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- BAVENCIO® (avelumab) Plus INLYTA® (axitinib) Significantly Improved Progression-Free Survival in Previously Untreated Patients with Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma in Phase III Study

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced positive top-line results from the pivotal Phase III JAVELIN Renal 101 study evaluating BAVENCIO® (avelumab) in combination with INLYTA® (axitinib), compared with SUTENT® (sunitinib) as initial therapy for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

 
- 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 Frank D’Amelio, Executive Vice President,
Business Operations, and Chief Financial Officer, at the Morgan Stanley
16th Annual Global Healthcare Conference on Thursday,
September 13, 2018 at 2:55 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

 
- Pfizer Receives Breakthrough Therapy Designation from FDA for PF-06651600, an oral JAK3 Inhibitor, for the Treatment of Patients with Alopecia Areata

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced its investigational oral Janus kinase 3 (JAK3) inhibitor PF-06651600 received Breakthrough Therapy designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of patients with alopecia areata, a chronic autoimmune skin disease that causes hair loss on the scalp, face, or body.1,2

 
- Pfizer Prices $5,000,000,000 Debt Offering

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced the pricing of a debt offering consisting of six tranches of notes:

 
- Pfizer Terminates Domagrozumab (PF-06252616) Clinical Studies for the Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that it is terminating two ongoing clinical studies evaluating domagrozumab (PF-06252616) for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD): a Phase 2 safety and efficacy study (B5161002) and an open-label extension study (B5161004). The Phase 2 study (B5161002), did not meet its primary efficacy endpoint, which was to demonstrate a difference in the mean change from baseline in 4 Stair Climb (in seconds) following one year of treatment with domagrozumab as compared to placebo in patients with DMD. Further evaluation of the totality of evidence including secondary endpoints did not support a significant treatment effect. The decision comes after a thorough review of data available at the time of the primary analysis, which evaluated all study participants after one year of treatment, as well as those participants who were in the trial beyond one year. The studies were not terminated for safety reasons. Pfizer will continue to review the data to better understand any insights they may provide, and will share results with the scientific and patient community.

 
- Tafamidis Phase 3 Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (ATTR-ACT) Study Results Presented as Late-Breaking Data at the ESC Congress 2018

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today the primary results from the Tafamidis Phase 3 Transthyretin Cardiomyopathy (ATTR-ACT) study, which showed tafamidis significantly reduced the hierarchical combination of both all-cause mortality and frequency of cardiovascular-related hospitalizations compared to placebo over a 30-month period (P=0.0006) in patients with wild-type or variant (hereditary) transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM).1 ATTR-CM is a rare, fatal, and underdiagnosed condition associated with progressive heart failure for which there are no approved pharmacologic treatments.2,3

 
- Pfizer and Astellas Amend Clinical Research Protocols for Two Phase 3 Trials of Enzalutamide in Patients with Hormone-Sensitive Prostate Cancer

NEW YORK & TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE:4503, President and CEO: Kenji Yasukawa, Ph.D., “Astellas”) today announced amendments to the protocols for two registrational Phase 3 trials, ARCHES and EMBARK, designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of XTANDI® (enzalutamide) in men with hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (HSPC). These amendments accelerate timelines for the anticipated primary completion dates of both trials.

 
- Pfizer Invites Public To View And Listen To Webcast Of August 27 Conference Call With Analysts And Investors To Review Tafamidis Data Presentation At ESC Congress 2018

Pfizer Inc. invites investors and the general public to view and listen to a webcast of a conference call with investment analysts on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. EDT.  The purpose of the call is to review the Tafamidis data presentation at the ESC Congress 2018 organized by the European Society of Cardiology.

 
- XELJANZ® (tofacitinib citrate) Receives Marketing Authorization in the European Union for Moderately to Severely Active Ulcerative Colitis

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today that the European Commission (EC) has approved XELJANZ® (tofacitinib citrate) 10 mg twice-daily (BID) for at least eight weeks, followed by XELJANZ 5 mg BID or 10 mg BID, for the treatment of adult patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) who have had an inadequate response, lost response, or were intolerant to either conventional therapy or a biologic agent.1 XELJANZ is the first and only oral therapy and Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor to be approved for this patient population.

 
- PFIZER REPORTS SECOND-QUARTER 2018 RESULTS

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) reported financial results for second-quarter 2018 and raised 2018 financial guidance for Adjusted diluted EPS(2).

 
- Pfizer Receives European Approval for Oncology Biosimilar, TRAZIMERA™ (trastuzumab)

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced the European Commission (EC) has approved TRAZIMERA™,1 a biosimilar to Herceptin®* (trastuzumab), for the treatment of human epidermal growth factor (HER2) overexpressing breast cancer and HER2 overexpressing metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma.2 This approval follows the recommendation from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use in May 2018.1

 
- Pfizer to Build Cutting-Edge Sterile Injectable Facility in Michigan, Investing Nearly Half a Billion Dollars in U.S. Manufacturing, Creating More than 450 Jobs

Pfizer today announced it will increase its commitment to U.S. manufacturing with a $465 million investment to build one of the most technically advanced sterile injectable pharmaceutical production facilities in the world in Portage, Michigan. This U.S. investment will strengthen Pfizer’s capability to produce and supply critical, life-saving injectable medicines for patients around the world.

 
- U.S. FDA Approves Pfizer’s Biosimilar NIVESTYM™ (filgrastim-aafi)

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved NIVESTYM™ (filgrastim-aafi), a biosimilar to Neupogen1 (filgrastim), for all eligible indications of the reference product.

 
- Pfizer And Lilly Announce Positive Top-Line Results From Phase 3 Trial Of Tanezumab For The Treatment Of Osteoarthritis (OA) Pain

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) today announced that a 16-week Phase 3 study in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) pain evaluating subcutaneous administration of tanezumab, an investigational humanized monoclonal antibody, met all three co-primary endpoints. The study demonstrated that patients who received two doses of tanezumab separated by eight weeks experienced a statistically significant improvement in pain, physical function and the patients’ overall assessment of their OA, compared to those receiving placebo. Tanezumab is part of an investigational class of pain medications known as nerve growth factor (NGF) inhibitors and in addition to OA pain, is being evaluated for chronic low back pain (CLBP) and cancer pain (due to bone metastases).

 
- Pfizer Initiates Pivotal Phase 3 Program for Investigational Hemophilia B Gene Therapy

NEW YORK & PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE) announced today that Pfizer initiated a Phase 3 open-label, multi-center, lead-in study (NCT03587116) to evaluate the efficacy and safety of current factor IX prophylaxis replacement therapy in the usual care setting. The factor IX prophylaxis efficacy data obtained in the lead-in study will serve as the within-subject control group for those patients that enroll into the next part of the Phase 3 study, which will evaluate the investigational gene therapy fidanacogene elaparvovec for the treatment of hemophilia B. The interventional portion of this pivotal Phase 3 study will enroll patients who have completed at least six months in the lead-in study. Fidanacogene elaparvovec is the official United States Adopted Name (USAN) and will become the Recommended International Nonproprietary Name (INN) for the therapy formerly known as SPK-9001 and PF-06838435.

 
- U.S. FDA Approves XTANDI® (enzalutamide) for the Treatment of Men with Non-Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC)

TOKYO & Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Kenji Yasukawa, Ph.D., “Astellas”) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for XTANDI® (enzalutamide), following FDA Priority Review designation, based on results from the Phase 3 PROSPER trial. The FDA action broadens the indication for XTANDI to men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), now including men with non-metastatic CRPC. This approval makes XTANDI the first and only oral medication FDA-approved for both non-metastatic and metastatic CRPC. XTANDI was first approved by the FDA in 2012 for the treatment of patients with metastatic CRPC who had previously received docetaxel, and was granted approval in 2014 for chemotherapy-naïve men with metastatic CRPC.

 
- Pfizer to Organize for Future Growth

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced it will organize the company into three businesses: a science-based Innovative Medicines business which will now include biosimilars and a new hospital business unit for anti-infectives and sterile injectables; an off-patent branded and generic Established Medicines business operating with substantial autonomy within Pfizer and a Consumer Healthcare business. These changes will be effective at the beginning of the company’s 2019 fiscal year.

 
- XELJANZ® (tofacitinib citrate) Receives Marketing Authorisation in the European Union for Active Psoriatic Arthritis

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today that the European Commission (EC) has approved XELJANZ® (tofacitinib citrate) 5 mg twice daily (BID) in combination with methotrexate (MTX) for the treatment of active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in adult patients who have had an inadequate response or who have been intolerant to a prior disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) therapy.1 XELJANZ is the first and only oral Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor to be approved in the European Union (EU) for the treatment of adults with active PsA. In 2017, XELJANZ in combination with MTX was approved in the EU for the treatment of moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis in adult patients who have responded inadequately to, or who are intolerant to one or more DMARDs.2

 
- Pfizer Declares 34-Cent Third-Quarter 2018 Dividend

The board of directors of Pfizer Inc. today declared a 34-cent third-quarter 2018 dividend on the company’s common stock, payable September 4, 2018, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 3, 2018. The third-quarter 2018 cash dividend will be the 319th consecutive quarterly dividend paid by Pfizer.

 
- U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review for Pfizer’s New Drug Application for Glasdegib in Patients with Previously Untreated Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted the company’s New Drug Application and granted Priority Review designation for glasdegib, an investigational oral smoothened (SMO) inhibitor, being evaluated for the treatment of adult patients with previously untreated acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in combination with low-dose cytarabine (LDAC), a type of chemotherapy.

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