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- Pfizer Signs Long-Term Agreement To Supply Prevenar 13* To The World’s Poorest Countries

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced it has signed a 10-year Provisional Supply Agreement to supply Prevenar 13* (Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccine [13-valent, adsorbed]), the company’s 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, for infants and young children in the world’s poorest countries under the terms of the Advance Market Commitment (AMC) pilot project against pneumococcal disease. The AMC is a

- Pfizer Animal Health Encourages Pet Owners to Consult Their Veterinarian for Safe, Effective Flea-and-Tick Control Recommendations

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Because pet owners may be even more confused this spring about how to safely use topical flea-and-tick control treatments, Pfizer Animal Health is encouraging pet owners to consult with their veterinarian, instead of attempting to manage flea-and-tick control on their own. This month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new actions to increase the safety of dozens of spot-on pesticide products

- Study Shows Prevenar 13* Is Immunogenic In Young Children Previously Vaccinated With Prevenar*

(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to results from a Phase III safety and immunogenicity study presented today, Prevenar 13* (Pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine, [13-valent, adsorbed]) was shown to be immunogenic and generally well tolerated in healthy young children who had received at least three prior doses of Prevenar* (Pneumococcal Saccharide Conjugated Vaccine, Adsorbed). These data were presented today at the 7th International

- Intensive Lipitor Therapy Was Associated With Reduced Risk Of Cardiovascular Events In Two High-Risk Patient Groups

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lipitor® (atorvastatin calcium) 80 mg was associated with a significantly reduced risk of major cardiovascular events compared with Lipitor 10 mg among patients with both coronary heart disease (CHD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) who were obese or had metabolic syndrome. These data, from two sub-analyses of the Treating to New Targets (TNT) trial that were designed and completed following the completion of TNT, were

- Pfizer Discontinues A Phase 3 Study Of Figitumumab In Previously Treated Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. announced today the discontinuation of A4021018 (also known as ADVIGO 1018), a Phase 3 trial examining the effects of investigational compound figitumumab (CP-751,871) in combination with erlotinib as a second/third-line treatment in patients with previously treated advanced non-adenocarcinoma non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). An independent Data Safety Monitoring Committee (DSMC) recommended A4021018 be stopped

- Two Phase 3 Trials Of Sunitinib With Commonly Used Chemotherapies In Advanced Breast Cancer Did Not Meet The Primary Endpoint

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. announced today that two Phase 3 studies of Sutent® (sunitinib malate) in advanced breast cancer did not meet their primary endpoints. The SUN 1064 Phase 3 study of sunitinib in combination with docetaxel for the first-line treatment of patients with advanced HER-2 negative breast cancer did not show a statistically significant improvement in progression-free survival compared with docetaxel alone. In

- “Project Runway’s” Tim Gunn Returns to Address Psoriasis™ and Empower Patients to be Confident in Their Personal Style

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amgen and Pfizer have once again partnered with Tim Gunn, television host, fashion consultant and chief creative officer of Liz Claiborne, Inc., to launch the second year of Addressing Psoriasis™, the disease awareness program designed to help people with psoriasis get more information about their condition and feel more confident in their everyday style. Dermatologist Susan C. Taylor, M.D., and Gunn are working

- Pfizer And Medivation Announce Results From Two Phase 3 Studies In Dimebon (latrepirdine*) Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Development Program

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and Medivation, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDVN) today announced results from two Phase 3 trials of the investigational drug dimebon (latrepirdine*) in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In the CONNECTION trial, dimebon did not meet its co-primary or secondary efficacy endpoints compared to placebo. Co-primary endpoints were measures of cognition and global function. “The

- Pfizer Invites Public To View And Listen To Webcast Of Investor Breakfast At Healthcare Conference

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. invites investors and the general public to view and listen to a webcast of a discussion with members of Pfizer’s leadership team at an investor breakfast at the Cowen and Company 30th Annual Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. To view and listen to the webcast, visit our web site at and click on the “Pfizer Investor Breakfast at

- William Ringo, Pfizer’s Senior Vice President, Worldwide Business Development, Strategy And Innovation, To Retire

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. today announced that William Ringo will retire from the company. Mr. Ringo made many important contributions to advance the company’s innovative business development activities. “Bill has accomplished a great deal in positioning Pfizer for future success,” said Jeff Kindler, chairman and chief executive officer, Pfizer. “He has helped diversify Pfizer’s portfolio through our

- CDC’s Advisory Committee On Immunization Practices Recommends Pfizer’s Prevnar 13™ Vaccine For The Prevention Of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease In Infants And Young Children In The U.S.

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) announced today that the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC’s) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has recommended the use of Prevnar 13™ (Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine [Diphtheria CRM197 Protein]) for healthy children aged 2 months through 59 months for the prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease caused by the 13 pneumococcal

- Pfizer Receives FDA Approval for Prevnar 13™ for the Prevention of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Infants and Young Children

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for Prevnar 13™ (Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine [Diphtheria CRM197 Protein]), the Company’s 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Prevnar 13 is indicated for active immunization of children 6 weeks through 5 years of age for the prevention of invasive disease caused by 13

- Lilly, Merck, And Pfizer Join Forces To Accelerate Research And Improve Treatment Of Lung And Gastric Cancers In Asia

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eli Lilly and Company, Merck (also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) outside the USA and Canada), and Pfizer Inc. today announced the formation of the Asian Cancer Research Group, Inc., (ACRG), an independent, not-for-profit company established to accelerate research and ultimately improve treatment for patients affected with the most commonly-diagnosed cancers in Asia.

- Pfizer and Keas Partner to Help Consumers Take a More Active Role in Their Health and Wellness

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer and Keas announced today they have entered into an alliance to collaborate on the Keas platform to enable Health and Wellness experts to author, sell and distribute personalized online Care Plans directly to patients. Pfizer and Keas will collaborate to develop care plans and related capabilities that seek to provide consumers, patients and their providers an intuitive, engaging, easy-to-use, and low-cost way to manage

- QIAGEN Unit And Pfizer Enter Into An Agreement To Develop A Companion Diagnostic For Brain Tumor Patients

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and DxS (a wholly owned subsidiary of QIAGEN N.V.) (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt, Prime Standard: QIA) today announced that they have entered into an agreement to develop a companion diagnostic test kit for PF-04948568 (CDX-110), an immunotherapy vaccine in development for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Financial terms of the diagnostic agreement have not been disclosed

- New Pfizer Pipeline Shows Progress And Growth In Vaccines, Biologics And High-Priority Disease Areas

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. today provided an update to its pipeline for the first time since the close of the acquisition of Wyeth in October, 2009. The new development pipeline, composed of assets from both legacy companies, includes 133 programs from phase 1 through registration, and shows growth and increased diversity in each of the areas where the company invests in research and development. “This pipeline of

- Data Show Progression-Free Survival Advantage With Sutent® In Patients With Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. today announced final results from a randomized Phase 3 trial of Sutent (sunitinib malate) in patients with advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, a type of cancer which originates in the hormone-producing area of the pancreas. Sunitinib more than doubled the time patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors lived without disease progression compared with patients treated with placebo, according to study

- Pfizer and Auxilium Announce Commencement of European Regulatory Review of XIAFLEXTM for the Treatment of Dupuytren’s Contracture

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AUXL) today announced that Pfizer received notification from the European Medicines Agency that the Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for XIAFLEX™ (collagenase clostridium histolyticum), a novel, first-in-class, biologic for the treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture (a condition resulting in the contracture of the fingers


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