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Quarterly Results, FDA Approvals, Intellectual Property Appeals, New Drug Applications, and Initiated Clinical Trials - Analyst Notes on Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Teva, Bristol-Myers Squibb and AbbVie

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NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK), Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NYSE: TEVA), Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) and AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.analystsreview.com/1516-100free.

Johnson & Johnson Analyst Notes
On April 15, 2014, Johnson & Johnson announced Q1 2014 financial results. The Company announced sales of $18.1 billion, up 3.5% YoY. Net earnings were $4.7 billion, or $1.64 per diluted share, compared to $3.5 billion, or $1.22 per diluted share, in Q1 2013. "Johnson & Johnson delivered strong first-quarter results driven by successful new product launches and the continued growth of key products," said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson. "Our talented colleagues around the world continue to bring meaningful innovations to patients and customers, addressing significant unmet needs. We also advanced our near-term priorities and long-term growth drivers, positioning us well to deliver sustainable results." The Company stated that it increased its earnings guidance for full-year 2014 and expects it to be in the range of $5.80 to $5.90 per share. The full analyst notes on Johnson & Johnson are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystsreview.com/1516-JNJ-24Apr2014.pdf

Merck & Co., Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 17, 2014, Merck & Co., Inc. (Merck) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved RAGWITEK (Short Ragweed Pollen Allergen Extract) Tablet for Sublingual Use. The Company added that RAGWITEK is approved for use in adults 18 through 65 years of age, and is not indicated for the immediate relief of allergic symptoms. "The FDA approval of RAGWITEK brings an important new option for allergy specialists treating adults with allergic rhinitis with or without conjunctivitis caused by short ragweed pollen," said Dr. Sean Curtis, Vice President of Respiratory and Immunology at Merck Research Laboratories. "Merck is proud to add this second sublingual allergen immunotherapy tablet to our respiratory portfolio." The full analyst notes on Merck are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystsreview.com/1516-MRK-24Apr2014.pdf

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd Analyst Notes
On April 19, 2014, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (Teva) reported that while the Chief Justice of the United States found that the Company had demonstrated "a fair prospect of success on the merits" in its appeal of a decision from the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that invalidated the claim of US Patent 5,800,808 (the 808 patent), he denied Teva's application to stay the Federal Circuit's decision due to the potential for the Company to recover patent infringement damages. Teva noted that the 808 patent is expected to expire on September 1, 2015 and claims a process for manufacturing the active ingredient of COPAXONE 20mg/mL, which is the Company's relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) product. Further, the Company stated that it intends to continue pursuing its appeal in the Supreme Court and defending its intellectual property for COPAXONE. The full analyst notes on Teva are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystsreview.com/1516-TEVA-24Apr2014.pdf

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Analyst Notes
On April 14, 2014, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (Bristol-Myers Squibb) announced that it has submitted a new drug application (NDA) on April 4, 2014 to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a fixed-dose combination of atazanavir sulphate, a protease inhibitor marketed as Reyataz, and cobicistat, an investigational pharmacokinetic enhancer, or boosting agent, that can increase the level of certain HIV-1 medicines in the blood and make them more effective. Bristol-Myers Squibb stated that if approved, the Company expects atazanavir sulphate and cobicistat to offer patients living with HIV-1, a single tablet that eliminates the need to take a boosting agent in a separate tablet. The full analyst notes on Bristol-Myers Squibb are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystsreview.com/1516-BMY-24Apr2014.pdf

AbbVie Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 15, 2014, AbbVie Inc. (AbbVie) announced the initiation of a global Phase III trial that evaluates the safety and efficacy of its investigational compound, veliparib (ABT-888), in patients with previously untreated locally advanced or metastatic squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). According to the Company, this randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, multicenter, Phase III trial will compare patients receiving either the standard chemotherapies of carboplatin and paclitaxel with the addition of veliparib, versus patients receiving carboplatin and paclitaxel with the addition of placebo. AbbVie added that the trial will enrol approximately 900 patients. "This Phase III trial is an important step in the development of veliparib and in potentially providing patients with squamous non-small cell lung cancer with a new treatment option," said Scott Brun M.D., Vice President of Pharmaceutical Development at AbbVie. The full analyst notes on AbbVie are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystsreview.com/1516-ABBV-24Apr2014.pdf

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