Recent Pfizer Press Releases

  • 6/9/16 7:30 am EDT

    Furyk Takes Time to Coach His Coach, His Father, and Other Adults 65 and Older About the Risk for Potentially Serious Infectious Diseases, Like Pneumococcal Pneumonia

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This Father’s Day, Jim Furyk will be thinking about more than just strategizing for the next Major as he joins Pfizer to encourage adults 65 and older to take responsibility for their health. On Father’s Day 2003, Furyk won a Major with his coach and father, Mike, by his side.1 This year, Jim will be one of 156 golfers to gather in Oakmont, PA, to play in one of professional golf’s major championship tournaments. For adults 65 and oldermore...
  • 6/8/16 7:15 pm EDT
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee and Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee voted (9 to 6) in favor of approval of ALO-02 (oxycodone hydrochloride and naltrexone hydrochloride) extended-release capsules for its proposed indication, “management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioidmore...
  • 6/8/16 7:01 am EDT

    More Than 20 Abstracts will be Featured at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2016)

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today that 23 abstracts1, including research and analyses for tofacitinib citrate (XELJANZ®), will be featured at the upcoming European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress (June 8-11, London). The research being shared at the meeting provides new and additional information on the efficacy and safety profile of tofacitinib citrate, including its use as a single agent without methotrexate. “more...
  • 6/7/16 7:00 am EDT
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today top-line results from Oral Psoriatic Arthritis triaL (OPAL) Beyond, the second Phase 3 study of XELJANZ® (tofacitinib citrate) being investigated in patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA). This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of tofacitinib 5 mg and 10 mg twice daily (BID) in adult patients with active PsA who had an inadequate response to at least one tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFimore...
  • 6/6/16 9:00 am EDT
    • First pivotal study for Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Pfizer’s investigational anti-PD-L1 antibody avelumab shows clinically meaningful tumor responses in pre-treated metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC)
    • International, multicenter Phase II study results in metastatic MCC with 88 patients represents largest data set of any anti-PD-L1/PD-1 reported in this patient population
    • Plan to submit to regulatory authorities based on these results
    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) today announced results from the first pivotal, international, multicenter, open-label, Phase II study of avelumab*, which showed a 31.8% objective response rate (ORR) (28 of 88 patients; 95.9% CI: 21.9–43.1%†), in the pre-planned primary analysis of the study, and a manageable safety profile in patients with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) who were treated with avelumab in second ormore...
  • 6/6/16 8:00 am EDT

    Study Results Presented as Oral Abstract at ASCO 2016

    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced encouraging new data from a Phase 1/2 study of lorlatinib, the proposed generic name for PF-06463922, Pfizer’s investigational, next-generation ALK/ROS1 tyrosine kinase inhibitor. The study showed clinical response in patients with ALK-positive or ROS1-positive advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), including patients with brain metastases. These data were presented today in an oral presentation atmore...
  • 6/4/16 8:00 am EDT

    Oral ASCO Presentation Shows Encouraging Safety Data and Increased Support for Novel Immunotherapy Combinations

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced results from a Phase 1b trial of Pfizer’s investigational immunotherapy agent utomilumab (the proposed non-proprietary name for PF-05082566), a 4-1BB (also called CD137) agonist, in combination with pembrolizumab, a PD-1 inhibitor, in patients with advanced solid tumors. This is the first reported study of a 4-1BB agonist combined with a checkpoint inhibitor. Encouraging safety data from the study weremore...
  • 5/23/16 7:00 am EDT

    Black triangle indicating additional safety monitoring requirement for CHAMPIX in the EU has been removed

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the European Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) and Package Leaflet for CHAMPIX® (varenicline) have been updated to include safety and efficacy data from the EAGLES (Evaluating Adverse Events in a Global Smoking Cessation Study) trial.1 As part of the update, the black triangle symbol, which indicated that additional safety monitoring for CHAMPIX in the EU was required, has been removed.more...
  • 5/20/16 8:00 am EDT
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has accepted the Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for TRUMENBA® (Meningococcal Group B Vaccine) for review. TRUMENBA has been developed for the prevention of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B (MnB) in individuals aged 10 years and older. The acceptance marks the beginning of the regulatory review process for thismore...
  • 5/18/16 5:30 pm EDT
    • 14 avelumab abstracts at ASCO 2016 highlight significant progress being made by the collaboration between Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Pfizer
    • Two oral presentations: avelumab investigated as a second-line treatment for metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma and in advanced mesothelioma
    • Data featured contributes to growing understanding of the potential role of avelumab in treating a broad range of cancers
    • JAVELIN clinical program rapidly accelerating

    ASCO Abstract #
    8503, 9508, 4009, 4514, 4516, 9036, TPS4134, TPS4135, TPS9105, 3055, TPS3106, 5533, TPS5600, TPS4580

    DARMSTADT, Germany & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Pfizer today announced that avelumab* presentations across seven different tumor types, including two oral presentations, will be featured at the 52nd American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting being held June 3–7, 2016, in Chicago, IL. The avelumab presentations, from the rapidly accelerating JAVELIN clinical development program, include new study results from a number of difficult-to-treatmore...