Approvals, FDA Response Letters, New Drug Applications, Collaborations, and Positive Opinions Boost Major Drug Portfolios - Research Report on Pfizer, Merck, GSK, AstraZeneca, and Sanofi Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom PR Newswire NEW YORK, July 15, 2013 NEW YORK, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Wall Street Reports announced new research reports highlighting Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE), Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK), GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE: GSK), AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE: AZN), and Sanofi (NYSE: SNY). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below. Pfizer Inc. Research Report On July 10, 2013, Pfizer Inc. (Pfizer) announced that it has received European approval for the expanded indication of its pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, Prevenar 13 (pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine [13-valent, adsorbed]). Being previously approved in the European Union (EU) for use in some specific age groups, the indication will now include adults aged 18 to 49 years for active immunization for the prevention of invasive disease caused by vaccine-type Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae). Emilio Emini, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer of Vaccine Research at Pfizer, said, "Prevenar 13 has been administered to millions of individuals around the world, and today's European approval for the expanded use of Prevenar 13 is a testament to Pfizer's continued commitment to developing innovative vaccines that can help prevent serious - and sometimes fatal - disease through every stage of life." The Full Research Report on Pfizer Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.WSReports.com/r/full_research_report/db02_PFE] -- Merck & Co. Inc. Research Report On July 1, 2013, Merck & Co. Inc. (Merck) announced that it has received a Complete Response Letter from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the Company's New Drug Application for suvorexant, an investigational medicine for the treatment of insomnia. Roger M. Perlmutter, M.D., Ph.D., President of Merck Research Laboratories, stated, "We will evaluate the requests outlined in the Complete Response Letter, and expect thereafter to work expeditiously with the FDA to make suvorexant available as a new treatment option for patients suffering from insomnia." The Full Research Report on Merck & Co. Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.WSReports.com/r/full_research_report/400f_MRK] -- GlaxoSmithKline plc Research Report On July 9, 2013, GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) announced that it has submitted supplemental New Drug Applications (NDA) to the US Food and Drug Administration for the use of dabrafenib, a BRAF inhibitor, in combination with trametinib, a MEK inhibitor. GSK reported that the supplemental applications were submitted to each of the currently approved NDAs, which will be for the use of each drug in combination with the other, for the treatment of adult patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma with a BRAF V600 E or K mutation. The Company stated that the applications were based on data from a randomised Phase I/II study comparing dabrafenib monotherapy to combination therapy with dabrafenib and trametinib in patients with BRAF V600E and V600K mutation positive metastatic melanoma. GSK also reported that the drug administration of dabrafenib and trametinib in combination is investigational and not approved anywhere in the world. The Full Research Report on GlaxoSmithKline plc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.WSReports.com/r/full_research_report/2737_GSK] -- AstraZeneca PLC Research Report On July 9, 2013, AstraZeneca PLC (AstraZeneca) announced that it has entered into an agreement for two-year collaboration with the University of Cambridge and Cancer Research UK. AstraZeneca reported that the agreement covers three pre-clinical and clinical oncology projects, and follows its recent announcement regarding its plan to establish its new UK-based global research and development centre and corporate headquarters at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus by 2016. Susan Galbraith, Head of AstraZeneca's Oncology Innovative Medicines Unit, commented, "These are the first research collaborations AstraZeneca has established with Cambridge-based partners since announcing our intention to build a strategic research and development centre on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus." Glabraith added, "It is fitting that the focus of these collaborations is on delivering new medicines for cancer because our Cambridge facility will become AstraZeneca's largest centre for oncology research. We look forward to having our scientists work side-by-side with some of the world's most distinguished medical institutions." The Full Research Report on AstraZeneca PLC - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.WSReports.com/r/full_research_report/02c7_AZN] -- Sanofi Research Report On June 28, 2013, Sanofi announced that its subsidiary, Genzyme, received a positive opinion regarding the approval of LEMTRADA from the Committee for the Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). LEMTRADA (alemtuzumab) is under consideration for the treatment of adult patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) with active disease defined by clinical or imaging features. Sanofi reported that the CHMP had also issued a positive opinion, in early 2013, on new active substance designation (NAS) for AUBAGIO (teriflunomide). David Meeker, MD, President and CEO of Genzyme, stated, "Today's CHMP opinions set the stage for the approval of two important new treatment options for MS patients. Treatments to-date have addressed some of the unmet needs in MS, but still have limitations." Meeker continued, "Upon approval, physicians will have the ability to prescribe LEMTRADA for appropriate relapsing remitting patients based on their impressions of clinical or imaging characteristics regardless of duration of disease or treatment history. Expectations among the MS community are high for LEMTRADA and with today's positive CHMP opinion we are a step closer to making this very innovative treatment available for MS patients in Europe." The Full Research Report on Sanofi - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.WSReports.com/r/full_research_report/26eb_SNY] ---- EDITOR NOTES: 1.This is not company news. We are an independent source and our views do not reflect the companies mentioned. 2.Information in this release is fact checked and produced on a best efforts basis and reviewed by a CFA. 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