Recent Pfizer Press Releases

  • 12/20/18 9:00 am EST
    TOKYO & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Kenji Yasukawa, Ph.D., “Astellas”) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that the Phase 3 ARCHES trial evaluating XTANDI® (enzalutamide) plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in men with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC) met its primary endpoint, significantly improving radiographic progression-free survival (rPFS) versus ADT alone. The preliminary safety analysis of the ARCHESmore...
  • 12/19/18 2:03 am EST

    Establishes a new focused global consumer healthcare business with the independence and sustainability to deliver significant value

    Equity split of 32% Pfizer and 68% GlaxoSmithKline

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK) today announced they have entered into an agreement to create a premier global consumer healthcare company with robust iconic brands. The Boards of Directors of both companies have unanimously approved the transaction under which Pfizer will contribute its consumer healthcare business to GlaxoSmithKline’s existing consumer healthcare business. The 2017 global salesmore...
  • 12/18/18 10:00 am EST
    NEW 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. EST on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. The purpose of the call is to provide an update on Pfizer’s results, as reflected in the company’s Fourth Quarter 2018 Performance Report, to be issued that morning. To view and listen to the webcast and view the Performance Report, visit ourmore...
  • 12/14/18 12:10 pm EST

    Board of Directors approves increase in quarterly cash dividend to $0.36 per share and authorizes new $10 billion share repurchase program

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The board of directors of Pfizer Inc. today declared a 36-cent first-quarter 2019 dividend on the company’s common stock, payable March 1, 2019, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 1, 2019. Pfizer increased the dividend by approximately 6 percent, to 36 cents from 34 cents per share. The first-quarter 2019 cash dividend will be the 321st consecutive quarterly dividend paid by Pfizer.more...
  • 12/14/18 10:29 am EST

    ZIRABEV (bevacizumab), a potential biosimilar to Avastin ®* (bevacizumab), is Pfizer’s second therapeutic oncology biosimilar to receive a positive CHMP opinion in Europe in 2018

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion, recommending marketing authorization for ZIRABEV™ (bevacizumab), a potential biosimilar to Avastin (bevacizumab).1 ZIRABEV is a monoclonal antibody for the treatment of metastatic carcinoma of the colon or rectum, metastatic breast cancer, unresectablemore...
  • 12/14/18 8:00 am EST
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today the initiation of a Phase 3 program for its 20-Valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (20vPnC) candidate, PF-06482077, for the prevention of invasive disease and pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes in the vaccine in adults aged 18 years and older. “While the full extent of Prevenar 13 protection of adults is still being realized, we anticipate our 20vPnCmore...
  • 12/2/18 3:45 pm EST
    • 26-week data from the ongoing 52-week REFLECTIONS B328-06 study met its primary endpoint, demonstrating comparable safety and efficacy for patients with indolent follicular lymphoma
    • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted for review, a Biologics License Application (BLA) for PF-05280586 in September 2018
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting that the REFLECTIONS B328-06 study, a comparative safety and efficacy study of PF-05280586 versus Rituxan®/MabThera® (rituximab-EU)i, met its primary endpoint of overall response rate (ORR) at Week 26 of the 52-week study.1 “It is encouraging to see new data supporting a potential rituximab Biosimilar. If approved this maymore...
  • 11/30/18 10:00 am EST

    All Intellectual Property Matters for Pfizer’s Proposed Adalimumab Biosimilar Resolved

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that it has signed licensing agreements with AbbVie, resolving all global intellectual property matters for Pfizer’s proposed adalimumab biosimilar. Under the terms of the agreements, AbbVie grants Pfizer a non-exclusive patent license for the use and sale of Pfizer’s proposed adalimumab biosimilar for many countries around the world. Pfizer may launch its adalimumab biosimilarmore...
  • 11/27/18 3:01 pm EST
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted pediatric exclusivity for LYRICA®. This grant extends the period of U.S. market exclusivity for LYRICA by an additional six months, to June 30, 2019. LYRICA is currently approved in the U.S. for fibromyalgia, diabetic nerve pain, spinal cord injury nerve pain and pain after shingles in adults. LYRICA is also approvedmore...
  • 11/21/18 1:40 pm EST

    DAURISMO is the first and only Hedgehog pathway inhibitor approved for the treatment of AML

    In a randomized Phase 2 trial, DAURISMO plus low-dose chemotherapy significantly improved median overall survival in patients who were not able to receive intensive chemotherapy due to age or comorbidities – a difficult-to-treat patient population

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved DAURISMO™ (glasdegib), a once-daily oral medicine, for the treatment of newly-diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in adult patients who are 75 years or older or who have comorbidities that preclude use of intensive induction chemotherapy. DAURISMO is taken in combination with low-dose cytarabine (LDAC), a type of chemotherapy.more...