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May 30, 2013

AbbVie Announces Market Availability of New CREON® (pancrelipase) 36,000 Lipase-unit Capsules for Patients with Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced that a new, higher-dose capsule of CREON® (pancrelipase) Delayed-Release Capsules is commercially available in the United States.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved CREON in a 36,000 lipase-unit dose to treat patients with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) due to cystic fibrosis, swelling of the pancreas that lasts a long time (chronic pancreatitis), removal of some or all of the pancreas (pancreatectomy), or other conditions.  This new strength is the highest dose of pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) currently available and approved by the FDA.

May 28, 2013

AbbVie to Participate in 2013 Jeffries Global Healthcare Conference

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) will participate in the 2013 Jeffries Global Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.  Bill Chase, executive vice president and chief financial officer, and Scott Brun, M.D., vice president, pharmaceutical development, will take part in a question and answer session at 8:00 a.m. Central time.

May 20, 2013

AbbVie Initiates Phase 3 Study of Its Investigational Compound Atrasentan on Renal Outcomes in Patients with Diabetic Nephropathy

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) announced today the initiation of a Phase 3 clinical study called SONAR (Study Of Diabetic Nephropathy with Atrasentan) to assess the effects of the investigational compound atrasentan - when added to standard of care - on progression of kidney disease in patients with stage 2 to 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD) and type 2 diabetes.  SONAR is a large, multinational, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study that is expected to enroll more than 4,000 patients with diabetic nephropathy.  The study will evaluate atrasentan's impact on renal outcomes, such as the onset of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), as defined by need for chronic dialysis, transplant or death due to renal failure progression.i

May 17, 2013

AbbVie and Galapagos Extend GLPG0634 Collaboration to Include Crohn's Disease

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. and MECHELEN, Belgium, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Galapagos NV (Euronext: GLPG) and AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) announced today an extension of their GLPG0634 clinical development collaboration to include Crohn's disease.  Galapagos will fund and complete a Phase 2 program in Crohn's disease, which is designed to facilitate rapid progression into Phase 3.  Upon successful completion of the study, expected in Q2 2015, AbbVie will pay Galapagos $50 million.  The terms of the collaboration extension are in addition to previously agreed upon financial terms.  AbbVie will be responsible for funding and performing clinical development beyond Phase 2, and completing regulatory and commercialization activities.

May 15, 2013

AbbVie to Present Data on Investigational Anti-Cancer Compounds at American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced that data evaluating several investigational compounds in the company's oncology pipeline will be presented at the upcoming 2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, May 31 - June 4, Chicago.  Data being presented include the results from two clinical trials evaluating the safety and efficacy of ABT-199, a BCL-2 selective inhibitor, in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL).

May 14, 2013

AbbVie and Alvine to Collaborate on Investigational Oral Therapy for Celiac Disease

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. and SAN CARLOS, Calif., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) and Alvine Pharmaceuticals, a leader in celiac disease therapeutics development, announced today that they have entered into a global collaboration to develop a novel oral treatment for patients with celiac disease, currently in Phase 2 development.  This collaboration builds on AbbVie's expertise and leadership in the field of gastroenterology with its on-market products to treat Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and diseases associated with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.

May 07, 2013

AbbVie to Present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Health Care Conference

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) will participate in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Health Care Conference on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.  Bill Chase, executive vice president and chief financial officer, and John M. Leonard, M.D., senior vice president and chief scientific officer, will take part in a question and answer session at 12:40 p.m. Central time.

May 06, 2013

AbbVie's Investigational HCV Regimen Receives Breakthrough Therapy Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced that its investigational direct-acting antiviral (DAA) combination with and without ribavirin for the treatment of genotype 1 (GT1) hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been designated as a Breakthrough Therapy by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

May 01, 2013

AbbVie CF Scholarship Application Now Available for Exceptional Undergraduate and Graduate Students with Cystic Fibrosis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie today announced that undergraduate and graduate students living with cystic fibrosis (CF) can now apply for the AbbVie CF Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic school year.  

Apr 26, 2013

AbbVie Reports First-Quarter 2013 Financial Results

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.