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03.27.2020 - Pfizer Completes $1.25 Billion Sustainability Bond for Social and Environmental Impact

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced the completion of a $1.25 billion ten-year “sustainability” bond paying interest semi-annually of 2.625 percent and maturing April 1, 2030. This is Pfizer’s first-ever sustainability bond and a first for a biopharmaceutical company.

 
03.26.2020 - Mylan and Pfizer Provide Update Regarding Proposed Combination of Mylan and Upjohn

HERTFORDSHIRE, England & PITTSBURGH & Mylan N.V. (Nasdaq: MYL) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, including associated delays in the regulatory review process, the proposed transaction involving Mylan and Upjohn, a division of Pfizer, is now anticipated to close in the second half of 2020.

 
03.24.2020 - U.S. FDA Approves Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Expanded Indication of EUCRISA® (Crisaborole) Ointment, 2%, in Children as Young as 3 Months of Age With Mild-to-Moderate Atopic Dermatitis

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for EUCRISA® (crisaborole) ointment, 2%, extending the lower age limit from 24 months down to 3 months in children with mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis (AD), also known as eczema.1 EUCRISA was previously approved for use in adults and children 2 years of age and older.2 This supplemental approval makes EUCRISA the first and only steroid-free, topical prescription medication for mild-to-moderate AD patients as young as 3 months of age.

 
03.18.2020 - Pfizer Postpones Investor Day Scheduled for March 31, 2020 Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that given the unique circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic and Pfizer’s responsibility to prioritize the health and safety of colleagues and invited guests, the company will reschedule its planned March 31, 2020 Investor Day for a later date.

 
03.18.2020 - Pfizer Announces Top-Line Results from Phase 3 Study of 20-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine in Pneumococcal Vaccine-Naïve Adults Aged 18 Years or Older

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced top-line results from one of its Phase 3 studies (NCT03760146), which evaluated the safety and immunogenicity of its 20-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (20vPnC) candidate in adults 18 years of age or older not previously vaccinated against pneumococcal disease. The primary immunogenicity objectives of non-inferiority for the 20 serotypes included in 20vPnC in adults 60 years of age and older at one month after vaccination were met for all serotypes in common with licensed Prevnar 13® (pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine [Diphtheria CRM197 Protein]) and six of the seven additional serotypes when compared to a licensed pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23); one of the new seven serotypes missed noninferiority criteria by a small margin.1 Secondary immunogenicity objectives for adults 18-59 years old compared to those 60-64 years old met non-inferiority for all 20 serotypes. The safety objectives were met in adults 18 years of age or older demonstrating that the safety and tolerability of 20vPnC were comparable to licensed pneumococcal vaccines. Based on prior discussions with regulators, these data are expected to meet licensure criteria.

 
03.18.2020 -  Pfizer Announces Positive Top-Line Results from Third Phase 3 Trial of Abrocitinib for Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis, Which Showed Improvements in Skin Clearance, Disease Extent and Severity, and Itch

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today that JADE COMPARE (B7451029) met its co-primary efficacy endpoints. The Phase 3 study evaluated the safety and efficacy of abrocitinib, an investigational oral once-daily Janus kinase 1 (JAK1) inhibitor, in adults with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis who were also on background topical therapy. The study also included an active control arm, dupilumab, a biologic treatment administered by subcutaneous injection, compared with placebo.

 
03.17.2020 - Pfizer Invites Public to View and Listen to Webcast of April 28 Conference Call with Analysts

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) invites investors and the general public to view and listen to a webcast of a conference call with investment analysts at 10 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. The purpose of the call is to provide an update on Pfizer’s results, as reflected in the company’s First Quarter 2020 Performance Report, to be issued that morning.

 
03.17.2020 - Pfizer and BioNTech to Co-Develop Potential COVID-19 Vaccine

NEW YORK & MAINZ, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE, “Pfizer”) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX, “BioNTech”) today announced that the companies have agreed to a letter of intent regarding the co-development and distribution (excluding China) of a potential mRNA-based coronavirus vaccine aimed at preventing COVID-19 infection. The companies have executed a Material Transfer and Collaboration Agreement to enable the parties to immediately start working together.

 
03.13.2020 - Pfizer Outlines Five-Point Plan to Battle COVID-19

Pfizer today issued a five-point plan calling on the biopharmaceutical industry to join the company in committing to unprecedented collaboration to combat COVID-19.

 
03.13.2020 - EMD Serono and Pfizer Provide Update on Phase III JAVELIN Head and Neck 100 Study

Rockland, MA and New York, US, March 13, 2020 – EMD Serono, the biopharmaceutical business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany in the US and Canada, and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced an update from the Phase III JAVELIN Head and Neck 100 study evaluating avelumab in addition to chemoradiotherapy (CRT) versus standard-of-care CRT in patients with untreated locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (LA SCCHN). The alliance has accepted the recommendation of the independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) to terminate the JAVELIN Head and Neck 100 trial, as the study is unlikely to show a statistically significant improvement in the primary endpoint of progression-free survival (PFS) based on a preplanned interim analysis. A detailed analysis of the Phase III JAVELIN Head and Neck 100 study is being conducted and study findings will be shared with the scientific community.

 
03.04.2020 - Susan Hockfield Elected to Pfizer’s Board of Directors

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced the election of Dr. Susan Hockfield to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Dr. Hockfield, age 68, was also appointed to the Regulatory and Compliance Committee and the Science and Technology Committee of Pfizer’s Board.

 
03.02.2020 - U.S. FDA Accepts Regulatory Submission for Tanezumab, a Potential First-in-Class Treatment for Patients with Chronic Pain Due to Moderate-to-Severe Osteoarthritis

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted for review a Biologics License Application (BLA) for tanezumab 2.5 mg administered subcutaneously (SC), which is being evaluated for patients with chronic pain due to moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis (OA) who have experienced inadequate pain relief with other analgesics.

 
02.27.2020 - James Quincey Elected to Pfizer’s Board of Directors

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced the election of James Quincey to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Quincey, age 55, was also appointed to the Compensation Committee and the Science and Technology Committee of Pfizer’s Board.

 
02.27.2020 - Mylan and Pfizer Announce Appointment of Viatris Chief Financial Officer

HERTFORDSHIRE, England & PITTSBURGH & Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) and Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) today announced that Sanjeev Narula, current chief financial officer (CFO) of Upjohn, a division of Pfizer, has been named incoming CFO of Viatris, the new company that will result from the planned combination of Mylan and Upjohn. Upon closing, which is expected in mid-2020, Viatris will be a new champion for global health with a portfolio of approximately 3,000 brands and molecules and a commercial presence in 165 countries.

 
02.27.2020 - Mylan and Pfizer Finalize Appointments to Viatris Board of Directors

HERTFORDSHIRE, England, PITTSBURGH & Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced the remaining appointees to the inaugural 13-member Board of Directors for Viatris, the new company that will result from the combination of Mylan and Upjohn, a division of Pfizer, which is expected to occur in mid-2020, subject to receipt of regulatory approvals, Mylan shareholder approval, and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions. In addition to the previously announced Pfizer-designated appointments of Ian Read and Jim Kilts, Pfizer has appointed current Pfizer board member W. Don Cornwell, who will resign from the Pfizer board to serve as a director of Viatris upon the close of the transaction. Additionally, Mylan has appointed eight of its own directors to serve on the Viatris Board of Directors, including JoEllen Lyons Dillon, Neil Dimick, Melina Higgins, Harry A. Korman, Rajiv Malik, Richard A. Mark, Mark W. Parrish and Pauline van der Meer Mohr. As previously announced, the Board of Directors of Viatris will also include Viatris Executive Chairman Robert J. Coury and Viatris CEO Michael Goettler.

 
02.25.2020 - Pfizer Invites Public to Listen to Webcast of Pfizer Discussion at Healthcare Conference

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) invites investors and the general public to listen to a webcast of a discussion with Charles Triano, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, at the Cowen and Company 40th Annual Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 10:40 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

 
02.18.2020 - European Commission Approves VYNDAQEL®, the First Treatment in the EU for Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM)

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that the European Commission (EC) has approved VYNDAQEL® (tafamidis), a once-daily 61 mg oral capsule, for the treatment of wild-type or hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis in adult patients with cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM). VYNDAQEL is the first and only treatment approved in the European Union (EU) for patients with ATTR-CM. Prior to this approval, treatment options for patients with ATTR-CM were restricted to symptom management, and, in rare cases, heart (or heart and liver) transplant.

 
02.11.2020 - XTANDI® (enzalutamide) Demonstrates Significant Improvement in Overall Survival in Phase 3 PROSPER Trial of Patients with nmCRPC

TOKYO and NEW YORK, February 11, 2020 – Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Kenji Yasukawa, Ph.D., “Astellas”) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today results of the final overall survival (OS) analysis from the Phase 3 PROSPER trial, which evaluated XTANDI® (enzalutamide) plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) versus placebo plus ADT in men with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC).

 
01.31.2020 - Pfizer Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for Oncology Biosimilar, RUXIENCE™ (rituximab)

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 RUXIENCE™ (rituximab),1 a potential biosimilar to MabThera® (rituximab).2,3 RUXIENCE is a monoclonal antibody (mAb) for the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), and pemphigus vulgaris (PV).1 The CHMP’s opinion will now be reviewed by the European Commission, with a regulatory decision anticipated in the first half of 2020.

 
01.28.2020 - PFIZER REPORTS FOURTH-QUARTER AND FULL-YEAR 2019 RESULTS

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) reported financial results for fourth-quarter and full-year 2019 and provided 2020 financial guidance.

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