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Oct 15, 2021

AbbVie Receives CHMP Positive Opinion for Risankizumab (SKYRIZI®) for the Treatment of Adults with Active Psoriatic Arthritis in the European Union (EU)

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommended the approval of risankizumab (SKYRIZI®, 150 mg, subcutaneous injection at week 0, week 4 and every 12 weeks thereafter) alone or in combination with methotrexate (MTX), for the treatment of active psoriatic arthritis in adults who have had an inadequate response or who have been intolerant to one or more disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). The CHMP positive opinion is a scientific recommendation for marketing authorization to the European Commission, which authorizes marketing approval in the European Union.

Oct 11, 2021

Allergan Aesthetics Launches Series of Initiatives to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company (NYSE: ABBV), is continuing its commitment to breast health, awareness, restoration, and research in support of breast cancer awareness month. For the month of October and into 2022, Allergan Aesthetics , The Power of You campaign will kick off a new series of initiatives and partnerships to support organizations creating a measurable impact in the fight against breast cancer.  

Oct 07, 2021

AbbVie's RINVOQ® (upadacitinib) Met Primary and All Ranked Secondary Endpoints in Phase 3 Study in Ankylosing Spondylitis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced positive top-line results from the first of two studies of the Phase 3 SELECT-AXIS 2 clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of RINVOQ® (upadacitinib; 15 mg, once daily) in patients with active ankylosing spondylitis (AS) who had an inadequate response to biologic DMARD therapy. In this study, RINVOQ met its primary endpoint of Assessment in SpondyloArthritis International Society (ASAS) 40 response and all ranked secondary endpoints at week 14.1 Significantly more RINVOQ-treated patients achieved ASAS40 response at week 14 compared to placebo (45 percent versus 18 percent; p<0.0001).1

Oct 07, 2021

AbbVie's Upadacitinib (RINVOQ®) Met Primary and Most Ranked Secondary Endpoints in Phase 3 Study for Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced positive top-line results from Study 2 of the Phase 3 SELECT-AXIS 2 clinical trial in adults with active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA), showing upadacitinib (RINVOQ®; 15 mg, once daily) met the primary endpoint of Assessment in SpondyloArthritis International Society (ASAS) 40 response and the majority of ranked secondary endpoints at week 14.1 Significantly more upadacitinib-treated patients achieved ASAS40 response at week 14 compared to placebo (45 percent versus 23 percent; p<0.0001).1 

Oct 05, 2021

AbbVie to Host Third-Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) will announce its third-quarter 2021 financial results on Friday, October 29, 2021, before the market opens. AbbVie will host a live webcast of the earnings conference call at 8 a.m. Central time. It will be accessible through AbbVie's Investor Relations website investors.abbvie.com. An archived edition of the session will be available later that day.

Oct 02, 2021

AbbVie to Showcase New Data at the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Week Virtual 2021

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie today announced new data on the investigational use of risankizumab (SKYRIZI®) in Crohn's disease, upadacitinib (RINVOQ®) in ulcerative colitis and HUMIRA® (adalimumab) in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) will be presented as live presentations and e-Posters at the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Week Virtual 2021, to be held October 3-5. AbbVie is presenting a total of 13 abstracts, across a broad range of studies in IBD, including two late-breaking maintenance studies evaluating the efficacy and safety of risankizumab in Crohn's disease and upadacitinib in ulcerative colitis at 52 weeks.

Sep 30, 2021

AbbVie Presents Late-Breaking Data on Risankizumab (SKYRIZI®) in Psoriatic Arthritis at the 30th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Congress

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today presented results from new Phase 3 data analyses of KEEPsAKE-1 and KEEPsAKE-2, evaluating risankizumab (SKYRIZI®, 150 mg) in adults with active psoriatic arthritis for one year (52 weeks).1 These results were featured during the "Late Breaking News, Reviews and Updates" session at the 30th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Virtual Congress.

Sep 30, 2021

AbbVie Presents New Analyses Evaluating RINVOQ® (upadacitinib) in Atopic Dermatitis Across Patient Characteristics and Body Regions at EADV Virtual Congress

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced new analyses from the Phase 3 RINVOQ® (upadacitinib) atopic dermatitis clinical trial program to be presented at the 30th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Virtual Congress. One analysis showed a greater proportion of patients treated with RINVOQ (15 mg or 30 mg; once daily) with or without topical corticosteroids achieved 75 percent improvement in the Eczema Area Severity Index (EASI 75) at week 16 compared to placebo, regardless of age, sex, race, weight, disease severity and previous exposure to systemic therapy.1 An additional analysis showed more patients treated with RINVOQ 30 mg achieved EASI 75 at week 16 compared to dupilumab when measured in four body regions.2

Sep 29, 2021

DREAM™ Initiative Releases, The Full Spectrum of Dermatology: A Diverse and Inclusive Atlas

IRVINE, Calif. and PHOENIX, Sept. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company, and SkinBetter Science through their DREAMTM (Driving Racial Equity in Aesthetic Medicine) initiative are supporting the development and distribution of The Full Spectrum of Dermatology: A Diverse and Inclusive Atlas, a dermatology atlas that will display images of the most commonly seen dermatology conditions in an array of skin tones. This unique, full-color atlas aims to advance education among clinicians, with the intent to visually teach dermatologists, dermatology residents, and other clinicians to recognize various skin conditions in different skin tones.

Sep 28, 2021

FDA Approves QULIPTA™ (atogepant), the First and Only Oral CGRP Receptor Antagonist Specifically Developed for the Preventive Treatment of Migraine

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved QULIPTA™ (atogepant) for the preventive treatment of episodic migraine in adults.1 QULIPTA is the first and only oral calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonist (gepant) specifically developed for the preventive treatment of migraine.2