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October 13, 2015 - Pfizer and the Union for International Cancer Control Award 20 Grants Totaling $760,000 to Address the Needs of Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients Worldwide

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Pfizer Inc. and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) are proud to announce the recipients from the Seeding Progress and Resources for theCancer Community: Metastatic Breast Cancer Challenge (SPARC MBC Challenge), a first-of-its-kind initiative to address the unique challenges facing women with metastatic breast cancer worldwide. In total, 20 organizations from 18 countries have been selected to receive grants amounting to $760,000 (USD) in funding provided by Pfizer.

October 9, 2015 - Pfizer’s Phase 2 Study Demonstrates Safety, Tolerability and Immunogenicity of TRUMENBA® When Coadministered with Meningococcal A, C, Y and W-135 Polysaccharide Conjugate (MCV4) and Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccines in Adolescents

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today that researchers presented for the first time data from a randomized, controlled Phase 2 study of its meningococcal serogroup B vaccine, TRUMENBA®, coadministered with routine meningococcal (groups A, C, Y and W) (MCV4) and tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) vaccines in adolescents.

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. 

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