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Sep 22, 2017

AbbVie and Bristol-Myers Squibb Announce Clinical Research Collaboration to Evaluate a Therapeutic Regimen in Advanced Solid Tumors

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. and NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) today announced a clinical trial collaboration to evaluate the combination of AbbVie's investigational antibody drug conjugate ABBV-399 and Bristol-Myers Squibb's immunotherapy Opdivo (nivolumab) in c-Met overexpressing non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). 

Sep 18, 2017

AbbVie Announces Positive Topline Results from Phase 3 Trial Evaluating VENCLEXTA™/VENCLYXTO™ (Venetoclax) Tablets in Combination with Rituxan® (rituximab) for the Treatment of Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global research and development-based biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the Phase 3 MURANO study of VENCLEXTA™/VENCLYXTO™ (Venetoclax) Tablets in combination with Rituxan® (rituximab) met its primary endpoint. Results showed that VENCLEXTA/VENCLYXTO in combination with Rituxan prolonged progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with relapsed/refractory (R/R) chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) compared with bendamustine combined with Rituxan. An independent data monitoring committee reviewed this study and made the recommendation to unblind the trial based on the positive results. Doctors will continue to monitor patients who remain active in the MURANO trial in efforts to obtain additional, longer-term safety and efficacy information. VENCLEXTA/VENCLYXTO is being developed by AbbVie and Roche. It is jointly commercialized by AbbVie and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, in the U.S. and by AbbVie outside of the U.S.

Sep 11, 2017

AbbVie's Upadacitinib (ABT-494) Meets All Primary and Ranked Secondary Endpoints in Second Phase 3 Study in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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.

Sep 08, 2017

AbbVie Declares Quarterly Dividend

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.64 per share. 

Sep 07, 2017

AbbVie Leads Biotechnology Industry on Dow Jones Sustainability Index for Second Consecutive Year

CHICAGO, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company, achieved the top biotech industry sector ranking on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). Since AbbVie's founding in 2013, the company has been listed on both DJSI World and DJSI North America every year. DJSI is a leading global benchmark of 3,900 companies based on environmental, social and governance practices.

Sep 07, 2017

AbbVie's Upadacitinib (ABT-494) Meets Primary Endpoint in Phase 2b Study in Atopic Dermatitis

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.

Sep 07, 2017

AbbVie to Present at the Morgan Stanley 15th Annual Global Health Care Conference

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) will participate in the Morgan Stanley 15th Annual Global Health Care Conference on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. Richard A. Gonzalez, chairman and chief executive officer, will present at 10:10 a.m. Central time.

Sep 06, 2017

AbbVie Submits New Drug Application to U.S. FDA for Investigational Oral Treatment Elagolix for the Management of Endometriosis with Associated Pain

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research and development based global biopharmaceutical company in cooperation with Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX), announced that it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for elagolix, an investigational, orally administered gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist, being evaluated for the management of endometriosis with associated pain.  In two replicate Phase 3 clinical studies, elagolix demonstrated superiority compared to placebo in reducing three types of endometriosis-associated pain – daily menstrual pelvic pain, non-menstrual pelvic pain and painful intercourse.

Aug 03, 2017

AbbVie Receives U.S. FDA Approval of MAVYRET™ (glecaprevir/pibrentasvir) for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C in All Major Genotypes (GT 1-6) in as Short as 8 Weeks

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved MAVYRET™ (glecaprevir/pibrentasvir), a once-daily, ribavirin-free treatment for adults with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection across all major genotypes (GT1-6). MAVYRET is an 8-week, pan-genotypic treatment for patients without cirrhosis and who are new to treatment. Up to 95 percent of HCV patients in the U.S. may be eligible for treatment with MAVYRET, including patients with compensated cirrhosis or without cirrhosis and those with limited treatment options, such as patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).*