Dec 22, 2016

AbbVie to Present at the 35th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) will participate in the 35th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. Richard A. Gonzalez, chairman and chief executive officer, will present at 10 a.m. Central time.

Dec 19, 2016

AbbVie Submits New Drug Application to U.S. FDA for its Investigational Regimen of Glecaprevir/Pibrentasvir (G/P) for the Treatment of All Major Genotypes of Chronic Hepatitis C

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, announced that it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the company's investigational, pan-genotypic regimen of glecaprevir/pibrentasvir (G/P), being evaluated for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV). In Phase 3 clinical studies, eight weeks of therapy with G/P achieved high sustained virologic response (SVR) rates across all major genotypes (GT 1-6) in patients without cirrhosis, which represents the majority of HCV patients. In patients with compensated cirrhosis, high SVR rates were achieved after 12 weeks of therapy. High SVR rates were also achieved in patients with limited treatment options, such as those with severe chronic kidney disease (CKD). In historically difficult to treat populations, including those not cured* by prior direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment regimens, high SVR rates were achieved with durations as short as 12 weeks.

Dec 14, 2016

AbbVie Launches Scholarship Program to Support Exceptional Students Living with Chronic Inflammatory Diseases

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 14, 2016  – AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced the launch of the AbbVie Immunology Scholarship, designed to provide financial support for exceptional students living with certain chronic inflammatory diseases, as they pursue their higher education goals. For the 2017-2018 academic year, 45 scholars will be selected to receive $15,000 each. The AbbVie Immunology Scholarship is now accepting applications at www.AbbVieImmunologyScholarship.com.
 
Dec 08, 2016

European Commission Grants Conditional Marketing Approval for AbbVie's VENCLYXTO™ (venetoclax) Monotherapy for Appropriate Patients with Difficult-To-Treat Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia

- VENCLYXTO™ (venetoclax) monotherapy is indicated for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) in the presence of 17p deletion or TP53 mutation in adult patients who are unsuitable for or have failed a B-cell receptor pathway inhibitor1

Dec 06, 2016

Late-Breaking Ibrutinib (IMBRUVICA®) Data Show Complete or Partial Response in Two-Thirds of Patients with Chronic Graft-Versus-Host-Disease, a Frequent and Potentially Life-Threatening Complication of Stem Cell Transplant

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced positive results from a Phase 2 study (PCYC-1129) evaluating ibrutinib (IMBRUVICA®) in patients with chronic graft-versus-host-disease (cGVHD), a serious and debilitating potential consequence of stem cell or bone marrow transplant,1 who failed prior systemic therapy. The study found ibrutinib demonstrated efficacy, sustained responses and reduced symptom severity, with an overall response rate (ORR) of 67%.2 Final results from this study presented today as a late-breaking oral presentation at the 58th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego, CA (abstract #LBA-3). IMBRUVICA, a first-in-class Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor, is jointly developed and commercialized by Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie company, and Janssen Biotech, Inc.

Dec 06, 2016

Five Breast Cancer Facts You Should Know

The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, December 6 - 10, brings together academic researchers and health care professionals to share the latest research and advancements in the treatment/understanding of breast cancer.
Dec 05, 2016

New Phase 2 Data Show Nearly Half of Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Marginal Zone Lymphoma (MZL) Respond to Treatment with Ibrutinib (IMBRUVICA®)

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced efficacy and safety findings from a Phase 2 study demonstrating that nearly half (48%) of patients with relapsed/refractory (R/R) marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) had a complete or partial response with single-agent ibrutinib (IMBRUVICA®), as assessed by Independent Review Committee (IRC) investigators. The median duration of response was not reached.1 These data will be presented today in an oral presentation at the 58th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego, CA (abstract #1213). IMBRUVICA, a first-in-class Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor, is jointly developed and commercialized by Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie company, and Janssen Biotech, Inc.

Dec 05, 2016

AbbVie and Johns Hopkins to Collaborate on Cancer Research

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. and BALTIMORE, Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine today announced that they signed a five-year collaboration agreement with the goal of advancing medical oncology research and discovery at both organizations.

Dec 05, 2016

AbbVie and Northwestern University's Lurie Cancer Center to collaborate on multi-year cancer research agreement

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. and CHICAGO, Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, and Northwestern University today announced they signed a five-year collaboration agreement with the goal of advancing research and discovery in oncology. Together, AbbVie and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University will work in several areas of oncology research, which in addition to others could include, lung, colorectal, breast, prostate and hematological cancer.

Dec 04, 2016

Favorable Response Rates Suggest Promise of Ibrutinib (IMBRUVICA®) Combination Therapy in Two Common Types of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced encouraging efficacy and safety findings from two separate studies evaluating ibrutinib (IMBRUVICA®) as a combination therapy in two of the most common types of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and follicular lymphoma (FL). IMBRUVICA, a first-in-class Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor, is jointly developed and commercialized by Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie company, and Janssen Biotech, Inc.