Pharmaceutical Companies Announce Trial Results, and Achieve New Contracts, Regulatory Approvals, and Positive Opinion - Research Report on Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Novartis, Sanofi, and AstraZeneca PR Newswire NEW YORK, October 1, 2013 NEW YORK, October 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. Today, Investors' Reports announced new research reports highlighting Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE), Novartis AG (NYSE: NVS), Sanofi (NYSE: SNY), and AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE: AZN). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below. Eli Lilly and Company Research Report On September 26, 2013, Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) announced top-line results from two global Phase III studies of ramucirumab (IMC-1121B). According to Lilly, the top-line results were from the Phase III studies for advanced gastric cancer and metastatic breast cancer. Lilly reported that the RAINBOW trial for advanced gastric cancer achieved its primary endpoint of improved overall survival and a secondary endpoint of improved progression-free survival. The Company also reported that the ROSE Phase III study of ramucirumab in women with locally recurrent or metastatic breast cancer did not meet its primary endpoint of progression-free survival. Commenting on the results, Richard Gaynor, M.D., Vice President, Product Development and Medical Affairs for Lilly Oncology, stated, "We are disappointed that this breast cancer trial did not meet its primary endpoint. However, now with two positive gastric cancer trials, Lilly remains confident in the overall ramucirumab development program. We are looking forward to additional Phase III results for ramucirumab in colorectal, hepatocellular and lung cancer, expected in 2014." 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/2013-09-26/LLY] -- Pfizer Inc. Research Report On September 25, 2013, Pfizer Inc. (Pfizer) reported that its wholly owned subsidiary Meridian Medical Technologies, Inc. (Meridian) was awarded a five-year contract by the Biomedical Advanced Research & Development Authority (BARDA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). According to the Company, the $60 million contract is associated with a program authorized under Project Bioshield, and its objective is to develop midazolam auto-injectors as a replacement for the diazepam auto-injectors currently in the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) as a medical countermeasure against nerve-agent exposure. 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.InvestorsReports.com/report/2013-09-26/PFE] -- Novartis AG Research Report On September 23, 2013, Novartis AG (Novartis) announced that it has received an approval from the European Commission for once-daily Ultibro® Breezhaler® (indacaterol 85 mcg / glycopyrronium 43 mcg) as a maintenance bronchodilator treatment to relieve symptoms in adult patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Moreover, Novartis reported that the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) approved once-daily Ultibro® Inhalation Capsules (glycopyrronium 50 mcg / indacaterol 110 mcg), delivered through the Breezhaler® device, for relief of various symptoms due to airway obstruction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). David Epstein, Division Head, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, commented, "We are very pleased that the European Commission and Japan approved QVA149, nearly simultaneously, for COPD patients. This rapid approval in Japan reflects our build-up of clinical trial and regulatory capabilities in Japan." Epstein added, "Many COPD patients will now have a better treatment option, including first-line therapy with the launch of Ultibro Breezhaler in Europe." The Full Research Report on Novartis AG - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.InvestorsReports.com/report/2013-09-26/NVS] -- Sanofi Research Report On September 24, 2013, Sanofi announced new GetGoal-L sub-analysis results showing that reductions in HbA[1c] with Lyxumia® (lixisenatide), when added to basal insulin, were greatest in patients with type 2 diabetes who had well-controlled baseline fasting plasma glucose (FPG). Sanofi reported that the findings are in line with the efficacy profile of Lyxumia, which shows a clinical and statistically significant reduction in HbA[1c] across different patient populations. Commenting on the results, Professor Josep Vidal, Endocrinology and Nutrition, University of Barcelona, said, "The study showed that Lyxumia is an effective post-prandial glucose lowering option that improves HbA[1c] levels when added to basal insulin." Vidal continued, "We analyzed data from patients who were not at their target HbA[1c] level, despite controlled fasting plasma glucose, and we found that a treatment regimen that targets postprandial glucose, as well as fasting plasma glucose, could be an effective choice for these patients." 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.InvestorsReports.com/report/2013-09-26/SNY] -- AstraZeneca PLC Research Report On September 20, 2013, AstraZeneca PLC (AstraZeneca) announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued a positive opinion on Fluenz Tetra. According to AstraZeneca, Fluenz Tetra is a nasally administered four-strain live attenuated influenza vaccine, for the prevention of seasonal influenza in eligible children and adolescents 24 months to 17 years of age. Further, AstraZenca reported that the positive opinion was reached after a review of data from a pivotal paediatric study, which indicated that the safety and immunogenicity profile of Fluenz Tetra was comparable to the three-strain (trivalent) vaccine, Fluenz. 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