Media

The following information is intended as a resource for journalists only and was factually correct at the time it was issued.

Kate Richards
Director of Communications and Patient Relations
Australia and New Zealand
+61 466 420 739    
kate.richards@abbvie.com

Edwina Elliott
Senior Corporate Communications Manager
0439 578 865
edwina.elliott@abbvie.com

AbbVie Australia follows Medicines Australia’s Code of Conduct and the Therapeutic Goods Act.​ Both prohibit a pharmaceutical company from direct to consumer advertising which includes issuing media statements about our prescription medicines. We can issue statements to advise registration of a new medicine, a reimbursement notice of a medicine or news not related to our medicines.

2021

May

AbbVie welcomes registration of RINVOQ® (upadacitinib) for two new indications
Read full media release here.
Read pdf version of the full media release here.

March

New option for Australians with certain autoimmune diseases through reimbursement of HUMIRA® (adalimumab) citrate-free formulation
Read full media release here.
Read pdf version of the full media release here.

2020

December

Venclexta (venetoclax) PBS listed as first line therapy for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) patients unfit for chemotherapy
Read full media release here.
Read pdf version of the full media release here.

October

AbbVie collaborates with BioCurate to accelerate commercialisation of Australian novel early stage discoveries into new therapeutics and drugs
Read full media release here.
Read pdf version of the full media release here.

September

MAVIRET® is the first PBS listed Hepatitis C treatment available for Australians 12 years and over
Read full media release here.
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July

New treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, RINVOQ (upadacitinib), became available on the PBS during COVID-19 lockdown
Read full media release here.

July

AbbVie reinvents ‘pharma culture’ and takes Australia’s #2 spot for Best Place to Work
Read full media release here.

May

AbbVie Completes Transformative Acquisition of Allergan
Read full media release here.

March

AbbVie Australia - Local Response to COVID-19 
Read here.

January

AbbVie welcomes Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) Regulatory Approval of RINVOQ® (upadacitinib)
Read full media release here.

2019

December

Chris Stemple Appointed General Manager AbbVie ANZ
Read full media release here.

December

New biologic option for severe plaque psoriasis now available on Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
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July

AbbVie welcomes Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) Regulatory Approval of SKYRIZI™ (risankizumab)
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June

AbbVie ANZ Appoints New Medical Director
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February

New targeted treatment option for patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) now available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
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2018

October

AbbVie Welcomes TGA Regulatory Approval of VENCLEXTA® (venetoclax tablets) in Combination with Rituximab
Read full media release here.

August

Eight-week Hepatitis C Treatment on Pharmaceutical Benefits scheme from 1st August 2018
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April

Announcement: Venclexta PBS Status
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February

Experts concerned Parksinon’s patients may be missing out on support in the Illawarra
Read full media release here.