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Recent Pfizer Press Releases
Pfizer Receives Approval in the European Union for Nimenrix™ (Meningococcal Group A, C, W-135, and Y Conjugate Vaccine) in Infants Six Weeks of Age and Older12/19/16 7:00 am ESTNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today the European Commission (EC) has approved an expanded indication for Nimenrix™ (meningococcal group A, C, W-135, and Y conjugate vaccine) for active immunization against invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A, C, W-135, and Y (MenACWY) in infants as early as six weeks of age. Nimenrix is now the first and only MenACWY conjugate vaccine in the European Union (EU)more...
FDA Approves Removal Of Boxed Warning Regarding Serious Neuropsychiatric Events From CHANTIX® (varenicline) Labeling12/16/16 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 OptionsNEW 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...
Pfizer and Astellas Announce Top-Line Results from Phase 4 PLATO Trial of XTANDI® (enzalutamide) Capsules in Patients with Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer12/14/16 4:15 pm ESTNEW 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...
Pfizer and Avillion Announce Positive Top-Line Results for Phase 3 BFORE Study of BOSULIF for First-Line Treatment of Philadelphia Chromosome Positive Chronic Myeloid Leukemia12/5/16 8:00 am ESTNEW 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 ESTNEW 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...
Pfizer Announces Results from Phase 3 OPAL Clinical Development Program Investigating XELJANZ® (Tofacitinib Citrate) for Psoriatic Arthritis11/15/16 8:00 am EST
Detailed Results from Two Phase 3 Studies Featured in Oral & Poster Presentations at 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual MeetingNEW 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...
Pfizer to Collaborate with National Cancer Institute to Study Three Immunotherapy Agents Targeting Multiple Cancers11/14/16 8:00 am EST
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) assesses OX40 agonist, utomilumab and avelumab immuno-oncology assets alone and in various combinationsNEW 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 CrisisNEW 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...
Pfizer to Present Additional Research For XELJANZ® (Tofacitinib Citrate) In Rheumatologic Diseases, Including Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis11/7/16 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 ImmunologyNEW 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 shareNEW 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...