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Dec 16, 2015

AbbVie to Present at the 34th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) will participate in the 34th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. Richard A. Gonzalez, chairman and chief executive officer, will make a formal presentation on the company at 10:30 a.m. Central time.

Dec 07, 2015

IMBRUVICA® (Ibrutinib) Phase 3 RAY Data Show Significant Reductions in Disease Progression versus Temsirolimus in Relapsed/Refractory Mantle Cell Lymphoma Patients

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, announced results from the Phase 3 RAY (MCL3001) trial, which showed IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) significantly prolonged progression-free survival (PFS; the primary endpoint) and improved overall response rates (ORR; a key secondary endpoint) in patients with relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), compared with temsirolimus. Notably, IMBRUVICA was associated with a 57% reduction in the risk of progression or death with a median follow-up of 20 months. These data were published online in The Lancet today and presented in an oral session at the 57th Annual American Society of Hematology (ASH) Meeting and Exposition in Orlando, FL. IMBRUVICA is jointly developed and commercialized by Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, and Janssen Biotech, Inc.

Dec 07, 2015

Combination Ibrutinib (IMBRUVICA®) Demonstrates a Strong Response Rate in Treatment-Naive Patients with Follicular Lymphoma

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, announced Phase 2 data demonstrated that the combination of ibrutinib (IMBRUVICA®) plus rituximab was well tolerated and associated with an overall response rate of 82%, (ORR; the primary endpoint of the study), in treatment-naive patients with follicular lymphoma (FL). These data will be presented today in an oral presentation at the 57th Annual American Society of Hematology (ASH) Meeting and Exposition in Orlando, FL at 7:15 a.m. ET by Nathan Fowler, M.D., University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, and lead study investigator.* IMBRUVICA is jointly developed and commercialized by Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company and Janssen Biotech, Inc.

Dec 06, 2015

AbbVie Announces New England Journal of Medicine Online Publication of Venetoclax Phase 1 Data in Relapsed/Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced the online publication of new data in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) showing some patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) treated with venetoclax experienced a response, including complete responses. The article reports data from Arm A of the study, in which all patients had relapsed CLL and more than one-third were refractory to their last treatment. Venetoclax is an investigational, first-in-class, B-cell lymphoma-2 (BCL-2) inhibitor being developed and commercialized by AbbVie and Genentech and Roche.

Dec 06, 2015

Ibrutinib (IMBRUVICA®) Improves Survival in Treatment-Naive Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Patients in the Phase 3 RESONATE™-2 Trial

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, announced the results of RESONATE-2 (PCYC-1115), a Phase 3 clinical trial in which ibrutinib (IMBRUVICA®) significantly decreased the risk of progression or death (progression-free survival, PFS; the primary endpoint) and significantly decreased the risk of death (overall survival, OS; a key secondary endpoint) versus chemotherapy (chlorambucil) in treatment-naive patients 65 years and older with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). This is the first Phase 3 head-to-head trial in the clinical program to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ibrutinib versus traditional chemotherapy in this patient population.

Dec 06, 2015

AbbVie Reports Phase 2 Results of Venetoclax in Relapsed/Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Patients with 17p Deletion

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced results of a Phase 2, open label trial studying investigational compound venetoclax in patients with relapsed/refractory (R/R) chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and 17p deletion. In the trial, some patients were shown to respond to treatment, including complete remission (CR) and minimal residual disease negativity (MRD-).1 The results from this trial, which was sponsored by AbbVie in collaboration with Genentech and Roche, were presented today during the 57th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting (ASH) in Orlando, Florida.

Dec 06, 2015

Ibrutinib (IMBRUVICA®) Combination Data Show Promise in Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, announced preliminary data from the ongoing Phase 1/2b PCYC-1119 trial suggesting that the combination of ibrutinib (IMBRUVICA®) plus carfilzomib with or without dexamethasone was well tolerated in relapsed or refractory patients with multiple myeloma (MM), with an initial objective response rate (ORR) of 62%. These data will be presented today in an oral presentation at the 57th Annual American Society of Hematology (ASH) Meeting and Exposition in Orlando, FL at 5:30 p.m. ET. IMBRUVICA is jointly developed and commercialized by Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, and Janssen Biotech, Inc.

Dec 04, 2015

AbbVie Launches Crohn's & Colitis Scholarship to Support Students Living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, announced the launch of the AbbVie Crohn's & Colitis Scholarship, designed to provide financial support for exceptional students living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as they pursue higher education goals. Fifteen scholars will be selected to receive $15,000 each for the 2016-2017 school year. The AbbVie Crohn's & Colitis Scholarship is currently accepting applications.

Dec 02, 2015

AbbVie Announces FDA Acceptance of New Drug Application for a Once-Daily Formulation of VIEKIRA PAK® (ombitasvir, paritaprevir, and ritonavir tablets; dasabuvir tablets) to Treat Genotype 1 Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced its New Drug Application (NDA) has been accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a once-daily, fixed-dose formulation of the components of VIEKIRA PAK® (ombitasvir, paritaprevir, and ritonavir tablets; dasabuvir tablets). VIEKIRA PAK is an all-oral, interferon-free treatment approved with or without ribavirin (RBV) in the United States for patients with genotype 1 (GT1) chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, including those with compensated cirrhosis. VIEKIRA PAK is not for people with decompensated cirrhosis.