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Dec 20, 2019

AbbVie Announces Extension of Expiration Date for Exchange Offers for Allergan Notes

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) ("AbbVie") announced today the extension of the expiration date of the offers to exchange (each, an "Exchange Offer" and, collectively, the "Exchange Offers") any and all outstanding notes of certain series issued by Allergan Finance, LLC ("Allergan Finance"), Allergan, Inc. ("Allergan Inc"), Allergan Sales, LLC ("Allergan Sales") and Allergan Funding SCS ("Allergan Funding" and, together with Allergan Finance, Allergan Inc and Allergan Sales, "Allergan") (the "Allergan Notes") for new notes to be issued by AbbVie (the "AbbVie Notes") and the related consent solicitations (each, a "Consent Solicitation" and, collectively, the "Consent Solicitations") being made by AbbVie on behalf of Allergan to adopt certain amendments to each of the indentures (each, an "Allergan Indenture") governing the Allergan Notes. AbbVie hereby extends such expiration date from 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 31, 2019 to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on January 31, 2020 (as the same may be further extended, the "Expiration Date").

Dec 18, 2019

AbbVie Receives European Commission Approval of RINVOQ™ (upadacitinib) for the Treatment of Adults with Moderate to Severe Active Rheumatoid Arthritis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved RINVOQ (upadacitinib) for the treatment of adult patients with moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis who have responded inadequately to, or who are intolerant to one or more disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs).6 RINVOQ is a once-daily selective and reversible JAK inhibitor and may be used as monotherapy or in combination with methotrexate (MTX).

Dec 09, 2019

AbbVie and Scripps Research announce collaboration to develop a broad range of new therapeutics

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. and LA JOLLA, Calif., Dec. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company and Scripps Research, an international leader in non-profit biomedical research and drug discovery, today announced a collaboration to develop new therapies for a range of diseases, including in the therapeutic areas of oncology, immunology, neurology and fibrosis.

Dec 08, 2019

New Long-Term Data Continues to Demonstrate Progression-Free Survival and Overall Survival Benefits with VENCLEXTA®/ VENCLYXTO® (venetoclax) Combination in Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today presented long-term data from a post-hoc analysis, further supporting the sustained clinical benefit of fixed duration treatment with VENCLEXTA®/VENCLYXTO® (venetoclax) in combination with rituximab (VenR) in patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (R/R CLL). The updated data from the Phase 3 MURANO trial four-year analysis (median follow-up of 48 months with all patients off VENCLEXTA/VENCLYXTO treatment for a median of 22 months) showed that patients with R/R CLL who completed the chemotherapy-free, two-year fixed duration course of VENCLEXTA/VENCLYXTO treatment combination maintained progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS). Patients who completed treatment with the VENCLEXTA/VENCLYXTO combination also achieved higher rates of minimal residual disease (MRD)-negativity and complete remissions compared to those treated with a standard of care, bendamustine plus rituximab (BR).1 The full results were presented today at the 61st American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition (abstract #355).

Dec 07, 2019

More than Seven-Year Analysis of Early Treatment with IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) Monotherapy Showed Improved Progression-Free Survival in Patients with Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL) that Relapsed or Were Unresponsive to Prior Regimen

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced results of a 7.5-year pooled analysis showing earlier treatment with IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) monotherapy compared to later lines of therapy (LOT) extended progression-free survival (PFS) and increased the likelihood of a complete response (CR) in patients with relapsed/refractory (R/R) mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) – demonstrating that some patients achieved a disappearance of any signs of disease.

Dec 07, 2019

IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) Plus VENCLEXTA®/VENCLYXTO® (venetoclax) Combination Data Show High Rates of Disease Clearance in Previously Untreated Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced new data from the Phase 2 CAPTIVATE (PCYC-1142) clinical trial,1 evaluating IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) in combination with VENCLEXTA®/VENCLYXTO® (venetoclax) in previously untreated patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL). Results showed that patients who received up to 12 cycles of the combination regimen achieved high rates of undetectable minimal residual disease (uMRD) in both peripheral blood (PB; 75 percent of patients) and in bone marrow (BM; 72 percent of patients). Safety data were consistent with the known safety profiles of IMBRUVICA and VENCLEXTA/VENCLYXTO used as individual therapies. 

Dec 07, 2019

Extended Follow-up Phase 3 Data Underscore Sustained Efficacy and Safety of IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) in the Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced results from an extended follow-up analysis of the Phase 3 E1912 clinical study – designed and conducted by the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (ECOG-ACRIN) and sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), which is part of the National Institutes of Health. Study results showed superior progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) new to treatment.

Nov 21, 2019

AbbVie to Present Latest Clinical Research in the Treatment of Leukemias, Lymphomas and Other Blood Cancers at 2019 ASH Annual Meeting

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that more than 40 abstracts, including 18 oral presentations, will be presented during the upcoming American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition, December 7-10, in Orlando, FL. New data include presentations on Ibrutinib (IMBRUVICA®) plus venetoclax (VENCLEXTA®/ VENCLYXTO®) among others.

Nov 21, 2019

Harpoon Therapeutics and AbbVie Announce Licensing and Option Collaboration to Advance HPN217, Harpoon’s BCMA-Targeting TriTAC®, and Expand Existing Discovery Collaboration

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., November 21, 2019 - Harpoon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HARP), a clinical-stage immunotherapy company developing a novel class of T cell engagers, and AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced an exclusive worldwide option and license transaction for HPN217, Harpoon’s B cell maturation antigen (BCMA)-targeting Tri-specific T cell Activating Construct (TriTAC®), and an expansion of their existing discovery collaboration for up to six additional targets. These agreements build upon the discovery collaboration established by the two companies in October 2017 and are expected to advance and broaden the use of Harpoon’s proprietary TriTAC platform. The TriTAC platform produces novel T cell engagers targeting both solid tumors and hematologic malignancies.
Nov 18, 2019

AbbVie Announces Extension of Expiration Date for Exchange Offers for Allergan Notes

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) ("AbbVie") announced today the extension of the expiration date of the offers to exchange (each, an "Exchange Offer" and, collectively, the "Exchange Offers") any and all outstanding notes of certain series issued by Allergan Finance, LLC ("Allergan Finance"), Allergan, Inc. ("Allergan Inc"), Allergan Sales, LLC ("Allergan Sales") and Allergan Funding SCS ("Allergan Funding" and, together with Allergan Finance, Allergan Inc and Allergan Sales, "Allergan") (the "Allergan Notes") for new notes to be issued by AbbVie (the "AbbVie Notes") and the related consent solicitations (each, a "Consent Solicitation" and, collectively, the "Consent Solicitations") being made by AbbVie on behalf of Allergan to adopt certain amendments to each of the indentures (each, an "Allergan Indenture") governing the Allergan Notes. AbbVie hereby extends such expiration date from 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on November 22, 2019 to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 31, 2019 (as the same may be further extended, the "Expiration Date").