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- 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

- Pfizer And Debiopharm Collaborate To Co-Develop Investigational Compound Tremelimumab (CP-675,206) In Advanced Melanoma

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (Pfizer) and Debiopharm Group™ (Debiopharm) announced today that they have entered into a co-development agreement to conduct a Phase 3 trial of tremelimumab (CP675,206), a fully human anti-CTLA4 monoclonal antibody for the treatment of patients with unresectable, Stage IV melanoma. A biomarker will be used to select patients considered likely to respond to tremelimumab.

- Pfizer and Strides Arcolab to Collaborate on Generic Products

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) and Strides Arcolab (BSE: 532531, NSE: STAR) today announced a new collaboration, wherein Pfizer will commercialize off-patent sterile injectable and oral products in the United States through its Established Products Business Unit. These finished dosage form products will be licensed and supplied by Strides and Onco Laboratories Limited and Onco Therapies Limited, two joint ventures between Strides and

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

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. invites investors and the general public to view and listen to a webcast of a presentation by Martin Mackay, President, PharmaTherapeutics Research & Development, at the 28th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. To view and listen to the webcast, visit our web site at and click on the “28th Annual J.P. Morgan

- Pfizer Invites Public To Listen To Webcast Of Pfizer Discussion At Healthcare Conference

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. invites investors and the general public to listen to a webcast of a discussion with Jeff Kindler, Chairman & CEO, at the Goldman Sachs Healthcare CEOs Unscripted: A View from the Top on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. To listen to the webcast, visit our web site at and click on the “Goldman Sachs Healthcare CEOs Unscripted: A View from the Top

- European Commission Approves New Intravenous Formulation Of Pfizer’s Revatio® (Sildenafil) For The Treatment Of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. announced today that the European Commission has approved Revatio® (sildenafil) solution for injection for patients who are currently prescribed oral Revatio and who are temporarily unable to take oral medicine, but are otherwise clinically and haemodynamically stable. Revatio is the only phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitor with both oral and I.V. formulations approved in the European Union for the

- Pfizer Provides U.S. Regulatory Update On Prevnar 13™ Vaccine

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet completed its review of the Biologics License Application (BLA) for Prevnar 13™, (Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine [Diphtheria CRM197 Protein]), the Company’s candidate 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. As a result, the review will continue beyond the prescription drug user fee (PDUFA) action date of December 30, 2009.

- Pfizer Discontinues A Phase 3 Trial Of Figitumumab In Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) For Futility

A href="" >BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. announced today the discontinuation of A4021016 (also known as ADVIGO 1016), a Phase 3 trial examining the effects of investigational compound figitumumab (CP-751,871) as first-line treatment in patients with advanced non-adenocarcinoma non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) due to the study meeting predefined boundaries for early termination.

- 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.

- Pfizer Invites Public to View and Listen to Webcast of February 3 Conference Call with Analysts

(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 Wednesday, February 3, 2010. The purpose of the call is to provide an update on Pfizer’s results, as reflected in the company’s Fourth Quarter 2009 Performance Report, to be issued that morning.

- Despite Stresses of Today, Survey Finds Women and Men Set Health and Wellness Goals – But Sex Often Influences Success

(BUSINESS WIRE)--How will you achieve the “healthy” part of your New Year's resolutions? Your approach probably depends on whether you’re a woman or a man.

According to a new national survey sponsored by Centrum® Ultra multivitamins, a line of scientifically-advanced, gender-and age-specific adult multivitamins, nearly all Americans (93 percent) surveyed have established at least one new health and wellness goal in the past year, but the survey shows that men and women may set different goals.

- FDA Approves SPIRIVA® HandiHaler® for the Reduction of COPD Exacerbations

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Pfizer Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved SPIRIVA® HandiHaler® (tiotropium bromide inhalation powder) for the reduction of exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). SPIRIVA HandiHaler is already FDA-approved as a once-daily maintenance treatment for breathing problems associated with COPD, which includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both.

- Takeda and Pfizer to Co-Promote Takeda’s Actos® (Pioglitazone HCl) for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in China

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (“Takeda”) and Pfizer Inc. (“Pfizer”) announced that they have entered into an agreement under which Pfizer in China will co-promote Takeda’s Actos® (pioglitazone HCl) with Tianjin Takeda Pharmaceuticals in China.

- Pfizer Declares an 18-Cent First-Quarter 2010 Dividend

(BUSINESS WIRE)--The board of directors of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today declared an 18-cent first-quarter 2010 dividend on the company’s common stock, payable March 2, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 5, 2010. Pfizer increased the dividend by 12.5 percent, to 18 cents from 16 cents per share.

- New pH1N1 Vaccine Available for Swine

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Swine producers have a new conditionally-licensed vaccine from Pfizer Animal Health to help protect their herds from the pandemic H1N1 (pH1N1) strain of Swine Influenza Virus (SIV).1 Pfizer Animal Health today announced that its Swine Influenza Vaccine, pH1N1 – Killed Virus, has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for vaccination of healthy swine, including pregnant sows and gilts, three weeks of age or older against SIV subtype H1N1.


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