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Jan 07, 2021

Risankizumab (SKYRIZI®) Demonstrates Significant Improvements in Clinical Remission and Endoscopic Response in Two Phase 3 Induction Studies in Patients with Crohn's Disease

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced positive results from two Phase 3 induction studies, ADVANCE and MOTIVATE, showing both doses of risankizumab (600 mg and 1200 mg) met both primary endpoints of clinical remission and endoscopic response at week 12 in adult patients with moderate to severe Crohn's disease.1,2 The ADVANCE study enrolled patients who had an inadequate response or were intolerant to conventional and/or biologic therapy.1 The MOTIVATE study evaluated patients who had responded inadequately or were intolerant to biologic therapy.2

Jan 06, 2021

AbbVie to Present at the 39th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) will participate in the 39th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Members of AbbVie's executive leadership team will present virtually at 3:30 p.m. Central time, including Richard A. Gonzalez, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Michael Severino, M.D., vice chairman and president, Robert A. Michael, executive vice president and chief financial officer, and Jeffrey R. Stewart, executive vice president, commercial operations.

Jan 05, 2021

Risankizumab (SKYRIZI®) Phase 3 Results Demonstrate Improvements in Disease Activity Across Joint and Skin Symptoms Among Psoriatic Arthritis Patients

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced positive top-line results from two Phase 3 studies in adults with active psoriatic arthritis, KEEPsAKE-1 and KEEPsAKE-2, showing that significantly more patients treated with risankizumab (150 mg) achieved the primary endpoint of ACR20 response at week 24 versus placebo.1 In KEEPsAKE-1 and KEEPsAKE-2, 57 and 51 percent of patients receiving risankizumab achieved ACR20 response at week 24, respectively, versus 34 and 27 percent receiving placebo (p<0.001).1

Dec 23, 2020

IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) U.S. Prescribing Information Updated to Include Long-Term Data for Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia (WM)

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the update of the IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) Prescribing Information to include efficacy and safety data for the combination of IMBRUVICA with rituximab for the treatment of Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM), based on the final analysis of the Phase 3 iNNOVATE study. First approved in 2013, IMBRUVICA is currently available to patients with several types of blood cancer, as well as chronic graft-versus-host disease. It was approved as a monotherapy for WM in 2015 and as a combination therapy with rituximab in 2018 based on the iNNOVATE primary analysis.

Dec 11, 2020

CHMP Recommends the Approvals of RINVOQ™ (Upadacitinib) for the Treatment of Adults with Active Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced that the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommended the approval of RINVOQ (upadacitinib, 15 mg), an oral, once daily selective and reversible JAK inhibitor, for the expanded use in two additional rheumatic indications: the treatment of adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis and adult patients with active ankylosing spondylitis.5 The CHMP positive opinions are based on results from three pivotal clinical studies in which RINVOQ demonstrated efficacy across multiple measures of disease activity.1-3

Dec 10, 2020

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., Dec. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced top-line results from the Phase 3b Heads Up study showing that upadacitinib (30 mg, once daily) achieved superiority to dupilumab (300 mg, every other week) for the primary endpoint, the proportion of patients with at least a 75 percent improvement in the Eczema Area Severity Index (EASI 75) at week 16, in adults with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis.1 Of patients treated with upadacitinib, 71 percent achieved EASI 75 at week 16 compared to 61 percent of dupilumab-treated patients (p=0.006).1 Upadacitinib also showed superiority compared to dupilumab for all ranked secondary endpoints, including additional measures of skin clearance and itch reduction.1

Dec 09, 2020

AbbVie Announces Partners in $50 Million Program to Promote Health and Education Equity in Underserved Black Communities

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, is investing $50 million in a five-year program to support underserved Black communities across the United States. AbbVie will collaborate with six nonprofit partners, including Direct Relief, University of Chicago Medicine's Urban Health Initiative, National Urban League, Year Up, United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and Providence St. Mel School, to support health and education opportunity in underserved Black communities.

Dec 09, 2020

Upadacitinib (RINVOQ™) Meets Primary and All Ranked Secondary Endpoints in First Phase 3 Induction Study in Ulcerative Colitis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced positive results from the Phase 3 induction study, U-ACHIEVE, which showed upadacitinib (45 mg, once daily) met the primary endpoint of clinical remission (per Adapted Mayo Score) at week 8, as well as all ranked secondary endpoints, in adult patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis.1 In the study, 26 percent of patients receiving upadacitinib achieved clinical remission compared to 5 percent of patients receiving placebo (p<0.001).1 U-ACHIEVE is the first of two Phase 3 induction studies to evaluate the safety and efficacy of upadacitinib in adults with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis.1

Dec 06, 2020

Combined Data from Multiple Phase 3 Studies of IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) Show Efficacy and Safety in High-Risk, Previously Untreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) and Real-World Data Indicating Low Biomarker Testing Rates for These Patients

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), today announced results from a long-term integrated analysis of two Phase 3 clinical studies and additional pooled analysis evaluating the effect of IMBRUVICA (ibrutinib) based therapies for the first-line treatment of high-risk patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The totality of data featured at the virtual 2020 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting continues to establish the treatment benefit of IMBRUVICA for CLL patients with or without high-risk disease.

Dec 05, 2020

AbbVie Presents Extended Follow-Up Data for Fixed Duration Treatment VENCLEXTA®/VENCLYXTO® (venetoclax) in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced new, updated results from the Phase 3 MURANO and CLL14 clinical trials evaluating VENCLEXTA®/VENCLYXTO® (venetoclax) fixed duration treatment combinations at the virtual 62nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition (abstracts 125, 127, and 1310, respectively). These findings add to the growing body of data supporting the use of VENCLEXTA/VENCLYXTO in first-line or previously treated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients.