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Aug 12, 2020

New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Positive Phase 3 Data of Venetoclax Combination in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Patients

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced the publication of results from the Phase 3 VIALE-A clinical study in patients with AML in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The study, which evaluated newly-diagnosed AML patients who had not yet been treated and were unable to tolerate traditional intensive chemotherapy, found that venetoclax in combination with azacitidine extended overall survival (OS) compared to azacitidine plus placebo. The manuscript titled, "Azacitidine and Venetoclax in Previously Untreated Acute Myeloid Leukemia," was published in the August 13, 2020 issue of NEJM.3

Aug 05, 2020

AbbVie Announces Serena Williams as Spokesperson to Shed Light on UBRELVY® (ubrogepant) as an Effective Treatment Option for Migraine Attacks

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., – August 5, 2020 – AbbVie today announced Serena Williams as the spokesperson for UBRELVY® to raise awareness of an effective acute treatment option for people living with migraine. Whether at work, taking care of kids, or preparing for a Grand Slam Championship tennis match like Serena, UBRELVY can provide relief of migraine attacks. Unlike older migraine medicines that primarily work by constricting blood vessels after a migraine attack has already begun, UBRELVY is the first pill of its kind for the acute treatment of migraine to directly block a protein called CGRP (calcitonin gene-related peptide), which is believed to play a critical role in migraine attacks. Available by prescription since January 2020, UBRELVY is approved for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults. It is not indicated for the preventive treatment of migraine.
Aug 03, 2020

Members of the COVID R&D Alliance and Quantum Leap Healthcare Collaborative Enroll First Patients in I-SPY COVID Trial

SAN FRANCISCO, CA Aug 3, 2020 – Today, members of the COVID R&D Alliance AbbVie, Inc. (NYSE: ABBV), Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN), and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (NYSE: TAK) announced the first patients enrolled in the I-SPY COVID Trial (Investigation of Serial Studies to Predict Your COVID Therapeutic Response with Biomarker Integration and Adaptive Learning) clinical trial. The I-SPY COVID Trial will evaluate the efficacy of cenicriviroc, a chemokine (CCR2 and CCR5) dual-receptor antagonist, Otezla® (apremilast), a PDE4 inhibitor, and Firazyr® (icatibant injection), a bradykinin B2 receptor antagonist in severely ill, hospitalized COVID-19 patients who require high-flow oxygen.
Jul 31, 2020

AbbVie Reports Second-Quarter 2020 Financial Results

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020.

Jul 29, 2020

AbbVie Announces Positive Phase 3 Data for Atogepant in Migraine Prevention

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced that the Phase 3 ADVANCE trial evaluating the investigational medicine atogepant, an orally administered calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonist (gepant) met its primary endpoint of statistically significantly greater reduction in mean monthly migraine days, compared to placebo, for all doses across the 12-week treatment period. With these results, combined with the prior positive Phase 2/3 trial, AbbVie plans to move forward with regulatory submissions in the United States and other countries. Full data results will be presented at an upcoming medical congress and/or published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Jul 28, 2020

Third Pivotal Phase 3 Study Shows RINVOQ™ (upadacitinib) Plus Topical Corticosteroids Improves Skin and Itch Symptoms in Atopic Dermatitis Patients

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced upadacitinib (15 mg and 30 mg, once daily) plus topical corticosteroids (TCS) met the co-primary endpoints and all secondary endpoints in AD Up, the third pivotal Phase 3 study of RINVOQ in atopic dermatitis.1 AD Up evaluated the efficacy and safety of both doses of upadacitinib therapy versus placebo in adults and adolescents with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis; all treatment groups, including placebo, received concomitant TCS.1 The co-primary endpoints were at least a 75 percent improvement in the Eczema Area Severity Index (EASI 75) from baseline and a validated Investigator's Global Assessment for Atopic Dermatitis (vIGA-AD) score of 0/1 (clear or almost clear) at week 16.1

Jul 21, 2020

RINVOQ™ (upadacitinib) Monotherapy Meets All Primary and Secondary Endpoints in Second Phase 3 Study for Atopic Dermatitis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced upadacitinib (15 mg and 30 mg, once daily) monotherapy met both primary and all secondary endpoints in Measure Up 2, the second Phase 3 study in individuals with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis.1 The co-primary endpoints were at least a 75 percent improvement in the Eczema Area Severity Index (EASI 75) from baseline and a validated Investigator's Global Assessment for Atopic Dermatitis (vIGA-AD) score of 0/1 (clear or almost clear) at week 16.1 The Measure Up 2 study evaluates the efficacy and safety of both doses of upadacitinib monotherapy versus placebo in adolescents and adults with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis who are candidates for systemic therapy.1

Jul 09, 2020

FDA Approves Expanded BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) Label for the Treatment of Pediatric Patients with Spasticity

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan, an AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) that supports expanded use of BOTOX® for the treatment of spasticity in pediatric patients 2 years of age and older, including those with lower limb spasticity caused by cerebral palsy.

Jul 07, 2020

AbbVie to Host Second-Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) will announce its second-quarter 2020 financial results on Friday, July 31, 2020, 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.

Jun 26, 2020

Allergan, an AbbVie Company, and Molecular Partners Receive Complete Response Letter from FDA on Biologics License Application for Abicipar pegol

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., June 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan, an AbbVie Company (NYSE: ABBV), and Molecular Partners (SIX: MOLN), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing a new class of custom-built protein therapeutics known as DARPin® therapeutics, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Complete Response Letter to the Biologics License Application (BLA) for Abicipar pegol, a novel, investigational DARPin® therapy for patients with neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (nAMD).