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Jul 21, 2021

Allergan Aesthetics Continues Partnership with Girls Inc. to Empower Confidence in High School-Aged Girls Interested in STEM

IRVINE, Calif., July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Allergan Aesthetics, now an AbbVie company, announces its third consecutive year of partnership with Girls Inc. and debut of its Empowering Confidence Workshops, a nationwide mentoring initiative.

Jul 21, 2021

Venetoclax (VENCLEXTA®) Granted US FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) in Higher Risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted a Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) to venetoclax (VENCLEXTA®) in combination with azacitidine for the potential treatment of adult patients with previously untreated intermediate-, high- and very high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) based on revised International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS-R). A BTD is intended to expedite the development and review of medications to treat a serious medical condition and is granted when preliminary clinical evidence indicates the investigational therapy may demonstrate substantial improvement over existing therapies.1 This marks the sixth BTD granted to venetoclax.

Jul 20, 2021

Allergan, an AbbVie Company, to Present New Data from its Leading Eye Care Portfolio at the 2021 ASCRS (American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery) Annual Meeting

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan, an AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) company, today announced that it will present new data from its leading portfolio of eye care medicines at the 2021 ASCRS (American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery) Annual Meeting being held July 23-27 in Las Vegas, NV. Presentations will include new data on AGN-190584 (pilocarpine 1.25%), an investigational presbyopia treatment, and updated analyses on DURYSTA™ (bimatoprost intracameral implant), the first and only FDA-approved dissolvable implant to reduce eye pressure in people with open angle glaucoma or high eye pressure.       

Jul 16, 2021

AbbVie Provides Update Regarding RINVOQ® (upadacitinib) for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis in the U.S.

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not meet the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) action date for the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for RINVOQ® (upadacitinib) for the treatment of adults and adolescents with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis.

Jul 07, 2021

AbbVie to Host Second-Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) will announce its second-quarter 2021 financial results on Friday, July 30, 2021, before the market opens. AbbVie will host a live webcast of the earnings conference call at 8 a.m. Central time. It will be accessible through AbbVie's Investor Relations website investors.abbvie.com. An archived edition of the session will be available later that day.

Jun 29, 2021

Upadacitinib (RINVOQ®) Met the Primary and All Secondary Endpoints in the 52-Week Phase 3 Maintenance Study in Ulcerative Colitis Patients

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., June 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced that upadacitinib (15 mg or 30 mg, once daily) met the primary endpoint of clinical remission (per Adapted Mayo Score) and all secondary endpoints at one-year (week 52) in the Phase 3 ulcerative colitis maintenance study.1 Significantly more upadacitinib-treated patients achieved clinical remission at week 52 compared to placebo (15 mg: 42 percent and 30 mg: 52 percent versus placebo: 12 percent; p<0.001).1

Jun 28, 2021

AbbVie Gastroenterology Pipeline to be Featured at the 16th Congress of European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (ECCO)

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., June 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie today announced new data on upadacitinib (RINVOQ®) in ulcerative colitis and risankizumab (SKYRIZI®) in Crohn's disease will be presented as oral presentations at the 16th Congress of European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (ECCO), to be held virtually July 2-3 and July 8-10. AbbVie is presenting a total of nine abstracts, five of which are oral presentations, across a broad range of studies in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).

Jun 25, 2021

AbbVie Provides Update Regarding RINVOQ® (upadacitinib) in Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis in the U.S.

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., June 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has informed the company that the FDA will not meet the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) action dates for the supplemental New Drug Applications (sNDAs) for RINVOQ® (upadacitinib) for the treatment of adults with active psoriatic arthritis and adults with active ankylosing spondylitis. The FDA cited its ongoing review of Pfizer's post-marketing study, ORAL Surveillance, evaluating tofacitinib in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Jun 25, 2021

CHMP Recommends Approval of RINVOQ® (upadacitinib) for the Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., June 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion recommending the approval of RINVOQ® (upadacitinib), an oral, selective and reversible JAK inhibitor, for the expanded use in adults (15 mg or 30 mg, once daily) and adolescents 12 years and older (15 mg, once daily) with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis who are candidates for systemic therapy. RINVOQ is being studied in several immune-mediated inflammatory diseases.4-10

Jun 24, 2021

AbbVie Exercises Right to Acquire TeneoOne and Lead Asset TNB-383B for the Potential Treatment of Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. and NEWARK, Calif., June 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) and Teneobio, Inc. announced today that AbbVie exercised its exclusive right to acquire TeneoOne, an affiliate of Teneobio, Inc., and TNB-383B, a BCMA-targeting immunotherapeutic for the potential treatment of relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (R/R MM). In February 2019, AbbVie and TeneoOne entered a strategic transaction to develop and commercialize TNB-383B, a bispecific antibody that simultaneously targets BCMA and CD3 and is designed to direct the body's own immune system to target and kill BCMA-expressing tumor cells. AbbVie exercised its exclusive right to acquire TeneoOne and TNB-383B based on an interim analysis of an ongoing Phase 1 study.