Recent Pfizer Press Releases

  • 5/23/16 7:00 am EDT

    Black triangle indicating additional safety monitoring requirement for CHAMPIX in the EU has been removed

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the European Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) and Package Leaflet for CHAMPIX® (varenicline) have been updated to include safety and efficacy data from the EAGLES (Evaluating Adverse Events in a Global Smoking Cessation Study) trial.1 As part of the update, the black triangle symbol, which indicated that additional safety monitoring for CHAMPIX in the EU was required, has been removed.more...
  • 5/20/16 8:00 am EDT
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has accepted the Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for TRUMENBA® (Meningococcal Group B Vaccine) for review. TRUMENBA has been developed for the prevention of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B (MnB) in individuals aged 10 years and older. The acceptance marks the beginning of the regulatory review process for thismore...
  • 5/18/16 5:30 pm EDT
    • 14 avelumab abstracts at ASCO 2016 highlight significant progress being made by the collaboration between Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Pfizer
    • Two oral presentations: avelumab investigated as a second-line treatment for metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma and in advanced mesothelioma
    • Data featured contributes to growing understanding of the potential role of avelumab in treating a broad range of cancers
    • JAVELIN clinical program rapidly accelerating

    ASCO Abstract #
    8503, 9508, 4009, 4514, 4516, 9036, TPS4134, TPS4135, TPS9105, 3055, TPS3106, 5533, TPS5600, TPS4580

    DARMSTADT, Germany & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Pfizer today announced that avelumab* presentations across seven different tumor types, including two oral presentations, will be featured at the 52nd American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting being held June 3–7, 2016, in Chicago, IL. The avelumab presentations, from the rapidly accelerating JAVELIN clinical development program, include new study results from a number of difficult-to-treatmore...
  • 5/18/16 5:00 pm EDT

    More than 40 accepted abstracts highlight innovation in immuno-oncology and other novel modalities across multiple tumor types

    Pfizer invites public to view and listen to webcast of conference call with analysts on Wednesday, June 8 at 10 a.m. EDT to review oncology business and ASCO data presentations

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the company will have its largest presence to date at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago from June 3-7, with more than 40 abstracts spanning a diverse and growing portfolio seeking to tackle numerous cancers and mechanisms of action. Presentations include eight oral presentations and five poster discussions that span Pfizer’s internal andmore...
  • 5/17/16 8:00 am EDT

    Findings Show the Importance of Patient and Physician Dialogue to Achieve Optimal Disease Management Outcomes

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer announced results from the second phase of its global RA surveys, which assessed the relationship between physician-patient communication and overall RA disease management. The findings from more than 1,700 rheumatologists* in 15 countries builds upon results from the global patient survey findings, released in 2015, involving 3,900 adults living with RA. The combined survey data demonstrate disconnects between patients and physiciansmore...
  • 5/13/16 6:30 am EDT

    Secondary Data Support That TRUMENBA® Protects Against Additional Meningococcal Serogroup B Strains

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced results of two Phase 3 studies demonstrating the immunogenicity of TRUMENBA® (Meningococcal Group B Vaccine) against invasive meningococcal B (MnB) strains representative of prevalent strains in the U.S. and Europe. The two studies, one in adolescents and one in young adults, met all primary immunogenicity endpoints. Also, secondary data presented show that TRUMENBA demonstrated similar immune responsesmore...
  • 5/11/16 8:00 am EDT
    • Metastatic Research Accounts for Only About 7 Percent of Total Breast Cancer Research Investment1
    • Awards Complement Ongoing Initiative, Which has Reached More Than 40 Million People to Date
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that it has awarded a total of more than $1 million in funding to five leading breast cancer advocacy organizations to support projects focused on metastatic breast cancer (MBC) scientific research and quality-of-life studies. The awards are part of Pfizer’s Breast Cancer: A Story Half Told initiative, aimed at uncovering gaps in the public’s knowledge of MBC and bringing greater attention to the uniquemore...
  • 4/26/16 8:30 am EDT

    Pfizer research program only one to assess role of PCSK9 inhibitors in reducing risk of cardiovascular events in high-risk patients without history of cardiovascular events

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. today announced patient enrollment completion in the global SPIRE-2 cardiovascular outcome trial for its investigational agent bococizumab. SPIRE-2 is evaluating the efficacy and safety of bococizumab compared to placebo in reducing the risk of major cardiovascular events among approximately 10,600 patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease - including those without a prior history of cardiovascular events – who are on highly-more...
  • 4/22/16 6:30 pm EDT

    Authors conclude no significant increase in serious neuropsychiatric adverse events with CHANTIX/CHAMPIX relative to placebo or nicotine patch

    Smokers treated with CHANTIX/CHAMPIX had significantly higher quit rates than those treated with bupropion, nicotine patch or placebo

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced results published in The Lancet from the largest clinical trial of approved smoking cessation medicines, called EAGLES (Evaluating Adverse Events in a Global Smoking Cessation Study). This smoking cessation trial included 8,144 adult smokers and was designed to compare the neuropsychiatric safety of CHANTIX®/CHAMPIX® (varenicline) and bupropion with placebo and nicotine patch in adult smokers withmore...
  • 4/21/16 2:00 pm EDT
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. invites investors and the general public to listen to a webcast of the Annual Meeting of Shareholders at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) on Thursday, April 28, 2016. To pre-register and access the live audio webcast, visit and click on the “Annual Meeting Webcast” button. Pre-registration begins today. A replay will be available through the first week of May 2016. more...