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Aug 24, 2021

European Commission Approves RINVOQ® (upadacitinib) as First JAK Inhibitor in the European Union for the Treatment of Both Adults and Adolescents with Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced the European Commission (EC) approved RINVOQ® (upadacitinib), an oral, selective and reversible JAK inhibitor, for the treatment of moderate to severe atopic dermatitis in adults and adolescents 12 years and older who are candidates for systemic therapy.1 The recommended dose of RINVOQ for atopic dermatitis in adults is 15 mg or 30 mg once daily based on individual patient presentation, and 15 mg once daily for adolescents (12-17 years of age) and adults 65 years and older.1 RINVOQ can be used with or without topical corticosteroids (TCS).1

Aug 18, 2021

New England Journal of Medicine Publishes 12-Week Results from Study Evaluating Atogepant for the Preventive Treatment of Migraine

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced that the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has published 12-week results from the Phase 3 ADVANCE trial evaluating atogepant for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults who meet criteria for episodic migraine. The study, which enrolled adult participants experiencing 4 to 14 migraine days per month, found that all active treatment arms of atogepant – 10 mg, 30 mg, and 60 mg once-daily doses – met their primary endpoint of a statistically significant reduction in mean monthly migraine days across the 12-week treatment period compared to placebo.2 The study also found that a greater proportion of atogepant-treated participants achieved at least a 50% reduction in mean monthly migraine days for all doses compared to placebo and met other key secondary endpoints.2

Aug 18, 2021

AbbVie Kicks Off Two-Week Public Voting Open for the 2021 AbbVie CF Scholarship Thriving Student Awards

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie today announced the start of its two-week public voting period for the 2021 Thriving Undergraduate and Thriving Graduate Scholarship. At the conclusion of this voting period, two commendable students living with cystic fibrosis (CF), an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system, will be awarded scholarships totaling $25,000 each for use towards higher education.  

Aug 09, 2021

SKYRIZI® (risankizumab-rzaa) Now Available in the U.S. as a Single 150 mg Injection for Adults with Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced that SKYRIZI® (risankizumab-rzaa), an interleukin-23 (IL-23) inhibitor, is now available in the U.S. as a single-dose 150 mg injection for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Previously two 75 mg injections per dose, SKYRIZI 150 mg is now administered with one injection per dose – via either a prefilled pen or syringe – every 12 weeks following two starter doses.1

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).