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Mar 21, 2019

AbbVie Donates $40 Million to Rebuild North Chicago Middle School

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced a donation of $40 million to North Chicago Community Unit School District (CUSD) 187 to fund the rebuilding of the district's only middle school: Neal Math & Science Academy. This donation will provide a safer, modernized learning environment to improve student success for children and aims to help improve graduation rates, reduce dropout rates and increase college and career readiness.

Mar 19, 2019

AbbVie Provides Update on VENCLEXTA®/VENCLYXTO® (venetoclax) Multiple Myeloma Program

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has placed a partial clinical hold on all clinical trials evaluating venetoclax (VENCLEXTA®/VENCLYXTO®) for the investigational treatment of multiple myeloma. The partial clinical hold follows a review of data from the ongoing Phase 3 BELLINI trial (M14-031), a study in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma, in which a higher proportion of deaths was observed in the venetoclax arm compared to the control arm of the trial. As a result of this action, no new patients should be enrolled in any studies of venetoclax for multiple myeloma until a further analysis of the data is completed. Patients who are currently enrolled in studies and receiving benefit from the therapy may continue with treatment, after consultation with their physician.

Mar 07, 2019

AbbVie Announces Multiple Milestones for Phase 3 CLL14 Venetoclax Study of Fixed Duration Treatment in Previously-Untreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Patients

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced  that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted a fifth Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) to venetoclax, for use in combination with obinutuzumab as a fixed duration investigational combination, for untreated adult patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). According to the FDA, this designation is intended to expedite the review of therapies for serious or life-threatening conditions. The designation coincides with the completion of the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) submission to the FDA for approval in previously-untreated CLL patients.

Mar 01, 2019

AbbVie to Present at the Barclays Global Healthcare Conference

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., March 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, will participate in the Barclays Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Michael Severino, vice chairman and president, will present at 9:15 a.m. Central time.

Mar 01, 2019

AbbVie Receives CHMP Positive Opinion for Risankizumab (SKYRIZI™) for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., March 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion for SKYRIZI™ (risankizumab), an investigational interleukin-23 (IL-23) inhibitor, for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adult patients who are candidates for systemic therapy.

Feb 28, 2019

AbbVie to Present at the Cowen Health Care Conference

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, will participate in the 39th Annual Cowen Health Care Conference on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Richard A. Gonzalez, chairman and chief executive officer, will present at 7:00 a.m. Central time.

Feb 25, 2019

AbbVie to Showcase Scientific Innovation and Research Advancements Across Dermatology Portfolio at 2019 AAD Annual Meeting

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced it will present 19 abstracts during the 2019 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting, March 1-5, in Washington, D.C., including new data from the psoriasis pivotal trials for risankizumab, an investigational interleukin-23 (IL-23) inhibitor.

Feb 22, 2019

AbbVie and Voyager Therapeutics Announce Collaboration to Develop Vectorized Antibodies to Treat Parkinson's Disease and Other Synucleinopathies

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, and Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: VYGR), a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on developing life-changing treatments for severe neurological diseases, today announced an exclusive, global strategic collaboration and option agreement to develop and commercialize vectorized antibodies directed at pathological species of alpha-synuclein for the potential treatment of Parkinson's disease and other diseases (synucleinopathies) characterized by the abnormal accumulation of misfolded alpha-synuclein protein. 

Feb 21, 2019

AbbVie Declares Quarterly Dividend

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.07 per share. The cash dividend is payable May 15, 2019 to stockholders of record at the close of business on April 15, 2019.

Feb 19, 2019

AbbVie Announces New Drug Application Accepted for Priority Review by U.S. FDA for Upadacitinib for Treatment of Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for priority review its New Drug Application (NDA) for upadacitinib for the treatment of adult patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. Upadacitinib is an investigational once-daily oral JAK1-selective inhibitor being studied for multiple immune-mediated diseases.1-13 AbbVie anticipates a regulatory decision in Q3 2019.