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Recent Pfizer Press Releases
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 eventsNEW 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...
CHANTIX®/CHAMPIX® (varenicline) Results from the Largest Global Clinical Trial of Smoking Cessation Medicines Published in The Lancet4/22/16 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 placeboNEW 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 EDTNEW 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 www.pfizer.com/proxy 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...
Pfizer Announces Positive Top-Line Results for Phase 3 PALOMA-2 Clinical Trial of IBRANCE® (palbociclib)4/19/16 8:00 am EDT
Phase 3 Trial Provides Confirmatory Evidence for IBRANCE in the First-Line Setting and Will Support Global Regulatory SubmissionsNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced positive top-line results from the Phase 3 PALOMA-2 trial for IBRANCE® (palbociclib), an oral, first-in-class inhibitor of cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs) 4 and 6.1 The study met its primary endpoint by demonstrating an improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) for the combination of IBRANCE plus letrozole compared with letrozole plus placebo in post-menopausal women with estrogen receptor-positive,more...
4/7/16 8:30 am EDT
Experimental “Internet of Things” System Uses Connected Devices to Enable Remote Measurement of Health and Quality of Life in Real-Time
Multi-Year Project Could Potentially Change How Clinical Trials are ConductedNEW YORK & ARMONK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced a first-of-its-kind research collaboration to develop innovative remote monitoring solutions aimed at transforming how clinicians deliver care to patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The experimental approach will rely on a system of sensors, mobile devices, and machine learning to provide real-time, around-the-clock disease symptom information to clinicians and researchers. Themore...
4/6/16 11:00 am EDT
Four-Dose Vial Will Help Address Infrastructure Challenges in Developing CountriesNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved a new four-dose, multi-dose vial (MDV) presentation of Prevenar 13®* (pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine [13 – valent, adsorbed]). This new MDV presentation was developed to help maximize efficiency for health care workers by helping to significantly reduce storage requirements andmore...
4/6/16 6:45 am EDTNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that the merger agreement between Pfizer and Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) has been terminated by mutual agreement of the companies. The decision was driven by the actions announced by the U.S. Department of Treasury on April 4, 2016, which the companies concluded qualified as an “Adverse Tax Law Change” under the merger agreement. “Pfizer approached this transaction from a position of strength andmore...
FDA Approves INFLECTRA™ (Biosimilar Infliximab), The First U.S. Biosimilar Monoclonal Antibody, For All Eligible Indications4/5/16 5:34 pm EDTNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved Celltrion’s INFLECTRA™ (biosimilar infliximab) across all eligible indications of the reference product, Remicade® (infliximab).1 INFLECTRA is now the first and only biosimilar monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy, and only the second biosimilar, to be approved in the U.S. Hospira, now a Pfizer company, entered into an agreement with Celltrion Inc. and Celltrionmore...
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Pfizer Announce First Patient Treated in Phase III Combination Study with Avelumab and INLYTA® in Renal Cell Carcinoma4/5/16 8:00 am EDT
DARMSTADT, Germany & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) today announced the treatment of the first patient in a Phase III study of avelumab*, an investigational fully human anti-PD-L1 IgG1 monoclonal antibody, in an advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) setting. The study, JAVELIN Renal 101, is the first pivotal trial investigating avelumab in combination with INLYTA® (axitinib), a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), in patients with previouslymore...
- JAVELIN Renal 101 marks first Phase III study to evaluate avelumab in combination with a small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy
- Combination approach leverages Pfizer’s broad oncology portfolio and heritage in renal cell carcinoma
- First-line study evaluating avelumab in combination with INLYTA® (axitinib) compared with SUTENT® (sunitinib malate) monotherapy
Pfizer Announces Positive Top-Line Results from the First Phase 3 Trial of Investigational Tofacitinib in Adults with Psoriatic Arthritis4/5/16 7:00 am EDTNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. announced today top-line results from its first Phase 3 study investigating tofacitinib for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis, Oral Psoriatic Arthritis triaL (OPAL) Broaden. This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of tofacitinib 5 mg and 10 mg twice daily (BID) in adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) who had an inadequate response to at least one conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (more...