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Nov 09, 2018

AbbVie Characterizes Evolving Hepatitis C (HCV) Patient Landscape in the United States Using Comprehensive Dataset

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced it will present data from two studies that assessed HCV screening and diagnosis practices and linkage to care in the United States (US) at The Liver Meeting® 2018, the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), in San Francisco. The two studies, which highlight gaps in the care cascade, are part of a comprehensive dataset that can now be accessed through MappingHepC.com, a new interactive online resource that features national and state-level data on HCV screening, diagnosis and treatment.

Nov 06, 2018

AbbVie Announces HUMIRA® (adalimumab) Global Patent License with Momenta

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) announced today patent license agreements with Momenta over its proposed biosimilar adalimumab product. Under the terms of the agreements, AbbVie will grant Momenta 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:

Nov 02, 2018

AbbVie Reports Third-Quarter 2018 Financial Results

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018.

Nov 01, 2018

AbbVie Receives European Commission Approval of VENCLYXTO® (venetoclax) Plus Rituximab for the Treatment of Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Who Have Received at Least One Prior Therapy

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, announced today that the European Commission (EC) has approved the type-II variation application for VENCLYXTO® (venetoclax) in combination with rituximab for the treatment of patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (R/R CLL) who have received at least one prior therapy. This approval allows more patients to receive VENCLYXTO in the second-line setting and gives healthcare providers the ability to prescribe this medicine to a broader population of patients with R/R CLL than the previously approved indication for VENCLYXTO as monotherapy in the European Union (EU). The approval is valid in all 28 member states of the EU, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Oct 31, 2018

AbbVie Announces Positive Results from CLL14, a Phase 3 Trial Evaluating a Venetoclax Combination as First-Line Therapy with a Fixed Duration of Treatment in Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced positive results from CLL14, a Phase 3, randomized clinical trial evaluating venetoclax plus obinutuzumab versus obinutuzumab plus chlorambucil, a standard of care, in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and coexisting medical conditions who have not received a prior treatment. The study met its primary endpoint of investigator-assessed progression-free survival (PFS; the time on treatment without disease progression or death1) with a 12-month fixed duration of treatment. Preliminary analysis suggests the safety profile observed in the combination of venetoclax plus obinutuzumab is consistent with the known safety profile of each medicine alone.

Oct 24, 2018

AbbVie to Assume Full Development and Commercial Control of Cystic Fibrosis Research Program

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, announced today that it will assume full development and commercial responsibility for its collaboration with Galapagos (Euronext: GLPG) to discover and develop new therapies to treat cystic fibrosis (CF).

Oct 23, 2018

AbbVie's Upadacitinib Shows Significant Improvements in Physical Function, Pain and Quality of Life as a Monotherapy in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis in Phase 3 Patient-Reported Outcomes Data

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced new patient-reported outcomes data from the ongoing Phase 3 SELECT-MONOTHERAPY trial evaluating upadacitinib (15 mg and 30 mg, once-daily), an investigational JAK1-selective inhibitor, as a monotherapy treatment in patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis who did not adequately respond to treatment with methotrexate.1 Improvements in physical function, health-related quality of life, pain and morning joint stiffness were reported after 14 weeks of treatment with upadacitinib monotherapy compared to patients continuing methotrexate.1 These results will be presented at the 2018 American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/Association for Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Oct 22, 2018

Positive Phase 2b Data for AbbVie's Upadacitinib Show Significant Induction of Clinical Remission and Response in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced positive results from U-ACHIEVE, an ongoing Phase 2b/3 dose-ranging study evaluating upadacitinib, an investigational JAK1-selective inhibitor, for induction and maintenance therapy in adult patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis.1 After 8 weeks, upadacitinib (15/30/45 mg, once daily) met the primary endpoint of clinical remission (per Adapted Mayo Score) and all ranked secondary endpoints.1 These clinical data, in addition to patient-reported outcomes data from the study, are being presented at United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Week 2018 in Vienna, Austria. Upadacitinib is not approved by regulatory authorities and its safety and efficacy have not been established.

Oct 18, 2018

AbbVie Announces Global Resolution of HUMIRA® (adalimumab) Patent Disputes with Fresenius Kabi

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) announced today global resolution of all intellectual property-related litigation with Fresenius Kabi over its proposed biosimilar adalimumab product. Under the terms of the settlement agreements, AbbVie will grant to Fresenius Kabi a non-exclusive license to AbbVie's intellectual property relating to HUMIRA beginning on certain dates in certain countries where AbbVie has intellectual property:

Oct 18, 2018

AbbVie and Morphic Therapeutic Announce Collaboration Targeting Fibrotic Diseases

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. and WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, and Morphic Therapeutic, a biotechnology company developing oral integrin therapies, announced today that the companies have entered into a research and development collaboration designed to advance a number of Morphic's oral integrin therapeutics for fibrosis-related indications.