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Recent Pfizer Press Releases
FDA Approves Abuse Deterrent Labeling for EMBEDA® (morphine sulfate and naltrexone hydrochloride) Extended-Release (ER) Capsules CII10/17/14 4:38 pm EDT
EMBEDA is the first and only approved ER morphine specifically designed to deter oral and intranasal abuse when crushedNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an updated label for EMBEDA® (morphine sulfate and naltrexone hydrochloride) extended-release (ER) capsules, for oral use, CII, to include abuse-deterrence studies. The updated label states that EMBEDA has properties that are expected to reduce abuse via the oral and intranasal (i.e., snorting) routes when crushed. However, abuse ofmore...
10/13/14 8:00 am EDT
NDA Requests Approval of Palbociclib as a First-Line Therapy in Combination with Letrozole for ER+, HER2- Advanced Breast CancerNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. today announced the New Drug Application (NDA) for palbociclib has been accepted for filing and granted Priority Review by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This NDA requests FDA approval of palbociclib, in combination with letrozole, as a first-line treatment for postmenopausal women with estrogen receptor positive (ER+), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative (HER2-) advanced breast cancer who havemore...
Pfizer to Present New Data Evaluating Safety, Tolerability and Immunogenicity of its Investigational Staphylococcus aureus Vaccine Candidate at IDWeek 2014™10/10/14 8:00 am EDT
Rapid and sustained response in functional antibody titers observed following single-dose administration of a novel, investigational 4-antigen Staphylococcus aureus vaccine (SA4Ag) to healthy adultsNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today that it will present data from a Phase 1/Phase 2 study evaluating the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of a single-dose vaccine of Pfizer’s investigational 4-antigen Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) candidate vaccine (SA4Ag) in healthy adults. The data will be presented at IDWeek 2014™ taking place Oct. 8-12, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The SA4Ag vaccine candidate (PF-06290510),more...
Pfizer and Breast Cancer Leaders Join Together to Increase Understanding and Dispel Myths about Metastatic Breast Cancer10/8/14 8:30 am EDT
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This October, Pfizer Inc. is uniting with leaders in the breast cancer community in a public call-to-action to expand the breast cancer dialogue to include metastatic breast cancer. This comes after a first-of-its-kind survey commissioned by Pfizer revealed that many people know little to nothing about metastatic breast cancer – the most advanced stage of breast cancer (Stage IV), in which cancer has spread beyond the breast to other organs inmore...
- Metastatic breast cancer currently affects 150,000-250,000 people in the U.S. and remains an incurable condition1,2
- New initiative aims to expand the breast cancer conversation to be more inclusive of metastatic disease
Pfizer To Present Safety And Immunogenicity Data From A Phase 2 Study Of Its Investigational Meningococcal Group B Vaccine, Bivalent rLP2086, Co-Administered With A Licensed Human Papillomavirus Vaccine10/8/14 8:00 am EDT
Data From This Study Will Be Presented At IDWeek 2014™ In PhiladelphiaNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today it will present the results of a Phase 2, randomized study to evaluate co-administration of the company’s investigational meningococcal group B vaccine, bivalent recombinant LP2086 (rLP2086), with a licensed quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV4), at IDWeek 2014™ in Philadelphia. Data demonstrated immune responses to both vaccines were generated after concomitant administration of bivalent rLP2086more...
9/29/14 8:00 pm EDT
Agreement to Combine Kyowa Hakko Kirin’s Anti-CCR4 Antibody Mogamulizumab and Pfizer’s investigational 4-1BB agonist (PF-05082566) in Clinical StudyNEW YORK & TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today it will present the results of a Phase 2, randomized study to evaluate co-administration of the company’s investigational meningococcal group B vaccine, bivalent recombinant LP2086 (rLP2086), with a licensed quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV4), at IDWeek 2014™ in Philadelphia. Data demonstrated immune responses to both vaccines were generated after concomitant administration of bivalent rLP2086more...
9/25/14 8:00 am EDTNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of the pharmaceutical development company, InnoPharma, Inc., following receipt of United States (U.S.) regulatory approval from all government authorities required by the agreement and other closing conditions. “We believe this acquisition will help Pfizer build a strong sterile injectables pipeline in areas such as oncology and central nervous disordersmore...
9/23/14 10:00 am EDTNEW YORK--(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. EDT on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. The purpose of the call is to provide an update on Pfizer’s results, as reflected in the company’s Third Quarter 2014 Performance Report, to be issued that morning. To view and listen to the webcast and view the Performance Report, visit our web site at www.pfizermore...
9/23/14 8:00 am EDT
Pfizer launches new campaign to inspire postmenopausal women to tune into their bodiesNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Every day, an estimated 6,000 women in the United States reach menopause.1 To inspire this growing population of women and to share her story, Golden Globe® winning actress Kim Cattrall has teamed up with Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), makers of prescription menopause treatments for certain menopausal symptoms, to launch the Tune In To Menopause™ (www.TuneInToMenopause.com) campaign which is designed to bring the conversation front and center andmore...
9/19/14 8:00 am EDT
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Pfizer Foundation today announced $2 million in grant funding for pilot programs to improve immunization coverage in Africa. The programs will focus on ‘last-mile’ interventions to reach underserved populations living in Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia. Grant recipients include UNICEF, Save the Children and International Rescue Committee. The grants will focus on building the capacity of health caremore...
- Efforts in support of the United Nations Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4 to reduce under-5 child mortality rate.
- Programs designed to reach children in remote locations in five African countries.