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    Pfizer’s Lyrica Receives Complete Response Letter From FDA For Generalized Anxiety Disorder Monotherapy Treatment

    (BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Complete Response letter regarding the company’s New Drug Application (NDA) for Lyrica® (pregabalin) capsules CV as a monotherapy treatment for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). The FDA determined that the data contained in the NDA were insufficient to support approval. The application was a resubmission in response to a “not-approvable” letter issued by the FDA in August 2004. The FDA continues to review a separate application for Lyrica as adjunctive therapy for the treatment of GAD.

    “We are disappointed with the FDA’s decision and will work with the agency to determine next steps,” said Steve Romano, vice president, Medical Affairs Head, Primary Care Business Unit. “Given the chronic nature of GAD and the number of patients who continue to experience anxiety symptoms despite treatment, there is a clear unmet need for new and different treatment options.”

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    DISCLOSURE NOTICE: The information contained in this release is as of December 23, 2009. Pfizer assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements contained in this release as the result of new information or future events or developments.

    This release contains forward-looking information that involves substantial risks and uncertainties regarding potential additional indications for Lyrica. Such risks and uncertainties include, among other things, whether and when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will approve new drug applications for such additional indications and its decisions regarding labeling and other matters that could affect their availability or commercial potential, as well as competitive developments.

    A further list and description of risks and uncertainties can be found in Pfizer’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008 and in its reports on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K.


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