(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc said today that the Eastern Division of the High Court in Copenhagen, Denmark has ruled in the company’s favor in challenges to two of its patents covering atorvastatin, the active ingredient in Lipitor. The basic (DK 171,588) and enantiomer (EP 409,281) patents were challenged by generics manufacturer Ranbaxy. The court ruled that the basic patent, which expires in November 2011, would be infringed
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(BUSINESS WIRE)--PRINCETON, N.J
(BUSINESS WIRE)--With canine motion sickness the leading reason pet owners are not able to take their dogs on day trips or vacation, Pfizer is encouraging more people to talk with their veterinarians about managing travel with their dog before the summer ends. Since Pfizer’s Cerenia™ (maropitant citrate) became the first-and-only veterinary approved canine medication in America, Europe and Canada to prevent vomiting from
(BUSINESS WIRE)--The International Association of Fire Fighters has announced the launch of a new initiative to help fire fighters, family members and friends to quit smoking cigarettes. “Our goal is to help make the IAFF the first smoke-free union,” IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger said in his address to delegates at the IAFF 49th Convention. The IAFF is collaborating with pharmaceutical
(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc announced today that, in patients with heart disease, type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease, Lipitor® (atorvastatin calcium) 80 mg significantly reduced the risk of major cardiovascular events, including heart attack and stroke, by 35 percent compared with Lipitor 10 mg. This finding is from a subanalysis designed and completed following the closure of the five-year Treating to New Targets (TNT) study in
BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer, Inc announced today that it will present nine abstracts from its Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research and development program, including three on the two promising investigational therapies in the early stages of development, at the 2008 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease (ICAD) in Chicago, July 26-31. Pfizer will also host an analyst briefing at ICAD
(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer endorses the updates to the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and will fully comply with all aspects of the Code. The updated PhRMA Code demonstrates Pfizer’s commitment to working with our customers in an open and responsible manner. Along with other member companies of PhRMA, we’ve updated the code to address the concerns of many of our stakeholders
(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer announced today that new statin users who took Lipitor® (atorvastatin calcium) were significantly more likely to stay on their medication compared to those who took simvastatin, according to an observational study of more than 186,000 patients in one of the largest U.S. managed care claims databases. The results were published in the July issue of Current Medical Research and Opinion. “It is
(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer today announced changes in the way it supports continuing medical education (CME) initiatives for U.S. healthcare professionals. Pfizer will continue to support CME programs at many of the world’s leading academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, as well as programs sponsored by associations, medical societies and community hospitals, in keeping with the shared goal of improving public health
(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Animal Health has announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Convenia® (cefovecin sodium), the first and only antibiotic for dogs and cats available in a single veterinarian-administered injectable dose. Convenia provides up to 14 days of antibiotic treatment in a single dose for the most common skin infections in dogs and cats – the No. 1 reason pets are prescribed antibiotics.
(BUSINESS WIRE)--The board of directors of Pfizer Inc today declared a 32-cent third–quarter, 2008, dividend on the company’s common stock, payable September 3, 2008, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 8, 2008. The third-quarter 2008 cash dividend will be the 279th consecutive quarterly dividend paid by Pfizer
(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 11 a.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time on Wednesday, July 23. The purpose of the call is to provide an update on Pfizer’s results, as reflected in the company’s Second Quarter 2008 Performance Report, to be issued that morning. To view and listen to the webcast and view the
(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc invites investors, media, and the general public to view and listen to a webcast of a presentation by Pfizer’s neuroscience leadership team at an analyst and investor meeting on Monday, July 28, at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Saving Time, in connection with the annual meeting of the International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease (ICAD). To view and listen to the webcast, visit our web site
(BUSINESS WIRE)--EyeCyte, Inc., an early stage stem/progenitor cell-based ophthalmology research and development company based in La Jolla, California, today announced that it has secured its Series A funding through an agreement with Pfizer. The financing will fund the company into 2010 and will be primarily used to drive product development of the company’s initial clinical target, diabetic retinopathy. Under the terms of
(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc announced today that it has entered into an agreement with generics manufacturer Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. of India and certain of its affiliates to settle substantially all their patent litigation worldwide involving Lipitor, the world’s most-prescribed cholesterol-lowering medicine. Under the terms of the agreement, Ranbaxy will have a license to sell generic versions of Lipitor and Caduet in the United
(BUSINESS WIRE)--This summer, Maria Machado, a supply chain expert from Brazil, will make an extended visit to Africa – unlike any trip she’s taken before. Maria and 15 of her colleagues at Pfizer, Inc. are part of a now 5-year-old skills-based corporate volunteerism program, the Pfizer Global Health Fellows. Machado works in Pfizer’s Global Manufacturing Division, ensuring medicines reach their final destination
(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today that it has entered into a $15-million dollar collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The partnership will include collaborations between Pfizer and the University in the areas of scientific research, clinical development and clinical care and policy. Under the terms of the agreement, Pfizer will pay Penn $15 million over a three-year period, during
(BUSINESS WIRE)--PRINCETON, N.J.
(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a novel experiment to advance new drug discovery and development, as well as stimulate basic research, Pfizer, Inc. and UCSF have launched a collaboration that spans many disciplines, several UC campuses and multiple Pfizer research units. The three year agreement, with research and other support up to $9.5 million, establishes a university team to help identify promising areas of mutual interest and facilitate
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