFS) in previously untreated patients with ALK-positive advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) when compared to standard platinum-based chemotherapy regimens. PROFILE 1014 is the second positive global Phase 3 study that evaluated XALKORI against chemotherapy, a standard of care for patients with advanced NSCLC.

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3/22/14 11:45am EDT
Pfizer Announces Detailed Results of OPT Compare Phase 3 Study of Tofacitinib 5 mg and 10 mg Twice Daily Compared to High-Dose ENBREL® in Adults with Moderate-to-Severe Chronic Plaque Psoriasis

Data from First of Five Phase 3 Studies in Psoriasis to be Presented Today During Oral Session at the 72nd Annual American Academy of Dermatology Meeting in Denver, CO

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today detailed results from OPT Compare (A3921080), a Phase 3 study of tofacitinib, the first in a new class of treatment, oral Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors, the safety and efficacy of which are being investigated for the treatment of adults with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis.

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3/20/14 8:30am EDT
Pfizer’s Investigational Vaccine Candidate Bivalent rLP2086 Receives U.S. Food and Drug Administration Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Potential Prevention of Meningococcal B Disease

Pfizer Intends to Submit Biologics License Application for Bivalent rLP2086 to U.S. Food and Drug Administration by Mid-2014

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to Pfizer’s vaccine candidate, bivalent rLP2086, currently under investigation for the prevention of invasive meningococcal disease due to Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B in persons 10 – 25 years of age.

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3/18/14 10:00am EDT
Pfizer Launches 2013 Integrated Annual Review

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced the launch of its fourth integrated annual review (www.pfizer.com/annual), which summarizes the company’s 2013 financial, environmental and social responsibility performance.

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3/12/14 2:18pm EDT
Pfizer Will Appeal Court Decision Regarding Celebrex Reissue Patent

Pfizer Inc. confirmed today that the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granted summary judgment invalidating the reissue patent (U.S. Patent No. RE44,048), covering methods of treating osteoarthritis and other approved conditions with celecoxib, the active ingredient in Celebrex®. 

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