Drug Approvals, Trial Results, and Collaboration- Research Report on Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, AbbVie,

Drug Approvals, Trial Results, and Collaboration- Research Report on Johnson &
          Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, AbbVie, and GSK

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NEW YORK, September 30, 2013

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Today, Investors' Reports announced new research reports highlighting Johnson
& Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY), Eli Lilly &
Company (NYSE: LLY), AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV), and GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:
GSK). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full
price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Johnson & Johnson Research Report

On September 23, 2013, Janssen-Cilag International NV,a part of the Janssen
Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, announced that it has received
an approval from the European Commission for the use of STELARA (ustekinumab),
alone or in combination with methotrexate, for the treatment of active
psoriatic arthritis in adult patients when the response to previous
non-biological disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) therapy has been
inadequate. Jerome A. Boscia, M.D., Vice President, Head of Immunology
Development, Janssen Research & Development, stated, "The European Commission
approval of STELARA for the treatment of active psoriatic arthritis brings an
important new therapeutic option to patients and marks the first treatment
approved for this devastating and complex disease since the introduction of
anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha agents." The Full Research Report on
Johnson & Johnson - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and
price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Research Report

On September 24, 2013, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (Bristol-Myers) and
AstraZeneca announced results from a Phase III study evaluating dapagliflozin
in adult patients with type 2 diabetes who were inadequately controlled on
combination treatment with metformin plus sulfonylurea. Bristol-Myersreported
that patients treated with dapagliflozin 10 mg as an add-on therapy to
metformin plus sulfonylurea demonstrated significant improvements in
glycosylated hemoglobin levels (HbA1c) and, among key secondary endpoints,
significant reductions in fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and in body weight
compared to placebo at 24 weeks. The Company stated that marked improvements
were also observed in seated systolic blood pressure (SBP) at eight weeks in
patients treated with dapagliflozin compared to placebo. Bristol-Mayers
informed that the results were presented on the announcement date at the 49th
Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in
Barcelona, Spain.The Full Research Report on Bristol-Myers Squibb Company -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:

Eli Lilly & Company Research Report

On September 24, 2013, Eli Lilly & Company (Lilly) and Boehringer Ingelheim
announced results from two post-hoc, pooled analyses of data from
placebo-controlled clinical trials, which examined the safety of the
dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor linagliptin in adults with type 2
diabetes (T2D). Lilly reported that findings from a pooled, post-hoc analysis
of safety data from 22 linagliptin clinical trials with 7,400 adults with T2D
(4,810 received linagliptin, 2,590 received placebo) showed that the
hypoglycemic incidence rate for linagliptin compared with placebo was 11.5%
vs. 14%, respectively, and overall incidence of adverse events (AE) or serious
adverse events (SAE) with linagliptin was similar to placebo (AE 56.5% versus
61.2%, and SAE 4.8% versus 6.3%, respectively). Commenting on the renal safety
data in the elderly, Christophe Arbet-Engels, MD, PhD, Vice President,
Metabolic Clinical Development and Medical Affairs, Boehringer Ingelheim
Pharmaceuticals, said, "The results from these pooled analyses continued to
demonstrate that linagliptin is a treatment option for a wide range of adults
with type 2 diabetes, including the elderly and those with renal impairment."
The Full Research Report on Eli Lilly and Company - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.InvestorsReports.com/report/2013-09-25/LLY]

AbbVie Inc. Research Report

On September 24, 2013, AbbVie Inc. (AbbVie) announced that it has entered into
a global alliance with Galapagos NV for the discovery, development, and
commercialization of novel potentiator and combination therapies in cystic
fibrosis (CF). Jim Sullivan, Ph.D., Vice President, Pharmaceutical Discovery,
AbbVie, commented, "We're pleased to enhance our partnership with Galapagos to
include research in cystic fibrosis, a debilitating disease with significant
unmet medical need. Our knowledge of the patient experience, combined with
innovative advances in the understanding of disease etiology, offers the
potential for new transformational treatments." The Company also informed that
in the alliance, AbbVie and Galapagos will develop potentiators and correctors
discovered by Galapagos with the aim to initiate Phase 1 clinical studies at
the end of 2014.The Full Research Report on AbbVie Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:

GlaxoSmithKline plc Research Report

On September 20, 2013, GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) and Theravanceannounced that
Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has approved RELVAR
ELLIPTA, for the treatment of bronchial asthma (in cases where concurrent use
of inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting inhaled beta2 agonist is required).
According to the Company, RELVAR ELLIPTAis not indicated for the treatment of
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Japan. Darrell Baker, Senior
Vice President and Head, GSK Global Respiratory Franchise, said, "The approval
of Relvar Ellipta in Japan means that, for the first time, people with asthma
will be able to benefit from a once-daily ICS/LABA that delivers continuous
24-hour efficacy. Throughout the development programme, GSK focused on the
needs of patients to develop a medicine that may help address some of the
existing treatment challenges. We are delighted by this approval, which means
that healthcare professionals in Japan will soon have another treatment option
for appropriate asthma patients." The Full Research Report on GlaxoSmithKline
plc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets -
is available to download free of charge at:


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