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Jan 19, 2017

U.S. FDA Approves IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) as First Treatment Specifically Indicated for Relapsed/Refractory Marginal Zone Lymphoma (MZL) - a Rare Type of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) for the treatment of patients with relapsed/refractory (R/R) marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) who require systemic therapy and have received at least one prior anti-CD20-based therapy.1 This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on overall response rate (ORR), and continued approval may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in a confirmatory trial. IMBRUVICA is jointly developed and commercialized by Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie company, and Janssen Biotech, Inc.

Jan 10, 2017

AbbVie to Host Fourth-Quarter 2016 Earnings Conference Call

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) will announce its Fourth-Quarter 2016 financial results on Friday, January 27, 2017.

Jan 09, 2017

AbbVie Announces Four New Global Research Collaborations Focused on Advancing Next-Generation Science

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced four new collaborations and investments with leading healthcare innovators to advance early-stage research in key therapeutic areas such as oncology and immunology. AbbVie is committed to investing in and developing transformational science and technologies to advance the next-generation of therapies across its robust pipeline in key therapeutic areas.  With more than 50 compounds in clinical development, AbbVie's pipeline spans significant areas of medical need including oncology, immunology, neuroscience and virology.

Jan 09, 2017

Eight Weeks of Treatment with AbbVie's Investigational, Pan-Genotypic, Ribavirin-free Regimen of Glecaprevir/Pibrentasvir (G/P) for Chronic Hepatitis C Achieved High SVR[12] Rates in Genotype 1 Japanese Patients

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced high SVR12 rates with 8 weeks of treatment with its investigational, pan-genotypic, ribavirin (RBV)-free regimen of glecaprevir (ABT-493)/pibrentasvir (ABT-530) (G/P) in Japanese patients with genotype 1 (GT1) chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection without cirrhosis. In top-line results from the Phase 3 CERTAIN-1 study, 99 percent (n=105/106) of patients without cirrhosis, which represents the majority of HCV patients, and without the Y93H variant achieved sustained virologic response at 12 weeks post treatment (SVR12). The only patient in whom SVR12 was not documented in this intent to treat (ITT) population was lost to follow-up. All 23 patients with the Y93H variant were assigned to the G/P arm and achieved SVR12.

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 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.