Theravance Biopharma and Pfizer Inc. enter global license agreement for skin-targeted, locally-acting pan-Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor program

Theravance Biopharma Ireland Limited, a subsidiary of Theravance Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: TBPH) (“Theravance Biopharma”) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) (“Pfizer”) today announced that the companies have entered into a global license agreement for Theravance Biopharma’s preclinical program for skin-targeted, locally-acting pan-Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors that can be rapidly metabolized. The compounds in this program target […]

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FDA approves Pfizer’s biosimilar, ABRILADA™ (adalimumab-afzb) for multiple inflammatory conditions

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ABRILADA™ (adalimumab-afzb), as a biosimilar to Humira® (adalimumab),(1) for the treatment of certain patients with rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, adult Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and plaque psoriasis.(2) For full details of indications please see […]

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Akcea and Pfizer Inc. announce licensing agreement for investigative antisense therapy AKCEA-ANGPTL3-LRx

Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA), a majority-owned affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), today announced that the companies have entered into a worldwide exclusive licensing agreement for AKCEA-ANGPTL3-LRx, an investigational antisense therapy being developed to treat patients with certain cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. AKCEA-ANGPTL3-LRx is designed to reduce the production […]

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Ian Read to retire as Executive Chairman of Pfizer’s Board of Directors; Chief Executive Officer Dr. Albert Bourla named Chairman

Following its regularly scheduled meeting, the Board of Directors of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that Executive Chairman of the Board Ian C. Read has chosen to retire on December 31, 2019, and that it has unanimously elected Pfizer’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Albert Bourla, to succeed him as Chairman of the Board of […]

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Pfizer invests half billion dollars to advance state-of-the-art gene therapy facility in Sanford, North Carolina

Pfizer announced an additional half billion dollar investment for the construction of its state-of-the-art gene therapy manufacturing facility in Sanford, North Carolina. This facility is anticipated to support Pfizer’s continuing investment in gene therapy research and development, similar to Pfizer’s Chapel Hill and Kit Creek, North Carolina research and development sites. This facility would expand […]

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The Pfizer Foundation invests in 20 organizations tackling infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance

The Pfizer Foundation announced 20 grants* to help non-governmental organizations (NGOs), non-profits and social enterprises address critical health challenges related to infectious diseases, including the increasing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. Recipients of the one-year Global Health Innovation Grants (GHIG) include partners in 12 low- and middle-income […]

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Mylan and Upjohn, a division of Pfizer, to combine, creating a new champion for global health uniquely positioned to fulfill the world’s need for medicine

HERTFORDSHIRE, England & PITTSBURGH & Mylan N.V. (Nasdaq: MYL) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced a definitive agreement to combine Mylan with Upjohn, Pfizer’s off-patent branded and generic established medicines business, creating a new global pharmaceutical company. Under the terms of the agreement, which is structured as an all-stock, Reverse Morris Trust transaction, each […]

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Pfizer completes acquisition of Therachon

GlaxoSmithKline (LSE/NYSE: GSK) announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two new methods for administering Nucala (mepolizumab), an autoinjec… Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced full data from the CAROLINA® trial demonstrating that Trajenta® (linagliptin) did not increase cardio… Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced that […]

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