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May 27, 2014
05:26 EDTPFE, AZNAstraZeneca says 'focused' on strategy after Pfizer drops bid
AstraZeneca (AZN) notes the announcement made by Pfizer (PFE) that it does not intend to make an offer for AstraZeneca. Leif Johansson, Chairman of AstraZeneca, said: "We note Pfizer's confirmation that it no longer intends to make an offer for AstraZeneca. We welcome the opportunity to continue building on the momentum we have already demonstrated as an independent company. We are fully focused on the delivery of our strategy. We have attractive growth prospects and a rapidly progressing pipeline. In the coming months, we anticipate positive news flow across our core therapeutic areas, which underpins our confidence in the long-term prospects of the business. The Board is grateful to Pascal, his management team and to all our employees for their dedication and focus over a period of uncertainty. AstraZeneca has a culture of innovation, with science at the heart of everything we do. I believe this will create significant value for our shareholders, employees and patients who will benefit from our life-changing medicines."
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March 5, 2015
18:51 EDTPFETargacept, Catalyst Biosciences outline benefits of proposed merger
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March 3, 2015
12:06 EDTPFEPfizer receives orphan status for lung cancer drug
The FDA granted Pfizer orphan status for its treatment of non-small cell lung cancer with EGFR, HER2, HER4, or DDR2 mutations, dacomitinib.
08:37 EDTPFEPfizer says EC approves expanded indication for Prevenar 13
Pfizer announced that the European Commission approved an expanded indication for the use of Prevenar 13 -- pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine 13-valent, adsorbed -- for the prevention of pneumonia caused by the 13 pneumococcal serotypes in the vaccine in adults aged 18 years and older. The Summary of Product Characteristics has also been updated to include efficacy data from Pfizer’s Community-Acquired Pneumonia Immunization Trial in Adults, which demonstrated statistically significant reductions in first episodes of vaccine-type pneumococcal community-acquired pneumonia, including non-invasive/non-bacteremic CAP, and invasive pneumococcal disease in adults aged 65 and older.
March 2, 2015
16:31 EDTPFEPfizer files automatic mixed securities shelf
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09:02 EDTPFE, AZNAstraZeneca mulls linking bonuses to Pfizer defense pledges, Sunday Times says
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February 27, 2015
06:24 EDTAZNAstraZeneca turning antibiotic R&D into separate subsidiary, Reuters reports
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February 26, 2015
12:31 EDTPFEPfizer says CDC recommends serogroup B meningococcal vaccine for those at risk
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February 24, 2015
08:07 EDTPFEPfizer announces Trumenba studies met primary objectives
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February 23, 2015
12:53 EDTAZNAnalysts debate potential for competing Salix takeover bid
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07:55 EDTAZNJefferies says other bidders may emerge for Salix
Jefferies says it could envision other bidders emerging for Salix (SLXP) and points out recent media reports have suggested Shire (SHPG) and Endo (ENDP) have considered making a bid for the company. It lists AstraZeneca (AZN) and Takeda as others who could have possible interest in Salix. The firm believes Valeant (VRX) could afford to pay more for Salix should other bidders emerge.
February 20, 2015
10:33 EDTPFEBattleground update: AbbVie named top global pick at Jefferies
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10:31 EDTPFEPfizer announces FDA acceptance of NDA for Rapamune
Pfizer announced that the FDA has accepted for priority review a supplemental New Drug Application for RAPAMUNE for the treatment of lymphangioleiomyomatosis, a rare, progressive lung disease in women of childbearing age that is often fatal. With the Priority Review designation for the sNDA, Pfizer anticipates a decision in June of 2015 based on the anticipated Prescription Drug User Fee Act action date. The sNDA is based on results from the Multicenter International Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Efficacy and Safety of Sirolimus Trial. The MILES Trial included 89 LAM patients with moderate lung impairment who were randomized to receive RAPAMUNE or placebo for 12 months, followed by a 12 month observation period. In the trial, those treated with RAPAMUNE for one year experienced stabilization of lung function as measured by forced expiratory volume in one second.
07:23 EDTPFE, AZNAbbVie replaces Pfizer as top global pharma pick at Jefferies
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07:08 EDTAZNAmerican Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology to hold annual meeting
2015 Annual Meeting of AAAAI is being held in Houston, Texas on February 20-24.

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