Recent Pfizer Press Releases

  • 12/16/16 2:09 pm EST

    Labeling Revisions Also Include Updates to Corresponding Warning and Addition of Clinical Data on Superior Efficacy of CHANTIX Compared to Bupropion or Nicotine Patch 1

    Labeling Revisions May Further Encourage Smokers and Healthcare Providers to Discuss Smoking Cessation Treatment Options

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved updates to the CHANTIX® (varenicline) labeling, including removal of the boxed warning regarding serious neuropsychiatric events. The removal of the boxed warning is based on the outcomes of EAGLES (Evaluating Adverse Events in a Global Smoking Cessation Study), the largest smoking cessation clinical trial in patients without and with a history of psychiatricmore...
  • 12/14/16 4:15 pm EST
    NEW YORK & TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE:4503) today announced the Phase 4 PLATO study, evaluating the efficacy and safety of continued treatment with XTANDI ®  (enzalutamide), plus abiraterone acetate and prednisone as compared to treatment with abiraterone acetate and prednisone alone, did not meet its primary endpoint of improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with chemotherapy-naïve metastatic castration-more...
  • 12/5/16 8:00 am EST
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Pfizer Inc. and its partner Avillion LLP announced results from the Phase 3 BFORE ( B osutinib trial in F irst line chr O nic myelogenous leukemia t RE atment) trial demonstrating superiority of BOSULIF® (bosutinib) over imatinib as a first-line treatment for patients with chronic phase Philadelphia chromosome positive (Ph+) chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). The study met its primary endpoint of major molecular response (MMR) at 12more...
  • 12/1/16 8:00 am EST
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today positive top-line results of a study that evaluated the use of LYRICA® (pregabalin) Capsules CV and Oral Solution CV as adjunctive therapy for pediatric epilepsy patients four to 16 years of age with partial onset seizures. Results showed that adjunctive treatment with LYRICA 10 mg/kg/day resulted in a statistically significant reduction in seizure frequency versus placebo, the primary efficacy endpoint.more...
  • 11/15/16 8:00 am EST

    Detailed Results from Two Phase 3 Studies Featured in Oral & Poster Presentations at 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today that new results from the Phase 3 Oral Psoriatic Arthritis TriaL (OPAL) studies, Broaden and Beyond, will be presented at the 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting (November 11-16, Washington, DC). OPAL Broaden and OPAL Beyond evaluated the efficacy and safety of XELJANZ® (tofacitinib citrate) in adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) who had an inadequate response (IR) to conventional syntheticmore...
  • 11/14/16 8:00 am EST

    Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) assesses OX40 agonist, utomilumab and avelumab immuno-oncology assets alone and in various combinations

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that it has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). As part of the CRADA, Pfizer will collaborate with NCI’s Center for Cancer Research (CCR) to arrange and conduct preclinical and clinical trials to evaluate three investigational immunotherapy agents. These include Pfizer’s proprietarymore...
  • 11/11/16 6:00 am EST

    Prevenar 13® Vaccine Will Be Available at Lowest Price for Humanitarian Emergencies

    Pfizer to Donate Sales Proceeds to Organizations Supporting the Refugee Crisis

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today a major expansion of its humanitarian assistance program enabling broader access to its vaccine, Prevenar 13, in humanitarian emergency settings by offering its new multi-dose vial (MDV) at what will be the lowest prevailing global price, currently $3.10 per dose. In addition, given the acute need for aid on the ground, Pfizer will donate all sales proceeds for the first year of this program to humanitarianmore...
  • 11/7/16 6:45 am EST

    Results of Phase 3 Studies for Investigational XELJANZ for Psoriatic Arthritis to be Presented at 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

    Twenty Presentations at 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting Reinforce Pfizer’s Leadership in Inflammation and Immunology

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today that 20 abstracts for XELJANZ® (tofacitinib citrate) will be presented at the upcoming 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting (November 11-16, Washington, DC). Notably, results from the two pivotal Phase 3 OPAL (Oral Psoriatic Arthritis TriaL) studies of tofacitinib – the only Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor under investigation for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) – will be presented for the first time. OPAL Broaden will bemore...
  • 11/1/16 6:30 am EDT

    Company will record a charge to GAAP and Adjusted earnings in the fourth quarter of 2016 estimated to be approximately $0.04 per share

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. announced today the discontinuation of the global clinical development program for bococizumab, its investigational Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin Kexin type 9 inhibitor (PCSK9i). The totality of clinical information now available for bococizumab, taken together with the evolving treatment and market landscape for lipid-lowering agents, indicates that bococizumab is not likely to provide value to patients, physicians, ormore...
  • 10/19/16 6:02 pm EDT

    Recommendation provides updated guidance for administering a two- or a three-dose series

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to recommend that: For persons at increased risk for meningococcal disease and for use during serogroup B outbreaks, 3 doses of TRUMENBA should be administered at 0, 1-2, and 6 months When given to healthy adolescents who are not at increased riskmore...