NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global research and development-based biopharmaceutical company, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for the investigational, once-daily oral JAK1-selective inhibitor upadacitinib (ABT-494) in adult patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis who are candidates for systemic therapy. This Breakthrough Therapy Designation is supported by positive Phase 2b results previously announced in September 2017,11 and marks 13 Breakthrough Therapy Designations granted to AbbVie's investigational treatments since the company's inception in 2013. Upadacitinib is not approved by regulatory authorities and its safety and efficacy have not been established.

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) will participate in the 36th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Richard A. Gonzalez, chairman and chief executive officer, will present at 10:30 a.m. Central time.

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global research and development-based biopharmaceutical company, today announced positive top-line results from the Phase 3 SELECT-MONOTHERAPY clinical trial. This ongoing study evaluated upadacitinib (ABT-494), an investigational oral JAK1-selective inhibitor, as a monotherapy treatment in patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who did not adequately respond to treatment with methotrexate. Results showed that after 14 weeks of treatment, both once-daily doses of upadacitinib (15 mg and 30 mg) met the study's primary endpoints of ACR20** and low disease activity (LDA)*** versus continuing prior stable methotrexate therapy.1 Both doses also achieved all ranked and all key secondary endpoints.1 Upadacitinib is not approved by regulatory authorities and its safety and efficacy have not been established.

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global research and development-based biopharmaceutical company, today announced positive top-line results from three pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials evaluating risankizumab, an investigational interleukin-23 (IL-23) inhibitor, compared to ustekinumab and adalimumab for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis.1,2,3 Results showed that after 16 weeks of treatment, risankizumab (150 mg) met the co-primary endpoints of at least a 90 percent improvement in the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI 90) and a static Physician Global Assessment (sPGA) score of clear or almost clear (sPGA 0/1) across all three studies versus placebo or adalimumab (based on trial design).1,2,3 Risankizumab is not approved by regulatory authorities and its safety and efficacy have not been established.

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global research and development-based biopharmaceutical company, today announced that data from 38 abstracts of HUMIRA® (adalimumab) and the company's portfolio of investigational immunology medicines will be presented at the 2017 American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/Association for Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) Annual Meeting, November 3-8, in San Diego.

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NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global research and development based biopharmaceutical company, today announced positive top-line results from the Phase 3 SELECT-BEYOND clinical trial evaluating upadacitinib (ABT-494), an investigational oral JAK1-selective inhibitor, in patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who did not adequately respond or were intolerant to treatment with biologic DMARDs (bDMARDs).1 Results showed that after 12 weeks of treatment, both once-daily doses of upadacitinib (15 mg and 30 mg) met the study's primary endpoints of ACR20* and low disease activity (LDA)**.1 All ranked secondary endpoints were also achieved with both doses.1 Upadacitinib is not approved by regulatory authorities and safety and efficacy have not been established.

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global research and development based biopharmaceutical company, today announced positive top-line results from the Phase 2b randomized, placebo-controlled, dose-ranging study of upadacitinib (ABT-494), an investigational, once-daily oral JAK1-selective inhibitor, in adult patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis not adequately controlled by topical treatments, or for whom topical treatments were not medically advisable.1 In this study, all upadacitinib dose groups (30/15/7.5 mg once-daily) met the primary endpoint (mean percent change in EASI at week 16 versus placebo).1 Upadacitinib is not approved by regulatory authorities and safety and efficacy have not been established.

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, announced today that the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency has granted a positive opinion for HUMIRA® (adalimumab) for the treatment of chronic non-infectious anterior uveitis in pediatric patients from two years of age who have had an inadequate response to or are intolerant to conventional therapy, or in whom conventional therapy is inappropriate.