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European Medicines Agency Accepts Application Seeking New Indication For Pfizer Inc. (PFE)'s Prevenar 13®1 For Prevention Of Pneumococcal Pneumonia In Adults



8/7/2014 11:07:00 AM

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has accepted Pfizer’s application seeking to expand the indication for Prevenar 13* (pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine [13-valent, adsorbed]) in adults to include the prevention of pneumonia caused by the 13 pneumococcal serotypes contained in the vaccine.

“Pneumococcal pneumonia continues to be a serious health problem, causing significant illness and mortality in older adults,” said Dr. Emilio A. Emini, senior vice president, Vaccine Research and Development, Pfizer. “The results of the Community-Acquired Pneumonia Trial in Adults study underscore the potential benefits of Prevenar 13 in preventing disease in this age group.”

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