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May 06, 2015

AbbVie to Present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Health Care Conference

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) will participate in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Health Care Conference on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Richard A. Gonzalez, chairman and chief executive officer, will participate in a question and answer session at 3 p.m. Central time.

May 06, 2015

Investigational Medicine Venetoclax Receives Breakthrough Therapy Designation in Relapsed or Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in Previously Treated Patients with the 17p Deletion Genetic Mutation

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced its investigational medicine venetoclax, an inhibitor of the B-cell lymphoma-2 (BCL-2) protein that is being developed in partnership with Genentech and Roche, has been granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation by the FDA for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in previously treated (relapsed/refractory) patients with the 17p deletion genetic mutation.

May 05, 2015

AbbVie Announces Pivotal Phase 3 Data Evaluating Efficacy and Safety of HUMIRA® (adalimumab) in Patients with Non-Infectious Intermediate, Posterior, or Panuveitis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) announced results from VISUAL?I, a Phase 3 study investigating the efficacy and safety of HUMIRA® (adalimumab) in adult patients with active non-infectious intermediate, posterior, or panuveitis who still experienced intraocular inflammation while on systemic corticosteroid therapy. Results showed HUMIRA significantly lowered their risk of uncontrolled uveitis or vision loss. The results were presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2015 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colo.

May 01, 2015

AbbVie Extends Exchange Offer to Acquire Pharmacyclics, Inc.

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie Inc. ("AbbVie") (NYSE / CHX / Euronext Paris / SIX: ABBV) today announced that it has extended the expiration of its exchange offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Pharmacyclics, Inc. to 5 p.m., New York City time, on May 15, 2015.

Apr 29, 2015

AbbVie to Present at Deutsche Bank 40th Annual Health Care Conference

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) will participate in the Deutsche Bank 40th Annual Health Care Conference on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Bill Chase, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will participate in a question and answer session at 1:50 p.m. Central time.

Apr 25, 2015

AbbVie Presents Late-Breaking, Preliminary Phase 3b Data with VIEKIRAX® + EXVIERA® in Chronic Hepatitis C Patients with Renal Impairment at The International Liver Congress™ 2015

VIENNA, April 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced new, preliminary safety and efficacy data from the first cohort of its ongoing, Phase 3b RUBY-I study. RUBY-I is evaluating VIEKIRAX® (ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir tablets) + EXVIERA® (dasabuvir tablets) with or without ribavirin (RBV) in treatment-naïve, non-cirrhotic, genotype 1 (GT1) chronic hepatitis C patients with severe renal impairment (stage 4 or 5), including those on hemodialysis. The primary endpoint of the study is the percentage of patients achieving sustained virologic response at 12 weeks post-treatment (SVR12). Patients who reached post-treatment week four to date (n=10 of 20 enrolled) achieved 100 percent SVR4 (n=10/10).1 RUBY-I was presented as a late-breaker today at The International Liver Congress™ (ILC) 2015, the 50th annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) in Vienna, Austria.

Apr 24, 2015

U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review to AbbVie for Investigational, All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapy for the Treatment of Genotype 4 Chronic Hepatitis C

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted its New Drug Application (NDA) and granted priority review for the company's, all-oral, interferon-free, two direct-acting antiviral treatment of ombitasvir, paritaprevir, ritonavir (OBV/PTV/r), with ribavirin (RBV). The NDA is for the treatment of adults with chronic genotype 4 (GT4) hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.

Apr 23, 2015

AbbVie Reports First-Quarter 2015 Financial Results

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015.

Apr 15, 2015

AbbVie's Investigational Chronic Hepatitis C Treatment Granted Priority Review in Japan

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced that the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has granted priority review for its investigational, two direct-acting antiviral treatment of ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir. This all-oral treatment is interferon (IFN) and ribavirin (RBV)-free and will be dosed once daily. The MHLW grants priority review to certain medicines on the basis of clinical usefulness and severity of the disease, including diseases like hepatitis C, which affects approximately 1.5 to 2 million people in Japan.1 AbbVie's investigational hepatitis C treatment was submitted for marketing approval in Japan in February 2015. The New Drug Application is for the treatment of patients with genotype 1 (GT1) chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and is supported by the Phase 3 GIFT-I study in Japanese genotype 1b (GT1b) HCV patients.

Apr 08, 2015

AbbVie to Present New Data from Hepatitis C Clinical Development Program at The International Liver Congress™ 2015

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced that 29 abstracts from its ongoing hepatitis C clinical development program have been accepted for presentation during The International Liver CongressTM (ILC) 2015 in Vienna, Austria from April 22-26. Data being presented include sub-analyses of the recently approved VIEKIRAX® (ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir tablets) + EXVIERA® (dasabuvir tablets), Phase 3b studies, including a head-to-head comparison of AbbVie's three direct-acting antiviral treatment with telaprevir-based therapy and Phase 2/3 studies investigating AbbVie's combination treatment in genotype 1 (GT1) and genotype 4 (GT4). Additionally, data from Phase 1 studies of ABT-493 and ABT-530 will be presented.