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Pfizer's Prevnar drives big fall in hospital visits

Prevnar pneumonia jabs have been wildly successful for Pfizer, racking up billions of dollars in sales and almost single-handedly driving its vaccine business.

Pfizer's vaccine hope Prevenar 13 wins new EU nod in adults

One reason Pfizer snapped up Wyeth in 2009: Its Prevnar/Prevenar vaccine franchise. Now, the latest version of the pneumococcal shot is Pfizer's fourth-biggest seller, with $3.72 billion in 2012 revenues. But Pfizer wants even more.

Pfizer points to pandemic potential of Prevnar 13

In pandemic flu preparation, a lot of focus is placed on protecting against the specific viral strain. Yet analysis of the 1918 pandemic shows secondary bacterial pneumonia directly caused many of the deaths. This brings Pfizer's Prevnar 13 into play, and the Big Pharma is talking up its role.

Pfizer sales drop 16%, falling short of expectations

Once again, Lipitor's patent loss gave Pfizer's ($PFE) quarterly results a big wallop. The cholesterol fighter's sales plummeted by 71% year over year, to $749 million. That drop, if a bit bigger than anticipated, was expected; it's been expected for years. So, the company's 16% drop in sales, to about $14 billion, is no wake-up call.

20 Top-selling Vaccines-- H1 2012

As H1 came to a close, FierceVaccines decided to take a look at which prophylactic vaccines flew off the shelves--and which companies made the sales.

The 20 top-selling vaccines in H1 2012

As H1 came to a close, FierceVaccines decided to take a look at which prophylactic vaccines flew off the shelves--and which companies made the sales. Take a look at the full list >>

Pfizer nears animal health IPO as cost-cutting boosts profits

Pfizer posted higher profits for the second quarter. That's the good news. The not-so-good is that sales dropped by 9%, thanks to increased competition for the newly off-patent Lipitor. The increase in profits came on the back of cost cuts across the company, including big reductions in R&D.

UPDATED: In U.K., Pneumovax trumps Pfizer's Prevnar 13

Looks like Pfizer's pneumococcal vaccine Prevenar 13 is down on its luck in the U.K.; the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation shafted the shot in favor of Pneumovax for adults and high-risk individuals.

Pfizer targets miniblockbuster prospects as Lipitor patent expires

Pfizer ($PFE) has been gearing up for the expiration of Lipitor's patent for years, and with the big day finally upon us, analysts and industry watchers are weighing in on the R&D course that the

FDA panel favors Pfizer's Prevnar 13 for expanded use

An FDA advisory panel backed Pfizer's ($PFE) Prevnar 13 vaccine for use in adults age 50 and older to stave off pneumonia, meningitis, and other pneumococcal infections. The committee voted 14-1 in