Pfizer has signed on to the Dementia Discovery Fund, a new research initiative which aims to boost investment to tackle dementia by bringing together major pharmaceutical companies, the UK government and Alzheimer’s Research UK. The goal of the Fund is to finance new, early stage drug development projects.
Millions of Americans have cholesterol counts high enough to increase their risk of heart disease or stroke. High cholesterol can be caused by many factors – it can even be inherited. Pfizer’s Chief Medical Officer Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D., joined by Katherine Wilemon, President of The FH Foundation, visit TheDoctors to discuss cholesterol and why it’s important to know your levels and risk factors – and to take steps to manage them. Visit http://www.gethealthystayhealthy.com to learn more.
CEO Ian Read on the benefits of accelerating medical innovation in his latest LinkedIn Influencer post
Group President, Global Innovative Pharma Business Geno Germano wrote a guest post on Forbes.com.
Long flight ahead? Sitting all day at the office? You may be at risk for developing a blood clot in your veins. On The Doctors, Pfizer’s Chief Medical Officer Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D. details the risk factors and talks tips to help prevent blood clots. Visit http://www.gethealthystayhealthy.com to learn more.
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Pfizer will acquire Hospira, the world's leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies and a global leader in biosimilars, for $90 a share in cash for a total enterprise value of approximately $17 billion.
“This approval represents the first treatment advance for this group of women in more than 10 years. It’s exciting to think about the potential of this new medicine to help so many patients with advanced disease.”
“Patients are the focal point of everything we do. This approval by the FDA is a tremendous opportunity to deliver a truly innovative therapy to women with metastatic breast cancer.”
“With the approval of IBRANCE, scientists and clinicians at Pfizer have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to improving the care of patients with breast cancer. This breakthrough therapy is another example of Pfizer's commitment to the discovery and development of innovative medicines.”
“This approval is a major step forward for patients and for Pfizer as it signifies the strength of our science. We have the opportunity to positively impact lives by providing a new treatment option to postmenopausal women with ER+/HER2- advanced breast cancer.”
Think measles, whooping cough, or polio are diseases of the past? Think again. When vaccination rates drop, some potentially deadly diseases can come back from near-extinction. On The Doctors, Pfizer's Chief Medical Officer Freda Lewis-Hall and the show's host, Travis Stork, explain how vaccines help protect not only individuals but also their families and communities, and stress the need for continued vigilance against dangerous but preventable diseases. Visit http://www.gethealthystayhealthy.com to learn more.
Glaucoma can lead to blindness, but it doesn’t have to. Early diagnosis may help to save your sight. On The Doctors, Pfizer‘s Chief Medical Officer Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D. takes a trip to the eye doctor for a glaucoma test. Visit http://www.gethealthystayhealthy.com to learn more.
Pfizer's President of Worldwide Research and Development spoke at the 33rd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), which includes Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease, is estimated to affect more than 1 million people in the U.S., but is widely misunderstood. On The Dr. Phil Show, Pfizer’s Chief Medical Officer, Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D., and Dr. Phil sit down with guest Diane, who suffers from Ulcerative Colitis, to discuss the serious physical and emotional toll of IBD and address the misinformation surrounding it. Visit http://www.gethealthystayhealthy.com to learn more.
Meningococcal disease, spread by typical adolescent and young adult behaviors such as close quartered living, sharing utensils and kissing, is often mistaken early on for the flu, and can turn deadly within 24 hours.
On Inside Edition, Pfizer’s Chief Medical Officer, Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D., talks to Deborah Norville about why keeping current on vaccinations is the right thing to do for individuals and families – and for public health.
Pfizer is a global leader in providing information regarding the dangers of counterfeit medicines, and has joined with other pharmaceutical companies to seek solutions to the problem of fake medicines through the Pharma Security Institute, a consortium founded by 14 leading pharmaceutical companies, among other efforts.
World Pneumonia Day is November 12. Pneumonia, including pneumococcal pneumonia, is a leading cause of illness and death that affects people of all ages worldwide. It’s important to know your risk. Watch now and share to get the word out.
Traveling can be stressful, especially around the holidays, and no one wants a medical mishap to keep them from enjoying their destination.On The Doctors, Pfizer's Chief Medical Officer, Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D. opens her suitcase and shares travel tips and packing essentials you should never leave home without. Visit http://www.gethealthystayhealthy.com to learn more and for a quick trick on how to stay C.A.L.M and remember these travel tips.
In drug development, Pfizer is continuously advancing new technology platforms and innovating with groundbreaking collaborations to bring safe and effective medicines to patients.A critical step in that process is making clinical trials more transparent and providing healthcare professionals and researchers with the right tools to support the delivery of high quality trials. Drawing on experienced investigators knowledge and feedback, Pfizer's Clinical Trial Support and Compliance organization recently launched INVESTIGATE, an informative platform that provides an interface between external investigator sites and Pfizer.
Counterfeit drugs are health hazards and are hard to spot without testing in a lab. They often lack active pharmaceutical ingredients and may even contain harmful ingredients, like lead paint and poison. On The Doctors, Pfizer’s Chief Medical Officer, Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D., and Global Security Officer John Clark uncover counterfeit drug operations, the risks they pose to patients, and tips to protect yourself when buying prescriptions online. Visit http://www.gethealthystayhealthy.com to learn more.
Pfizer's purpose is to innovate to bring therapies that significantly improve patients' lives. R&D is at the heart of fulfilling Pfizer's purpose as we work to translate advanced science and technologies into the therapies that matter most.
Community AGEnda initiative enters its third year of helping communities become great places to grow up and grow old.
In his fifth post as a LinkedIn Influencer, Ian addresses how straight talk unlocks culture's advantages.
Every day, an estimated 6,000 women in the United States reach menopause and may experience related symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, among many others. On The Dr. Phil Show, Pfizer’s Chief Medical Officer, Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D., and Dr. Phil meet Jeannie and her husband, Joe, and discuss steps women can take to tackle menopause symptoms and how partners can offer support. Visit http://www.gethealthystayhealthy.com to learn more.
Considering the high degree of unmet need in metastatic breast cancer, the ongoing research for innovative treatments represents hope for many patients, their clinicians, and all those affected by this disease.
The conversation about breast cancer needs to expand to include Metastatic Breast Cancer.
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, most of the breast cancer conversation centers around early detection and survivorship. As inspiring and important as that effort is, there’s strikingly little knowledge among the public about metastatic breast cancer. Up to a quarter of a million people are living with this diagnosis today in the U.S., but in a recent survey, more than 60 percent of people said they know little to nothing about it.
On The Doctors, Pfizer’s Chief Medical Officer, Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D., and Noreen Fraser, metastatic breast cancer patient and founder of the Noreen Fraser Foundation, share the facts and dispel misconceptions about the disease. Visit http://www.gethealthystayhealthy.com to learn more.
The international weekly science journal Nature recently published findings from a large, multi-country study identifying 108 genes, 83 of these unknown before, as contributing to schizophrenia risk. These findings more than triple the number of genetic associations previously known for this disease. Pfizer, through an agreement with the Broad Institute, contributed samples to the investigation, which was conducted by the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC), a collaboration of more than 80 institutions that analyzed data for more than 150,000 adult subjects.
It’s perfectly natural to have a FOGO (Fear of Getting Old), but there’s also a solution: healthy living. On The Dr. Phil Show, Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D. and Dr. Phil talk to Randi, whose FOGO has her dreading a future of wrinkled skin, granny dresses and rocking chairs. Check your local listings to watch the show and visit www.GetOld.com to learn more.
The Pfizer Foundation has announced $2 million in grant funding for pilot programs to improve immunization coverage in Africa, focusing on ‘last-mile’ interventions to reach underserved populations living in Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia. Grant recipients include UNICEF, Save the Children and International Rescue Committee.
Bacterial meningitis is an uncommon, but serious disease, and many students and parents have questions about what to know in order to help protect themselves and their loved ones as they head back to school.
Pfizer China donated one million RMB to the Red Cross Society of China for rescue and relief operations and worked with local healthcare and medical institutions in following a magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Ludian, Yunnan, a province in Western China.
Pharma is developing more than 430 medicines for top 10 conditions affecting older people
Global Health Fellow, Babak Rahmati, a global brand manager in New York, is serving a six month fellowship with Save the Children in Dakar, Senegal.
In his fourth post as a LinkedIn Influencer, Ian addresses the impacts of the world’s aging population.
The use of statins correlates to a 27-percent savings in health care costs per patient. View a series of concise, easy-to-access papers that detail the societal and economic value provided by medicines that treat various disease areas.
How do you feel about getting old? Take our #FOGO quiz to find out on GetOld.com.
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How do you feel about getting old? Take our #FOGO quiz to find out on GetOld.com
Psoriasis is a chronic immune mediated inflammatory disorder that affects approximately 7 million Americans. On The Dr. Phil Show, Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D. and Dr. Phil talk to Seger, an individual living with psoriasis whose co-workers believed her condition was contagious. Check your local listings to watch the show and visit http://www.gethealthystayhealthy.com to learn more.
The Global Health Fellows Program (GHF) is an international corporate volunteer program that places Pfizer colleagues and teams in short term assignments with leading international development organizations in key emerging markets. Global Health Fellow Nivi Nehra recently traveled to Gowa, Indonesia, to work with RTI International’s Expanding Maternal and Newborn Survival (EMAS) initiative.
People give all sorts of reasons for not getting vaccinated. But is there any truth to these misconceptions?
Pfizer and a number of its industry peers, including Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. and Sanofi, have committed 26 new agents to The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) to expand its Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules program.
Asking someone with dementia to stop driving is a big decision. But for a number of reasons, especially safety, it’s sometimes necessary. On the Dr. Phil Show, Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D. and Dr. Phil discuss the issue. Check your local listings to watch the show and visit http://www.gethealthystayhealthy.com to learn more.
Today marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Pfizer pioneered the process of deep-tank fermentation, which allowed the company to mass-produce the life-saving antibiotic penicillin Allied troops took ashore with them on June 6, 1944. For this innovation, Pfizer earned the Army-Navy “E” Award for excellence in war production.
Smoking is not just a bad habit - it is an addiction. On Dr. Phil Show, Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D. and Dr. Phil talk to Loree, a nurse who started smoking at the age of 12, about not giving up and working with a doctor to quit. Check your local listings to watch the show and visit http://www.gethealthystayhealthy.com to learn more.
MRSA is a drug-resistant staph bacterium that has become a problem not just in hospitals but in common places such as schools, gyms and locker rooms. On The Doctors, Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D. and Dr. Travis Stork discuss this often very serious infection and steps you can take to help reduce risk to you and others. Check your local listings to watch the show and visit http://www.gethealthystayhealthy.com to learn more.
Mikael Dolsten, President, Worldwide Research & Development of Pfizer, Discusses a Potential Combination with AstraZeneca
Ian Read, Chairman and CEO of Pfizer, discusses a potential combination with AstraZeneca
View the press release to learn more.
On World Hemophilia Day (April 17), Pfizer’s Freda Lewis-Hall, MD and Dr. Travis Stork from The Doctors sat down with actress, writer, and comedian Alex Borstein to talk about her family’s experiences of living with hemophilia, a rare bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot normally. Check your local listings to watch the show and visit http://www.gethealthystayhealthy.com to learn more.
Chief Executive Officer and incoming PhRMA Chairman Ian Read, interviewed at PhRMA’s Annual Meeting, speaks about the value of medicines, reimbursement and more on CNBC.
View a series of concise, easy-to-access papers that detail the societal and economic value provided by medicines that treat various disease areas.
In his second post via LinkedIn's Influencer Program, Ian addresses culture's connection to performance.
Discover how innovation underscores Pfizer’s commitments and achievements.
Read about Pfizer's pioneering spirit on the frontiers of medicine
Pfizer Initiates Nationwide Voluntary Recall Of Two Lots Of Pfizer's Effexor XR® 150 mg Extended-Release Capsules And One Lot Of Greenstone's Venlafaxine HCI 150 mg Extended-Release Capsules Due To The Possible Presence Of Tikosyn Capsules.
On Feb 28, Pfizer proudly joins the European Organization for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS), the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), as well as a coalition of patient organizations, professional societies, government agencies, researchers and biopharmaceutical companies supporting the urgent need to raise awareness of rare diseases and their impact on patients across the globe.
The initiative known as Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) was announced at a press conference yesterday in Washington, D.C.
Learn how Pfizer is developing innovative therapies to improve the lives of patients.
For the 11th consecutive year, Pfizer has earned a perfect “100” ranking in the 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).
Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D., Pfizer's executive vice president and chief medical officer, today issued a statement regarding the 50th Anniversary of the First Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health.
After Typhoon Haiyan devastated the central Philippines on Nov. 8, Pfizer and its colleagues contributed a combined $900,000 in cash and medicines to help people in the affected region.
The Pfizer Foundation recently made a $5 million investment in a first-of-its-kind fund that will finance late-stage global health technologies that have the potential to save millions of lives in low-income countries.
Learn about Pfizer’s legacy of achievement in researching and developing vaccines.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter recently joined Pfizer to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of the International Trachoma Initiative (ITI), an independent, not-for-profit program dedicated to the elimination of blinding trachoma as a public health concern.
CVS/pharmacy recently presented Pfizer Consumer Healthcare (PCH) with its 2012 Health Partner of the Year Award, the first time PCH has garnered the honor.<
Pfizer Named to Working Mother’s ‘100 Best’ List
With its 15th consecutive appearance on the list, Pfizer has been inducted into the magazine’s Hall of Fame.
Pfizer's "Healthy Town 2013" initiative aims to show all of the people of a town how to increase their health and wellness.
In a survey that asked more than 64,500 students from more than 100 top universities in China which organizations they would most want to work for after graduation, Pfizer ranked “most attractive” in the health and medicine category.
In partnership with health care providers and New York City government officials, Pfizer has produced a comprehensive health care directory serving Bronx residents.
You may have noticed that Pfizer.com looks a little bit different. We're updating our design a bit, and we thank you for bearing with us as we make this change.
The Intentional Council of Nurses (ICN) recently conferred its prestigious Partners in Development Award on Pfizer during its 25th Quadrennial Congress in Melbourne, Australia.
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A new Pfizer-supported survey shows that teens, parents of teens, and health care providers may have differing perceptions about teen health.
Pfizer ushered in the New Year in Russia with a special campaign to help children with severe diseases.
Two Pfizer scientists from Groton Labs introduced hundreds of young women to the wonders of science at Girls & Science, a special event at the Science Museum of Minnesota..
Pfizer's Marketing director in Shanghai, Yanhui Feng, plays key role in antibiotic education.
'Lifeline Express' foundation supports the operation of four hospital 'eye trains' that provide free surgical treatment to cataract patients in China.
State-of-the-art imaging technologies have the ability to enhance the scientific data coming out of Pfizer's research and development labs as well as produce artistic imagery.
Pfizer is involved a variety of events aimed at raising awareness of the disease as part of its broader commitment to Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers.
Pfizer Germany employees are "on a roll" in a nationwide trial conducted by Volkswagen of electric cars that will help Pfizer achieve its green energy goals.
Marlene Raseta made her childhood dream come true & took flying one step further
Pfizer Animal Health and The Hippolia Foundation — a network of leading French equine institutions — have formed a strategic partnership to advance equine health through research and educational programs.
With the growing availability of electric-powered vehicles and hybrids, Pfizer is doing its part to ensure that colleagues at the company's facility in Groton, Connecticut are plugged into the latest electric car developments.
Pfizer's Janet White, who is currently working on assignment in Uganda as part of the company's Global Health Fellows program, recently reunited with a man she once sponsored through World Vision when he was a child.
A new Pfizer-sponsored report developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit sheds light on the importance of healthy aging and how preventive care programs can pay dividends for governments in debt.
The Pfizer Foundation is partnering with Grantmakers in Aging, a national association of funders, to launch "Community AGEnda: Improving America for All Ages," to help five U.S. communities become great places to grow up and grow old.
Pfizer recently earned a 10th consecutive "100" ranking — the highest possible — in the 2013 edition of the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the leading survey that evaluates U.S.-based businesses on their treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees, customers and investors.
In recognition of World AIDS Day, which occurred on Dec. 1, Pfizer recently hosted a display of sections of the internationally celebrated AIDS Memorial Quilt, the 54-ton, handmade tapestry that stands as a memorial to more than 94,000 individuals lost to AIDS.
Pfizer's Akintunde Bello and Yvonne Greenstreet were recognized for their contributions to science and medicine by Britain Prime Minister David Cameron.
Pfizer placed 28 out of 893 in DiversityInc magazine's annual ranking of U.S. companies' commitment to diversity.
Pfizer Ireland recently began a program to raise awareness of the importance of childhood vaccinations.
As part of its commemoration of Women's History Month in March, Pfizer has joined a global community committed to encouraging and supporting women to help them achieve their goals. The community, called Lean In, was launched in 2011 by Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and takes advantage of the Web and social media to offer materials and programs, such as:
U.S. hospital patients receive extra support and comfort from unconventional friends
Neal Piper's 6 month assignment as a Global Health Fellow left him with life changing experiences
Turnier Esperance promised himself to give back to the children of his native country one day as someone had given to him
Adrian Haynie helped vaccinate hundreds of animals on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico
Helpful answers were provided for those struggling with healthcare access
Colleagues, friends and family come together for a good cause
Pfizer was the title sponsor in this years 17th annual Moores UCSD Cancer Center's Luau & Longboard Invitiational
Spanish Pfizer Foundation provides experience and technical equipment to carry out surgeries
Canadian Colleague Band comes together to raise funds for Cancer research
Recent launch of a corporate responsibility project that encourages men to be more supportive of periodic breast screenings for the women in their lives.
Pfizer Spain hosts a camp for children with disabilities.
More than 126,000 Finns participated in Pfizer's challenge to take the stairs.
Pfizer Global Supply (PGS) is installing a wind turbine at it's facility in Puurs that will serve as an alternative energy source that will reduce consumption, lower emissions and save the company over $1 Million annually.
Patients living with Fibromyalgia say their conditions are significantly impacting their everyday life.
Pfizer's interactive "Escape the Maze of Nicotine Addiction" exhibit cast a dark cloud over smoking habits in Kazan, the capital city of Russia's Republic of Tatarstan.
Every Wednesday throughout the summer, a program hosted by Pfizer turns Puerto Rico's Museum of Art in San Juan into the backdrop for an afternoon of learning about a particular Caribbean island for hundreds of underprivileged children.
A local nursing student and first-time recipient of a unique Pfizer scholarship is raising awareness about patients who are struggling to receive health care by writing about her experience this summer at a community health care center in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Pfizer Global Supply's site in Sanford, N.C., is taking a big step forward in shrinking its carbon footprint through a new biomass boiler system.
Colleagues at the Pfizerýýýs Global Supply plant in Sanford, N.C., recently turned into a barber shop as a team of 14 people had their heads shaved in front of their peers to raise money for childhood cancer.
Pfizer recently launched a new speaking book, Safe Use of Medicines, in Kampala, Uganda, and in a rural village outside of Dakar, Senegal, to encourage the safe and appropriate use of medicines, regardless of the user's level of education and literacy.
Pfizer is giving children of its employees in Russia some added incentive to succeed in school.
For the fourth consecutive year, Pfizer colleagues in San Diego recently took to the waves as part of the company's title sponsorship of the "Luau & Longboard Invitational."
Description: As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility program, the Pfizer Thailand Foundation sponsored 100 underprivileged children in southern Thailand for the Young Leadership Camp.
Pfizer is the No. 4 company in Mexico for developing talent, according to Revista Expansiýýn, which also named two Pfizer Mexico employees among the most powerful women in the country.
Pfizer U.K. is working to increase awareness of coronary heart disease among English women by enlisting their hairdressers to remind them of the importance of taking care of their health.
Pfizer South Africa was recently recognized by the Corporate Research Foundation Institute as a "Best Employer."
Pfaces of Pfizer, a hand-drawn rendering by Pfizer Australia colleague Loc Tang, helped raise funds to prevent blindness.
In honor of Alzheimer's Awareness Month in the U.S., Pfizer recently sponsored an Alzheimer's-themed photography exhibition at the home of the U.S. Senate on Capitol Hill.
Pfizer Peru is partnering with the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia to provide online education to physicians in the remote Andean region of Cusco.
The VisualMD, an online health-content provider, has launched a new Web-based Alzheimer's Disease Health Center sponsored in part by Pfizer.
For the second consecutive year, Pfizer has been honored in Turkey for its talent management and recruitment practices.
Pfizer 'Desperate Housewives' star and Pfizer Lung Cancer PROFILES spokesperson Kathryn Joosten recently spoke with Pfizer colleagues about her experience with lung cancer.
Pfizer Turkey recently recognized World Arthritis Day by organizing a photo contest aimed at illustrating the "invisible barriers" in arthritis patients' lives.
As part of a Pfizer-sponsored awareness campaign, two hundred performers recently created a giant human hand in London's Covent Garden to visually illustrate a symptom of Dupuytren's disease, a progressive and debilitating hand condition.
Pro bono laboratory work being conducted for Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut by Pfizer scientists is contributing to the well-being of all manner of aquatic life at the institution, from sea turtles and African penguins to Steller sea lions and beluga whales.
During a recent shutdown of Pfizer's manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Mich. for a multimillion-dollar upgrade, company employees spent their down time volunteering with nonprofit local organizations.
To encourage smoking cessation in Greece, Pfizer Greece and the Hellenic Thoracic Society recently teamed up to run a campaign — literally.
Pfizer colleagues recently had an opportunity to bring science to life for sixth-grade students at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Newark, New Jersey.
Pfizer Korea is the 2011 winner of the Seoul Mayor's Award for Social Welfare for its contributions to improving the welfare of the city's children.
Pfizer Pfizer colleagues in the U.S. recently raised more than $50,000 by wearing jeans to work in return for a minimum $5 charitable donation to LIVESTRONG, the cancer survivorship organization founded by Lance Armstrong.
The Philippine Department of Energy has recognized Pfizer's Canlubang plant for energy efficiency and conservation.
Although heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in Singapore, a recent poll conducted by Pfizer Singapore revealed that only 20 percent of respondents ranked heart disease as their greatest health concern.
Pfizer earned a "100" ranking — the highest possible — in the 2012 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which evaluates businesses on their treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, customers and investors.
Pfizer Brazil colleagues recently participated in the second annual Pfizer Volunteers Day, spending their workday with low-income senior citizens and children in local communities near the company's São Paulo offices.
A new Pfizer Foundation grant program supports smoking prevention and cessation efforts that specifically target women.
We are proud to join a diverse group of public and private organizations to combat 10 Neglected Tropical Diseases by 2020.
When it comes to using the Internet at home, there is no safer surfing advocate than Philip Poeschl, a Medical Quality and Compliance Manager from Pfizer Austria.
Colleagues serving in Pfizer's 2012 Global Health Fellows program will soon begin their volunteer assignments working with international development agencies that work to address public health issues
When it comes to pets, animal lovers in Turkey are not shy about sharing photos of their beloved companions.
Pfizer Mexico was recently recognized for gender equality and social responsibility standards.
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare has launched nutritionpossible.com, a new website to help consumers make confident nutritional and lifestyle choices.
Feb. 29 is Rare Disease Day, and Pfizer is joining with the National Organization for Rare Disorders and a variety of other organizations to create awareness of rare diseases and their impact on patients.
Brenda Mitchell's six-month assignment as a Pfizer Global Health Fellow may be over, but her commitment to the people of Uganda continues.
A national platform for genetic cancer diagnostics, initiated by Pfizer's Oncology Business Unit in Norway, is helping to ensure that patients receive fast and accurate diagnoses and access to treatments.
Colleagues enrolled in a healthy lifestyle competition conducted by Pfizer Venezuela successfully lowered their collective weight by nearly half a ton.
Pfizer Japan colleagues marked the one-year anniversary of a devastating disaster by reflecting on the progress that's been made since and Pfizer's contributions to the nation's recovery.
Michael Ehlers, Chief Scientific Officer of Pfizer's Neuroscience Research Unit, will be awarded the prestigious Thudichum Medal by the Biochemical Society, the U.K.'s largest discipline-based professional and academic society in the biosciences.
Italy is supporting Kids Kicking Cancer, a nonprofit association that aims to help children diagnosed with cancer come to terms with their condition through martial arts training.
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) recently recognized Pfizer's Richmond Sherwood Consumer Healthcare Research and Development site for its contributions to DGIF's Corporate Habitat Program.
Health Volunteers Overseas, a health education network, recently honored 14 Pfizer Global Health Fellows with the organization's 2012 Golden Apple Award in recognition of the Fellows' commitment to improving health in India.
Pfizer colleagues recently found a fun way to connect with children affected by autism spectrum disorders: "slime" making.
Looking to reconnect with what she describes as "what's really important in life — people and service," Pfizer colleague Maureen Dowds recently found both in Haiti.
Pfizer Nigeria, in collaboration with the Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria, has established the Glaucoma Patients Association for Lagos State, Nigeria, to encourage the prevention and treatment of glaucoma by supporting early detection of the disease.
Pfizer is partnering in a National Institutes of Health collaborative program that will match academic researchers with dozens of pharmaceutical industry-owned molecules to help scientists explore new treatments for patients. (Photo credit: NIH, Ernie Branson)
Pfizer colleague David Cox is one of several leading scientists featured in Life Sciences Foundation's virtual oral history initiative designed to promote the organization's mission — to record, preserve and promote the story of biotechnology.
The historic Auzoux Horse, one of the first veterinary teaching aids of its kind, has been restored to its original condition in France thanks to a €50,000 (approximately USD 65,698) grant from Pfizer Animal Health.
More than 250 Pfizer colleagues recently volunteered their time at New York's Camp Sebago performing chores to prepare for more than 1,500 children who will enjoy the camp this summer.
Pfizer's Deanna Angello would accept almost any challenge to raise awareness and funds to find effective treatments for frontotemporal dementia, an aggressive form of dementia that affects middle-aged people.
A new agreement between Pfizer Colombia and a local nonprofit organization, Fundación Héroe Camina — or the Hero Walking Foundation — will provide academic scholarships to 52 Colombian National Army soldiers who are disabled due to landmine and improvised explosive device injuries.
Four years after a tragic, life-threatening motorcycle accident that resulted in the loss of his leg, Pfizer Greece colleague Pangiotis Saoulidis has taken home a gold medal in the National Championship of the Pan-Hellenic Sports Federation for Persons with Disabilities.
Pfizer colleague Robert Largman has headed to London for the 2012 Olympic Games to serve as team leader of the U.S.A. Fencing team, a position he has held for four consecutive Olympic Games.
Creating a buzz about the business of beekeeping is one honey of a hobby for Pfizer's Stuart Andrews.
Pfizer Canada is sponsoring Team Canada in the 2012 Paralympic Summer Games in London.
British enthusiasm for the recent London Olympics was matched by Pfizer colleagues across the U.K., who found many ways to participate.
In the shadow of Mount Etna on Sicily's east coast, Pfizer Global Supply's production facility in Catania is harnessing the power of the sun in a big way.
A new kind of manufacturing is happening in the former Pfizer factory in Brooklyn.
Colleagues from Pfizer Nutrition in Hong Kong recently joined more than 50 adults and children from a local food bank in making healthy, nutritious rice dumplings during the country's annual Dragon Boat Festival celebrations.
Pfizer's Charles Mitchell and his 9-year-old daughter, Taylor, were among 19 colleagues and family members who recently shaved their heads in support of the "Shaving the Way to Conquer Kids' Cancer" fund-raiser for St. Baldrick's Foundation.
The Pfizer Thailand Foundation is offering scholarships for pediatricians in the Lao People's Democratic Republic, also known as Laos, to attend a three-year training program in hemato-oncology, as well as infectious diseases in children, at the Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Thailand.
Katie Taylor, Ireland's Olympic Gold Medal winner in boxing, recently lent her support to the launch of Healthy Towns, a new initiative sponsored by Pfizer Ireland and The Irish Times that aims to increase the health and wellness of an entire town or city.
Pfizer is partnering with the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge in the U.K. to accelerate the development of new medicines for cardiovascular disease.
Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, used Pfizer Consumer Healthcare's Centrum Silver for the Physicians' Health Study II, a 12-year study conducted by the hospital that tested the role of multivitamins in relation to long-term health benefits in men 50 and older.
Pfizer Ireland's recently published 2012 Pfizer Health Index, an annual quantitative market research survey of the health and well-being of the Irish population, offers an in-depth look into the lives of elderly patients.
Two recent collaborations demonstrate Pfizer's commitment to working with external partners to broaden its scientific expertise and accelerate the translation of science into treatments that can help patients.
Pfizer Greece colleagues recently revamped the environment for the children at the Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped Children in the southern suburb of Voula in Athens.
Two has become the first biopharmaceutical company in Ireland to be awarded the prestigious Business Working Responsibly Mark, which certifies excellence in responsible and sustainable business practices.
Pfizer recently issued a new report on the role mobile communications technology plays in addressing the needs of older people.
The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation recently honored Pfizer with the Dr. Fred Marcus "Simply the Best" Award for the development of Lung Cancer PROFILES, an educational campaign for consumers and health care professionals that aims to decrease the stigma of lung cancer and increase awareness of the importance of diagnostic testing.
Pfizer is proud to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Global Health Fellows Program, which aims to strengthen health care delivery for underserved people around the world.
Through its participation in a recent U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting, Pfizer is strengthening its role in shaping the conversation about healthy aging.
Pfizer marked World Cancer Day on Feb. 4, a day when organizations and individuals around the world aimed to raise awareness of cancer and urge governments and individuals to take action.
Pfizer recently played a leading role in an initiative in the United Kingdom that aims to reduce carbon emissions generated by the pharmaceutical industry.
Pfizer earned the "Most Women Friendly Employer of the Year" at the recent fourth annual Women in Leadership (WIL) Middle East and Africa Forum in Dubai.
The National Association of Female Executives (NAFE) has ranked Pfizer among the Top 50 companies for executive women.
Pfizer's Jack Watters, Vice President, External Medical
The Pfizer Research Prize Foundation in Switzerland recently awarded an annual prize for cutting-edge research to nine young scientists.
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