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May 30, 2019

AbbVie Presents Results from Several Studies and Clinical Trials Investigating Medicines Across More than 15 Cancers at the 2019 ASCO and EHA Meetings

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced it will present more than 40 data updates across its oncology portfolio during the upcoming American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting on May 31-June 4, in Chicago, and the European Hematology Association (EHA) Annual Congress on June 13-16, in Amsterdam. The data presentations will span the company's investigational and approved oncology portfolio medicines in more than 15 different blood and solid tumor cancers.

May 17, 2019

AbbVie Provides Update on Depatuxizumab Mafodotin (Depatux-M), an Investigational Medicine for Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma, an Aggressive Form of Brain Cancer

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced the Phase 3 INTELLANCE-1 study of depatuxizumab mafodotin (Depatux-M, previously known as ABT-414) in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma (GBM), whose tumors have EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) amplification, demonstrated no survival benefit for patients receiving Depatux-M at an interim analysis. An Independent Data Monitoring Committee (IDMC) recommended the study be stopped due to lack of survival benefit for patients receiving Depatux-M compared with placebo when added to the standard regimen of radiation and temozolomide. No new safety findings were observed. Enrollment in all ongoing Depatux-M studies has been halted.

May 15, 2019

AbbVie Announces US FDA Approval of VENCLEXTA® (venetoclax) as a Chemotherapy-Free Combination Regimen for Previously Untreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Patients

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved VENCLEXTA® (venetoclax) in combination with obinutuzumab (GAZYVA®) for previously untreated patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL).1 The FDA granted Breakthrough Therapy designation for this combination therapy, and early submission of the data was provided under the Real-Time Oncology Review (RTOR) pilot program, which led to approval in just over two months, following submission of the complete application. 

May 14, 2019

AbbVie Resolves HUMIRA® (adalimumab) U.S. Patent Litigation with Boehringer Ingelheim

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) announced that it has resolved U.S. HUMIRA (adalimumab) litigation with Boehringer Ingelheim (BI). Under the terms of the resolution, AbbVie will grant BI a non-exclusive license to its HUMIRA-related intellectual property in the United States. The U.S. license for BI will begin on July 1, 2023.  BI will pay royalties to AbbVie for licensing its HUMIRA patents and acknowledges the validity and enforceability of the licensed patents. AbbVie will make no payments of any form to BI. 

May 14, 2019

AbbVie to Present at the UBS Global Healthcare Conference

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, will participate in the UBS Global Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Michael Severino, vice chairman and president, will present at 7:30 a.m. Central time.

May 07, 2019

AbbVie to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Healthcare Conference

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, will participate in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Michael Severino, vice chairman and president, will present at 3:00 p.m. Central time.

Apr 30, 2019

European Commission Approves SKYRIZI™ (risankizumab) for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved SKYRIZI™ (risankizumab) for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adult patients who are candidates for systemic therapy. SKYRIZI (150 mg) is approved to be administered by two subcutaneous injections every 12 weeks following two initiation doses at week 0 and week 4. In clinical studies, SKYRIZI demonstrated high rates of skin clearance at 16 weeks and this clearance was durable at one year (52 weeks).1-4 This approval allows for the marketing of SKYRIZI in all member states of the European Union, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Apr 30, 2019

AbbVie to Present New and Updated Data of Investigational Medicines for Parkinson's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis at 2019 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced experts in the neuroscience field will present six abstracts, including data evaluating investigational medicines from its neuroscience pipeline, at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting, May 4-10 in Philadelphia. The six accepted abstracts include two oral presentations showing AbbVie's research progress in difficult neurological conditions.

Apr 25, 2019

AbbVie Reports First-Quarter 2019 Financial Results

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

Apr 23, 2019

AbbVie Expands Immunology Portfolio in the U.S. with FDA Approval of SKYRIZI™ (risankizumab-rzaa) for Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved SKYRIZI™ (risankizumab-rzaa), an interleukin-23 (IL-23) inhibitor, for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy.3 In clinical trials, SKYRIZI produced high rates of durable skin clearance – most people (82 and 81 percent) treated with SKYRIZI achieved 90 percent skin clearance (PASI 90) at one year, with the majority (56 and 60 percent) achieving complete skin clearance (PASI 100).1