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Aug 04, 2021

JAMA Dermatology Publishes Data Showing RINVOQ® (upadacitinib) Achieved Superiority Versus DUPIXENT® (dupilumab) for Primary and All Ranked Secondary Endpoints in Phase 3b Head-to-Head Study in Adults with Atopic Dermatitis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced that JAMA Dermatology has published 24-week results from the Phase 3b Heads Up study evaluating the efficacy and safety of RINVOQ® (upadacitinib, 30 mg, once daily) versus DUPIXENT® (dupilumab, 300 mg, every other week) – both as monotherapy treatments – in adults with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis who were candidates for systemic therapy.

Jul 30, 2021

AbbVie Reports Second-Quarter 2021 Financial Results

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021.

Jul 29, 2021

FDA Approves Expanded BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) Label to Include Eight New Muscles to Treat Adults with Upper Limb Spasticity

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan, an AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a label expansion of BOTOX® to include eight new muscles for the treatment of upper limb spasticity in adults. The new muscles for treatment include additional muscles of the elbow and forearm (brachialis, brachioradialis, pronator teres, and pronator quadratus), as well as intrinsic hand muscles (lumbricals and interossei) and thumb muscles (flexor pollicis brevis and opponens pollicis). The label now includes the use of ultrasound as a muscle localization technique in adult spasticity.

Jul 27, 2021

AbbVie and Calico Announce Second Extension of Collaboration Focused on Aging and Age-Related Diseases

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) and Calico Life Sciences today announced an extension of their leading-edge collaboration to discover, develop and bring to market new therapies for patients with age-related diseases, including neurodegeneration and cancer. This is the second extension of the collaboration originally established in 2014. 

Jul 25, 2021

New Data Presented on the Safety and Efficacy of Investigational AGN-190584 as a Potential Novel Treatment for Presbyopia, a Common and Progressive Eye Condition

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan, an AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) company, today announced new data, including the full results from the Phase 3 GEMINI 1 clinical study, evaluating the efficacy, safety and tolerability of investigational AGN-190584 (pilocarpine 1.25%) ophthalmic solution for the treatment of presbyopia.

Jul 23, 2021

DALVANCE® (dalbavancin) Receives FDA Approval to Treat Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections in Pediatric Patients

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved DALVANCE® (dalbavancin) for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) in pediatric patients from birth. DALVANCE is the first single-dose option administered as a 30-minute intravenous (IV) infusion for the treatment of ABSSSI caused by designated susceptible Gram-positive bacteria in pediatric patients, including infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Jul 21, 2021

Allergan Aesthetics Continues Partnership with Girls Inc. to Empower Confidence in High School-Aged Girls Interested in STEM

IRVINE, Calif., July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Allergan Aesthetics, now an AbbVie company, announces its third consecutive year of partnership with Girls Inc. and debut of its Empowering Confidence Workshops, a nationwide mentoring initiative.

Jul 21, 2021

Venetoclax (VENCLEXTA®) Granted US FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) in Higher Risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted a Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) to venetoclax (VENCLEXTA®) in combination with azacitidine for the potential treatment of adult patients with previously untreated intermediate-, high- and very high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) based on revised International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS-R). A BTD is intended to expedite the development and review of medications to treat a serious medical condition and is granted when preliminary clinical evidence indicates the investigational therapy may demonstrate substantial improvement over existing therapies.1 This marks the sixth BTD granted to venetoclax.

Jul 20, 2021

Allergan, an AbbVie Company, to Present New Data from its Leading Eye Care Portfolio at the 2021 ASCRS (American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery) Annual Meeting

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan, an AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) company, today announced that it will present new data from its leading portfolio of eye care medicines at the 2021 ASCRS (American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery) Annual Meeting being held July 23-27 in Las Vegas, NV. Presentations will include new data on AGN-190584 (pilocarpine 1.25%), an investigational presbyopia treatment, and updated analyses on DURYSTA™ (bimatoprost intracameral implant), the first and only FDA-approved dissolvable implant to reduce eye pressure in people with open angle glaucoma or high eye pressure.       

Jul 16, 2021

AbbVie Provides Update Regarding RINVOQ® (upadacitinib) for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis in the U.S.

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not meet the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) action date for the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for RINVOQ® (upadacitinib) for the treatment of adults and adolescents with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis.