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- US FDA Accepts Regulatory Submissions for Review of Tafamidis to Treat Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted for filing the company’s New Drug Applications (NDAs) for tafamidis for the treatment of transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM). Pfizer has submitted two NDAs based on two forms of tafamidis: meglumine salt and free acid. Tafamidis is the only product to complete a Phase 3 trial evaluating its efficacy, safety, and tolerability in patients with ATTR-CM, a rare, fatal, and underdiagnosed condition.1,2

 
- Pfizer Initiates Phase 2b/3 Clinical Trial for PF-06651600, an Oral JAK3 Inhibitor, for the Treatment of Patients with Moderate to Severe Alopecia Areata

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today the initiation of a Phase 2b/3 clinical trial for its oral JAK3 inhibitor, PF-06651600, for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe alopecia areata, a chronic autoimmune skin disease that causes hair loss on the scalp, face, or body, and currently has no approved therapies.1,2

 
- Pfizer Invites Public to Listen to Webcast of Pfizer Discussion at Healthcare Conference

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. invites investors and the general public to listen to a webcast of a discussion with Albert Bourla, Chief Operating Officer, and Mikael Dolsten, President, Worldwide Research and Development, at the 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. Effective January 1, 2019, Albert Bourla will become Chief Executive Officer.

 
- Pfizer Invites Public to Listen to Webcast of Pfizer Discussion at Healthcare Conference

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. invites investors and the general public to listen to a webcast of a discussion with Albert Bourla, Chief Operating Officer, at the Goldman Sachs 11th Annual Healthcare CEOs Unscripted: A View from the Top on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 10:15 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. Effective January 1, 2019, Albert Bourla will become Chief Executive Officer.

 
- Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Pfizer Provide Update on JAVELIN Ovarian 100 Trial of Avelumab in Previously Untreated Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Darmstadt, Germany, and New York, US, December 21, 2018 – Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that data from a planned interim analysis of the Phase III JAVELIN Ovarian 100 study of avelumab* did not support the study’s initial hypothesis, and therefore the alliance made the decision to terminate the trial in alignment with the independent Data Monitoring Committee.

 
- Independent Data Monitoring Committee Recommends Discontinuation of the Phase 2b STRIVE Clinical Trial of Staphylococcus aureus Vaccine Following Planned Interim Analysis

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today that the Phase 2b trial STRIVE (STaphylococcus aureus SuRgical Inpatient Vaccine Efficacy) evaluating the company’s investigational Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) multi-antigen vaccine (PF-06290510) is being discontinued due to futility. This decision is based on a recommendation from an independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC), composed of external experts, after conducting a pre-planned interim analysis.

 
- Astellas and Pfizer Announce Positive Top-Line Results from Phase 3 ARCHES Trial of XTANDI® (enzalutamide) in Men with Metastatic Hormone-Sensitive Prostate Cancer

TOKYO & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Kenji Yasukawa, Ph.D., “Astellas”) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that the Phase 3 ARCHES trial evaluating XTANDI® (enzalutamide) plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in men with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC) met its primary endpoint, significantly improving radiographic progression-free survival (rPFS) versus ADT alone. The preliminary safety analysis of the ARCHES trial appears consistent with the safety profile of XTANDI in previous clinical trials in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Detailed results will be submitted for presentation at an upcoming medical congress.

 
- Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline Announce Joint Venture to Create a Premier Global Consumer Healthcare Company

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK) today announced they have entered into an agreement to create a premier global consumer healthcare company with robust iconic brands. The Boards of Directors of both companies have unanimously approved the transaction under which Pfizer will contribute its consumer healthcare business to GlaxoSmithKline’s existing consumer healthcare business. The 2017 global sales for the combined business were approximately $12.7 billion.

 
- Pfizer Invites Public to View and Listen to Webcast of January 29 Conference Call with Analysts

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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. EST on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. The purpose of the call is to provide an update on Pfizer’s results, as reflected in the company’s Fourth Quarter 2018 Performance Report, to be issued that morning.

 
- Pfizer Declares First-Quarter 2019 Dividend

The board of directors of Pfizer Inc. today declared a 36-cent first-quarter 2019 dividend on the company’s common stock, payable March 1, 2019, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 1, 2019. Pfizer increased the dividend by approximately 6 percent, to 36 cents from 34 cents per share. The first-quarter 2019 cash dividend will be the 321st consecutive quarterly dividend paid by Pfizer.

 
- Pfizer Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for Oncology Biosimilar, ZIRABEV™ (bevacizumab)

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion, recommending marketing authorization for ZIRABEV (bevacizumab), a potential biosimilar to Avastin (bevacizumab).1 ZIRABEV is a monoclonal antibody for the treatment of metastatic carcinoma of the colon or rectum, metastatic breast cancer, unresectable advanced, metastatic or recurrent non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), advanced and/or metastatic renal cell cancer and persistent, recurrent or metastatic carcinoma of the cervix.2

 
- Pfizer Initiates Phase 3 Program for 20-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine for the Prevention of Invasive Disease and Pneumonia in Adults Aged 18 Years and Older

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today the initiation of a Phase 3 program for its 20-Valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (20vPnC) candidate, PF-06482077, for the prevention of invasive disease and pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes in the vaccine in adults aged 18 years and older.

 
- Pfizer Presents Positive 26-Week Data For PF-05280586, A Potential Biosimilar To Rituximab, At The American Society Of Hematology Annual Meeting

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting that the REFLECTIONS B328-06 study, a comparative safety and efficacy study of PF-05280586 versus Rituxan®/MabThera® (rituximab-EU)i, met its primary endpoint of overall response rate (ORR) at Week 26 of the 52-week study.1

 
- Pfizer Reaches a Global Agreement with AbbVie

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that it has signed licensing agreements with AbbVie, resolving all global intellectual property matters for Pfizer’s proposed adalimumab biosimilar. Under the terms of the agreements, AbbVie grants Pfizer a non-exclusive patent license for the use and sale of Pfizer’s proposed adalimumab biosimilar for many countries around the world.

 
- Pfizer Receives Six Months Pediatric Exclusivity for LYRICA® (pregabalin)

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted pediatric exclusivity for LYRICA®. This grant extends the period of U.S. market exclusivity for LYRICA by an additional six months, to June 30, 2019.

 
- U.S. FDA Approves DAURISMO™ (glasdegib) for Adult Patients with Newly-Diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) for Whom Intensive Chemotherapy is Not an Option

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved DAURISMO™ (glasdegib), a once-daily oral medicine, for the treatment of newly-diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in adult patients who are 75 years or older or who have comorbidities that preclude use of intensive induction chemotherapy. DAURISMO is taken in combination with low-dose cytarabine (LDAC), a type of chemotherapy. DAURISMO has not been studied in patients with severe renal impairment or moderate-to-severe hepatic impairment.1

 
- Pfizer Invites Public to Listen to Webcast of Pfizer Discussion at Healthcare Conference

Pfizer Inc. invites investors and the general public to listen to a webcast of a discussion with Chris Boshoff, senior vice president and head, Immuno-Oncology, Early Development and Translational Oncology, at the Evercore ISI HealthConX Conference on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 8:45 a.m. EST.

 
- Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Pfizer Provide Update on Avelumab in Platinum-Resistant/Refractory Ovarian Cancer

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that the Phase III JAVELIN Ovarian 200 trial evaluating avelumab* alone or in combination with pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD), a type of chemotherapy, compared with PLD did not meet the prespecified primary endpoints of overall survival (OS) or progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with platinum-resistant or -refractory ovarian cancer. Signals were observed in the combination arm relative to PLD, and further analyses of the trial are warranted (HR for the primary PFS endpoint for avelumab + PLD vs PLD alone: 0.78 [repeated confidence interval (RCI): 0.587, 1.244; one-sided p-value: 0.0301]; HR for the primary OS endpoint for avelumab + PLD vs PLD alone: 0.89 [RCI: 0.744, 1.241; one-sided p-value: 0.2082]; HR for the primary PFS endpoint for avelumab alone vs PLD alone: 1.68 [RCI: 1.320, 2.601; one-sided p-value: >0.99]; HR for the primary OS endpoint for avelumab alone vs PLD alone: 1.14 [RCI: 0.948, 1.580; one-sided p-value: 0.8253]; objective response, a secondary endpoint: 13.3% [95% CI 8.8, 19.0] for avelumab + PLD; 3.7% [95% CI 1.5, 7.5] for avelumab alone; and 4.2% [95% CI 1.8, 8.1] for PLD alone). No new safety signals were observed for avelumab alone or in combination, and the safety profile for avelumab in this trial was consistent with that observed in the overall JAVELIN clinical development program. The data are currently being analyzed, and detailed results will be shared with the scientific community.

 
- U.S. FDA Approves LORBRENA® (lorlatinib) for Previously-Treated ALK-Positive Metastatic NSCLC

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved LORBRENA® [lor-BREN-ah] (lorlatinib), a third-generation anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) for patients with ALK-positive metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose disease has progressed on crizotinib and at least one other ALK inhibitor for metastatic disease; or whose disease has progressed on alectinib or ceritinib as the first ALK inhibitor therapy for metastatic disease. This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on tumor response rate and duration of response. Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in a confirmatory trial. This represents the third FDA approval Pfizer has received for an oncology treatment, including two lung cancer medicines, within two months.

 
- PFIZER REPORTS THIRD-QUARTER 2018 RESULTS

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) reported financial results for third-quarter 2018 and narrowed certain 2018 financial guidance ranges.

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