Eliquis, Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb's new-age anticoagulant, got off to somewhat of a rocky start. The third entrant in the warfarin replacement market, the drug lagged well behind competitors last year, with EP Vantage estimating in October that analysts' 2014 sales estimates had fallen 60% within 12 months. Now, however, the drug is finally showing signs of life.
Pfizer is reaching out to the Google-backed genomics outfit 23andMe to better understand the root causes of inflammatory bowel disease, looking to mine patient data for clues that could bolster its growing pipeline.
Sales of Lipitor, the best-selling drug of all time, may be waning, but litigation over the cholesterol fighter is growing--a lot.
Sales of Pfizer's best-selling vaccine may soon be getting bigger. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has accepted the company's application to expand the label on Prevenar 13 in adults to include the prevention of pneumonia caused by the 13 pneumococcal serotypes the vaccine contains.
Pfizer has cleared the decks of a marketing scandal that it inherited with its 2009 acquisition of Wyeth. The New York drugmaker will pay $35 million to 41 states and the District of Columbia to settle a case accusing it of pushing a kidney transplant drug for off-label uses.
A couple of things happened this past week to set off new chatter about a Pfizer megadeal. First, GlaxoSmithKline posted disappointing earnings and cut its full-year forecast, sending its stock into the dumpster--and its market cap tumbling. Then, Berenberg analysts issued an investor note extolling the potential virtues of a Pfizer-GlaxoSmithKline combo. Let the speculation continue.
Dream come true time for Pfizer and its Nexium 24HR brand team. No sooner had the drugmaker signed Rascal Flatts to rep the new OTC version of the heartburn drug than People magazine came calling. With the tough questions.
In recent years it's been the big biotechs in the U.S. which have registered approvals for the drugs most likely to succeed on the market. But in reviewing EvaluatePharma's recent picks for top Phase III drugs, it's interesting to see some prominent positions among the Big Pharma crowd. Read the full report >>
Labor issues at a Pfizer plant in Thane, India, have led the company to lock employees out of the facility after workers were said to have tried to stop production and threatened managers.
Pfizer is picking up a "portion" of a Baxter International vaccine manufacturing facility in Orth, Austria, as part of a $635 million deal to buy that company's marketed vaccine portfolio.