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Aug 27, 2018

AbbVie Announces IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) Plus Rituximab Approval by U.S. FDA as First Chemotherapy-Free Combination Treatment in Adults with Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia, a Rare Type of Blood Cancer

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) plus rituximab (RITUXAN®) for the treatment of adult patients with Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM), a rare and incurable type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). With this approval, the IMBRUVICA prescribing information now includes combination use with rituximab, representing the first and only chemotherapy-free combination treatment specifically indicated for the disease. IMBRUVICA was first approved as a single agent therapy for WM in January 2015. IMBRUVICA is a first-in-class Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor jointly developed and commercialized by Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie company, and Janssen Biotech, Inc.

Aug 22, 2018

AbbVie Announces Positive Topline Results from Phase 3 Extension Study Evaluating Investigational Elagolix in Women with Uterine Fibroids

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, in cooperation with Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX), announced that results from the Phase 3 ELARIS UF-EXTEND extension study (MI2-816) showed at month 12 that elagolix (300 mg twice daily), in combination with low-dose hormone (add-back) therapy (estradiol 1.0 mg / norethindrone acetate 0.5 mg), reduced heavy menstrual bleeding with 87.9 percent of women with uterine fibroids achieving clinical response.

Aug 20, 2018

AbbVie Announces $100 Million Donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities to Support Hospitalized Children and Their Families

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced a donation of $100 million to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). This donation, the largest single gift in RMHC's history, will provide housing and family-centered services for pediatric patients and their families during hospital treatment across the United States.

Jul 27, 2018

AbbVie Reports Second-Quarter 2018 Financial Results

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

Jul 24, 2018

AbbVie Receives U.S. FDA Approval of ORILISSA™ (elagolix) for the Management of Moderate to Severe Pain Associated with Endometriosis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, in cooperation with Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX), announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ORILISSA™ (elagolix), the first and only oral gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist specifically developed for women with moderate to severe endometriosis pain.1,2 The FDA approved ORILISSA under priority review. ORILISSA represents the first FDA-approved oral treatment for the management of moderate to severe pain associated with endometriosis in over a decade and is expected to be available in U.S. retail pharmacies in early August 2018.

Jul 17, 2018

AbbVie Announces HUMIRA® (adalimumab) Patent License with Mylan

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) announced today patent license agreements with Mylan over its proposed biosimilar adalimumab product. Under the terms of the agreements, AbbVie will grant Mylan a non-exclusive license on specified dates to AbbVie's intellectual property relating to HUMIRA in the United States and in various other countries around the world in which AbbVie has intellectual property, excluding Europe.

Jul 12, 2018

AbbVie Announces Submission of Supplemental New Drug Application to US FDA for Venetoclax in Newly Diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patients Ineligible for Intensive Chemotherapy

– Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is one of the most aggressive cancers, with a very low survival rate and few options available for patients who are ineligible for intensive chemotherapy

Jul 11, 2018

AbbVie Provides Update on Phase 3 Study of Ibrutinib (IMBRUVICA®) in Blood Cancer Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) and Ongoing Ibrutinib Clinical Program

- The ibrutinib clinical program is designed to fully explore the potential of this first-in-class molecule as a single or combination therapy for multiple cancers and other diseases. Fourteen Phase 3 company-sponsored studies are ongoing.

Jul 10, 2018

AbbVie to Host Second-Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, will announce its second-quarter 2018 financial results on Friday, July 27, 2018, before the market opens.

Jun 26, 2018

AbbVie and Calico Announce Extension of Groundbreaking Collaboration

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, and Calico, a company focused on aging research and therapeutics, today announced an extension of their collaboration to discover, develop and bring to market new therapies for patients with age-related diseases, including neurodegeneration and cancer.