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Aug 29, 2019

AbbVie Discontinues Rovalpituzumab Tesirine (Rova-T) Research and Development Program

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that MERU, a Phase 3 trial evaluating Rova-T as a first-line maintenance therapy for advanced small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), demonstrated no survival benefit at a pre-planned interim analysis for patients receiving Rova-T as compared with placebo. The overall safety profile was generally consistent with that observed in previous studies. The MERU trial is being closed, and the Rova-T research and development program has been terminated. AbbVie will move forward prioritizing other development programs within its oncology pipeline.

Aug 27, 2019

AbbVie to Present at the Morgan Stanley Healthcare Conference

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, will participate in the Morgan Stanley 17th Annual Global Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.  Richard A. Gonzalez, chairman and chief executive officer, will present at 10:10 a.m. Central time.

Aug 16, 2019

AbbVie Receives FDA Approval of RINVOQ™ (upadacitinib), an Oral JAK Inhibitor For The Treatment of Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved RINVOQ (upadacitinib), a 15 mg, once-daily oral Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor, for the treatment of adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have had an inadequate response or intolerance to methotrexate (MTX-IR).1 RINVOQ is expected to be available in the U.S. in late August 2019.

Aug 05, 2019

AbbVie Submits New Drug Application to US FDA for Investigational Elagolix for Management of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Associated with Uterine Fibroids in Women

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, in cooperation with Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX), today announced the submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for elagolix, an investigational, oral gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist, for the management of heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) associated with uterine fibroids in women.

Aug 02, 2019

AbbVie's MAVIRET™ (glecaprevir/pibrentasvir) Approved by European Commission to Shorten Treatment Duration to Eight Weeks for Treatment-Naïve Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C and Compensated Cirrhosis

- MAVIRET is now available as a shorter, 8-week, once-daily option for treatment-naïve, compensated cirrhotic, chronic hepatitis C (HCV) patients with genotype (GT)1, 2, 4, 5 and 6

Jul 26, 2019

AbbVie Reports Second-Quarter 2019 Financial Results

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --  AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019.

Jul 15, 2019

AbbVie Enhances Early Stage Oncology Pipeline with Acquisition of Mavupharma

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, announced today that it has acquired Seattle-based Mavupharma, a privately held biopharmaceutical company focused on novel approaches to target the STING (STimulator of INterferon Genes) pathway for the treatment of cancer.

Jul 11, 2019

AbbVie to Host Second-Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, will announce its second-quarter 2019 financial results on Friday, July 26 before the market opens. AbbVie will host a live webcast of the earnings conference call at 8 a.m. Central time (9 a.m. Eastern). 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 25, 2019

AbbVie to Acquire Allergan in Transformative Move for Both Companies

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. and DUBLIN, June 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) and Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN)  announced that the companies have entered into a definitive transaction agreement under which AbbVie will acquire Allergan in a cash and stock transaction for a transaction equity value of approximately $63 billion, based on the closing price of AbbVie's common stock of $78.45 on June 24, 2019.

Jun 24, 2019

AbbVie Announces US FDA Lifts Partial Clinical Hold on Phase 3 Study of Venetoclax in Patients with Multiple Myeloma Positive for the t(11;14) Genetic Abnormality

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., June 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lifted the partial clinical hold placed on CANOVA (M13-494), a Phase 3 trial evaluating venetoclax (VENCLEXTA® OR VENCLYXTO®) for the investigational treatment of relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. The CANOVA trial evaluates venetoclax in combination with dexamethasone versus pomalidomide in combination with dexamethasone in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma positive for the translocation (11;14) abnormality. The t(11;14) genetic biomarker is among the most common and routinely tested genetic abnormalities in patients with multiple myeloma.1