Pfizer’s Prevnar 13 Is Approved For Older Children As Use In Adults Lags
FDA approved use of the pneumococcal vaccine in children and adolescents aged six to 17 years; uptake in adults 50 and older has been impacted by the delay in getting an ACIP vote on treatment, which is expected later this year.
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Vaccines Chess Game Continues With Baxter Sale To Pfizer
Pfizer, which saw 13% growth in its global vaccines business during the second quarter, pays $635 million to buy a pair of vaccines from Baxter. The meningitis and encephalitis vaccines, sold mainly in Europe, are expected to generate combined sales of about $300 million this year.
No Near-Term Separations For Pfizer, But Business Model Will “Evolve”
Beyond the sale of its nutritionals business and spin-out of animal health into Zoetis, no additional separations are planned for Pfizer in the near-term. But CEO Ian Read discussed how he sees the company’s Established Products and Emerging Markets businesses evolving over the long-term, including the potential for an eventual breakout, during a year-end financial call Jan. 29.