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October 7, 2015 - Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Pfizer Announce Investigational Immunotherapy Avelumab Receives FDA Fast Track Designation for Metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Pfizer today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted avelumab*, an investigational fully human anti-PD-L1 IgG1 monoclonal antibody, Fast Track designation for the treatment of metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), a rare and aggressive type of skin cancer.

October 2, 2015 - Pfizer Inc. Announces Final Results of Exchange Offers

Pfizer Inc. (“Pfizer”) (NYSE: PFE) announced today the final results of its previously announced offers to exchange any and all validly tendered and accepted notes of each series listed in the table below (collectively, the “Hospira Notes”) issued by Hospira, Inc., a recently acquired subsidiary of Pfizer, for new notes to be issued by Pfizer (collectively, the “Pfizer Notes”), and the related solicitations of consents to amend the indenture governing the Hospira Notes and the Hospira Notes (together, the “Exchange Offers”). A Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-206758) (the “Registration Statement”) relating to the issuance of the Pfizer Notes was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on September 3, 2015, was amended by Amendment No. 1 to the Registration Statement filed with the SEC on September 16, 2015, and was declared effective by the SEC on September 25, 2015.

October 1, 2015 - Pfizer Completes Acquisition Of Nimenrix And Mencevax From GlaxoSmithKline

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of GlaxoSmithKline’s quadrivalent meningococcal ACWY vaccines Nimenrix and Mencevax.

September 30, 2015 - Pfizer Partners with Breast Cancer Leaders to Chronicle the Lives of Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer through the Lenses of Prominent Photographers

Pfizer Inc., in partnership with five leading breast cancer advocacy organizations, today announced the next chapter of the Breast Cancer: A Story Half Told initiative, launched in 2014 to identify public misperceptions and gaps in knowledge surrounding metastatic breast cancer (MBC), the most advanced form of breast cancer. 

September 30, 2015 - Is 50 Really the New 30? Your Immune System May Not Think So

The American Lung Association in partnership with Pfizer announces the launch ofWHO PNEU?™, a public awareness campaign encouraging Baby Boomers and older Gen X-ers to recognize their personal risk for pneumococcal pneumonia — a serious lung disease1 that can be spread by coughing and sneezing.2 

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