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Apr 30, 2019

European Commission Approves SKYRIZI™ (risankizumab) for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved SKYRIZI™ (risankizumab) for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adult patients who are candidates for systemic therapy. SKYRIZI (150 mg) is approved to be administered by two subcutaneous injections every 12 weeks following two initiation doses at week 0 and week 4. In clinical studies, SKYRIZI demonstrated high rates of skin clearance at 16 weeks and this clearance was durable at one year (52 weeks).1-4 This approval allows for the marketing of SKYRIZI in all member states of the European Union, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Apr 30, 2019

AbbVie to Present New and Updated Data of Investigational Medicines for Parkinson's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis at 2019 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced experts in the neuroscience field will present six abstracts, including data evaluating investigational medicines from its neuroscience pipeline, at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting, May 4-10 in Philadelphia. The six accepted abstracts include two oral presentations showing AbbVie's research progress in difficult neurological conditions.

Apr 25, 2019

AbbVie Reports First-Quarter 2019 Financial Results

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

Apr 23, 2019

AbbVie Expands Immunology Portfolio in the U.S. with FDA Approval of SKYRIZI™ (risankizumab-rzaa) for Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved SKYRIZI™ (risankizumab-rzaa), an interleukin-23 (IL-23) inhibitor, for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy.3 In clinical trials, SKYRIZI produced high rates of durable skin clearance – most people (82 and 81 percent) treated with SKYRIZI achieved 90 percent skin clearance (PASI 90) at one year, with the majority (56 and 60 percent) achieving complete skin clearance (PASI 100).1

Apr 17, 2019

AbbVie Announces Call for Entries for the AbbVie CF Scholarship for the 2019-2020 Academic School Year

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie, a global research and development-based biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the AbbVie CF Scholarship program is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic school year. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for the scholarship until May 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. U.S. eastern time by visiting www.AbbVieCFScholarship.com. Students can apply online or by downloading an application on the scholarship website.

Apr 03, 2019

AbbVie to Host First-Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, will announce its first-quarter 2019 financial results on Thursday, April 25 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.

Mar 26, 2019

AbbVie Announces First Regulatory Approval of SKYRIZI™ (risankizumab) for the Treatment of Plaque Psoriasis, Generalized Pustular Psoriasis and Erythrodermic Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis in Japan

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., March 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has approved SKYRIZI™ (risankizumab), an interleukin-23 (IL-23) inhibitor, for the treatment of plaque psoriasis, generalized pustular psoriasis, erythrodermic psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in adult patients who have an inadequate response to conventional therapies. This approval marks the first country approval in the world for SKYRIZI.

Mar 21, 2019

AbbVie Donates $40 Million to Rebuild North Chicago Middle School

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced a donation of $40 million to North Chicago Community Unit School District (CUSD) 187 to fund the rebuilding of the district's only middle school: Neal Math & Science Academy. This donation will provide a safer, modernized learning environment to improve student success for children and aims to help improve graduation rates, reduce dropout rates and increase college and career readiness.

Mar 19, 2019

AbbVie Provides Update on VENCLEXTA®/VENCLYXTO® (venetoclax) Multiple Myeloma Program

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has placed a partial clinical hold on all clinical trials evaluating venetoclax (VENCLEXTA®/VENCLYXTO®) for the investigational treatment of multiple myeloma. The partial clinical hold follows a review of data from the ongoing Phase 3 BELLINI trial (M14-031), a study in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma, in which a higher proportion of deaths was observed in the venetoclax arm compared to the control arm of the trial. As a result of this action, no new patients should be enrolled in any studies of venetoclax for multiple myeloma until a further analysis of the data is completed. Patients who are currently enrolled in studies and receiving benefit from the therapy may continue with treatment, after consultation with their physician.

Mar 07, 2019

AbbVie Announces Multiple Milestones for Phase 3 CLL14 Venetoclax Study of Fixed Duration Treatment in Previously-Untreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Patients

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced  that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted a fifth Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) to venetoclax, for use in combination with obinutuzumab as a fixed duration investigational combination, for untreated adult patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). According to the FDA, this designation is intended to expedite the review of therapies for serious or life-threatening conditions. The designation coincides with the completion of the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) submission to the FDA for approval in previously-untreated CLL patients.