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May 23, 2014
09:15 EDTPFEPfizer says tofacitinib met two primary efficacy endpoints in Phase 3 study
Pfizer announced detailed results from the Oral treatment Psoriasis Trial Retreatment study, a Phase 3 study investigating tofacitinib for the treatment of adult patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis. This three-period study showed that tofacitinib, as a 5 mg or 10 mg pill taken twice daily, met its two primary efficacy endpoints. The safety profile of tofacitinib in OPT Retreatment was consistent with previous studies and there were no new safety findings in this trial. The first primary endpoint of OPT Retreatment evaluated the maintenance of clinical response in patients who remained on tofacitinib after an initial treatment phase compared to patients who were switched to placebo. The second primary endpoint examined patients who lost half of their original clinical response during the withdrawal phase, and measured the proportion of these patients who regained their original clinical response after restarting treatment with tofacitinib. Throughout the study, the efficacy response was measured by the proportion of subjects achieving a Physician’s Global Assessment response of “clear” or “almost clear” skin and the proportion of subjects achieving at least a 75% reduction in the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index, two commonly used measures of efficacy in psoriasis.
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May 29, 2015
16:00 EDTPFEOptions Update; May 29, 2015
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08:31 EDTPFEPfizer says FDA approves Rapamune for treatment of LAM
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May 28, 2015
16:34 EDTPFEFDA approves Pfizer's Rapamune to treat LAM
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15:30 EDTPFECellectis in takeover talks with Pfizer named as suitor, FT reports
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10:52 EDTPFEPfizer to host conference call
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09:00 EDTPFEPfizer has 'significant capacity' for additional deals, says JPMorgan
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08:33 EDTPFEPfizer announces $3M grants program to further research in breast cancer
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May 26, 2015
14:07 EDTPFEFDA approves request for updated package insert for Prevnar 13
The FDA approved a request from Pfizer's Wyeth Pharmaceuticals to supplement the biologics license application for Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine, or Prevnar 13, to update the package insert to include data from the CAPiTA confirmatory efficacy study in adults. Reference Link
May 22, 2015
10:52 EDTPFEJPMorgan says Actavis shares cheap compared to peers
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May 21, 2015
07:37 EDTPFEPfizer replaces AbbVie as top global pharma pick at Jefferies
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May 20, 2015
07:46 EDTPFEDeutsche Bank positive on potential Pfizer, GSK merger
Deutsche Bank analyst Gregg Gilbert believes a large foreign deal for Pfizer (PFE) may make sense and says a buyout of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) could be "materially" accretive to earnings while improving the company's tax situation over time. Gilbert assumes a $60 per share buyout price for GlaxoSmithKline in a research note this morning titled "Introducing 'PfizerKline'". The stock closed yesterday up 2c to $44.68. Gilbert reiterates a Buy rating on Pfizer with a $41 price target. Shares ended yesterday up 23c to $34.21.
May 19, 2015
06:55 EDTPFEGenocea could be takeover target after data, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Edward Tenthoff expects Genocea Biosciences (GNCA) will report positive Phase II GEN-003 post-immunization results late in Q2. GEN-003 is a therapeutic vaccine for genital herpes targeting Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2. Positive GEN-003 data could position Genocea as a potential acquisition target by a larger vaccine player, Tenthoff tells investors today in a research note. Large vaccine makers include Sanofi (SNY), Merck (MRK), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Pfizer (PFE) and Novartis (NVS). The analyst reiterates an Overweight rating on Genocea with a $14 price target. Shares of the clinical-stage vaccine developer with a $227M market capitalization closed yesterday up 83c to $10.22.
May 18, 2015
06:58 EDTPFEActavis CEO says chances of Pfizer offer are 'unlikely', Financial Times says
Actavis (ACT) CEO Brent Saunders said the chances of Pfizer (PFE) making an offer are "incredibly unlikely," reports the Financial Times. Saunders said he has heard the gossip that Actavis could become a takeover target for a larger group, but he spends "zero time thinking about it." Reference Link

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