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Oct 28, 2015

IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) Awarded Prix Galien 2015 Best Pharmaceutical Agent

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, announced today that IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) was awarded the prestigious Prix Galien 2015 Award for Best Pharmaceutical Agent. IMBRUVICA won this distinction out of 24 category nominees, all of which were deemed innovative in the field of medicine and were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) within the past five years. IMBRUVICA is jointly developed and commercialized by Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company and Janssen Biotech, Inc.

Oct 22, 2015

AbbVie Updates U.S. Labels for VIEKIRA PAK® and TECHNIVIE™

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Product Inserts (USPI) for VIEKIRA PAK® (ombitasvir, paritaprevir, and ritonavir tablets; dasabuvir tablets) and TECHNIVIE™ (ombitasvir, paritaprevir, and ritonavir tablets) have been updated from ‘not recommended in Child-Pugh B patients’ to a contraindication in patients with Child-Pugh B cirrhosis. Patients classified as Child-Pugh C will remain contraindicated as they have been since approval.

Oct 08, 2015

Real Stories, Real Voices Break the Silence Around a Painful, Chronic Skin Disease

- AbbVie launches Voices of HS at EADV to increase awareness and support for millions of people impacted by hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)

Oct 06, 2015

AbbVie to Host Third-Quarter Earnings Conference Call

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) will announce its third-quarter 2015 financial results on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, before the market opens.

Oct 05, 2015

AbbVie Demonstrates Leadership in Dermatology with 26 Abstracts at the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, announced today that 26 abstracts on HUMIRA® (adalimumab) and hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis will be presented at the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Congress, Oct. 7 – 11, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Oct 01, 2015

AbbVie Demonstrates Commitment to Hepatitis C Patients with New Data on VIEKIRA PAK™ (ombitasvir, paritaprevir, ritonavir tablets; dasabuvir tablets) and Ongoing Clinical Development Program at The Liver Meeting® 2015

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global research-based biopharmaceutical company, today announced that 34 abstracts from its chronic hepatitis C clinical development program have been accepted for presentation at The Liver Meeting®, the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) in San Francisco from November 13-17, further demonstrating AbbVie's strong leadership and ongoing commitment to patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.

Sep 28, 2015

AbbVie's VIEKIRAX® (ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir tablets) Receives Approval in Japan for the Treatment of Genotype 1 Chronic Hepatitis C

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) approved VIEKIRAX® (ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir), as a new interferon and ribavirin-free treatment option for adult patients with chronic genotype 1 (GT1) hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, including those with compensated liver cirrhosis.1 VIEKIRAX consists of a 12-week, two direct-acting antiviral, fixed-dose combination of paritaprevir/ritonavir with ombitasvir, dosed once daily.

Sep 25, 2015

AbbVie's ABT-494 Meets Primary Endpoint in Two Phase 2 Studies in Rheumatoid Arthritis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced results from two Phase 2 clinical trials evaluating its investigational selective JAK1 inhibitor, ABT-494, in patients with inadequate response to either methotrexate or TNF inhibitors. The clinical trials, BALANCE-I and BALANCE-II, achieved ACR20 at week 12 across all dose levels, except the lowest dose in BALANCE-II. BALANCE-I and BALANCE-II evaluated patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis with inadequate responses to prior anti-TNF (TNF-IR) or methotrexate (MTX-IR) treatment, respectively.   

Sep 25, 2015

AbbVie to Advance Once-Daily ABT-494 to Phase 3 in Rheumatoid Arthritis by Year-End

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it will advance ABT-494, its internally developed investigational selective JAK1 inhibitor, to Phase 3 studies in rheumatoid arthritis. Following a thorough review of available data, AbbVie will not exercise its right to in-license the Galapagos JAK1 inhibitor, filgotinib.

Sep 16, 2015

AbbVie Announces Plans to Proceed to Phase 3 Evaluation of Elagolix in Patients with Uterine Fibroids

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), in cooperation with Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX), today announced the completion of a Phase 2b clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of elagolix alone or in combination with add-back therapy compared to placebo. The trial was conducted in women with heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) associated with uterine fibroids. Preliminary results showed that all of the elagolix treatment arms, with and without add-back therapy, reduced heavy menstrual bleeding as compared to placebo (p<0.001). The study's primary endpoint was a composite design where subjects had to achieve a menstrual blood loss (MBL) volume of less than 80 mL as well as a 50 percent or greater reduction in MBL volume from baseline at the final study month as measured by the alkaline hematin method.