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Recent Pfizer Press Releases
Pfizer to Showcase Progress of Broad-Based Oncology Portfolio at European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2016 Congress9/28/16 6:00 am EDT
20 abstracts across multiple tumor types; unique mechanisms of action address the diverse needs of people living with cancer
New combination study data in renal cell carcinoma and first-in-human results for OX40 agonist provide new insights in immuno-oncologyNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that it will be presenting data from 20 abstracts, including three late-breakers, at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2016 Congress in Copenhagen from October 7-11, 2016. The presentations demonstrate progress addressing cancer’s complex challenges through our work across 11 tumor types and eight distinct mechanisms of action, including two immuno-oncology/targeted therapy combinationmore...
9/23/16 8:30 am EDT
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended has expired with respect to Pfizer’s pending acquisition of Medivation, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDVN). Pfizer now expects to complete the acquisition in the Third-Quarter 2016. The closing of the tender offer remains subject to other customary closing conditions, including the tender of a majority of themore...
- Transaction expected to close in the Third-Quarter 2016
FDA Advisory Committees Recommend to Remove Boxed Warning in Labeling for Pfizer’s Smoking Cessation Therapy, CHANTIX® (varenicline)9/14/16 6:14 pm EDTNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, a joint meeting of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee and Drug Safety Risk Management Advisory Committee reviewed data from EAGLES (Evaluating Adverse Events in a Global Smoking Cessation Study) evaluating the neuropsychiatric safety of CHANTIX® (varenicline). The Committees recommended by a majority vote to remove the boxed warning regarding serious neuropsychiatric adverse eventsmore...
9/7/16 8:00 am EDT
Dr. Ole Isacson Brings World-renowned Expertise in Neurodegenerative Disease Research
Appointment and Additional Internal Promotions Solidify Cambridge, Mass. Scientific Leadership TeamNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. announced today that Dr. Ole Isacson, a world-renowned scientist and thought leader in neurology, will become Chief Scientific Officer of the Neuroscience Research Unit and Senior Vice President, effective September 16. Dr. Isacson is a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and will continue to serve in an educational role. He is also a founding director of the Neuroregeneration Institute at McLean Hospital. Dr. Isacsonmore...
Pfizer Invites Public to Listen to Webcast of Pfizer Discussion at Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference9/6/16 10:00 am EDTNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. invites investors and the general public to listen to a webcast of a discussion with Frank D’Amelio, Executive Vice President, Business Operations, and Chief Financial Officer, at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. To listen to the webcast, visit our web site at www.pfizer.com and click on the “Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference” link inmore...
XALKORI® (Crizotinib) Receives Approval In European Union For The Treatment Of Patients With ROS1-Positive Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer8/31/16 7:00 am EDT
XALKORI is the first and only approved biomarker-driven therapy for ROS1-positive advanced NSCLC in the EUNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the European Commission has approved XALKORI® (crizotinib) for the treatment of adults with ROS1-positive advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In the European Union (EU), XALKORI is also indicated for treatment of adults with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive advanced NSCLC. In March of this year, XALKORI was approved by the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration for patientsmore...
Pfizer Announces Publication of New Analysis Showing Long-Term Therapy with VYNDAQEL (tafamidis) Slowed Progression of Rare Neurodegenerative Disease8/8/16 8:00 am EDTNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced the publication of a new post-hoc analysis of data from three studies of VYNDAQEL in patients with mild transthyretin familial amyloid polyneuropathy (TTR-FAP). The analysis, which included patients with the Val30Met mutation treated over varying periods of up to 5.5 years, showed that treatment with VYNDAQEL initiated during the early stage of the disease resulted in minimal neurological disease progression andmore...
8/1/16 10:00 am EDT
Acquisition combines Bamboo’s gene therapy portfolio, advanced vector design, and production technologies and capabilities with Pfizer’s global scale, research, development and commercialization experienceNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that it has acquired Bamboo Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company based in Chapel Hill, N.C., focused on developing gene therapies for the potential treatment of patients with certain rare diseases related to neuromuscular conditions and those affecting the central nervous system. This acquisition significantly expands Pfizer’s expertise in gene therapy by providing Pfizer with amore...
Pfizer Announces Positive Top-Line Results from Pivotal Phase 3 Maintenance Trial of Oral XELJANZ® (Tofacitinib Citrate) in Ulcerative Colitis7/28/16 4:10 pm EDTNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today top-line results from Oral Clinical Trials for tofAcitinib in ulceratiVE colitis (OCTAVE) Sustain, the third Phase 3 study of XELJANZ® (tofacitinib citrate) being investigated in patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC). OCTAVE Sustain is a 52 week study that evaluated oral tofacitinib 5 mg and 10 mg twice daily (BID) as a maintenance treatment in adult patients with moderately tomore...
Pfizer and Western Oncolytics Announce Immuno-Oncology Research Collaboration to Investigate Novel Oncolytic Virus Technology7/28/16 10:00 am EDT
Companies plan to advance Western Oncolytics’ lead preclinical therapy into human testing
Potential combination of WO-12 with Pfizer’s oncology pipeline could enhance therapeutic benefit in patientsNEW YORK & CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and Western Oncolytics announced today that they have entered into a development collaboration, license and option agreement to advance Western Oncolytics’ novel oncolytic vaccinia virus, WO-12. Oncolytic viruses are viruses engineered to kill cancer cells while sparing healthy cells, which subsequently elicits anti-cancer immune responses. This collaboration in oncolytic virus development adds another novel technologymore...