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Filed: 5 Nov 20, 4:57pm

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended September 27, 2020

OR

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13
OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from _______ to _______


COMMISSION FILE NUMBER 1-3619

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PFIZER INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware13-5315170
(State of Incorporation)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

235 East 42nd Street, New York, New York  10017
(Address of principal executive offices)  (zip code)
(212) 733-2323
(Registrant’s telephone number)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $.05 par valuePFENew York Stock Exchange
0.250% Notes due 2022PFE22New York Stock Exchange
1.000% Notes due 2027PFE27New York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
YesxNo

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).
YesxNo

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act:

Large Accelerated filer x              Accelerated filer                 Non-accelerated filer            Smaller reporting company      Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
YesNox

At November 2, 2020, 5,558,396,599 shares of the issuer’s voting common stock were outstanding.



Table of Contents
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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income for the three and nine months ended September 27, 2020 and
September 29, 2019
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the three and nine months ended September 27, 2020 and September 29, 2019
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 27, 2020 and December 31, 2019
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Equity for the three and nine months ended September 27, 2020 and
September 29, 2019
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended September 27, 2020 and
September 29, 2019
Item 2. 
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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GLOSSARY OF DEFINED TERMS

Unless the context requires otherwise, references to “Pfizer,” “the Company,” “we,” “us” or “our” in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (defined below) refer to Pfizer Inc. and its subsidiaries. We also have used several other terms in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, most of which are explained or defined:
2019 Financial ReportFinancial Report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, which was filed as Exhibit 13 to the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019
2019 Form 10-KAnnual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019
ACA (Also referred to as U.S. Healthcare Legislation)U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act
ACIPAdvisory Committee on Immunization Practices
ALKanaplastic lymphoma kinase
Alliance revenuesRevenues from alliance agreements under which we co-promote products discovered or developed by other companies or us
AllogeneAllogene Therapeutics, Inc.
AMLAcute Myeloid Leukemia
AnacorAnacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
ArrayArray BioPharma Inc.
AstellasAstellas Pharma Inc., Astellas US LLC and Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
ATTR-CMtransthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy
BambooBamboo Therapeutics, Inc.
BioNTechBioNTech SE
BiopharmaPfizer Biopharmaceuticals Group
BMSBristol-Myers Squibb Company
CDCU.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
cGMPcurrent Good Manufacturing Practices
CHMPCommittee for Medicinal Products for Human Use
COVID-19novel coronavirus disease of 2019
Developed EuropeIncludes the following markets: Western Europe, Scandinavian countries and Finland
Developed MarketsU.S., Developed Europe, Japan, Canada, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand
Developed Rest of WorldIncludes the following markets: Japan, Canada, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand
EMAEuropean Medicines Agency
Emerging MarketsIncludes, but is not limited to, the following markets: Asia (excluding Japan and South Korea), Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Central Europe and Turkey
EPSearnings per share
EUEuropean Union
Exchange ActSecurities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended
FASBFinancial Accounting Standards Board
FDAU.S. Food and Drug Administration
FTCU.S. Federal Trade Commission
GAAPGenerally Accepted Accounting Principles
GISTgastrointestinal stromal tumors
GPDGlobal Product Development organization
GSKGlaxoSmithKline plc
hGH-CTPhuman growth hormone
HospiraHospira, Inc.
IBTIncome before tax
IPR&Din-process research and development
IRSU.S. Internal Revenue Service
IVintravenous
J&JJohnson & Johnson
JVJoint Venture
KingKing Pharmaceuticals LLC (formerly King Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)
LDLlow density lipoprotein
LIBORLondon Interbank Offered Rate
LillyEli Lilly & Company
MCOmanaged care organization
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GLOSSARY OF DEFINED TERMS
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mCRCmetastatic colorectal cancer
mCRPCmetastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer
mCSPCmetastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer
mRNAmessenger ribonucleic acid
MD&AManagement’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
MedivationMedivation LLC (formerly Medivation, Inc.)
MeridianMeridian Medical Technologies, Inc.
Moody’sMoody’s Investors Service
MylanMylan N.V.
NDAnew drug application
nmCRPCnon-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer
NSCLCnon-small cell lung cancer
OPKOOPKO Health, Inc.
PARPpoly ADP ribose polymerase
PBMpharmacy benefit manager
PharmaciaPharmacia Corporation
PP&Eproperty, plant & equipment
PsApsoriatic arthritis
Quarterly Report on Form 10-QQuarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 27, 2020
RArheumatoid arthritis
RCCrenal cell carcinoma
R&Dresearch and development
RNAribonucleic acid
SandozSandoz, Inc., a division of Novartis AG
SECU.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
SI&Aselling, informational and administrative
S&PStandard and Poor’s
TCJAlegislation commonly referred to as the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017
TherachonTherachon Holding AG
UCulcerative colitis
U.K.United Kingdom
U.S.United States
ValnevaValneva SE
ViiVViiV Healthcare Limited
VBPVolume-based procurement
WRDMWorldwide Research, Development and Medical

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements
PFIZER INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(UNAUDITED)
 Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
(MILLIONS, EXCEPT PER COMMON SHARE DATA)September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
Revenues$12,131 $12,680 $35,961 $39,062 
Costs and expenses:
Cost of sales(a)
2,529 2,602 7,188 7,611 
Selling, informational and administrative expenses(a)
3,016 3,260 8,919 10,110 
Research and development expenses(a)
2,360 2,283 6,216 5,827 
Amortization of intangible assets898 1,212 2,688 3,578 
Restructuring charges and certain acquisition-related costs365 435 295 
(Gain) on completion of Consumer Healthcare JV transaction(8,087)(6)(8,087)
Other (income)/deductions––net1,148 319 507 537 
Income from continuing operations before provision/(benefit) for taxes on income2,176 10,727 10,014 19,190 
Provision/(benefit) for taxes on income(26)3,047 968 2,566 
Income from continuing operations2,202 7,680 9,046 16,625 
Discontinued operations––net of tax
Net income before allocation to noncontrolling interests2,202 7,684 9,046 16,628 
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests25 19 
Net income attributable to Pfizer Inc.$2,194 $7,680 $9,022 $16,609 
Earnings per common share––basic:
    
Income from continuing operations attributable to Pfizer Inc. common shareholders$0.39 $1.38 $1.62 $2.98 
Discontinued operations––net of tax
Net income attributable to Pfizer Inc. common shareholders$0.39 $1.38 $1.62 $2.98 
Earnings per common share––diluted:
    
Income from continuing operations attributable to Pfizer Inc. common shareholders$0.39 $1.36 $1.60 $2.92 
Discontinued operations––net of tax
Net income attributable to Pfizer Inc. common shareholders$0.39 $1.36 $1.60 $2.92 
Weighted-average shares––basic5,557 5,545 5,552 5,581 
Weighted-average shares––diluted5,633 5,649 5,622 5,690 
(a)Excludes amortization of intangible assets, except as disclosed in Note 9A and Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements––Note 1L. Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies: Amortization of Intangible Assets, Depreciation and Certain Long-Lived Assets in our 2019 Financial Report.
See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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PFIZER INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(UNAUDITED)
 Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
Net income before allocation to noncontrolling interests$2,202 $7,684 $9,046 $16,628 
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net(a)
1,609 (468)96 (628)
Reclassification adjustments268 270 
 1,609 (200)96 (358)
Unrealized holding gains/(losses) on derivative financial instruments, net(372)150 (661)241 
Reclassification adjustments for (gains)/losses included in net income(b)
143 (29)(25)(372)
 (230)122 (685)(131)
Unrealized holding gains/(losses) on available-for-sale securities, net239 15 231 48 
Reclassification adjustments for (gains)/losses included in net income(c)
(85)(7)(25)30 
 155 205 77 
Benefit plans: actuarial gains/(losses), net(1,211)(171)(1,372)(175)
Reclassification adjustments related to amortization67 60 200 180 
Reclassification adjustments related to settlements, net174 38 240 40 
Other(206)42 (123)60 
 (1,177)(31)(1,055)105 
Benefit plans: prior service (costs)/credits and other, net(1)
Reclassification adjustments related to amortization of prior service costs and other, net(45)(44)(134)(137)
Reclassification adjustments related to curtailments of prior service costs and other, net(46)(46)
Other(3)
 (47)(88)(133)(180)
Other comprehensive income/(loss), before tax310 (190)(1,572)(486)
Tax provision/(benefit) on other comprehensive income/(loss)(262)84 (527)50 
Other comprehensive income/(loss) before allocation to noncontrolling interests$572 $(275)$(1,045)$(536)
Comprehensive income before allocation to noncontrolling interests$2,774 $7,409 $8,001 $16,092 
Less: Comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests11 (6)16 
Comprehensive income attributable to Pfizer Inc.$2,763 $7,415 $7,986 $16,084 
(a)Amounts in the third quarter of 2020 primarily include gains from the strengthening of certain major currencies against the U.S. dollar and a net gain related to foreign currency translation adjustments and the impact of our net investment hedging program, both attributable to our equity method investment in the GSK Consumer Healthcare joint venture. Amounts in the first nine months of 2020 primarily include gains from the strengthening of certain major currencies against the U.S. dollar, partially offset by a net loss related to foreign currency translation adjustments and the impact of our net investment hedging program, both attributable to our equity method investment in the GSK Consumer Healthcare joint venture. See Note 2B.
(b)Reclassified into Other (income)/deductions—net and Cost of sales in the condensed consolidated statements of income. See Note 7E.
(c)Reclassified into Other (income)/deductions—net in the condensed consolidated statements of income.
See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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PFIZER INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)September 27,
2020
December 31, 2019
(Unaudited)
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents$1,587 $1,305 
Short-term investments8,912 8,525 
Restricted short-term investments11,413 
Trade accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts: 2020—$533; 2019—$52710,012 8,724 
Inventories9,295 8,283 
Current tax assets4,000 3,344 
Other current assets2,519 2,622 
Total current assets47,739 32,803 
Equity-method investments15,949 17,133 
Long-term investments3,059 3,014 
Property, plant and equipment, less accumulated depreciation: 2020—$16,636; 2019—$16,78914,403 13,967 
Identifiable intangible assets, less accumulated amortization30,927 35,370 
Goodwill59,902 58,653 
Noncurrent deferred tax assets and other noncurrent tax assets2,649 2,099 
Other noncurrent assets4,355 4,450 
Total assets$178,983 $167,489 
Liabilities and Equity  
Short-term borrowings, including current portion of long-term debt: 2020—$2,149; 2019—$1,462$13,363 $16,195 
Trade accounts payable4,141 4,220 
Dividends payable2,112 2,104 
Income taxes payable1,430 980 
Accrued compensation and related items2,425 2,720 
Other current liabilities10,683 11,083 
Total current liabilities34,154 37,304 
Long-term debt49,785 35,955 
Pension benefit obligations, net5,350 5,638 
Postretirement benefit obligations, net1,087 1,124 
Noncurrent deferred tax liabilities4,542 5,578 
Other taxes payable11,720 12,126 
Other noncurrent liabilities6,851 6,317 
Total liabilities113,487 104,042 
Commitments and Contingencies
Preferred stock17 
Common stock470 468 
Additional paid-in capital88,161 87,428 
Treasury stock(110,980)(110,801)
Retained earnings100,284 97,670 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(12,676)(11,640)
Total Pfizer Inc. shareholders’ equity65,259 63,143 
Equity attributable to noncontrolling interests236 303 
Total equity65,495 63,447 
Total liabilities and equity$178,983 $167,489 
See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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PFIZER INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EQUITY
(UNAUDITED)
PFIZER INC. SHAREHOLDERS
Preferred StockCommon StockTreasury Stock
(MILLIONS, EXCEPT PREFERRED SHARES)SharesStated ValueSharesPar ValueAdd’l
Paid-In Capital
SharesCostRetained EarningsAccum. Other Comp.
Loss
Share-
holders’ Equity
Non-controlling interestsTotal Equity
Balance, June 28, 2020$9,394 $470 $87,886 (3,840)$(110,978)$100,203 $(13,246)$64,336 $228 $64,564 
Net income2,194 2,194 2,202 
Other comprehensive income/(loss), net of tax569 569 572 
Cash dividends declared:
Common stock(2,113)(2,113)(2,113)
Preferred stock— — 
Noncontrolling interests— (1)(1)
Share-based payment transactions— 275 — (2)273 273 
Purchases of common stock— — — 
Preferred stock conversions and redemptions— — — — — — 
Other— — — — — (1)(1)
Balance, September 27, 2020$9,397 $470 $88,161 (3,840)$(110,980)$100,284 $(12,676)$65,259 $236 $65,495 
PFIZER INC. SHAREHOLDERS
Preferred StockCommon StockTreasury Stock
(MILLIONS, EXCEPT PREFERRED SHARES)SharesStated ValueSharesPar ValueAdd’l
Paid-In Capital
SharesCostRetained EarningsAccum. Other Comp.
Loss
Share-
holders’ Equity
Non-controlling interestsTotal Equity
Balance, June 30, 2019458 $18 9,363 $468 $86,963 (3,801)$(110,786)$94,440 $(11,535)$59,568 $357 $59,924 
Net income7,680 7,680 7,684 
Other comprehensive income/(loss), net of tax(265)(265)(9)(275)
Cash dividends declared:
Common stock(2,006)(2,006)(2,006)
Preferred stock— — 
Noncontrolling interests— 
Share-based payment transactions— 136 — (8)128 128 
Purchases of common stock(34)— — 
Preferred stock conversions and redemptions(8)— — — — (1)(1)
Other— — — — — (61)(61)
Balance, September 29, 2019449 $18 9,366 $468 $87,099 (3,835)$(110,795)$100,113 $(11,801)$65,103 $293 $65,396 

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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PFIZER INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EQUITY
(UNAUDITED)
PFIZER INC. SHAREHOLDERS
Preferred StockCommon StockTreasury Stock
(MILLIONS, EXCEPT PREFERRED SHARES)SharesStated ValueSharesPar ValueAdd’l
Paid-In Capital
SharesCostRetained EarningsAccum. Other Comp.
Loss
Share-
holders’ Equity
Non-controlling interestsTotal Equity
Balance, January 1, 2020431 $17 9,369 $468 $87,428 (3,835)$(110,801)$97,670 $(11,640)$63,143 $303 $63,447 
Net income9,022 9,022 25 9,046 
Other comprehensive income/(loss), net of tax(1,036)(1,036)(9)(1,045)
Cash dividends declared:
Common stock(6,408)(6,408)(6,408)
Preferred stock— — 
Noncontrolling interests— (81)(81)
Share-based payment transactions28 748 (6)(210)539 539 
Purchases of common stock— — — 
Preferred stock conversions and redemptions(a)
(431)(17)(15)31 (1)(1)
Other— — — — — (1)(1)
Balance, September 27, 2020$9,397 $470 $88,161 (3,840)$(110,980)$100,284 $(12,676)$65,259 $236 $65,495 
PFIZER INC. SHAREHOLDERS
Preferred StockCommon StockTreasury Stock
(MILLIONS, EXCEPT PREFERRED SHARES)SharesStated ValueSharesPar ValueAdd’l
Paid-In Capital
SharesCostRetained EarningsAccum. Other Comp.
Loss
Share-
holders’ Equity
Non-controlling interestsTotal Equity
Balance, January 1, 2019478 $19 9,332 $467 $86,253 (3,615)$(101,610)$89,554 $(11,275)$63,407 $351 $63,758 
Net income16,609 16,609 19 16,628 
Other comprehensive income/(loss), net of tax(525)(525)(11)(536)
Cash dividends declared:
Common stock(6,068)(6,068)(6,068)
Preferred stock(1)(1)(1)
Noncontrolling interests— (5)(5)
Share-based payment transactions34 848 (7)(320)530 530 
Purchases of common stock(213)(8,865)(8,865)(8,865)
Preferred stock conversions and redemptions(28)(1)(2)— — (3)(3)
Other— — — 19 19 (61)(42)
Balance, September 29, 2019449 $18 9,366 $468 $87,099 (3,835)$(110,795)$100,113 $(11,801)$65,103 $293 $65,396 
(a)See Note 11.
See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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PFIZER INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
 Nine Months Ended
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
Operating Activities  
Net income before allocation to noncontrolling interests$9,046 $16,628 
Adjustments to reconcile net income before allocation to noncontrolling interests to net cash provided by operating activities:  
Depreciation and amortization3,731 4,626 
Asset write-offs and impairments990 224 
TCJA impact(319)
Gain on completion of Consumer Healthcare JV transaction, net of cash conveyed(a)
(6)(8,233)
Deferred taxes from continuing operations(597)2,067 
Share-based compensation expense492 448 
Benefit plan contributions in excess of expense/income(1,643)(429)
Other adjustments, net(156)(622)
Other changes in assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions and divestitures(3,080)(5,571)
Net cash provided by operating activities8,778 8,819 
Investing Activities  
Purchases of property, plant and equipment(1,467)(1,504)
Purchases of short-term investments(9,309)(4,583)
Proceeds from redemptions/sales of short-term investments8,397 7,766 
Net (purchases of)/proceeds from redemptions/sales of short-term investments with original maturities of three months or less(10,741)8,307 
Purchases of long-term investments(284)(134)
Proceeds from redemptions/sales of long-term investments648 116 
Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired(10,861)
Acquisitions of intangible assets(38)(364)
Other investing activities, net(a)
194 145 
Net cash used in investing activities(12,601)(1,112)
Financing Activities  
Proceeds from short-term borrowings12,352 11,582 
Principal payments on short-term borrowings(17,449)(4,088)
Net (payments on)/proceeds from short-term borrowings with original maturities of three months or less1,628 2,604 
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt16,700 4,942 
Principal payments on long-term debt(2,511)(5,806)
Purchases of common stock(8,865)
Cash dividends paid(6,328)(6,051)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options206 303 
Other financing activities, net(460)(667)
Net cash provided by/(used in) financing activities4,138 (6,045)
Effect of exchange-rate changes on cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents(39)(41)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents277 1,620 
Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents, at beginning of period1,350 1,225 
Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents, at end of period$1,627 $2,846 
- continued -
See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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PFIZER INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
Supplemental Cash Flow Information
Non-cash transactions:
32% equity-method investment in GSK Consumer Healthcare JV in exchange for contributing Pfizer’s Consumer Healthcare business(a)
$$15,711 
Cash paid (received) during the period for:  
Income taxes2,445 2,636 
Interest paid1,297 1,246 
Interest rate hedges(45)(78)
(a)The $8.2 billion Gain on completion of Consumer Healthcare JV transaction, net of cash conveyed for the nine months ended September 29, 2019 reflects the receipt of a 32% equity-method investment in the new company valued at $15.7 billion in exchange for net assets contributed of $7.6 billion and is presented in operating activities net of $146 million cash conveyed that is reflected in Other investing activities, net. See Note 2B.
See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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PFIZER INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)

Note 1. Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies

See the Glossary of Defined Terms at the beginning of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for terms used throughout the condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

A. Basis of Presentation

We prepared the condensed consolidated financial statements following the requirements of the SEC for interim reporting. As permitted under those rules, certain footnotes or other financial information that are normally required by U.S. GAAP can be condensed or omitted.

The financial information included in our condensed consolidated financial statements for subsidiaries operating outside the U.S. is as of and for the three and nine months ended August 23, 2020 and August 25, 2019. The financial information included in our condensed consolidated financial statements for U.S. subsidiaries is as of and for the three and nine months ended September 27, 2020 and September 29, 2019.

Revenues, expenses, assets and liabilities can vary during each quarter of the year. Therefore, the results and trends in these interim financial statements may not be representative of those for the full year.

We are responsible for the unaudited financial statements included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. The interim financial statements include all normal and recurring adjustments that are considered necessary for the fair statement of results for the interim periods presented. The information included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes included in our 2019 Financial Report.

At the beginning of our 2019 fiscal year, we began to manage our commercial operations through a new global structure consisting of 3 business segments––Biopharma, Upjohn and through July 31, 2019, Consumer Healthcare. Biopharma and Upjohn are the only reportable segments. See Note 14.
Beginning in 2020, Upjohn began managing our Meridian subsidiary, the manufacturer of EpiPen and other auto-injector products, and a pre-existing strategic collaboration between Pfizer and Mylan for generic drugs in Japan (Mylan-Japan). As a result, revenues and expenses associated with Meridian and Mylan-Japan are reported in our Upjohn business beginning in the first quarter of 2020. In 2019, revenues and expenses from Meridian and Mylan-Japan were recorded in our Biopharma business. We performed certain reclassifications between the Biopharma and Upjohn segments to conform 2019 segment revenues and expenses associated with Meridian and Mylan-Japan to the current presentation. There was no impact to our consolidated financial statements. See Note 14.
Acquisitions and other business development activities completed in 2019 and in the first nine months of 2020, including the contribution of our Consumer Healthcare business to the GSK Consumer Healthcare joint venture, impacted financial results in the periods presented. See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements—Note 1A. Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies: Basis of Presentation in our 2019 Financial Report, and Note 2.
Certain amounts in the condensed consolidated financial statements and associated notes may not add due to rounding. All percentages have been calculated using unrounded amounts.
B. Adoption of New Accounting Standards in 2020
On January 1, 2020, we adopted 4 new accounting standards.
Credit Losses on Financial Instruments––We adopted a new accounting standard for credit losses on financial instruments, which replaces the probable initial recognition threshold for incurred loss estimates under prior guidance with a methodology that reflects expected credit loss estimates. The standard generally impacts financial assets that have a contractual right to receive cash and are not accounted for at fair value through net income, such as accounts receivable and held-to-maturity debt securities. The new guidance requires us to identify, analyze, document and support new methodologies for quantifying expected credit loss estimates for certain financial instruments, using information such as historical experience, current economic conditions and information, and the use of reasonable and supportable forecasted information. The standard also amends existing impairment guidance for available-for-sale debt securities to incorporate a credit loss allowance and allows for reversals of credit impairments in the event the issuer’s credit improves.
We adopted the new accounting standard utilizing the modified retrospective method and, therefore, no adjustments were made to amounts in our prior period financial statements. The cumulative effect of adopting the standard as an adjustment to the
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PFIZER INC. AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)
opening balance of Retained earnings was not material. The impact of adoption did not have a material impact on our condensed consolidated statements of income for the three and nine months ended September 27, 2020 or condensed consolidated statement of cash flows for the nine months ended September 27, 2020, nor on our condensed consolidated balance sheet as of September 27, 2020. See Note 1C.
Goodwill Impairment Testing––We prospectively adopted the new standard, which eliminates the requirement to perform a hypothetical purchase price allocation to measure goodwill impairment. Under the new guidance, the goodwill impairment test is performed by comparing the fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying amount, and recognizing an impairment charge for the amount by which the carrying amount of the reporting unit exceeds its fair value. There was no impact to our condensed consolidated financial statements from the adoption of this new standard.
Implementation Costs in a Cloud Computing Arrangement––We prospectively adopted the new standard related to customers’ accounting for implementation costs incurred in a cloud computing arrangement that is considered a service contract. The new guidance aligns the requirements for capitalizing implementation costs incurred to develop or obtain internal-use software. The adoption of this guidance did not have a material impact on our condensed consolidated financial statements.
Collaboration Agreements––We prospectively adopted the new standard, which provides new guidance clarifying the interaction between the accounting for collaborative arrangements and revenue from contracts with customers. There was no impact to our condensed consolidated financial statements from the adoption of this new standard.
On January 1, 2019, we adopted 4 new accounting standards. For additional information, see Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements––Note 1B. Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies: Adoption of New Accounting Standards in 2019 included in our 2019 Financial Report.

C. Revenues and Trade Accounts Receivable
Deductions from Revenues––Our accruals for Medicare rebates, Medicaid and related state program rebates, performance-based contract rebates, chargebacks, sales allowances and sales returns and cash discounts are as follows:
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)September 27, 2020December 31, 2019
Reserve against Trade accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts
$1,126 $1,257 
Other current liabilities:
Accrued rebates3,270 3,285 
Other accruals573 581 
Other noncurrent liabilities622 565 
Total accrued rebates and other accruals$5,591 $5,689 
Trade Accounts Receivable––Trade accounts receivable are stated at their net realizable value. The allowance for credit losses against gross trade accounts receivable reflects the best estimate of expected credit losses of the receivables portfolio determined on the basis of historical experience, current information, and forecasts of future economic conditions. In developing the estimate for expected credit losses, trade accounts receivables are segmented into pools of assets depending on market (U.S. versus international), delinquency status, and customer type (high risk versus low risk and government versus non-government), and fixed reserve percentages are established for each pool of trade accounts receivables.
In determining the reserve percentages for each pool of trade accounts receivables, we considered our historical experience with certain customers and customer types, regulatory and legal environments, country and political risk, and other relevant current and future forecasted macroeconomic factors. These credit risk indicators are monitored on a quarterly basis to determine whether there have been any changes in the economic environment that would indicate the established reserve percentages should be adjusted, and are considered on a regional basis to reflect more geographic-specific metrics. Additionally, write-offs and recoveries of customer receivables are tracked against collections on a quarterly basis to determine whether the reserve percentages remain appropriate. When management becomes aware of certain customer-specific factors that impact credit risk, specific allowances for these known troubled accounts are recorded. Trade accounts receivable are written off after all reasonable means to collect the full amount (including litigation, where appropriate) have been exhausted.
During the three and nine months ended September 27, 2020, additions to the allowance for credit losses, write-offs and recoveries of customer receivables were not material to our condensed consolidated financial statements.
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Note 2. Acquisition, Equity-Method Investment and Licensing Arrangements
A. Acquisition
Array
On July 30, 2019, we acquired Array, a commercial stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of targeted small molecule medicines to treat cancer and other diseases of high unmet need, for $48 per share in cash. The total fair value of the consideration transferred was $11.2 billion ($10.9 billion, net of cash acquired). Array’s portfolio includes Braftovi (encorafenib) and Mektovi (binimetinib), a broad pipeline of targeted cancer medicines in different stages of R&D, as well as a portfolio of outlicensed medicines, which may generate milestones and royalties over time. The final allocation of the consideration transferred to the assets acquired and the liabilities assumed has now been completed. In connection with this acquisition, we recorded: (i) $6.3 billion in Identifiable intangible assets, consisting of $2.0 billion of Developed technology rights with a useful life of 16 years, $2.8 billion of IPR&D and $1.5 billion for Licensing agreements ($1.2 billion for technology in development––indefinite-lived licensing agreements and $360 million for developed technology––finite-lived licensing agreements with a useful life of 10 years), (ii) $6.1 billion of Goodwill, (iii) $1.1 billion of net deferred tax liabilities and (iv) $451 million of assumed long-term debt, which was paid in full in the third quarter of 2019.
In 2020, we recorded measurement period adjustments to the estimated fair values initially recorded in 2019, which resulted in a reduction in Identifiable intangible assets of approximately $900 million with a corresponding change to Goodwill and net deferred tax liabilities. The measurement period adjustments were recorded to better reflect market participant assumptions about facts and circumstances existing as of the acquisition date and did not have a material impact on our condensed consolidated statement of income for the three and nine months ended September 27, 2020.
B. Equity-Method Investment
Formation of GSK Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture

On July 31, 2019, we completed the transaction in which we and GSK combined our respective consumer healthcare businesses into a new consumer healthcare joint venture that operates globally under the GSK Consumer Healthcare name. In exchange for contributing our Consumer Healthcare business to the joint venture, we received a 32% equity stake in the new company and GSK owns the remaining 68%. Upon the closing of the transaction, we deconsolidated our Consumer Healthcare business and recognized a pre-tax gain of $8.1 billion ($5.4 billion, net of tax) in our fiscal third quarter of 2019 in (Gain) on completion of Consumer Healthcare JV transaction for the difference in the fair value of our 32% equity stake in the new company and the carrying value of our Consumer Healthcare business. We may record additional adjustments to the gain in future periods, which we do not expect to have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements. Our financial results, and our Consumer Healthcare segment’s operating results, for the third quarter of 2019 reflect one month of Consumer Healthcare segment domestic operations and two months of Consumer Healthcare segment international operations. Likewise, our financial results, and our Consumer Healthcare segment’s operating results, for the first nine months of 2019 reflect seven months of Consumer Healthcare segment domestic operations and eight months of Consumer Healthcare segment international operations. The financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of 2020 do not reflect any contribution from the Consumer Healthcare business.
We are accounting for our interest in GSK Consumer Healthcare as an equity-method investment. The carrying value of our investment in GSK Consumer Healthcare is approximately $15.8 billion as of September 27, 2020 and $17.0 billion as of December 31, 2019 and is reported as a private equity investment in the Equity-method investments line in our condensed consolidated balance sheet. GSK Consumer Healthcare is a foreign investee whose reporting currency is the U.K. pound, and therefore we translate its financial statements into U.S. dollars and recognize the impact of foreign currency translation adjustments in the carrying value of our investment and in Other comprehensive income. The decrease in the value of our investment from December 31, 2019 to September 27, 2020 is primarily due to approximately $617 million in pre-tax foreign currency translation adjustments (see Note 6), as well as dividends totaling approximately $825 million, which were received from the GSK Consumer Healthcare joint venture in June and September 2020, partially offset by our share of the joint venture’s earnings during that period of $306 million. We record our share of earnings from the GSK Consumer Healthcare joint venture on a quarterly basis on a one-quarter lag in Other (income)/deductions––net commencing from August 1, 2019. Therefore, we recorded our share of the joint venture’s earnings generated in the second quarter of 2020, which totaled approximately $166 million, in our operating results in the third quarter of 2020. Our total share of the joint venture’s earnings generated in the fourth quarter of 2019 and the first six months of 2020, which we recorded in our operating results for the first nine months of 2020, was approximately $306 million. See Note 4. As of the July 31, 2019 closing date, we estimated that the fair value of our investment in GSK Consumer Healthcare was approximately $15.7 billion and that 32% of the underlying equity in the carrying value of the net assets of GSK Consumer Healthcare was approximately $11.2 billion,
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resulting in an initial basis difference of approximately $4.5 billion. In the fourth quarter of 2019, we preliminarily completed the allocation of the basis difference, which resulted from the excess of the initial fair value of our investment over the underlying equity in the carrying value of the net assets of the joint venture, primarily to inventory, definite-lived intangible assets, indefinite-lived intangible assets, related deferred tax liabilities and equity method goodwill within the investment account. During the fourth quarter of 2019, GSK Consumer Healthcare revised the initial carrying value of the net assets of the joint venture and our 32% share of the underlying equity in the carrying value of the net assets of GSK Consumer Healthcare was reduced to approximately $11.0 billion and our initial basis difference was increased to approximately $4.8 billion. The adjustment was allocated to equity method goodwill within the investment account. We began recording the amortization of basis differences allocated to inventory, definite-lived intangible assets and related deferred tax liabilities in Other (income)/deductions—net commencing August 1, 2019. During the third quarter of 2020, we recognized a write-off of a portion of our basis differences allocated to indefinite-lived and definite-lived intangible assets and related deferred tax liabilities associated with the divestiture of certain brands by GSK Consumer Healthcare during its second quarter of 2020. The amortization and write-off of these basis differences for the second quarter of 2020 totaling approximately $62 million of expense is included in our operating results in Other (income)/deductions––net in the third quarter of 2020. The total amortization and write-off of these basis differences for the fourth quarter of 2019 and the first six months of 2020, which was included in our operating results in Other (income)/deductions—net in the first nine months of 2020, was approximately $110 million of expense. See Note 4. Amortization of basis differences on inventory and related deferred tax liabilities was completely recognized by the second quarter of 2020. Basis differences on definite-lived intangible assets and related deferred tax liabilities are being amortized over the lives of the underlying assets, which range from 8 to 20 years.

As a part of Pfizer, pre-tax income on a management business unit basis for the Consumer Healthcare business was $100 million for the third quarter of 2019 and $654 million for the nine months ended September 29, 2019.
Summarized financial information for our equity method investee, GSK Consumer Healthcare, as of and for the three and nine months ending June 30, 2020, the most recent period available, is as follows:
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)June 30,
2020
Current assets$7,136 
Noncurrent assets37,108 
Total assets$44,244 
Current liabilities$4,992 
Noncurrent liabilities5,195 
Total liabilities$10,187 
Equity attributable to shareholders$33,919 
Equity attributable to noncontrolling interests138 
Total net equity$34,057 
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)Three Months Ended June 30, 2020Nine Months Ended
June 30, 2020
Net sales$2,927 $9,618 
Cost of sales(1,061)(4,266)
Gross profit$1,866 $5,352 
Income from continuing operations524 995 
Net income524 995 
Income attributable to shareholders518 959 

C. Licensing Arrangements
Agreement with Valneva SE
On April 30, 2020, we signed an agreement to co-develop and commercialize Valneva’s Lyme disease vaccine candidate VLA15. VLA15 is the only active Lyme disease vaccine program in clinical development today, and covers six serotypes that are prevalent in North America and Europe. Valneva and Pfizer will work closely together throughout the development of VLA15. Valneva is eligible to receive a total of $308 million in cash payments consisting of a $130 million upfront payment, which was paid and recorded in Research and development expenses in our fiscal second quarter of 2020, as well as $35 million in development milestones and $143 million in early commercialization milestones. Under the terms of the agreement, Valneva will fund 30% of all development costs through completion of the development program, and in return we will pay Valneva tiered royalties. We will lead late-stage development and have sole control over commercialization.
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Agreement with BioNTech
On April 9, 2020, we signed a global agreement with BioNTech to co-develop a potential first-in-class, mRNA-based coronavirus vaccine program, BNT162, aimed at preventing COVID-19 infection. The collaboration aims to rapidly advance multiple COVID-19 vaccine candidates into human clinical testing based on BioNTech’s proprietary mRNA vaccine platforms, with the objective of ensuring rapid worldwide access to the vaccine, if approved. The collaboration leverages our broad expertise in vaccine R&D, regulatory capabilities, and global manufacturing and distribution network. In connection with the agreement, we paid BioNTech an upfront cash payment of $72 million, which was recorded in Research and development expenses in our fiscal second quarter of 2020, and we made an equity investment of $113 million in common stock of BioNTech. BioNTech is eligible to receive potential future milestone payments of up to $563 million for a total consideration of $748 million. While Pfizer and BioNTech will share development costs equally if the vaccine is approved and successfully commercialized, Pfizer will be responsible for all of the development costs until commercialization of the vaccine. Thereafter, BioNTech would repay Pfizer its 50 percent share of these development costs through reductions in gross profit sharing and milestone payments to BioNTech over time. BioNTech and Pfizer will also work jointly to commercialize the vaccine worldwide (excluding China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, which are subject to a separate collaboration between BioNTech and Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd) if development is successful and regulatory approval is obtained. We made an additional investment of $50 million in common stock of BioNTech as part of an underwritten equity offering by BioNTech, which closed in July 2020.
Note 3. Restructuring Charges and Other Costs Associated with Acquisitions and Cost-Reduction/Productivity Initiatives
We incur significant costs in connection with acquiring, integrating and restructuring businesses and in connection with our global cost-reduction/productivity initiatives. For example:
In connection with acquisition activity, we typically incur costs associated with executing the transactions, integrating the acquired operations (which may include expenditures for consulting and the integration of systems and processes), and restructuring the combined company (which may include charges related to employees, assets and activities that will not continue in the combined company); and
In connection with our cost-reduction/productivity initiatives, we typically incur costs and charges associated with site closings and other facility rationalization actions, workforce reductions and the expansion of shared services, including the development of global systems.

All of our businesses and functions may be impacted by these actions, including sales and marketing, manufacturing and R&D, as well as our corporate enabling functions (such as digital, global real estate operations, legal, finance, human resources, worldwide public affairs, compliance and worldwide procurement).
Transforming to a More Focused Company Program
With the formation of the GSK Consumer Healthcare joint venture and the anticipated combination of Upjohn, our global, primarily off-patent branded and generics business, with Mylan, Pfizer is transforming into a more focused, global leader in science-based innovative medicines. Accordingly, in the fourth quarter of 2019, we began to identify and undertake efforts to ensure our cost base aligns appropriately with our Biopharmaceutical revenue base as a result of both the completed GSK Consumer Healthcare and expected Upjohn transactions. While certain direct costs have transferred or will transfer to the GSK Consumer Healthcare joint venture and to the Upjohn entities, there are indirect costs which are not expected to transfer. In addition, we are taking steps to restructure our organizations to appropriately support and drive the purpose of the three core functions of our focused innovative medicines business: R&D, Manufacturing and Commercial.
We expect corporate enabling function costs associated with this multi-year program to be incurred from 2020 through 2022 and to total approximately $1.2 billion on a pre-tax basis, with substantially all costs to be cash expenditures. Actions may include, among others, changes in location of certain activities, expanded use and co-location of centers of excellence and shared services, and increased use of digital technologies. The associated actions and the specific costs will primarily include severance and benefit plan impacts, exit costs as well as associated implementation costs.
Also as part of this program, we expect to incur costs related to manufacturing network optimization, including certain legacy cost-reduction initiatives, of approximately $500 million, with approximately 20% of the costs to be non-cash. The costs associated with this effort are expected to be incurred primarily from 2020 through 2022, and will include, among other things, implementation costs, product transfer costs, site exit costs, as well as accelerated depreciation.
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From the start of this program in the fourth quarter of 2019 through September 27, 2020, we incurred approximately $600 million associated with this program.
Current-Period Key Activities
For the first nine months of 2020, we incurred costs of $621 million composed primarily of the Transforming to a More Focused Company program. For the first nine months of 2019, we incurred costs of $452 million composed of $300 million associated with the 2017-2019 and Organizing for Growth initiatives, $272 million associated with the integration of Array, and $74 million associated with the integration of Hospira, partially offset by income of $194 million, primarily due to the reversal of certain accruals upon the effective favorable settlement of an IRS audit for multiple tax years and other acquisition-related initiatives.
The following summarizes acquisitions and cost-reduction/productivity initiatives costs and credits:
 Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
Restructuring charges/(credits):    
Employee terminations$(15)$82 $357 $(86)
Asset impairments22 45 
Exit costs/(credits)(11)(1)(9)33 
Restructuring charges/(credits)(a)
(4)83 392 (50)
Transaction costs(b)
65 14 65 
Integration costs and other(c)
217 29 281 
Restructuring charges and certain acquisition-related costs365 435 295 
Net periodic benefit costs recorded in Other (income)/deductions––net
29 19 
Additional depreciation––asset restructuring recorded in our condensed consolidated statements of income as follows(d):
    
Cost of sales14 21 
Selling, informational and administrative expenses
Research and development expenses(3)
Total additional depreciation––asset restructuring10 29 
Implementation costs recorded in our condensed consolidated statements of income as follows(e):
    
Cost of sales11 14 32 45 
Selling, informational and administrative expenses36 23 114 48 
Research and development expenses16 
Total implementation costs48 40 148 109 
Total costs associated with acquisitions and cost-reduction/productivity initiatives$56 $420 $621 $452 
(a)In the first nine months of 2020, restructuring charges mainly represent employee termination costs associated with our Transforming to a More Focused Company cost-reduction program. In the third quarter of 2019, restructuring charges mainly represented employee termination costs associated with cost-reduction and productivity initiatives as well as our acquisition of Array. In the first nine months of 2019, restructuring credits mostly represented the reversal of certain accruals related to our acquisition of Wyeth upon the effective favorable settlement of an IRS audit for multiple tax years, partially offset by employee termination costs associated with cost-reduction and productivity initiatives, as well as our acquisition of Array. See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements––Note 5D. Tax Matters: Tax Contingencies in our 2019 Financial Report.
The restructuring activities for 2020 are associated with the following:
For the third quarter of 2020, Biopharma ($6 million charge); Upjohn ($3 million credit); and Other ($7 million credit).
For the first nine months of 2020, Biopharma ($3 million credit); Upjohn ($10 million charge); and Other ($386 million charge).
The restructuring activities for 2019 are associated with the following:
For the third quarter of 2019, Biopharma ($10 million charge); Upjohn ($6 million credit); and Other ($79 million charge).
For the first nine months of 2019, Biopharma ($38 million credit); Upjohn ($27 million credit); and Other ($15 million charge). Restructuring costs identified as Other are for restructuring activities associated with corporate enabling functions, WRDM, GPD and other manufacturing and commercial operations, as applicable. For the first nine months of 2020, restructuring costs identified as Other primarily relate to corporate enabling functions.
(b)Transaction costs represent external costs for banking, legal, accounting and other similar services.
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(c)Integration costs and other represent external, incremental costs directly related to integrating acquired businesses, such as expenditures for consulting and the integration of systems and processes, and certain other qualifying costs. In the third quarter and first nine months of 2020, integration costs and other were mostly related to our acquisition of Array. In the third quarter and first nine months of 2019, integration costs and other primarily included $157 million in payments to Array employees for the fair value of previously unvested stock options that was recognized as post-closing compensation expense. See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements––Note 2A. Acquisitions, Divestitures, Equity-Method Investments and Assets and Liabilities Held for Sale, Licensing Arrangements and Research and Development and Collaborative Arrangements: Acquisitions in our 2019 Financial Report.
(d)Additional depreciation––asset restructuring represents the impact of changes in the estimated useful lives of assets involved in restructuring actions.
(e)Implementation costs represent external, incremental costs directly related to implementing our non-acquisition-related cost-reduction/productivity initiatives.
The following summarizes the components and changes in restructuring accruals:
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)Employee
Termination
Costs
Asset
Impairment
Charges
Exit CostsAccrual
Balance, December 31, 2019(a)
$887 $$46 $933 
Provision357 45 (9)392 
Utilization and other(b)
(411)(45)(23)(479)
Balance, September 27, 2020(c)
$832 $$14 $847 
(a)Included in Other current liabilities ($714 million) and Other noncurrent liabilities ($219 million).
(b)Includes adjustments for foreign currency translation.
(c)Included in Other current liabilities ($607 million) and Other noncurrent liabilities ($240 million).
Note 4. Other (Income)/Deductions—Net
Components of Other (income)/deductions––net include:
 Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
Interest income(a)
$(17)$(60)$(70)$(185)
Interest expense(a)
416 409 1,178 1,158 
Net interest expense399 348 1,108 973 
Royalty-related income(214)(155)(525)(475)
Net gains on asset disposals(2)(32)(33)
Net (gains)/losses recognized during the period on equity securities(b)
70 (6)(408)(153)
Income from collaborations, out-licensing arrangements and sales of compound/product rights(c)
(30)(20)(245)(124)
Net periodic benefit costs/(credits) other than service costs(d)
54 (19)(122)(110)
Certain legal matters, net38 64 64 84 
Certain asset impairments(e)
900 28 900 188 
Business and legal entity alignment costs(f)
87 343 
Net losses on early retirement of debt138 
GSK Consumer Healthcare JV equity method (income)/loss(g)
(103)(196)
Other, net(h)
38 24 (69)(294)
Other (income)/deductions––net$1,148 $319 $507 $537 
(a)Interest income decreased in the third quarter and first nine months of 2020, primarily driven by a lower investment balance and lower short-term rates. Interest expense remained relatively flat in the third quarter and first nine months of 2020, mainly as a result of the issuance of new debt related to the planned combination of Mylan and Upjohn, offset by lower rates on commercial paper. See Note 7D.
(b)The losses in the third quarter of 2020 include, among other things, unrealized losses of $131 million related to our investment in Allogene. The gains in the first nine months of 2020 include, among other things, unrealized gains of $243 million related to our investment in Allogene and unrealized gains of $154 million related to our investment in BioNTech. The gains in the first nine months of 2019 included, among other things, unrealized gains of $115 million related to our investments in Cortexyme, Inc. and SpringWorks Therapeutics, Inc. For additional information on investments, see Note 7B.
(c)Includes income from upfront and milestone payments from our collaboration partners and income from out-licensing arrangements and sales of compound/product rights. The first nine months of 2020 mainly includes, among other things, (i) an upfront payment to us of $75 million from our sale of our CK1 assets to Biogen, Inc., (ii) $40 million of milestone income from Puma Biotechnology, Inc. related to Neratinib regulatory approvals in the EU and (iii) $30 million of milestone income from Lilly related to the first commercial sale in the U.S. of LOXO-292 for the treatment of RET fusion-positive NSCLC. The first nine months of 2019 primarily included, among other things, $70 million in milestone income from Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. related to the FDA’s approval and launch of Wixela Inhub®, a generic of Advair Diskus®.
(d)See Note 10.
(e)The third quarter and first nine months of 2020 include intangible asset impairment charges of $900 million related to Biopharma IPR&D assets for unapproved indications of certain cancer medicines, acquired in connection with our Array acquisition, and reflect, among other things, updated commercial forecasts. The first nine months of 2019 included intangible asset impairment charges of: (i) $90 million related to WRDM IPR&D, for a pre-clinical stage asset from our acquisition of Bamboo for gene therapies for the potential treatment of patients with certain rare diseases, which was the result of a
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determination to not use certain Bamboo IPR&D acquired in future rare disease development, (ii) $40 million related to an Upjohn finite-lived developed technology right, acquired in connection with our acquisition of King, for government defense products and reflected, among other things, updated commercial forecasts including manufacturing cost assumptions, and (iii) $10 million related to a Biopharma finite-lived developed technology right, acquired in connection with our acquisition of Anacor, for the treatment for toenail fungus marketed in the U.S. market only, and reflected, among other things, updated commercial forecasts. The first nine months of 2019 also included other asset impairments of $48 million.
(f)In the third quarter and first nine months of 2019, represents incremental costs associated with the design, planning and implementation of our new organizational structure, effective in the beginning of 2019, and primarily includes consulting, legal, tax and advisory services.
(g)The income for the third quarter and first nine months of 2020 represents our pro-rata share of earnings from the GSK Consumer Healthcare joint venture, partially offset by equity method basis difference write-offs and amortization. See Note 2B.
(h)The third quarter of 2020 includes, among other things, charges of $144 million related to the remeasurement of Euro debt issued by Upjohn Finance B.V. in the second quarter of 2020 (see Note 7D) and dividend income of $44 million from our investment in ViiV. The first nine months of 2020 includes, among other things, dividend income of $196 million from our investment in ViiV and charges of $110 million, reflecting the change in the fair value of contingent consideration. The third quarter of 2019 included, among other things, dividend income of $43 million from our investment in ViiV and charges of $121 million for external incremental costs, such as transaction costs and costs to separate our Consumer Healthcare business into a separate legal entity, associated with the formation of the GSK Consumer Healthcare joint venture. The first nine months of 2019 included, among other things, (i) dividend income of $184 million from our investment in ViiV, (ii) charges of $146 million for external incremental costs, such as transaction costs and costs to separate our Consumer Healthcare business into a separate legal entity, associated with the formation of the GSK Consumer Healthcare joint venture, and (iii) $50 million of income from insurance recoveries related to Hurricane Maria.
Additional information about the intangible assets that were impaired during 2020 in Other (income)/deductions follows:
Fair Value(a)
Nine Months Ended September 27, 2020
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)AmountLevel 1Level 2Level 3Impairment
Intangible assets––IPR&D(b)
$1,100 $$$1,100 $900 
(a)The fair value amount is presented as of the date of impairment, as these assets are not measured at fair value on a recurring basis.
(b)Reflects intangible assets written down to fair value in the first nine months of 2020. Fair value was determined using the income approach, specifically the multi-period excess earnings method, also known as the discounted cash flow method. We started with a forecast of all the expected net cash flows associated with the asset and then applied an asset-specific discount rate to arrive at a net present value amount. Some of the more significant estimates and assumptions inherent in this approach include: the amount and timing of the projected net cash flows, which includes the expected impact of competitive, legal and/or regulatory forces on the product; the discount rate, which seeks to reflect the various risks inherent in the projected cash flows; and the tax rate, which seeks to incorporate the geographic diversity of the projected cash flows.
Note 5. Tax Matters

A. Taxes on Income from Continuing Operations
Our effective tax rate for continuing operations was (1.2)% for the third quarter of 2020, compared to 28.4% for the third quarter of 2019 and was 9.7% for the first nine months of 2020, compared to 13.4% for the first nine months of 2019.
The lower effective tax rate for the third quarter of 2020 in comparison with the same period in 2019 was primarily due to:
the non-recurrence of the tax expense of $2.7 billion recorded in the third quarter of 2019 associated with the gain related to the completion of the GSK Consumer Healthcare joint venture transaction;
tax benefits associated with intangible asset impairment charges of $900 million related to Biopharma IPR&D acquired in connection with our Array acquisition; and
the favorable change in the jurisdictional mix of earnings as a result of operating fluctuations in the normal course of business.
The lower effective tax rate for the first nine months of 2020 in comparison with the same period in 2019 was primarily due to the aforementioned factors above, partially offset by:
the non-recurrence of the $1.4 billion tax benefits, representing taxes and interest, recorded in the first nine months of 2019 due to the favorable settlement of an IRS audit for multiple tax years (see Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements––Note 5D. Tax Matters: Tax Contingencies in our 2019 Financial Report); and
the non-recurrence of the tax benefit recorded in the first nine months of 2019 as a result of additional guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury related to the TCJA.
We have elected, with the filing of our 2018 U.S. Federal Consolidated Income Tax Return, to pay our initial estimated $15 billion repatriation tax liability on accumulated post-1986 foreign earnings over eight years through 2026. The third annual installment of this liability, which is due to be paid in April 2021, is reported in current Income taxes payable, and the remaining liability is reported in noncurrent Other taxes payable in our condensed consolidated balance sheet as of September 27, 2020. Our obligations may vary as a result of changes in our uncertain tax positions and/or availability of attributes such as foreign tax and other credit carryforwards.
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On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law in the U.S. to provide certain relief as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, governments around the world have enacted or implemented various forms of tax relief measures in response to the economic conditions in the wake of COVID-19. As of September 27, 2020, neither the CARES Act nor changes to income tax laws or regulations in other jurisdictions had a significant impact on our effective tax rate.
B. Tax Contingencies

We are subject to income tax in many jurisdictions, and a certain degree of estimation is required in recording the assets and liabilities related to income taxes. All of our tax positions are subject to audit by the local taxing authorities in each tax jurisdiction. These tax audits can involve complex issues, interpretations and judgments and the resolution of matters may span multiple years, particularly if subject to negotiation or litigation. Our assessments are based on estimates and assumptions that have been deemed reasonable by management, but our estimates of unrecognized tax benefits and potential tax benefits may not be representative of actual outcomes, and variation from such estimates could materially affect our financial statements in the period of settlement or when the statutes of limitations expire, as we treat these events as discrete items in the period of resolution.
The U.S. is one of our major tax jurisdictions, and we are regularly audited by the IRS. With respect to Pfizer, the IRS has issued a Revenue Agent’s Report (RAR) for tax years 2011-2013. We are not in agreement with the RAR and are currently appealing certain disputed issues. Tax years 2014-2015 are currently under audit. Tax years 2016-2020 are open, but not under audit. All other tax years are closed.
In addition to the open audit years in the U.S., we have open audit years in other major tax jurisdictions, such as Canada (2013-2020), Japan (2017-2020), Europe (2011-2020, primarily reflecting Ireland, the U.K., France, Italy, Spain and Germany), Latin America (1998-2020, primarily reflecting Brazil) and Puerto Rico (2016-2020).
C. Tax Provision/(Benefit) on Other Comprehensive Income/(Loss)
Components of Tax provision/(benefit) on other comprehensive income/(loss) include:
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net(a)
$47 $86 $(144)$96 
Unrealized holding gains/(losses) on derivative financial instruments, net(43)31 (126)37 
Reclassification adjustments for (gains)/losses included in net income(3)(13)(62)
(37)28 (139)(24)
Unrealized holding gains/(losses) on available-for-sale securities, net30 29 
Reclassification adjustments for (gains)/losses included in net income(11)(1)(3)
19 26 10 
Benefit plans: actuarial gains/(losses), net(288)(41)(308)(42)
Reclassification adjustments related to amortization15 23 46 41 
Reclassification adjustments related to settlements, net40 52 10 
Other(48)(1)(28)
(281)(10)(238)12 
Reclassification adjustments related to amortization of prior service costs and other, net(11)(11)(32)(33)
Reclassification adjustments related to curtailments of prior service costs and other, net(11)(11)
Other(1)
(11)(21)(31)(43)
Tax provision/(benefit) on other comprehensive income/(loss)$(262)$84 $(527)$50 
(a)Taxes are not provided for foreign currency translation adjustments relating to investments in international subsidiaries that will be held indefinitely.
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(UNAUDITED)
Note 6. Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss, Excluding Noncontrolling Interests
The following summarizes the changes, net of tax, in Accumulated other comprehensive loss:
 Net Unrealized Gains/(Losses)Benefit Plans 
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)Foreign Currency Translation AdjustmentsDerivative Financial InstrumentsAvailable-For-Sale SecuritiesActuarial Gains/(Losses)Prior Service (Costs)/Credits and OtherAccumulated Other Comprehensive Income/(Loss)
Balance, December 31, 2019$(5,952)$20 $(35)$(6,257)$584 $(11,640)
Other comprehensive income/(loss)(a)
249 (546)179 (817)(102)(1,036)
Balance, September 27, 2020$(5,703)$(526)$144 $(7,074)$482 $(12,676)
(a)Amounts do not include foreign currency translation adjustments attributable to noncontrolling interests of $9 million loss for the first nine months of 2020. Foreign currency translation adjustments primarily include gains from the strengthening of certain major currencies against the U.S. dollar, partially offset by net after-tax losses related to foreign currency translation adjustments and the impact of our net investment hedging program, both attributable to our equity method investment in GSK Consumer Healthcare joint venture (see Note 2B). The actuarial gains/(losses) activity mainly reflects interim U.S. Pfizer Consolidated Pension remeasurements, which resulted in an increase of $1.2 billion in the pension plan liability, primarily due to a reduction in the discount rate since December 31, 2019.
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(UNAUDITED)
Note 7. Financial Instruments

A. Fair Value Measurements

Financial Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value using a Market Approach on a Recurring Basis and Fair Value Hierarchy:
September 27, 2020December 31, 2019
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)TotalLevel 1Level 2TotalLevel 1Level 2
Financial assets:
Short-term investments
Classified as equity securities with readily determinable fair values:
Money market funds(a)
$12,273 $$12,273 $705 $$705 
Classified as available-for-sale debt securities:
Government and agency—non-U.S.5,906 5,906 4,863 4,863 
Government and agency—U.S.582 582 811 811 
Corporate and other1,371 1,371 1,013 1,013 
7,859 7,859 6,687 6,687 
Total short-term investments20,132 20,132 7,392 7,392 
Other current assets
Derivative assets:
Interest rate contracts16 16 53 53 
Foreign exchange contracts321 321 413 413 
Total other current assets337 337 465 465 
Long-term investments
Classified as equity securities with readily determinable fair values(b)
2,092 2,063 28 1,902 1,863 39 
Classified as available-for-sale debt securities:
Government and agency—U.S.142 142 303 303 
Corporate and other11 11 
149 149 315 315 
Total long-term investments2,241 2,063 178 2,216 1,863 354 
Other noncurrent assets
Derivative assets:
Interest rate contracts131 131 266 266 
Foreign exchange contracts100 100 261 261 
Total derivative assets231 231 526 526 
Insurance contracts(c)
626 626 575 575 
Total other noncurrent assets857 857 1,102 1,102 
Total assets$23,567 $2,063 $21,504 $11,176 $1,863 $9,313 
Financial liabilities:
Other current liabilities
Derivative liabilities:
Foreign exchange contracts$464 $$464 $114 $$114 
Total other current liabilities464 464 114 114 
Other noncurrent liabilities
Derivative liabilities:
Foreign exchange contracts808 808 604 604 
Total other noncurrent liabilities808 808 604 604 
Total liabilities$1,272 $$1,272 $718 $$718 
(a)As of September 27, 2020, $11.4 billion of proceeds from the Upjohn debt transactions (see Note 7D) are invested in money market funds and included in Restricted short-term investments in the condensed consolidated balance sheet.
(b)As of September 27, 2020, long-term equity securities of $181 million and as of December 31, 2019, long-term equity securities of $176 million were held in restricted trusts for employee benefit plans.
(c)Includes life insurance policies held in restricted trusts attributable to the funding of various U.S. non-qualified employee benefit plans. The underlying invested assets in these insurance contracts are marketable securities, which are carried at fair value, with changes in fair value recognized in Other (income)/deductions—net in the condensed consolidated statements of income (see Note 4).
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
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Financial Assets and Liabilities Not Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis
The following summarizes the financial liabilities not measured at fair value on a recurring basis, including the carrying values and estimated fair values using a market approach:
September 27, 2020December 31, 2019
Carrying ValueEstimated Fair ValueCarrying ValueEstimated Fair Value
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)TotalLevel 2TotalLevel 2
Financial Liabilities
Long-term debt, excluding the current portion(a)
$49,785 $59,073 $59,073 $35,955 $40,842 $40,842 
(a)As of September 27, 2020, $11.4 billion of proceeds from the Upjohn debt transactions (see Note 7D) are invested in money market funds and included in Restricted short-term investments in the condensed consolidated balance sheet.
The differences between the estimated fair values and carrying values of held-to-maturity debt securities, private equity securities, and short-term borrowings not measured at fair value on a recurring basis were not significant as of September 27, 2020 and December 31, 2019. The fair value measurements of our held-to-maturity debt securities and our short-term borrowings are based on Level 2 inputs. The fair value measurements of our private equity securities, which represent investments in the life sciences sector are based on Level 3 inputs using a market approach.

In addition, as of September 27, 2020 and December 31, 2019, we had long-term receivables whose fair value is based on Level 3 inputs; the differences between the estimated fair values and carrying values of these receivables were not significant.
Total Short-Term and Long-Term Investments and Equity-Method Investments
The following summarizes our investments by classification type:
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)September 27, 2020December 31, 2019
Short-term investments
Equity securities with readily determinable fair values(a)
$12,273 $705 
Available-for-sale debt securities7,859 6,687 
Held-to-maturity debt securities193 1,133 
Total Short-term investments$20,325 $8,525 
Long-term investments
Equity securities with readily determinable fair values$2,092 $1,902 
Available-for-sale debt securities149 315 
Held-to-maturity debt securities37 42 
Private equity securities at cost780 756 
Total Long-term investments$3,059 $3,014 
Equity-method investments15,949 17,133 
Total long-term investments and equity-method investments$19,008 $20,147 
Held-to-maturity cash equivalents$130 $163 
(a)As of September 27, 2020 and December 31, 2019, included money market funds primarily invested in U.S. Treasury and government debt. As of September 27, 2020, $11.4 billion of proceeds from the Upjohn debt transactions (see Note 7D) are invested in money market funds and included in Restricted short-term investments in the condensed consolidated balance sheet.
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)
B. Investments
Debt Securities
At September 27, 2020, our investment securities portfolio consisted of debt securities that were virtually all investment-grade. Information on investments in debt securities at September 27, 2020 and December 31, 2019 is as follows, including the contractual maturities, or as necessary, the estimated maturities, of the available-for-sale and held-to-maturity debt securities as of September 27, 2020:
September 27, 2020December 31, 2019
Gross UnrealizedMaturities (in Years)Gross Unrealized
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)Amortized CostGainsLossesFair ValueWithin 1Over 1
to 5
Over 5TotalAmortized CostGainsLossesFair Value
Available-for-sale debt securities
Government and agency––non-U.S.
$5,743 $164 $(1)$5,906 $5,906 $$$5,906 $4,895 $$(38)$4,863 
Government and agency––U.S.726 (1)725 582 142 725 1,120 (6)1,114 
Corporate and other(a)
1,379 (5)1,378 1,371 1,378 1,027 (2)1,025 
Held-to-maturity debt securities
Time deposits and other290 290 258 10 23 290 535 535 
Government and agency––non-U.S.
70 70 65 70 803 803 
Total debt securities$8,208 $168 $(7)$8,369 $8,182 $159 $28 $8,369 $8,380 $$(47)$8,340 
(a)Primarily issued by a diverse group of corporations.
For our portfolio of available-for-sale and held-to-maturity debt securities, any expected credit losses would be immaterial to the financial statements.
Equity Securities
The following presents the calculation of the portion of unrealized (gains)/losses that relates to equity securities, excluding equity method investments, still held at the reporting date:
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
Net (gains)/losses recognized during the period on equity securities(a)
$70 $(6)$(408)$(153)
Less: Net (gains)/losses recognized during the period on equity securities sold during the period(3)(16)(13)
Net unrealized (gains)/losses during the reporting period on equity securities still held at the reporting date(b)
$68 $(3)$(391)$(140)
(a)Reported in Other (income)/deductions––net. See Note 4.
(b)Included in net unrealized gains are observable price changes on equity securities without readily determinable fair values. Since January 1, 2018, there were cumulative impairments and downward adjustments of $82 million and upward adjustments of $63 million. Impairments, downward and upward adjustments were not significant in the third quarters and the first nine months of 2020 and 2019.
C. Short-Term Borrowings
Short-term borrowings include:
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)September 27,
2020
December 31, 2019
Commercial paper$10,990 $13,915 
Current portion of long-term debt, principal amount2,152 1,458 
Other short-term borrowings, principal amount(a)
226 860 
Total short-term borrowings, principal amount13,367 16,233 
Net fair value adjustments related to hedging and purchase accounting
Net unamortized discounts, premiums and debt issuance costs(4)(43)
Total Short-term borrowings, including current portion of long-term debt, carried at historical proceeds, as adjusted
$13,363 $16,195 
(a)Other short-term borrowings primarily include cash collateral. See Note 7E.
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)
D. Long-Term Debt
New Issuances
In the second quarter of 2020, we issued the following senior unsecured notes:
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)
Principal
Interest RateMaturity DateAs of
September 27, 2020
Pfizer Inc.(a)
0.800%May 28, 2025$750 
1.700%May 28, 20301,000 
2.550%May 28, 20401,000 
2.700%May 28, 20501,250 
$4,000 
Upjohn Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pfizer Inc.(b)
1.125%June 22, 2022$1,000 
1.650%June 22, 2025750 
2.300%June 22, 2027750 
2.700%June 22, 20301,450 
3.850%June 22, 20401,500 
4.000%June 22, 20502,000 
$7,450 
Upjohn Finance B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Upjohn Inc.(b)
0.816%June 23, 2022750 
1.023%June 23, 2024750 
1.362%June 23, 2027850 
1.908%June 23, 20321,250 
3,600 
(a)The notes may be redeemed by us at any time, in whole, or in part, at varying redemption prices plus accrued and unpaid interest. The weighted-average effective interest rate for the notes at issuance was 2.11%.
(b)In June 2020, Upjohn Inc. and Upjohn Finance B.V. completed privately placed debt offerings in connection with the previously announced proposed Reverse Morris Trust transaction that will ultimately combine Upjohn and Mylan to form a new company, Viatris. The notes may be redeemed by Upjohn Inc. and Upjohn Finance B.V., as applicable, at any time, in whole, or in part, at varying redemption prices plus accrued and unpaid interest. The weighted-average effective interest rates at issuance were 2.95% for the $7.45 billion notes and 1.37% for the €3.60 billion notes. If the proposed transaction with Mylan does not close on or prior to February 1, 2021, or if, prior to such date, Upjohn Inc. and Mylan notify the trustee that the business combination agreement for the proposed transaction with Mylan is terminated, or the transaction will not otherwise be pursued, the notes must be redeemed at redemption prices equal to 101% of their respective principal amounts, plus accrued and unpaid interest. Pfizer has guaranteed these notes, and such guarantees will automatically and unconditionally terminate without the consent of holders of the notes upon the proposed distribution to Pfizer’s stockholders of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Upjohn Inc.’s common stock held by Pfizer (the Distribution). Upjohn Inc. has guaranteed the notes issued by Upjohn Finance B.V., and Upjohn Inc. will remain a guarantor of such notes post Distribution. Following the separation, Upjohn Inc. and Upjohn Finance B.V., as applicable, will remain the obligor. The proceeds from the financings will be used in part to fund a cash distribution from Upjohn Inc. to Pfizer immediately prior to the Distribution. In the interim, the $11.4 billion of proceeds are classified as Restricted short-term investments in the condensed consolidated balance sheet as of September 27, 2020 pursuant to the terms of the transaction agreements.
In the first quarter of 2020, we issued the following senior unsecured notes at a weighted average effective interest rate of 2.67%:
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)Principal
Interest RateMaturity DateAs of
September 27, 2020
2.625%(a)
April 1, 2030$1,250 
(a)The notes may be redeemed by us at any time, in whole, or in part, at a redemption price plus accrued and unpaid interest.
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(UNAUDITED)
The following summarizes the aggregate principal amount of our senior unsecured long-term debt, and adjustments to report our aggregate long-term debt:
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)September 27,
2020
December 31, 2019
Total long-term debt, principal amount(a)
$48,473 $34,820 
Net fair value adjustments related to hedging and purchase accounting1,621 1,305 
Net unamortized discounts, premiums and debt issuance costs(314)(176)
Other long-term debt
Total long-term debt, carried at historical proceeds, as adjusted$49,785 $35,955 
Current portion of long-term debt, carried at historical proceeds, as adjusted (not included above)$2,149 $1,462 
(a)As of September 27, 2020, $11.4 billion of proceeds from the Upjohn debt transactions are invested in money market funds and included in Restricted short-term investments in the condensed consolidated balance sheet.

Retirements
In March 2020, we repurchased at par all $1.065 billion principal amount outstanding of our senior unsecured notes that were due in 2047 before the maturity date, which did not have a material impact on our condensed consolidated financial statements.
E. Derivative Financial Instruments and Hedging Activities
Foreign Exchange Risk

A significant portion of our revenues, earnings and net investments in foreign affiliates is exposed to changes in foreign exchange rates. We manage our foreign exchange risk, in part, through operational means, including managing same-currency revenues in relation to same-currency costs and same-currency assets in relation to same-currency liabilities. We also manage our foreign exchange risk through the use of derivative financial instruments and foreign currency debt. These financial instruments serve to mitigate the impact on net income as a result of remeasurement into another currency, or against the impact of translation into U.S. dollars of certain foreign exchange-denominated transactions.

The derivative financial instruments primarily hedge or offset exposures in the euro, U.K. pound, Japanese yen, Swedish krona and Chinese renminbi.
As a part of our cash flow hedging program, we designate foreign exchange contracts to hedge a portion of our forecasted euro, Japanese yen, Chinese renminbi, Canadian dollar, U.K. pound and Australian dollar-denominated intercompany inventory sales expected to occur no more than two years from the date of each hedge.
Interest Rate Risk
Our interest-bearing investments and borrowings are subject to interest rate risk. From time to time, depending on market conditions, we will change the profile of our outstanding debt or investments by entering into derivative financial instruments like interest rate swaps, either to hedge or offset the exposure to changes in the fair value of hedged items with fixed interest rates, or to convert variable rate debt (or investments) to fixed rates. The derivative financial instruments primarily hedge U.S. dollar fixed-rate debt.
The following summarizes the fair value of the derivative financial instruments and the notional amounts:
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)September 27, 2020December 31, 2019
Fair ValueFair Value
NotionalAssetLiabilityNotionalAssetLiability
Derivatives designated as hedging instruments:
Foreign exchange contracts(a)
$24,545 $346 $1,187 $25,193 $591 $662 
Interest rate contracts1,995 147 6,645 318 
493 1,187 909 662 
Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments:
Foreign exchange contracts$16,084 75 85 $19,623 82 55 
Total$568 $1,272 $992 $718 
(a)The notional amount of outstanding foreign currency forward-exchange contracts hedging our intercompany forecasted inventory sales was $5.1 billion as of September 27, 2020 and $5.9 billion as of December 31, 2019.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)
The following summarizes information about the gains/(losses) incurred to hedge or offset operational foreign exchange or interest rate risk:
 
Amount of
Gains/(Losses)
Recognized in OID
(a)
Amount of
Gains/(Losses)
Recognized in OCI
(a), (b)
Amount of Gains/(Losses)
Reclassified from
OCI into OID and COS
(a)
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)Sept. 27, 2020Sept. 29, 2019Sept. 27, 2020Sept. 29, 2019Sept. 27, 2020Sept. 29, 2019
Three Months Ended      
Derivative Financial Instruments in Cash Flow Hedge Relationships:
Foreign exchange contracts(c)
$— $— $(379)$131 $(149)$
Amount excluded from effectiveness testing recognized in earnings based on an amortization approach(d)
— — 21 22 
Derivative Financial Instruments in Fair Value Hedge Relationships:
Interest rate contracts(9)378 — — — — 
Hedged item(378)— — — — 
Derivative Financial Instruments in Net Investment Hedge Relationships:      
Foreign exchange contracts— — (257)112 
The portion on foreign exchange contracts excluded from the assessment of hedge effectiveness(d)
— — 43 38 45 
Non-Derivative Financial Instruments in Net Investment Hedge Relationships:      
Foreign currency short-term borrowings(e)
— — 45 
Foreign currency long-term debt(e)
— — (72)79 
Derivative Financial Instruments Not Designated as Hedges:
Foreign exchange contracts255 (77)— — — — 
All other net(d)
— — (1)
 $255 $(77)$(692)$429 $(104)$74 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)
Amount of
Gains/(Losses)
Recognized in OID(a)
Amount of
Gains/(Losses)
Recognized in OCI(a), (b)
Amount of Gains/(Losses)
Reclassified from
OCI into OID and COS(a)
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)Sept. 27, 2020Sept. 29, 2019Sept. 27, 2020Sept. 29, 2019Sept. 27, 2020Sept. 29, 2019
Nine Months Ended
Derivative Financial Instruments in Cash Flow Hedge Relationships:      
Foreign exchange contracts(c)
$— $— $(721)$137 $(23)$265 
Amount excluded from effectiveness testing recognized in earnings based on an amortization approach(d)
— — 49 105 48 108 
Derivative Financial Instruments in Fair Value Hedge Relationships:
Interest rate contracts383 1,191 — — — — 
Hedged item(383)(1,191)— — — — 
Derivative Financial Instruments in Net Investment Hedge Relationships:
Foreign exchange contracts— — (17)87 
The portion of foreign exchange contracts excluded from the assessment of hedge effectiveness(d)
— — 185 136 122 99 
Non-Derivative Financial Instruments in Net Investment Hedge Relationships:
Foreign currency short-term borrowings(e)
— — 65 
Foreign currency long-term debt(e)
— — (69)89 
Derivative Financial Instruments Not Designated as Hedges:
Foreign exchange contracts205 (201)— — — — 
All other net(d)
— — 12 (1)
$205 $(201)$(553)$617 $147 $472 
(a)OID = Other (income)/deductions—net, included in Other (income)/deductions—net in the condensed consolidated statements of income. COS = Cost of Sales, included in Cost of sales in the condensed consolidated statements of income. OCI = Other comprehensive income/(loss), included in the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income.
(b)For derivative financial instruments in net investment hedge relationships and for foreign currency debt designated as hedging instruments, the gains and losses are included in Other comprehensive income/(loss)––Foreign currency translation adjustments, net.
(c)The amounts reclassified from OCI into COS were:
a net gain of $34 million in the third quarter of 2020;
a net gain of $184 million in the first nine months of 2020;
a net gain of $66 million in the third quarter of 2019; and
a net gain of $169 million in the first nine months of 2019.
The remaining amounts were reclassified from OCI into OID. Based on quarter-end foreign exchange rates that are subject to change, we expect to reclassify a pre-tax loss of $192 million within the next 12 months into income. The maximum length of time over which we are hedging future foreign exchange cash flow relates to our $1.8 billion U.K. pound debt maturing in 2043.
(d)The amounts reclassified from OCI were reclassified into OID.
(e)Long-term debt includes foreign currency borrowings with carrying values of $2.0 billion as of September 27, 2020, which are used as hedging instruments in net investment hedge relationships.
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The following summarizes the amounts recorded in our condensed consolidated balance sheet related to cumulative basis adjustments for fair value hedges:
September 27, 2020December 31, 2019
Cumulative Amount of Fair Value Hedging Adjustment Increase/(Decrease) to
Carrying Amount
Cumulative Amount of Fair Value Hedging Adjustment Increase/(Decrease) to
Carrying Amount
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)
Carrying Amount of Hedged Assets/Liabilities(a)
Active Hedging RelationshipsDiscontinued Hedging Relationships
Carrying Amount of Hedged Assets/Liabilities(a)
Active Hedging RelationshipsDiscontinued Hedging Relationships
Short-term investments$45 $$$$$
Long-term investments45 
Long-term debt2,019 131 1,165 7,092 266 690
(a)Carrying amounts exclude the cumulative amount of fair value hedging adjustments.
Certain of our derivative financial instruments are covered by associated credit-support agreements that have credit-risk-related contingent features designed to reduce both counterparties’ exposure to risk of defaulting on amounts owed by the other party. As of September 27, 2020, the aggregate fair value of these derivative financial instruments that are in a net liability position was $1.1 billion, for which we have posted collateral of $1.2 billion in the normal course of business. If there had been a downgrade by S&P or Moody’s, we would not have been required to post any additional collateral.
As of September 27, 2020, we received cash collateral of $169 million from various counterparties that fully supports the approximate fair value of our derivative contracts and is reported in Short-term borrowings, including current portion of long-term debt.
F. Credit Risk

On an ongoing basis, we review the creditworthiness of counterparties to our foreign exchange and interest rate agreements and do not expect to incur a significant loss from failure of any counterparties to perform under the agreements. There are no significant concentrations of credit risk related to our financial instruments with any individual counterparty. For additional information about concentrations of certain credit risk related to certain significant customers, see Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements––Note 17C. Segment, Geographic and Other Revenue Information: Other Revenue Information in Pfizer’s 2019 Financial Report. As of September 27, 2020, we had $1.4 billion due from a well-diversified, high quality group of banks from around the world. For details about our investments, see Note 7B.

In general, there is no requirement for collateral from customers. However, derivative financial instruments are executed under credit-support agreements that provide for the ability to request to receive cash collateral, depending on levels of exposure, our credit rating and the credit rating of the counterparty.
Note 8. Inventories
The following summarizes the components of Inventories:
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)September 27,
2020
December 31, 2019
Finished goods$3,521 $2,750 
Work-in-process5,014 4,743 
Raw materials and supplies760 790 
Inventories(a)
$9,295 $8,283 
Noncurrent inventories not included above(b)
$948 $714 
(a)The change from December 31, 2019 reflects increases for certain products, including inventory build for new product launches, market demand, supply recovery and network strategy, and an increase due to foreign exchange.
(b)Included in Other noncurrent assets. There are no recoverability issues associated with these amounts.
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Note 9. Identifiable Intangible Assets and Goodwill

A. Identifiable Intangible Assets

Balance Sheet Information
The following summarizes the components of Identifiable intangible assets:
 September 27, 2020December 31, 2019
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)Gross
Carrying
Amount
Accumulated
Amortization
Identifiable
Intangible
Assets, less
Accumulated
Amortization
Gross
Carrying
Amount
Accumulated
Amortization
Identifiable
Intangible
Assets, less
Accumulated
Amortization
Finite-lived intangible assets
Developed technology rights(a)
$90,052 $(66,212)$23,840 $88,730 $(63,106)$25,625 
Brands922 (766)156 922 (741)181 
Licensing agreements and other(b)
2,385 (1,238)1,146 1,772 (1,191)582 
93,358 (68,216)25,142 91,425 (65,037)26,387 
Indefinite-lived intangible assets
Brands1,991 1,991 1,991 1,991 
IPR&D(c)
3,221 3,221 5,919 5,919 
Licensing agreements and other(b)
573 573 1,073 1,073 
5,785 5,785 8,983 8,983 
Identifiable intangible assets(d)
$99,143 $(68,216)$30,927 $100,408 $(65,037)$35,370 
(a)The change in the gross carrying amount primarily reflect the transfer of $600 million from IPR&D to Developed technology rights to reflect the approval of Braftovi in combination with Erbitux® (cetuximab), for the treatment of BRAFV600E-mutant metastatic colorectal cancer after prior therapy and a $200 million measurement period adjustment related to the acquisition of Array (see Note 2A).
(b)The changes in the gross carrying amounts primarily reflect the transfer of $600 million from Indefinite-lived Licensing agreements and other to finite-lived Licensing agreements and other to reflect the approval in the U.S. of several products subject to out-licensing arrangements acquired from Array, as well as measurement period adjustments related to the acquisition of Array.
(c)The changes in the gross carrying amount primarily reflect a $1.2 billion measurement period adjustment related to the acquisition of Array, a $900 million impairment of IPR&D (see Note 4), and the transfer of $600 million from IPR&D to Developed technology rights to reflect the approval of Braftovi in combination with Erbitux® (cetuximab), for the treatment of BRAFV600E-mutant metastatic colorectal cancer after prior therapy.
(d)The decrease is primarily due to amortization, the $900 million impairment of IPR&D, and measurement period adjustments related to the acquisition of Array.
Our identifiable intangible assets are associated with the following, as a percentage of total identifiable intangible assets, less accumulated amortization:
September 27, 2020
BiopharmaUpjohnWRDM
Developed technology rights99 %%
Brands, finite-lived100 %
Brands, indefinite-lived42 %58 %
IPR&D92 %%
Licensing agreements and other, finite-lived99 %%%
Licensing agreements and other, indefinite-lived100 %

Amortization
Total amortization of finite-lived intangible assets was $910 million for the third quarter of 2020 and $1.2 billion for the third quarter of 2019, and $2.7 billion for the first nine months of 2020 and $3.6 billion for the first nine months of 2019.
B. Goodwill
The following summarizes the components and changes in the carrying amount of Goodwill:
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)BiopharmaUpjohnTotal
Balance, December 31, 2019$48,202 $10,451 $58,653 
Additions(a)
727 727 
Other(b)
420 102 522 
Balance, September 27, 2020$49,349 $10,553 $59,902 
(a)Additions primarily represents the impact of measurement period adjustments related to our Array acquisition (see Note 2A).
(b)Represents the impact of foreign exchange.
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Note 10. Pension and Postretirement Benefit Plans
The following summarizes the components of net periodic benefit cost/(credit):
Three Months Ended
 Pension Plans
 U.S.
Qualified
U.S. Supplemental
(Non-Qualified)
InternationalPostretirement
Plans
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)Sept. 27, 2020Sept. 29, 2019Sept. 27, 2020Sept. 29, 2019Sept. 27, 2020Sept. 29, 2019Sept. 27, 2020Sept. 29, 2019
Service cost$$$$$36 $31 $10 $
Interest cost131 157 12 40 53 13 19 
Expected return on plan assets(251)(222)(75)(79)(9)(8)
Amortization of:       
Actuarial losses32 37 31 20 
Prior service credits(1)(1)(1)(1)(43)(43)
Curtailments(47)
Settlements171 22 12 (10)
Special termination benefits
Net periodic benefit cost/(credit) reported in income$82 $(25)$15 $41 $32 $37 $(30)$(78)
Nine Months Ended
 Pension Plans
 U.S.
Qualified
U.S. Supplemental
(Non-Qualified)
InternationalPostretirement
Plans
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)Sept. 27, 2020Sept. 29, 2019Sept. 27, 2020Sept. 29, 2019Sept. 27, 2020Sept. 29, 2019Sept. 27, 2020Sept. 29, 2019
Service cost$$$$$108 $94 $29 $28 
Interest cost393 472 26 37 122 162 38 57 
Expected return on plan assets(754)(667)(228)(239)(27)(25)
Amortization of:
Actuarial losses96 110 11 93 61 
Prior service credits(2)(2)(1)(2)(3)(129)(132)
Curtailments(47)
Settlements191 47 21 12 (10)
Special termination benefits14 
Net periodic benefit cost/(credit) reported in income$(77)$(80)$85 $78 $96 $88 $(89)$(124)
The following summarizes the amounts we contributed, and the amounts we expect to contribute during 2020, to our pension and postretirement plans from our general assets for the periods indicated:
Pension Plans
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)U.S. QualifiedU.S. Supplemental (Non-Qualified)InternationalPostretirement Plans
Contributions from our general assets for the nine months ended September 27, 2020$1,253 $169 $151 $84 
Expected contributions from our general assets during 2020(a)
1,253 188 186 122 
(a)Contributions expected to be made for 2020 are inclusive of amounts contributed during the nine months ended September 27, 2020. The U.S. supplemental (non-qualified) pension plan, international pension plan and the postretirement plan contributions from our general assets include direct employer benefit payments. For the U.S. qualified plans, we made a $1.25 billion voluntary contribution in September 2020.
Note 11. Equity
A. Preferred Stock
Prior to May 4, 2020, Pfizer’s Series A convertible perpetual preferred stock (the Series A Preferred Stock) was held by an employee stock ownership plan trust (the Trust). All outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock were converted, at the direction of the independent fiduciary under the Trust and in accordance with the certificate of designations for the Series A Preferred Stock, into shares of Pfizer common stock on May 4, 2020. The Trust received an aggregate of 1,070,369 shares of
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B. Dividends
The following presents quarterly cash dividends:
20202019
Date
Declared
Payment
Date
Dividend Per
Share
Date
Declared
Payment
Date
Dividend Per Share
December 13, 2019March 6, 2020$0.38 December 14, 2018March 1, 2019$0.36 
April 23, 2020June 5, 20200.38 April 25, 2019June 7, 20190.36 
June 25, 2020September 1, 20200.38 June 27, 2019September 3, 20190.36 
September 24, 2020December 1, 20200.38 September 24, 2019December 2, 20190.36 
Note 12. Earnings Per Common Share Attributable to Pfizer Inc. Common Shareholders
The following presents the detailed calculation of EPS:
 Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
(IN MILLIONS)September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
EPS Numerator––Basic
Income from continuing operations$2,202 $7,680 $9,046 $16,625 
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests25 19 
Income from continuing operations attributable to Pfizer Inc.2,194 7,676 9,022 16,606 
Less: Preferred stock dividends––net of tax
Income from continuing operations attributable to Pfizer Inc. common shareholders2,194 7,676 9,021 16,605 
Discontinued operations––net of tax
Net income attributable to Pfizer Inc. common shareholders$2,194 $7,680 $9,021 $16,609 
EPS Numerator––Diluted    
Income from continuing operations attributable to Pfizer Inc. common shareholders and assumed conversions$2,194 $7,676 $9,022 $16,606 
Discontinued operations––net of tax, attributable to Pfizer Inc. common shareholders and assumed conversions
Net income attributable to Pfizer Inc. common shareholders and assumed conversions$2,194 $7,680 $9,022 $16,609 
EPS Denominator    
Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding––Basic5,557 5,545 5,552 5,581 
Common-share equivalents: stock options, stock issuable under employee compensation plans and convertible preferred stock76 104 70 110 
Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding––Diluted5,633 5,649 5,622 5,690 
Anti-dilutive common stock equivalents(a)
(a)These common stock equivalents were outstanding for the periods presented, but were not included in the computation of diluted EPS for those periods because their inclusion would have had an anti-dilutive effect.
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Note 13. Contingencies and Certain Commitments
We and certain of our subsidiaries are subject to numerous contingencies arising in the ordinary course of business, including tax and legal contingencies. For a discussion of our tax contingencies, see Note 5B. For a discussion of our legal contingencies, see below.
A. Legal Proceedings

Our legal contingencies include, but are not limited to, the following:
Patent litigation, which typically involves challenges to the coverage and/or validity of patents on various products, processes or dosage forms. We are the plaintiff in the majority of these actions. An adverse outcome in actions in which we are the plaintiff could result in loss of patent protection for a drug, a significant loss of revenues from that drug or impairment of the value of associated assets.
Product liability and other product-related litigation, which can include personal injury, consumer, off-label promotion, securities, antitrust and breach of contract claims, among others, often involves highly complex issues relating to medical causation, label warnings and reliance on those warnings, scientific evidence and findings, actual, provable injury and other matters.
Commercial and other matters, which can include acquisition-, licensing-, collaboration- or co-promotion-related and product-pricing claims and environmental claims and proceedings, can involve complexities that will vary from matter to matter.
Government investigations, which often are related to the extensive regulation of pharmaceutical companies by national, state and local government agencies in the U.S. and in other jurisdictions.
Certain of these contingencies could result in losses, including damages, fines and/or civil penalties, which could be substantial, and/or criminal charges.

We believe that our claims and defenses in matters in which we are a defendant are substantial, but litigation is inherently unpredictable and excessive verdicts do occur. We do not believe that any of these matters will have a material adverse effect on our financial position. However, we could incur judgments, enter into settlements or revise our expectations regarding the outcome of certain matters, and such developments could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations in the period in which the amounts are accrued and/or our cash flows in the period in which the amounts are paid.

We have accrued for losses that are both probable and reasonably estimable. Substantially all of our contingencies are subject to significant uncertainties and, therefore, determining the likelihood of a loss and/or the measurement of any loss can be complex. Consequently, we are unable to estimate the range of reasonably possible loss in excess of amounts accrued. Our assessments are based on estimates and assumptions that have been deemed reasonable by management but that may prove to be incomplete or inaccurate, and unanticipated events and circumstances may cause us to change those estimates and assumptions.

Amounts recorded for legal and environmental contingencies can result from a complex series of judgments about future events and uncertainties and can rely heavily on estimates and assumptions.

The principal pending matters to which we are a party are discussed below. In determining whether a pending matter is a principal matter, we consider both quantitative and qualitative factors in order to assess materiality, such as, among other things, the amount of damages and the nature of any other relief sought in the proceeding, if such damages and other relief are specified; our view of the merits of the claims and of the strength of our defenses; whether the action purports to be, or is, a class action and, if not certified, our view of the likelihood that a class will be certified by the court; the jurisdiction in which the proceeding is pending; whether related actions have been transferred to multidistrict litigation; any experience that we or, to our knowledge, other companies have had in similar proceedings; whether disclosure of the action would be important to a reader of our financial statements, including whether disclosure might change a reader’s judgment about our financial statements in light of all of the information that is available to the reader; the potential impact of the proceeding on our reputation; and the extent of public interest in the matter. In addition, with respect to patent matters in which we are the plaintiff, we consider, among other things, the financial significance of the product protected by the patent(s) at issue. As a result of considering qualitative factors in our determination of principal matters, there are some matters discussed below with respect to which management believes that the likelihood of possible loss in excess of amounts accrued is remote.
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A1. Legal Proceedings––Patent Litigation
Like other pharmaceutical companies, we are involved in numerous suits relating to our patents, including but not limited to, those discussed below. Most of the suits involve claims by generic drug manufacturers that patents covering our products, processes or dosage forms are invalid and/or do not cover the product of the generic drug manufacturer. Also, counterclaims, as well as various independent actions, have been filed alleging that our assertions of, or attempts to enforce, patent rights with respect to certain products constitute unfair competition and/or violations of antitrust laws. In addition to the challenges to the U.S. patents on a number of our products that are discussed below, patent rights to certain of our products are being challenged in various other jurisdictions. We are also party to patent damages suits in various jurisdictions pursuant to which generic drug manufacturers, payers, governments or other parties are seeking damages from us for allegedly causing delay of generic entry. Additionally, our licensing and collaboration partners face challenges by generic drug manufacturers to patents covering products for which we have licenses or co-promotion rights. We also are often involved in other proceedings, such as inter partes review, post-grant review, re-examination or opposition proceedings, before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office, or other foreign counterparts relating to our intellectual property or the intellectual property rights of others. Also, if one of our patents is found to be invalid by such proceedings, generic or competitive products could be introduced into the market resulting in the erosion of sales of our existing products. For example, several of the patents in our pneumococcal vaccine portfolio were challenged in inter partes review and post-grant review proceedings in the U.S. In October 2017, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) refused to initiate proceedings as to 2 patents. In June 2018, the PTAB ruled on another patent, holding that 1 claim was valid and that all other claims were invalid. The party challenging that patent appealed the decision. In November 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated the PTAB’s ruling and requested that the PTAB redecide the challenge. In March and June 2019, an additional patent was found invalid in separate proceedings by the PTAB. We appealed. In January 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated the original decision and requested that the PTAB redecide the case. Challenges to other patents remain pending in jurisdictions outside the U.S. The invalidation of all of the patents in our pneumococcal portfolio could potentially allow a competitor’s pneumococcal vaccine into the marketplace. In the event that any of the patents are found valid and infringed, a competitor’s pneumococcal vaccine might be prohibited from entering the market or a competitor might be required to pay Pfizer a royalty. We are also subject to patent litigation pursuant to which one or more third parties seek damages and/or injunctive relief to compensate for alleged infringement of its patents by our commercial or other activities. For example, our Hospira subsidiaries are involved in patent and patent-related disputes over their attempts to bring generic pharmaceutical and biosimilar products to market. If one of our marketed products is found to infringe valid patent rights of a third party, such third party may be awarded significant damages, or we may be prevented from further sales of that product. Such damages may be enhanced as much as three-fold in the event that we or one of our subsidiaries, like Hospira, is found to have willfully infringed valid patent rights of a third party.

Actions In Which We Are The Plaintiff
EpiPen
In July 2010, King, which we acquired in 2011 and is a wholly-owned subsidiary, brought a patent-infringement action against Sandoz in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey in connection with Sandoz’s abbreviated new drug application filed with the FDA seeking approval to market an epinephrine injectable product. Sandoz is challenging patents, which expire in 2025, covering the next-generation autoinjector for use with epinephrine that is sold under the EpiPen brand name.
Xeljanz (tofacitinib)
Beginning in 2017, we brought patent-infringement actions against several generic manufacturers that filed separate abbreviated new drug applications with the FDA seeking approval to market their generic versions of tofacitinib tablets in one or both of 5 mg and 10 mg dosage strengths, and in both immediate and extended release forms. To date, actions against the following generic manufacturers have been settled on terms not material to Pfizer: (i) MicroLabs USA Inc. and MicroLabs Ltd.; (ii) Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.; (iii) Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc., Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Huahai US Inc. and Solco Healthcare US, LLC; (iv) Breckenridge Pharmaceutical Inc., Pensa Pharma S.A. and Laboratorios Del Dr. Esteve, S.A.; and (v) Ajanta Pharma Ltd. and Ajanta Pharma USA Inc. The remaining actions continue as described below.

In March 2017, we brought a patent-infringement action against Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc. and Cadila Healthcare Ltd. (collectively, Zydus) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware asserting the infringement and validity of 3 patents: the patent covering the active ingredient expiring in December 2025, the patent covering an enantiomer of tofacitinib expiring in 2022, and the patent covering a polymorphic form of tofacitinib expiring in 2023, which Zydus challenged in its abbreviated new drug application seeking approval to market a generic version of tofacitinib 5 mg tablets.

In December 2018, we brought a separate patent infringement action against Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. (Teva) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware asserting the infringement and validity of our patent covering extended release
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formulations of tofacitinib that was challenged by Teva in its abbreviated new drug application seeking approval to market a generic version of tofacitinib 11 mg extended release tablets.
Inlyta (axitinib)
In April 2018, Apotex Inc. notified us that it had filed an abbreviated new drug application with the FDA seeking approval to market a generic version of Inlyta. Apotex Inc. asserted the invalidity and non-infringement of the crystalline form patent for Inlyta that expires in 2030. In May 2018, we filed suit against Apotex Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, asserting the validity and infringement of the crystalline form patent for Inlyta. In September 2020, we settled the case against Apotex Inc. on terms not material to Pfizer.

In May 2019, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited (Glenmark) notified us that it had filed an abbreviated new drug application with the FDA seeking approval to market a generic version of Inlyta. Glenmark asserts the invalidity and non-infringement of the crystalline form patent for Inlyta that expires in 2030. In June 2019, we filed suit against Glenmark in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, asserting the validity and infringement of the crystalline form patent for Inlyta.
Kerydin (tavaborole)
In September 2018, several generic companies notified us that they had filed abbreviated new drug applications with the FDA seeking approval to market generic versions of Kerydin. The generic companies assert the invalidity and non-infringement of methods of use and formulation patents for tavaborole that expire in 2026 and 2027, including pediatric exclusivity. In October 2018, Anacor, our wholly-owned subsidiary, filed infringement lawsuits against each of the generic filers in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware and the U.S. District Court for the District of West Virginia. The cases were consolidated in a Multi-District Litigation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, and, in September 2020, the District Court issued a final judgment in favor of the generic defendants, which will not have a material impact on Pfizer.

Ibrance (palbociclib)
In March 2019, several generic companies notified us that they had filed abbreviated new drug applications with the FDA seeking approval to market generic versions of Ibrance. The generic companies assert the invalidity and non-infringement of 2 composition of matter patents and a method of use patent covering palbociclib, each of which expire in 2023. In April 2019, we brought patent infringement actions against each of the generic filers in various federal courts, asserting the validity and infringement of the patents challenged by the generic companies. Beginning in September 2020, we received correspondence from several generic companies notifying us that they would seek approval to market generic versions of Ibrance. The generic companies assert the invalidity and non-infringement of our crystalline form patent which expires in 2034. Beginning in October 2020, we brought patent infringement actions against each of these generic companies in various federal courts, asserting the validity and infringement of the crystalline form patent.
Chantix (varenicline)
In January 2020, we brought a patent infringement action against Viwit Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (Viwit) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware asserting the validity and infringement of 3 patents challenged by Viwit in its abbreviated new drug application seeking approval to market a generic version of varenicline, 0.5 mg and 1.0 mg tablets. In September 2020, we settled the case against Viwit on terms not material to Pfizer.
Lyrica (pregabalin)
United Kingdom
In June 2014, Generics (U.K.) Ltd (trading as Mylan) filed an invalidity action against the Lyrica pain use patent in the High Court of Justice in London. Subsequently, Actavis Group PTC ehf filed an invalidity action in the same court, and Pfizer sued Actavis Group PTC ehf, Actavis U.K. Ltd and Caduceus Pharma Ltd (together, Actavis) for infringement and requested preliminary relief. Our request for preliminary relief was denied in a January 2015 hearing, and the denial subsequently was confirmed on appeal.

In February 2015, the National Health Service (NHS) England was ordered by the High Court, as an intermediary, to issue guidance for prescribers and pharmacists directing the prescription and dispensing of Lyrica by brand when pregabalin was prescribed for the treatment of neuropathic pain. NHS Wales and NHS Northern Ireland also issued prescribing guidance. The guidance to prescribe and dispense Lyrica for neuropathic pain was withdrawn upon patent expiration in July 2017.

We also filed infringement actions against (i) Teva UK Ltd, and (ii) Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (UK) Ltd and Caduceus Pharma Ltd (together, Dr. Reddy’s) in February 2015, seeking the same relief as in the action against Actavis. Dr. Reddy’s filed an invalidity counterclaim. These actions were stayed pending the outcome of the Mylan and Actavis cases.

The Mylan and Actavis invalidity actions were heard in the High Court at the same time as the Actavis infringement action. The High Court ruled against us, holding that the asserted claims were either not infringed or invalid, and appeals followed. In November 2018, the U.K. Supreme Court ruled that all the relevant claims directed to neuropathic pain were invalid.

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In October 2015, after Sandoz GmbH and Sandoz Ltd (together, Sandoz) launched a full label generic pregabalin product, we obtained from the High Court a preliminary injunction enjoining Sandoz from further sales of the product and ordering Sandoz to identify the parties holding its product. Sandoz identified wholesaler AAH Pharmaceuticals Ltd and pharmacy chain Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd (supplied by AAH), and we requested that these parties cease further sales and withdraw the Sandoz full label product. In October 2015, Lloyds was added to the Sandoz action, and we obtained a preliminary order from the High Court requiring Lloyds to advise its pharmacists that the Sandoz full label product should not be dispensed. In November 2015, the High Court confirmed the preliminary injunction against Sandoz and Lloyds. Sandoz filed an invalidity counterclaim. Upon agreement of the parties, in December 2015, the proceedings against Lloyds were discontinued, and the proceedings against Sandoz were stayed pending outcome of the Mylan and Actavis cases. The preliminary injunction against Sandoz remained in place until patent expiration in July 2017.

In May 2020, Dr. Reddy’s filed a claim for damages in connection with the above-referenced legal actions. In July 2020, the Scottish Ministers and 14 Scottish Health Boards (together, NHS Scotland) filed a claim for damages in connection with the above-referenced legal action concerning Sandoz. In September 2020, Teva, Sandoz, Ranbaxy, Inc. (Ranbaxy), Actavis, and the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, together with 32 other National Health Service entities (together, NHS England, Wales, and Northern Ireland) filed claims for damages in the above-referenced legal actions.
Japan
In January 2017, Sawai Pharmaceutical Company Limited (a Japanese generic company) (Sawai) filed an invalidation action against the Lyrica pain use patent in the Japanese Patent Office (JPO). Hexal AG has filed a separate invalidation action that was stayed pending the result of the Sawai action. Multiple parties were allowed to intervene in the Sawai case. In July 2020, the JPO recognized the validity of certain amended claims of the patent covering Lyrica. We are appealing the decision. In August 2020, the Japanese regulatory authority granted regulatory approval to multiple generic companies and we filed legal actions against the generic companies seeking preliminary and permanent injunctions to prevent infringement of our patent.
Matter Involving Our Collaboration/Licensing Partners
Eliquis
In February, March, and April 2017, NaN generic companies sent BMS Paragraph-IV certification letters informing BMS that they had filed abbreviated new drug applications seeking approval of generic versions of Eliquis, challenging the validity and infringement of one or more of the 3 patents listed in the Orange Book for Eliquis. NaN of the patents expired in December 2019 and the remaining patents currently are set to expire in 2026 and 2031. Eliquis has been jointly developed and is being commercialized by BMS and Pfizer. In April 2017, BMS and Pfizer filed patent-infringement actions against all generic filers in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware and the U.S. District Court for the District of West Virginia, asserting that each of the generic companies’ proposed products would infringe each of the patent(s) that each generic filer challenged. Some generic filers challenged only the 2031 patent, some challenged both the 2031 and 2026 patent, and one generic company challenged all 3 patents. In August 2020, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware ruled that both the 2026 patent and the 2031 patent are valid and infringed by the proposed generic products. In August and September 2020, the generic filers appealed the District Court’s decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Prior to the August 2020 ruling, we and BMS settled with certain of the generic companies on terms not material to Pfizer, and we and BMS may settle with other generic companies in the future.
A2. Legal Proceedings––Product Litigation
Like other pharmaceutical companies, we are defendants in numerous cases, including but not limited to those discussed below, related to our pharmaceutical and other products. Plaintiffs in these cases seek damages and other relief on various grounds for alleged personal injury and economic loss.
Asbestos
Between 1967 and 1982, Warner-Lambert owned American Optical Corporation (American Optical), which manufactured and sold respiratory protective devices and asbestos safety clothing. In connection with the sale of American Optical in 1982, Warner-Lambert agreed to indemnify the purchaser for certain liabilities, including certain asbestos-related and other claims. Claims against American Optical and numerous other defendants are pending in various federal and state courts seeking damages for alleged personal injury from exposure to asbestos and other allegedly hazardous materials. Warner-Lambert was acquired by Pfizer in 2000 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer. Warner-Lambert is actively engaged in the defense of, and will continue to explore various means of resolving, these claims.

Numerous lawsuits are pending against Pfizer in various federal and state courts seeking damages for alleged personal injury from exposure to products allegedly containing asbestos and other allegedly hazardous materials sold by Pfizer and certain of its previously owned subsidiaries.
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There also are a small number of lawsuits pending in various federal and state courts seeking damages for alleged exposure to asbestos in facilities owned or formerly owned by Pfizer or its subsidiaries.
Effexor
Beginning in May 2011, actions, including purported class actions, were filed in various federal courts against Wyeth and, in certain of the actions, affiliates of Wyeth and certain other defendants relating to Effexor XR, which is the extended-release formulation of Effexor. The plaintiffs in each of the class actions seek to represent a class consisting of all persons in the U.S. and its territories who directly purchased, indirectly purchased or reimbursed patients for the purchase of Effexor XR or generic Effexor XR from any of the defendants from June 14, 2008 until the time the defendants’ allegedly unlawful conduct ceased. The plaintiffs in all of the actions allege delay in the launch of generic Effexor XR in the U.S. and its territories, in violation of federal antitrust laws and, in certain of the actions, the antitrust, consumer protection and various other laws of certain states, as the result of Wyeth fraudulently obtaining and improperly listing certain patents for Effexor XR in the Orange Book, enforcing certain patents for Effexor XR and entering into a litigation settlement agreement with a generic drug manufacturer with respect to Effexor XR. Each of the plaintiffs seeks treble damages (for itself in the individual actions or on behalf of the putative class in the purported class actions) for alleged price overcharges for Effexor XR or generic Effexor XR in the U.S. and its territories since June 14, 2008. All of these actions have been consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

In October 2014, the District Court dismissed the direct purchaser plaintiffs’ claims based on the litigation settlement agreement, but declined to dismiss the other direct purchaser plaintiff claims. In January 2015, the District Court entered partial final judgments as to all settlement agreement claims, including those asserted by direct purchasers and end-payer plaintiffs, which plaintiffs appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In August 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reversed the District Court’s decisions and remanded the claims to the District Court.
Lipitor

Antitrust Actions
Beginning in November 2011, purported class actions relating to Lipitor were filed in various federal courts against, among others, Pfizer, certain affiliates of Pfizer, and, in most of the actions, Ranbaxy and certain affiliates of Ranbaxy. The plaintiffs in these various actions seek to represent nationwide, multi-state or statewide classes consisting of persons or entities who directly purchased, indirectly purchased or reimbursed patients for the purchase of Lipitor (or, in certain of the actions, generic Lipitor) from any of the defendants from March 2010 until the cessation of the defendants’ allegedly unlawful conduct (the Class Period). The plaintiffs allege delay in the launch of generic Lipitor, in violation of federal antitrust laws and/or state antitrust, consumer protection and various other laws, resulting from (i) the 2008 agreement pursuant to which Pfizer and Ranbaxy settled certain patent litigation involving Lipitor and Pfizer granted Ranbaxy a license to sell a generic version of Lipitor in various markets beginning on varying dates, and (ii) in certain of the actions, the procurement and/or enforcement of certain patents for Lipitor. Each of the actions seeks, among other things, treble damages on behalf of the putative class for alleged price overcharges for Lipitor (or, in certain of the actions, generic Lipitor) during the Class Period. In addition, individual actions have been filed against Pfizer, Ranbaxy and certain of their affiliates, among others, that assert claims and seek relief for the plaintiffs that are substantially similar to the claims asserted and the relief sought in the purported class actions described above. These various actions have been consolidated for pre-trial proceedings in a Multi-District Litigation (In re Lipitor Antitrust Litigation MDL-2332) in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

In September 2013 and 2014, the District Court dismissed with prejudice the claims of the direct purchasers. In October and November 2014, the District Court dismissed with prejudice the claims of all other Multi-District Litigation plaintiffs. All plaintiffs have appealed the District Court’s orders dismissing their claims with prejudice to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In addition, the direct purchaser class plaintiffs appealed the order denying their motion to amend the judgment and for leave to amend their complaint to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In August 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reversed the District Court’s decisions and remanded the claims to the District Court.
Also, in January 2013, the State of West Virginia filed an action in West Virginia state court against Pfizer and Ranbaxy, among others, that asserts claims and seeks relief on behalf of the State of West Virginia and residents of that state that are substantially similar to the claims asserted and the relief sought in the purported class actions described above.
Personal Injury Actions
A number of individual and multi-plaintiff lawsuits have been filed against Pfizer in various federal and state courts alleging that the plaintiffs developed type 2 diabetes purportedly as a result of the ingestion of Lipitor. Plaintiffs seek compensatory and punitive damages.
In February 2014, the federal actions were transferred for consolidated pre-trial proceedings to a Multi-District Litigation (In re Lipitor (Atorvastatin Calcium) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (No. II) MDL-2502) in the U.S.
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District Court for the District of South Carolina. Since 2016, certain cases in the Multi-District Litigation were remanded to certain state courts. In January 2017, the District Court granted our motion for summary judgment, dismissing substantially all of the remaining cases pending in the Multi-District Litigation. In January 2017, the plaintiffs appealed the District Court’s decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. In June 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the District Court’s decision.
Viagra
Since April 2016, a Multi-District Litigation has been pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (In Re: Viagra (Sildenafil Citrate) Products Liability Litigation, MDL-2691), in which plaintiffs allege that they developed melanoma and/or the exacerbation of melanoma purportedly as a result of the ingestion of Viagra. Additional cases filed against Lilly with respect to Cialis have also been consolidated in the Multi-District Litigation (In re: Viagra (Sildenafil Citrate) and Cialis (Tadalafil) Products Liability Litigation, MDL-2691). In January 2020, the District Court granted our and Lilly’s motion to exclude all of plaintiffs’ general causation opinions. As a result, in April 2020, the District Court entered summary judgment in favor of defendants and dismissed all of plaintiffs’ claims. In April 2020, plaintiffs filed a notice of appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
EpiPen
Beginning in February 2017, purported class actions were filed in various federal courts by indirect purchasers of EpiPen against Pfizer, and/or its affiliates King and Meridian, and/or various entities affiliated with Mylan, and Mylan Chief Executive Officer, Heather Bresch. The plaintiffs in these actions seek to represent U.S. nationwide classes comprising persons or entities who paid for any portion of the end-user purchase price of an EpiPen between 2009 until the cessation of the defendants’ allegedly unlawful conduct. In February 2020, a similar lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas against Pfizer, King, Meridian and the Mylan entities on behalf of a purported U.S. nationwide class of direct purchaser plaintiffs who purchased EpiPen devices directly from the defendants (the 2020 Lawsuit). Against Pfizer and/or its affiliates, plaintiffs in these actions generally allege that Pfizer’s and/or its affiliates’ settlement of patent litigation regarding EpiPen delayed market entry of generic EpiPen in violation of federal antitrust laws and various state antitrust laws. At least 1 lawsuit also alleges that Pfizer and/or Mylan violated the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). Plaintiffs also filed various federal antitrust, state consumer protection and unjust enrichment claims against, and relating to conduct attributable solely to, Mylan and/or its affiliates regarding EpiPen. Plaintiffs seek treble damages for alleged overcharges for EpiPen since 2011. In August 2017, all of these actions, except for the 2020 Lawsuit, were consolidated for coordinated pre-trial proceedings in a Multi-District Litigation (In re: EpiPen (Epinephrine Injection, USP) Marketing, Sales Practices and Antitrust Litigation, MDL-2785) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas with other EpiPen-related actions against Mylan and/or its affiliates to which Pfizer, King and Meridian are not parties.
In July 2020, a new lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado on behalf of indirect purchasers. Plaintiff represents a putative U.S. nationwide class of persons or entities who paid for any portion of the end-user purchase price of certain refill or replacement EpiPens since 2010. Plaintiff alleges that Pfizer and Meridian misrepresented the shelf-life and expiration date of EpiPen, in violation of the federal RICO statute. Plaintiff seeks treble damages for alleged unnecessary replacement or refill purchases of EpiPens by members of the putative class.
Nexium 24HR and Protonix
A number of individual and multi-plaintiff lawsuits have been filed against Pfizer, certain of its subsidiaries and/or other pharmaceutical manufacturers in various federal and state courts alleging that the plaintiffs developed kidney-related injuries purportedly as a result of the ingestion of certain proton pump inhibitors. The cases against Pfizer involve Protonix and/or Nexium 24HR and seek compensatory and punitive damages and, in some cases, treble damages, restitution or disgorgement. In August 2017, the federal actions were ordered transferred for coordinated pre-trial proceedings to a Multi-District Litigation (In re: Proton-Pump Inhibitor Products Liability Litigation (No. II)) in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. On July 31, 2019, we and GSK combined our respective consumer healthcare businesses into a new consumer healthcare joint venture that operates globally under the GSK Consumer Healthcare name. As part of the joint venture transaction, the joint venture has agreed to assume, and to indemnify Pfizer for, liabilities arising out of such litigation to the extent related to Nexium 24HR.
Docetaxel
Personal Injury Actions
A number of lawsuits have been filed against Hospira and Pfizer in various federal and state courts alleging that plaintiffs who were treated with Docetaxel developed permanent hair loss. The significant majority of the cases also name other defendants, including the manufacturer of the branded product, Taxotere. Plaintiffs seek compensatory and punitive damages.
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In October 2016, the federal cases were transferred for coordinated pre-trial proceedings to a Multi-District Litigation (In re Taxotere (Docetaxel) Products Liability Litigation, MDL-2740) in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Mississippi Attorney General Government Action
In October 2018, the Attorney General of Mississippi filed a complaint in Mississippi state court against the manufacturer of the branded product and 8 other manufacturers including Pfizer and Hospira, alleging, with respect to Pfizer and Hospira, a failure to warn about a risk of permanent hair loss in violation of the Mississippi Consumer Protection Act. The action seeks civil penalties and injunctive relief.
Array Securities Litigation
In November 2017, 2 purported class actions were filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado alleging that Array, which we acquired in July 2019 and is our wholly owned subsidiary, and certain of its former officers violated federal securities laws in connection with certain disclosures made, or omitted, by Array regarding the NRAS-mutant melanoma program. In March 2018, the actions were consolidated into a single proceeding.
Zantac
A number of lawsuits have been filed against Pfizer in various federal and state courts alleging that plaintiffs developed various types of cancer, or face an increased risk of developing cancer, purportedly as a result of the ingestion of Zantac. The significant majority of these cases also name other defendants that have historically manufactured and/or sold Zantac. Pfizer has not sold Zantac since 2006, and only sold an over-the-counter version of the product. Plaintiffs seek compensatory and punitive damages and, in some cases, treble damages, restitution or disgorgement.
In February 2020, the federal actions were transferred for coordinated pre-trial proceedings to a Multi-District Litigation (In re Zantac/Ranitidine NDMA Litigation, MDL-2924) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. In June 2020: (i) plaintiffs in the Multi-District Litigation filed against Pfizer and many other defendants a consolidated consumer class action complaint alleging, among other things, violations of the RICO statute and consumer protection statutes of all 50 states, and a consolidated third-party payor class action complaint alleging violation of the RICO statute and seeking reimbursement for payments made for the prescription version of Zantac; (ii) Pfizer received service of a Canadian class action complaint naming Pfizer and other defendants, and seeking compensatory and punitive damages for personal injury and economic loss, allegedly arising from the defendants’ sale of Zantac in Canada; and (iii) the State of New Mexico filed a civil action against Pfizer and many other defendants, alleging various state statutory and common law claims in connection with the defendants’ alleged sale of Zantac in New Mexico.
A3. Legal Proceedings––Commercial and Other Matters
Monsanto-Related Matters
In 1997, Monsanto Company (Former Monsanto) contributed certain chemical manufacturing operations and facilities to a newly formed corporation, Solutia Inc. (Solutia), and spun off the shares of Solutia. In 2000, Former Monsanto merged with Pharmacia & Upjohn Company to form Pharmacia. Pharmacia then transferred its agricultural operations to a newly created subsidiary, named Monsanto Company (New Monsanto), which it spun off in a two-stage process that was completed in 2002. Pharmacia was acquired by Pfizer in 2003 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer.
In connection with its spin-off that was completed in 2002, New Monsanto assumed, and agreed to indemnify Pharmacia for, any liabilities related to Pharmacia’s former agricultural business. New Monsanto has defended and/or is defending Pharmacia in connection with various claims and litigation arising out of, or related to, the agricultural business, and has been indemnifying Pharmacia when liability has been imposed or settlement has been reached regarding such claims and litigation.
In connection with its spin-off in 1997, Solutia assumed, and agreed to indemnify Pharmacia for, liabilities related to Former Monsanto’s chemical businesses. As the result of its reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, Solutia’s indemnification obligations relating to Former Monsanto’s chemical businesses are primarily limited to sites that Solutia has owned or operated. In addition, in connection with its spin-off that was completed in 2002, New Monsanto assumed, and agreed to indemnify Pharmacia for, any liabilities primarily related to Former Monsanto’s chemical businesses, including, but not limited to, any such liabilities that Solutia assumed. Solutia’s and New Monsanto’s assumption of, and agreement to indemnify Pharmacia for, these liabilities apply to pending actions and any future actions related to Former Monsanto’s chemical businesses in which Pharmacia is named as a defendant, including, without limitation, actions asserting environmental claims, including alleged exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls. Solutia and/or New Monsanto are defending Pharmacia in connection with various claims and litigation arising out of, or related to, Former Monsanto’s chemical businesses, and have been indemnifying Pharmacia when liability has been imposed or settlement has been reached regarding such claims and litigation.
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Environmental Matters
In 2009, we submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a corrective measures study report with regard to Pharmacia’s discontinued industrial chemical facility in North Haven, Connecticut. In September 2010, our corrective measures study report was approved by the EPA, and we commenced construction of the site remedy in late 2011 under an Updated Administrative Order on Consent with the EPA. In September 2019, the EPA acknowledged that construction of the site remedy has been completed.
Also, in 2009, we submitted a revised site-wide feasibility study with regard to Wyeth Holdings Corporation’s (formerly, American Cyanamid Company) discontinued industrial chemical facility in Bound Brook, New Jersey. In July 2011, Wyeth Holdings Corporation finalized an Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent for Removal Action (the 2011 Administrative Settlement Agreement) with the EPA with regard to the Bound Brook facility. In May 2012, we completed construction of an interim remedy to address the discharge of impacted groundwater from that facility to the Raritan River. In September 2012, the EPA issued a final remediation plan for the Bound Brook facility’s main plant area, which is generally in accordance with one of the remedies evaluated in our revised site-wide feasibility study. In March 2013, Wyeth Holdings Corporation (now Wyeth Holdings LLC) entered into an Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent with the EPA to allow us to undertake detailed engineering design of the remedy for the main plant area and to perform a focused feasibility study for 2 adjacent lagoons. In September 2015, the U.S., on behalf of the EPA, filed a complaint and consent decree with the federal District Court for the District of New Jersey that allows Wyeth Holdings LLC to complete the design and to implement the remedy for the main plant area. In December 2015, the consent decree (which supersedes the 2011 Administrative Settlement Agreement) was entered by the District Court. In September 2018, the EPA issued a final remediation plan for the 2 adjacent lagoons, which is generally in accordance with one of the remedies evaluated in our focused feasibility study, and in September 2019, Wyeth Holdings LLC entered into an Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent with the EPA to allow us to undertake detailed engineering design of the remedy for the lagoons.
We have accrued for the estimated costs of the site remedies for the North Haven and Bound Brook facilities.
We are a party to a number of other proceedings brought under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended, and other state, local or foreign laws in which the primary relief sought is the cost of past and/or future remediation.
Contracts with Iraqi Ministry of Health
In October 2017, a number of United States service members, civilians, and their families brought a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against a number of pharmaceutical and medical devices companies, including Pfizer and certain of its subsidiaries, alleging that the defendants violated the United States Anti-Terrorism Act. The complaint alleges that the defendants provided funding for terrorist organizations through their sales practices pursuant to pharmaceutical and medical device contracts with the Iraqi Ministry of Health, and seeks monetary relief. In July 2020, the District Court granted defendants’ motions to dismiss and dismissed all of plaintiffs’ claims. The plaintiffs are appealing the District Court’s decision. In July 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice requested documents related to this matter, which were provided. In August 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice informed Pfizer that it had closed its investigation.
Allergan Complaint for Indemnity
In August 2018, Pfizer was named as a defendant in a third-party complaint for indemnity, along with King, filed by Allergan Finance LLC (Allergan) in a Multi-District Litigation (In re National Prescription Opiate Litigation MDL 2804) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The lawsuit asserted claims for indemnity related to Kadian, which was owned for a short period by King in 2008, prior to Pfizer's acquisition of King in 2010. In December 2018, the District Court dismissed the lawsuit. In February 2019, Allergan filed a similar complaint in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, asserting claims for indemnity related to Kadian.
Breach of Contract––Xalkori/Lorbrena
Pfizer is a defendant in a breach of contract action brought by New York University (NYU) in the Supreme Court of the State of New York (Supreme Court). NYU alleges that it is entitled to royalties on Pfizer’s sales of Xalkori under the terms of a Research and License Agreement between NYU and Sugen, Inc. Sugen, Inc. was acquired by Pharmacia in August 1999, and Pharmacia was acquired by Pfizer in 2003 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer. The action was originally filed in 2013. In December 2015, the Supreme Court dismissed the action and, in May 2017, the New York State Appellate Division reversed the decision and remanded the proceedings to the Supreme Court. In January 2020, the Supreme Court denied both parties’ summary judgment motions.
In October 2020, NYU filed a separate breach of contract action against Pfizer alleging that it is entitled to royalties on sales of Lorbrena under the terms of the same NYU-Sugen, Inc. Research and Licensing Agreement.
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A4. Legal Proceedings––Government Investigations
Like other pharmaceutical companies, we are subject to extensive regulation by government agencies in the U.S., other developed markets and multiple emerging markets in which we operate. Criminal charges, substantial fines and/or civil penalties, limitations on our ability to conduct business in applicable jurisdictions, corporate integrity or deferred prosecution agreements, as well as reputational harm and increased public interest in the matter could result from government investigations in the U.S. and other jurisdictions in which we do business. In addition, in a qui tam lawsuit in which the government declines to intervene, the relator may still pursue a suit for the recovery of civil damages and penalties on behalf of the government. Among the investigations by government agencies are the matters discussed below.
Greenstone Investigations
U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division Investigation
Since July 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division has been investigating our Greenstone generics business. We believe this is related to an ongoing broader antitrust investigation of the generic pharmaceutical industry. The government has been obtaining information from Greenstone relating to this investigation.
State Attorneys General Generics Antitrust Litigation
In April 2018, Greenstone received requests for information from the Antitrust Department of the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General. In May 2019, Attorneys General of more than 40 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico filed a complaint against a number of pharmaceutical companies, including Greenstone and Pfizer. The matter has been consolidated with a Multi-District Litigation (In re: Generic Pharmaceuticals Pricing Antitrust Litigation MDL No. 2724) in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. As to Greenstone and Pfizer, the complaint alleges anticompetitive conduct in violation of federal and state antitrust laws and state consumer protection laws. In June 2020, the State Attorneys General filed a new complaint against a large number of companies, including Greenstone and Pfizer, making similar allegations, but concerning a new set of drugs. This complaint was transferred to the Multi-District Litigation in July 2020.
Subpoena relating to Manufacturing of Quillivant XR
In October 2018, we received a subpoena from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) seeking records relating to our relationship with another drug manufacturer and its production and manufacturing of drugs including, but not limited to, Quillivant XR. We have produced records pursuant to the subpoena.
Government Inquiries relating to Meridian Medical Technologies
In February 2019, we received a civil investigative demand from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the SDNY. The civil investigative demand seeks records and information related to alleged quality issues involving the manufacture of auto-injectors at our Meridian site. In August 2019, we received a HIPAA subpoena from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Missouri seeking similar records and information. We are producing records in response to these requests.
U.S. Department of Justice/SEC Inquiry relating to Russian Operations
In June 2019, we received an informal request from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit seeking documents relating to our operations in Russia. In September 2019, we received a similar request from the SEC’s FCPA Unit. We are producing records pursuant to these requests.
Contracts with Iraqi Ministry of Health
See Note 13A3. Contingencies and Certain Commitments: Legal Proceedings––Commercial and Other Matters––Contracts with Iraqi Ministry of Health above for information regarding U.S. government investigations related to contracts with the Iraqi Ministry of Health.
Docetaxel––Mississippi Attorney General Government Action
See Note 13A2. Contingencies and Certain Commitments: Legal Proceedings––Product Litigation––Docetaxel––Mississippi Attorney General Government Action above for information regarding a government action related to Docetaxel marketing practices.
U.S. Department of Justice Inquiries relating to India Operations
In March 2020, we received an informal request from the U.S. Department of Justice's Consumer Protection Branch seeking documents relating to our manufacturing operations in India, including at our former facility located at Irrungattukottai in India. In April 2020, we received a similar request from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the SDNY regarding a civil investigation concerning operations at our facilities in India. We are producing records pursuant to these requests.
U.S. Department of Justice/SEC Inquiry relating to China Operations
In June 2020, we received an informal request from the U.S. Department of Justice's FCPA Unit seeking documents relating to our operations in China. In August 2020, we received a similar request from the SEC’s FCPA Unit. We are producing records pursuant to these requests.
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Zantac––State of New Mexico Civil Action
See Note 13A2. Contingencies and Certain Commitments: Legal Proceedings––Product Litigation––Zantac above for information regarding a civil action filed by the State of New Mexico alleging various state statutory and common law claims in connection with the defendants’ alleged sale of Zantac in New Mexico.
A5. Legal Proceedings––Matters Resolved During the First Nine Months of 2020
During the first nine months of 2020, certain matters, including the matter discussed below, were resolved or became the subject of definitive settlement agreements or settlement agreements-in-principle.
Hormone Therapy Consumer Class Action
A certified consumer class action was pending against Wyeth in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California based on the alleged off-label marketing of its hormone therapy products. The case was originally filed in December 2003. The class consisted of California consumers who purchased Wyeth’s hormone-replacement products between January 1995 and January 2003 and who did not seek personal injury damages therefrom. The class sought compensatory and punitive damages, including a full refund of the purchase price. In March 2020, the parties reached an agreement, and obtained preliminary court approval, to resolve this matter for $200 million, which was paid in full in the second quarter of 2020.
B. Guarantees and Indemnifications
In the ordinary course of business and in connection with the sale of assets and businesses and other transactions, we often indemnify our counterparties against certain liabilities that may arise in connection with the transaction or that are related to events and activities prior to or following a transaction. If the indemnified party were to make a successful claim pursuant to the terms of the indemnification, we may be required to reimburse the loss. These indemnifications are generally subject to various restrictions and limitations. Historically, we have not paid significant amounts under these provisions and, as of September 27, 2020, the estimated fair value of these indemnification obligations was not significant.
In addition, in connection with our entry into certain agreements, our counterparties may agree to indemnify us. For example, our collaboration agreement with EMD Serono, Inc. to co-promote Rebif in the U.S. expired at the end of 2015 and included certain indemnity provisions. Patent litigation brought by Biogen Idec MA Inc. against EMD Serono Inc. and Pfizer is pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. EMD Serono Inc. has acknowledged that it is obligated to satisfy any award of damages.
Pfizer Inc. has also guaranteed the long-term debt of certain companies that it acquired and that now are subsidiaries of Pfizer. See Note 7D.
C. Contingent Consideration for Acquisitions
We may be required to make payments to sellers for certain prior business combinations that are contingent upon future events or outcomes. For additional information, see Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements––Note 1D. Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies: Acquisitions in our 2019 Financial Report. The estimated fair value of contingent consideration as of September 27, 2020 is $701 million, of which $125 million is recorded in Other current liabilities and $576 million in Other noncurrent liabilities and $711 million, of which $160 million was recorded in Other current liabilities and $551 million in Other noncurrent liabilities as of December 31, 2019. The decrease in the contingent consideration balance from December 31, 2019 is primarily due to payments made upon the achievement of certain milestones, partially offset by fair value adjustments.
Note 14. Segment, Geographic and Other Revenue Information

A. Segment Information

At the beginning of our fiscal year 2019, we reorganized our commercial operations and began to manage our commercial operations through a new global structure consisting of 3 distinct business segments: Biopharma, Upjohn and through July 31, 2019, Pfizer’s Consumer Healthcare business (Consumer Healthcare), each led by a single manager. Each operating segment has responsibility for its commercial activities. Upjohn is, and through July 31, 2019 Consumer Healthcare was, responsible for its own R&D activities while Biopharma receives its R&D services from GPD and WRDM. These services include IPR&D projects for new investigational products and additional indications for in-line products. Each business has a geographic footprint across developed and emerging markets. Our chief operating decision maker uses the revenues and earnings of the operating segments, among other factors, for performance evaluation and resource allocation. Biopharma and Upjohn are the only reportable segments.
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Beginning in 2020, Upjohn began managing our Meridian subsidiary, the manufacturer of EpiPen and other auto-injector products, and a pre-existing strategic collaboration between Pfizer and Mylan for generic drugs in Japan (Mylan-Japan). As a result, revenues and expenses associated with Meridian and Mylan-Japan are reported in our Upjohn business beginning in the first quarter of 2020. In 2019, revenues and expenses from Meridian and Mylan-Japan were recorded in our Biopharma business. We have revised prior-period information (Revenues and Earnings, as defined by management) to conform to the current management structure.
Acquisitions and other business development activities completed in 2019 and in the first nine months of 2020, including the contribution of our Consumer Healthcare business to the GSK Consumer Healthcare joint venture, impacted financial results in the periods presented. See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements—Note 1A. Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies: Basis of Presentation in our 2019 Financial Report, and Note 2.
Operating Segments
Some additional information about our Biopharma and Upjohn business segments follows:
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Biopharma is a science-based innovative medicines business that includes six business units – Oncology, Inflammation & Immunology, Rare Disease, Hospital, Vaccines and Internal Medicine. The Hospital unit commercializes our global portfolio of sterile injectable and anti-infective medicines and includes Pfizer’s contract manufacturing operation, Pfizer CentreOne. Each business unit is committed to delivering breakthroughs that change patients’ lives.Upjohn is a global, primarily off-patent branded and generic medicines business, which includes a portfolio of 20 globally recognized solid oral dose brands, as well as a U.S.-based generics platform, Greenstone.
Select products include:
- Prevnar 13/Prevenar 13
- Ibrance
- Eliquis
- Xeljanz
- Enbrel (outside the U.S. and Canada)
- Vyndaqel/Vyndamax
- Xtandi
- Chantix/Champix
- Sutent
Select products include:
- Lipitor
- Lyrica
- Norvasc
- Celebrex
- Viagra
- Certain generic medicines

Other Costs and Business Activities
Certain pre-tax costs are not allocated to our operating segment results, such as costs associated with the following:
WRDM––the R&D and Medical expenses managed by our WRDM organization, which is generally responsible for research projects for our Biopharma portfolio until proof-of-concept is achieved and then for transitioning those projects to the GPD organization for possible clinical and commercial development. R&D spending may include upfront and milestone payments for intellectual property rights. The WRDM organization also has responsibility for certain science-based and other platform-services organizations, which provide end-to-end technical expertise and other services to the various R&D projects, as well as the Worldwide Medical and Safety group, which ensures that Pfizer provides all stakeholders––including patients, healthcare providers, pharmacists, payers and health authorities––with complete and up-to-date information on the risks and benefits associated with Pfizer products so that they can make appropriate decisions on how and when to use Pfizer’s medicines.
GPD––the costs associated with our GPD organization, which is generally responsible for clinical trials from WRDM in the Biopharma portfolio, including late stage portfolio spend. GPD also provides technical support and other services to Pfizer R&D projects. GPD is responsible for facilitating all regulatory submissions and interactions with regulatory agencies.
Other––the operating results of our Consumer Healthcare business, through July 31, 2019, and costs associated with other commercial activities not managed as part of Biopharma or Upjohn, including all strategy, business development, portfolio management and valuation capabilities, which previously had been reported in various parts of the organization.
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Corporate and Other Unallocated––the costs associated with corporate enabling functions (such as digital, global real estate operations, legal, finance, human resources, worldwide public affairs, compliance, and worldwide procurement), patient advocacy activities and certain compensation and other corporate costs, such as interest income and expense, and gains and losses on investments, as well as overhead expenses associated with our manufacturing (which include manufacturing variances associated with production) and commercial operations that are not directly assessed to an operating segment, as business unit (segment) management does not manage these costs. Corporate and Other Unallocated also includes our share of earnings from the GSK Consumer Healthcare joint venture and other charges related to the GSK Consumer Healthcare joint venture, primarily representing our pro-rata share of restructuring and business combination accounting charges recorded by the GSK Consumer Healthcare joint venture.
Certain transactions and events such as (i) purchase accounting adjustments, where we incur expenses associated with the amortization of fair value adjustments to inventory, intangible assets and PP&E; (ii) acquisition-related costs, where we incur costs for executing the transaction, integrating the acquired operations and restructuring the combined company; and (iii) certain significant items, representing substantive and/or unusual, and in some cases recurring, items (such as gains on the completion of joint venture transactions, restructuring charges, legal charges or gains and losses from equity securities) that are evaluated on an individual basis by management and that, either as a result of their nature or size, would not be expected to occur as part of our normal business on a regular basis. Such items can include, but are not limited to, non-acquisition-related restructuring costs, as well as costs incurred for legal settlements, asset impairments and disposals of assets or businesses, including, as applicable, any associated transition activities.
Segment Assets

We manage our assets on a Total Company basis, not by operating segment, as many of our operating assets are shared or commingled; therefore, such information is not presented.
Selected Income Statement Information
The following summarizes selected income statement information by reportable segment:
Three Months Ended
 Revenues
Earnings(a)
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
Reportable Segments:
Biopharma$10,215 $9,952 $6,807 $6,506 
Upjohn1,916 2,351 1,009 1,384 
Total reportable segments12,131 12,303 7,816 7,890 
Other business activities377 (1,939)(1,469)
Reconciling Items:  
Corporate and other unallocated(1,192)(1,439)
Purchase accounting adjustments(823)(1,141)
Acquisition-related costs(11)(300)
Certain significant items(b)
(1,675)7,187 
$12,131 $12,680 $2,176 $10,727 
Nine Months Ended
 Revenues
Earnings(a)
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
Reportable Segments:
Biopharma$30,017 $28,429 $20,186 $18,461 
Upjohn5,944 8,535 3,367 5,635 
Total reportable segments35,961 36,964 23,554 24,096 
Other business activities2,098 (4,958)(3,776)
Reconciling Items:
Corporate and other unallocated(3,437)(4,116)
Purchase accounting adjustments(2,545)(3,357)
Acquisition-related costs(46)(152)
Certain significant items(b)
(2,554)6,495 
 $35,961 $39,062 $10,014 $19,190 
(a)Income from continuing operations before provision/(benefit) for taxes on income. Biopharma’s earnings include dividend income of $44 million in the third quarter of 2020 and $43 million in the third quarter of 2019, and $196 million in the first nine months of 2020 and $184 million in the first nine months of 2019 from our investment in ViiV. See Note 4.
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(UNAUDITED)
(b)Certain significant items are substantive and/or unusual, and in some cases recurring, items (as noted above) that, either as a result of their nature or size, would not be expected to occur as part of our normal business on a regular basis. In the third quarter and first nine months of 2020, includes, among other items, intangible asset impairment charges of $900 million, recorded in Other (income)/deductions—net, related to IPR&D assets acquired in connection with our Array acquisition. In the third quarter and first nine months of 2019, includes, among other items, a pre-tax gain of $8.1 billion recorded in (Gain) on completion of Consumer Healthcare JV transaction associated with the completion of the GSK Consumer Healthcare joint venture transaction (See Note 2). Certain significant items are discussed further in Note 3 and Note 4.
Equity in the net income of investees accounted for by the equity method is not significant for any of our operating segments.
The operating segment information does not purport to represent the revenues, costs and income from continuing operations before provision for taxes on income that each of our operating segments would have recorded had each segment operated as a standalone company during the periods presented.
B. Geographic Information
The following summarizes revenues by geographic area:
 Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
%
Change
September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
%
Change
United States$5,716 $5,850 (2)$16,770 $18,360 (9)
Developed Europe(a)
2,087 2,135 (2)6,095 6,450 (5)
Developed Rest of World1,634 1,585 4,642 4,758 (2)
Emerging Markets2,694 3,110 (13)8,453 9,493 (11)
Revenues$12,131 $12,680 (4)$35,961 $39,062 (8)
(a)Revenues denominated in euros were $1.7 billion in the third quarter of 2020 and $1.7 billion in the third quarter of 2019, and were $4.9 billion in the first nine months of 2020 and $5.2 billion in the first nine months of 2019.

C. Other Revenue Information
Significant Product Revenues
The following provides detailed revenue information for several of our major products:
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
PRODUCTPRIMARY INDICATION OR CLASSSept. 27, 2020Sept. 29, 2019Sept. 27, 2020Sept. 29, 2019
TOTAL REVENUES$12,131 $12,680 $35,961 $39,062 
PFIZER BIOPHARMACEUTICALS GROUP (BIOPHARMA)$10,215 $9,952 $30,017 $28,429 
Internal Medicine(a)
$2,085 $2,128 $6,695 $6,508 
Eliquis alliance revenues and direct salesNonvalvular atrial fibrillation, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism1,114 1,025 3,686 3,121 
Chantix/ChampixAn aid to smoking cessation treatment in adults 18 years of age or older223 276 728 825 
Premarin familySymptoms of menopause168 182 471 542 
BMP2Development of bone and cartilage70 66 197 212 
ToviazOveractive bladder59 61 183 186 
All other Internal MedicineVarious451 517 1,429 1,621 
Oncology$2,761 $2,350 $7,843 $6,547 
IbranceMetastatic breast cancer1,357 1,283 3,955 3,677 
Xtandi alliance revenuesmCRPC, nmCRPC, mCSPC266 225 741 594 
SutentAdvanced and/or metastatic RCC, adjuvant RCC, refractory GIST (after disease progression on, or intolerance to, imatinib mesylate) and advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor202 224 616 704 
InlytaAdvanced RCC195 139 559 316 
XalkoriALK-positive and ROS1-positive advanced NSCLC122 130 409 385 
BosulifPhiladelphia chromosome–positive chronic myelogenous leukemia111 90 324 267 
Retacrit(b)
Anemia102 64 278 147 
LorbrenaALK-positive metastatic NSCLC55 32 142 77 
Braftovi
In combination with Mektovi for metastatic melanoma for patients who test positive for a BRAF genetic mutation and, in combination with Erbitux® (cetuximab), for the treatment of BRAFV600E-mutant metastatic colorectal cancer after prior therapy
42 18 116 18 
MektoviIn combination with Braftovi for metastatic melanoma for patients who test positive for a BRAF genetic mutation34 19 103 19 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
PRODUCTPRIMARY INDICATION OR CLASSSept. 27, 2020Sept. 29, 2019Sept. 27, 2020Sept. 29, 2019
Ruxience(b)
Non-hodgkin’s lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener’s Granulomatosis) and microscopic polyangiitis59 78 
All other OncologyVarious217 125 522 342 
Hospital(a), (c)
$1,728 $1,840 $5,535 $5,505 
SulperazonBacterial infections143 163 432 505 
MedrolAnti-inflammatory glucocorticoid87 109 295 348 
ZithromaxBacterial infections25 77 218 254 
PrecedexSedation agent in surgery or intensive care55 36 211 116 
VfendFungal infections52 87 201 265 
PanzygaPrimary humoral immunodeficiency62 46 199 107 
FragminTreatment/prevention of venous thromboembolism60 62 178 185 
ZyvoxBacterial infections51 61 176 195 
Pfizer CentreOne(d)
Various242 176 618 556 
All other Anti-infectivesVarious384 434 1,195 1,260 
All other Hospital(c)
Various568 589 1,813 1,713 
Vaccines$1,717 $1,808 $4,574 $4,795 
Prevnar 13/Prevenar 13Pneumococcal disease1,534 1,603 4,100 4,268 
NimenrixMeningococcal disease50 52 180 159 
FSME/IMMUN-TicoVacTick-borne encephalitis disease77 64 170 197 
All other VaccinesVarious56 89 124 171 
Inflammation & Immunology (I&I)$1,173 $1,226 $3,299 $3,482 
XeljanzRA, PsA, UC, active polyarticular course juvenile idiopathic arthritis654 599 1,741 1,634 
Enbrel (Outside the U.S. and Canada)RA, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, PsA, plaque psoriasis, pediatric plaque psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis and nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis321 415 1,005 1,285 
Inflectra/Remsima(b)
Crohn’s disease, pediatric Crohn’s disease, UC, pediatric UC, RA in combination with methotrexate, ankylosing spondylitis, PsA and plaque psoriasis162 155 471 446 
All other I&IVarious35 58 83 116 
Rare Disease$752 $601 $2,071 $1,592 
Vyndaqel/VyndamaxATTR-cardiomyopathy and polyneuropathy351 156 859 259 
BeneFIXHemophilia B107 125 337 372 
GenotropinReplacement of human growth hormone107 124 316 357 
Refacto AF/XynthaHemophilia A92 104 272 319 
SomavertAcromegaly67 64 198 192 
All other Rare DiseaseVarious27 28 89 94 
UPJOHN(a)
$1,916 $2,351 $5,944 $8,535 
LipitorReduction of LDL cholesterol356 476 1,191 1,506 
LyricaEpilepsy, post-herpetic neuralgia and diabetic peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain due to spinal cord injury352 527 1,058 2,888 
NorvascHypertension183 219 601 735 
CelebrexArthritis pain and inflammation, acute pain133 179 428 526 
ViagraErectile dysfunction121 120 342 379 
EffexorDepression and certain anxiety disorders80 80 242 242 
ZoloftDepression and certain anxiety disorders76 74 233 217 
EpiPen(a)
Epinephrine injection used in treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions58 74 194 197 
Xalatan/XalacomGlaucoma and ocular hypertension62 68 188 201 
XanaxAnxiety disorders55 50 149 147 
All other UpjohnVarious442 485 1,317 1,496 
CONSUMER HEALTHCARE BUSINESS(e)
$0 $377 $0 $2,098 
Total Alliance revenues$1,250 $1,141 $4,036 $3,418 
Total Biosimilars(b)
$424 $236 $1,001 $632 
Total Sterile Injectable Pharmaceuticals(f)
$1,195 $1,248 $3,839 $3,703 
(a)Beginning in 2020, Upjohn began managing our Meridian subsidiary, the manufacturer of EpiPen and other auto-injector products, and a pre-existing strategic collaboration between Pfizer and Mylan for generic drugs in Japan (Mylan-Japan). As a result, revenues associated with our Meridian subsidiary, except for product revenues for EpiPen sold in Canada, and Mylan-Japan, are reported in our Upjohn business beginning in the first quarter of 2020. We have reclassified revenues
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)
associated with our Meridian subsidiary and Mylan-Japan from the Hospital and Internal Medicine categories to the Upjohn business to conform 2019 product revenues to the current presentation.
(b)Biosimilars are highly similar versions of approved and authorized biological medicines and primarily include revenues from Inflectra/Remsima, Retacrit and Ruxience.
(c)Hospital is a business unit that commercializes our global portfolio of sterile injectable and anti-infective medicines. Hospital also includes Pfizer CentreOne(d). All other Hospital primarily includes revenues from legacy Sterile Injectables Pharmaceuticals (SIP) products (that are not anti-infective products) and, to a much lesser extent, solid oral dose products (that are not anti-infective products). SIP anti-infective products that are not individually listed above are recorded in “All other Anti-infectives”.
(d)Pfizer CentreOne includes revenues from our contract manufacturing and active pharmaceutical ingredient sales operation, including sterile injectables contract manufacturing, and revenues related to our manufacturing and supply agreements.
(e)On July 31, 2019, Pfizer’s Consumer Healthcare business, an over-the-counter medicines business, was combined with GSK’s consumer healthcare business to form a new consumer healthcare joint venture. See Note 2B.
(f)Total Sterile Injectable Pharmaceuticals represents the total of all branded and generic injectable products in the Hospital business, including anti-infective sterile injectable pharmaceuticals.
Note 15. Subsequent Event
Agreement to Combine Upjohn with Mylan––On July 29, 2019, we announced an agreement to combine Upjohn with Mylan, creating a new global pharmaceutical company, Viatris. The transaction is structured as an all-stock, Reverse Morris Trust transaction, under which Upjohn will be spun off to our shareholders and, immediately thereafter, combined with Mylan. Pfizer shareholders would own 57% of the combined new company, and former Mylan shareholders would own 43%. The transaction was approved by Mylan’s shareholders in June 2020. In October 2020, Pfizer and Mylan announced that the FTC accepted a proposed consent order, which concluded the FTC’s review of the proposed combination of Mylan and Pfizer’s Upjohn business, and that the parties have now obtained all required antitrust clearances for the proposed transaction. Also, in October 2020, Pfizer announced that it had set the close of business on November 13, 2020 as the record date for the proposed spin-off and that the transaction is expected to close on November 16, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.
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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

To the Board of Directors and Shareholders of Pfizer Inc.:

Results of Review of Interim Financial Information
We have reviewed the condensed consolidated balance sheet of Pfizer Inc. and subsidiaries (the Company) as of September 27, 2020, the related condensed consolidated statements of income, comprehensive income and equity for the three-month and nine-month periods ended September 27, 2020 and September 29, 2019, the related condensed consolidated statements of cash flows for the nine-month periods ended September 27, 2020 and September 29, 2019 and the related notes (collectively, the consolidated interim financial information). Based on our reviews, we are not aware of any material modifications that should be made to the consolidated interim financial information for it to be in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.
We have previously audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (PCAOB), the consolidated balance sheet of the Company as of December 31, 2019, and the related consolidated statements of income, comprehensive income, equity, and cash flows for the year then ended (not presented herein); and in our report dated February 27, 2020, we expressed an unqualified opinion on those consolidated financial statements. In our opinion, the information set forth in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2019 is fairly stated, in all material respects, in relation to the consolidated balance sheet from which it has been derived.
Basis for Review Results
This consolidated interim financial information is the responsibility of the Company’s management. We are a public accounting firm registered with the PCAOB and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.
We conducted our reviews in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. A review of consolidated interim financial information consists principally of applying analytical procedures and making inquiries of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters. It is substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB, the objective of which is the expression of an opinion regarding the financial statements taken as a whole. Accordingly, we do not express such an opinion.



/s/ KPMG LLP
New York, New York
November 5, 2020
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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Introduction

See the Glossary of Defined Terms at the beginning of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for terms used throughout this MD&A. Our MD&A is provided in addition to the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements and footnotes to assist readers in understanding Pfizer’s results of operations, financial condition and cash flows. All trademarks in this MD&A are the property of their respective owners. The MD&A is organized as follows:
Beginning on page 50
This section provides information about the following: Our Business; Our Business Development Initiatives; our performance during the third quarter and first nine months of 2020 and 2019; Our Operating Environment; The Global Economic Environment; Our Strategy; and Our Financial Guidance for 2020.
Beginning on page 59
This section discusses our disclosures for those accounting policies and estimates that we consider important in understanding our consolidated financial statements.
Beginning on page 61
This section includes the following sub-sections:
Beginning on page 61
This sub-section provides an overview of revenues by operating segment and geography as well as revenue deductions.
Beginning on page 66
This sub-section provides an overview of several of our biopharmaceutical products.
Beginning on page 71
This sub-section provides an overview of important biopharmaceutical product developments.
Beginning on page 73
This sub-section provides a discussion about our costs and expenses.
Beginning on page 77
This sub-section provides a discussion of items impacting our tax provisions.
Beginning on page 77
This sub-section provides a discussion of an alternative view of performance used by management.
Beginning on page 82
This section provides a discussion of the performance of each of our operating segments.
Beginning on page 89
This section provides an analysis of our cash flows for the first nine months of 2020 and 2019.
Beginning on page 90
This section provides an analysis of selected measures of our liquidity and of our capital resources as of September 27, 2020 and December 31, 2019, as well as a discussion of our outstanding debt and other commitments that existed as of September 27, 2020 and December 31, 2019. Included in the discussion of outstanding debt is a discussion of the amount of financial capacity available to help fund Pfizer’s future activities.
Beginning on page 94
This section discusses accounting standards that we have recently adopted, as well as those that recently have been issued, but not yet adopted.
Beginning on page 94
This section provides a description of the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in forward-looking statements presented in this MD&A.
Certain amounts in this MD&A may not add due to rounding. All percentages have been calculated using unrounded amounts.
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OVERVIEW OF OUR PERFORMANCE, OPERATING ENVIRONMENT, STRATEGY AND OUTLOOK

Our Business

We apply science and our global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives through the discovery, development, manufacture and distribution of healthcare products, including innovative medicines and vaccines. We work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. We collaborate with healthcare providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable healthcare around the world. Our revenues are derived from the sale of our products and, to a much lesser extent, from alliance agreements, under which we co-promote products discovered or developed by other companies or us (Alliance revenues).

At the beginning of our 2019 fiscal year, we began to manage our commercial operations through a new global structure consisting of three business segments––Biopharma, Upjohn and, through July 31, 2019, Consumer Healthcare. Biopharma and Upjohn are the only reportable segments. For additional information about this operating structure, see Note 14A and the “Commercial Operations” section in Part I, Item 1, “Business” of our 2019 Form 10-K.
Beginning in 2020, Upjohn began managing our Meridian subsidiary, the manufacturer of EpiPen and other auto-injector products, and a pre-existing strategic collaboration between Pfizer and Mylan for generic drugs in Japan (Mylan-Japan). As a result, revenues and expenses associated with Meridian and Mylan-Japan are reported in our Upjohn business beginning in the first quarter of 2020. In 2019, revenues and expenses from Meridian and Mylan-Japan were recorded in our Biopharma business. We performed certain reclassifications between the Biopharma and Upjohn segments to conform 2019 segment revenues and expenses associated with Meridian and Mylan-Japan to the current presentation. There was no impact to our consolidated financial statements.
The majority of our revenues come from the manufacture and sale of biopharmaceutical products. As explained more fully in our 2019 Form 10-K, the biopharmaceutical industry is highly competitive and highly regulated. As a result, we face a number of industry-specific factors and challenges, which can significantly impact our results. These factors include, among others: the loss or expiration of intellectual property rights and the expiration of co-promotion and licensing rights, the ability to replenish innovative biopharmaceutical products, healthcare legislation, pipeline productivity, the regulatory environment, pricing and access pressures, product manufacturing and competition. We also face challenges as a result of the global economic environment. For additional information about these factors and challenges, see the “Our Operating Environment” and “The Global Economic Environment” sections of this MD&A and in our 2019 Financial Report and Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” of our 2019 Form 10-K and Part II, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

The financial information included in our condensed consolidated financial statements for our subsidiaries operating outside the U.S. is as of and for the three and nine months ended August 23, 2020 and August 25, 2019. The financial information included in our condensed consolidated financial statements for U.S. subsidiaries is as of and for the three and nine months ended September 27, 2020 and September 29, 2019.
References to operational variances in this MD&A pertain to period-over-period growth rates that exclude the impact of foreign exchange. The operational variances are determined by multiplying or dividing, as appropriate, our current period U.S. dollar results by the current period average foreign exchange rates and then multiplying or dividing, as appropriate, those amounts by the prior-year period average foreign exchange rates. Although exchange rate changes are part of our business, they are not within our control. Exchange rate changes, however, can mask positive or negative trends in the business; therefore, we believe presenting operational variances provides useful information to evaluate the results of our business.
Our Business Development Initiatives

We are committed to capitalizing on growth opportunities by advancing our own pipeline and maximizing the value of our in-line products, as well as through various forms of business development, which can include alliances, licenses, joint ventures, collaborations, equity- or debt-based investments, dispositions, mergers and acquisitions. We view our business development activity as an enabler of our strategies, and we seek to generate earnings growth and enhance shareholder value by pursuing a disciplined, strategic and financial approach to evaluating business development opportunities.
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Our significant recent business development activities include:
Agreement with CStone Pharmaceuticals (CStone)––On September 29, 2020, Pfizer entered into a strategic collaboration with CStone to address oncological needs in China. The collaboration encompasses a $200 million upfront equity investment by Pfizer in CStone, a collaboration between the companies for the development and commercialization of CStone’s sugemalimab (CS1001, PD-L1 antibody) in mainland China, and a framework between the companies to bring additional oncology assets to the Greater China market. The transaction closed on October 9, 2020 and as of the closing date, Pfizer held a 9.9% stake in CStone.
Agreement with Valneva––On April 30, 2020, we signed an agreement to co-develop and commercialize Valneva’s Lyme disease vaccine candidate VLA15, which is currently in Phase 2 clinical studies. In June 2020, Valneva announced that the antitrust-related condition precedent was met and, consequently, the agreement became effective. VLA15 is the only active Lyme disease vaccine program in clinical development today, and covers six serotypes that are prevalent in North America and Europe. See Note 2C.
Agreement with BioNTech––On April 9, 2020, we signed a global agreement with BioNTech to co-develop a potential first-in-class, mRNA-based coronavirus vaccine program, BNT162, aimed at preventing COVID-19 infection. The collaboration aims to rapidly advance multiple COVID-19 vaccine candidates into human clinical testing based on BioNTech’s proprietary mRNA vaccine platforms, with the objective of ensuring rapid worldwide access to the vaccine, if approved. The collaboration leverages our broad expertise in vaccine R&D, regulatory capabilities, and global manufacturing and distribution network. We and BioNTech are jointly conducting clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccine candidates across multiple sites in the U.S., Europe, South America, Africa, Japan and Turkey. For additional information, including information regarding our COVID-19 vaccine development program, see the “Overview of Our Performance, Operating Environment, Strategy and Outlook––The Global Economic Environment” and “Product Developments—Biopharmaceutical” sections of this MD&A and Note 2C.
Formation of a New Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture––On July 31, 2019, we completed the transaction in which we and GSK combined our respective consumer healthcare businesses into a new consumer healthcare joint venture that operates globally under the GSK Consumer Healthcare name. The joint venture develops and markets brands in the oral health, pain relief, respiratory, nutrition/gastro-intestinal and skin health categories and is one of the world’s leading over-the-counter healthcare companies. Our financial results, and our Consumer Healthcare segment’s operating results, for the third quarter of 2019 reflect one month of Consumer Healthcare segment domestic operations and two months of Consumer Healthcare segment international operations. Likewise, our financial results, and our Consumer Healthcare segment’s operating results, for the first nine months of 2019 reflect seven months of Consumer Healthcare segment domestic operations and eight months of Consumer Healthcare segment international operations. The financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of 2020 do not reflect any contribution from the Consumer Healthcare business. See Note 2B.
Agreement to Combine Upjohn with Mylan––On July 29, 2019, we announced an agreement to combine Upjohn with Mylan, creating a new global pharmaceutical company, Viatris. The transaction is structured as an all-stock, Reverse Morris Trust transaction, under which Upjohn will be spun off to our shareholders and, immediately thereafter, combined with Mylan. Pfizer shareholders would own 57% of the combined new company, and former Mylan shareholders would own 43%. The transaction is expected to be tax free to Pfizer and Pfizer shareholders. The transaction was approved by Mylan’s shareholders in June 2020. In June 2020, Upjohn Inc. and Upjohn Finance B.V. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Upjohn Inc.) completed privately placed debt offerings in connection with the transaction. See Note 7D and the “Analysis of Financial Condition, Liquidity and Capital Resources” section of this MD&A. In October 2020, Pfizer and Mylan announced that the FTC accepted a proposed consent order, which concluded the FTC’s review of the proposed combination of Mylan and Pfizer’s Upjohn business, and that the parties have now obtained all required antitrust clearances for the proposed transaction. Also, in October 2020, Pfizer announced that it had set the close of business on November 13, 2020 as the record date for the proposed spin-off and that the transaction is expected to close on November 16, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions. We expect to incur costs of approximately $700 million in connection with separating Upjohn, of which approximately 40% has been incurred since inception and through the first nine months of 2020. Such charges include costs and expenses related to separation of legal entities and anticipated transaction costs.
For a description of the more significant recent transactions through February 27, 2020, the filing date of our 2019 Form 10-K, see the “Our Business Development Initiatives” section of our 2019 Financial Report.

Our Third Quarter 2020 and First Nine Months of 2020 Performance

Revenues
Revenues decreased $549 million, or 4%, in the third quarter of 2020, compared to the same period in 2019, reflecting an operational decrease of $444 million, or 4%, as well as an unfavorable impact of foreign exchange of $104 million, or 1%.
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Excluding the impact of the Consumer Healthcare transaction, revenues decreased 1% operationally, reflecting an 18% operational decline in our Upjohn business mainly due to the U.S. loss of exclusivity of Lyrica and lower revenues for Lipitor and Norvasc in China due to the impact of the VBP program, which was partially offset by 4% operational growth in our Biopharma business. Excluding the impact of Lyrica in the U.S., Upjohn revenues declined 12% operationally. Revenues for the third quarter of 2020 included an estimated unfavorable impact of approximately $500 million, or 4%, due to COVID-19, primarily driven by lower demand for certain products in China and unfavorable disruptions to wellness visits for patients in the U.S., which negatively impacted prescribing patterns for certain products, partially offset by increased adult uptake for Prevenar 13 in certain international markets resulting from greater vaccine awareness for respiratory illnesses, as well as the recovery of a portion of the missed doses of Prevnar 13 in the U.S. from second-quarter 2020.
Revenues decreased $3.1 billion, or 8%, in the first nine months of 2020, compared to the same period in 2019, reflecting an operational decrease of $2.6 billion, or 7%, as well as an unfavorable impact of foreign exchange of $516 million, or 1%. Excluding the impact of the Consumer Healthcare transaction, revenues decreased 1% operationally, reflecting a 29% operational decline in our Upjohn business mainly due to the U.S. loss of exclusivity of Lyrica and lower revenues for Lipitor and Norvasc in China due to the impact of the VBP program, which was partially offset by 7% operational growth in our Biopharma business. Excluding the impact of Lyrica in the U.S., Upjohn revenues declined 11% operationally. Revenues for the first nine months of 2020 included an estimated unfavorable impact of approximately $800 million, or 2%, due to COVID-19, primarily reflecting lower demand for certain products in China and unfavorable disruptions to wellness visits for patients in the U.S., which negatively impacted prescribing patterns for certain products, partially offset by increased U.S. demand for certain sterile injectable products and increased adult uptake for Prevenar 13 in certain international markets, resulting from greater vaccine awareness for respiratory illnesses.
See the “Analysis of the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income––Revenues by Operating Segment and Geography” section for more information, including a discussion of key drivers of our revenue performance.
For worldwide revenues and revenues by geography, for selected products, see the discussion in the “Analysis of the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income––Revenues––Selected Product Discussion” section of this MD&A. For information regarding the primary indications or class of certain products, see Note 14C.
Income from Continuing Operations Before Provision/(Benefit) for Taxes on Income
The following provides an analysis of the decrease in Income from continuing operations before provision/(benefit) for taxes on income for the third quarter and first nine months of 2020:
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)Three MonthsNine Months
Income from continuing operations before provision/(benefit) for taxes on income, for the three and nine months ended September 29, 2019
$10,727 $19,190 
Unfavorable change in revenues(549)(3,101)
Favorable/(Unfavorable) changes:
Lower Cost of sales(a)
73 423 
Lower Selling, informational and administrative expenses(b)
244 1,191 
Higher Research and development expenses(c)
(77)(388)
Lower Amortization of intangible assets(d)
313 890 
Lower/(higher) Restructuring charges and certain acquisition-related costs(e)
361 (139)
Non-recurrence of (Gain) on completion of Consumer Healthcare JV transaction
(8,087)(8,081)
Lower business and legal entity alignment costs(f)
87 343 
(Lower)/higher net gains recognized during the period on equity-securities(f)
(76)255 
GSK Consumer Healthcare JV equity method income(f)
103 196 
Non-recurrence of net losses on early retirement of debt(f)
— 138 
Higher income from collaborations, out-licensing arrangements and sales of compound/product rights(f)
10 121 
Higher royalty-related income(f)
59 50 
(Lower)/higher net periodic benefit credits other than service costs(f)
(73)12 
Higher asset impairment charges(f)
(872)(712)
Loss on remeasurement of Euro debt issued by Upjohn(f)
(144)(144)
Higher net interest expense(f)
(50)(134)
Favorable/(Unfavorable) change in the fair value of contingent consideration(f)
11 (78)
Non-recurrence of insurance recoveries related to Hurricane Maria in 2019(f)
— (50)
All other items, net117 34 
Income from continuing operations before provision/(benefit) for taxes on income, for the three and nine months ended September 27, 2020
$2,176 $10,014 
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(a)See the “Costs and Expenses––Cost of Sales” section of this MD&A.
(b)See the “Costs and Expenses––Selling, Informational and Administrative (SI&A) Expenses” section of this MD&A.
(c)See the “Costs and Expenses––Research and Development (R&D) Expenses” section of this MD&A.
(d)See the “Costs and Expenses––Amortization of Intangible Assets” section of this MD&A.
(e)See the “Costs and Expenses––Restructuring Charges and Other Costs Associated with Acquisitions and Cost-Reduction/Productivity Initiatives” section of this MD&A.
(f)See Note 4.
For information on our tax provision and effective tax rate see the “Provision/(Benefit) for Taxes on Income” section of this MD&A and Note 5.
Our Operating Environment
Industry-Specific Challenges

Intellectual Property Rights and Collaboration/Licensing Rights

The loss, expiration or invalidation of intellectual property rights, patent litigation settlements with manufacturers and the expiration of co-promotion and licensing rights can have a material adverse effect on our revenues. Certain of our current products have experienced patent-based expirations or loss of regulatory exclusivity in certain markets in the last few years, and we expect certain products to face significantly increased generic competition over the next few years. For example, Lyrica lost patent protection in the U.S. in June 2019 and multi-source generic competition began in July 2019. Also, the basic product patent for Chantix in the U.S. will expire on November 10, 2020. While additional patent expiries will continue, we expect the impact of reduced revenues due to patent expiries will be significant in 2020, then moderating downward to a much lower level from 2021 through 2025.

For additional information, including the patent rights we consider most significant in relation to our business as a whole, together with the year in which the basic product patent expires and recent and expected losses of product exclusivity, see the “Patents and Other Intellectual Property Rights” section in Part I, Item 1, “Business” of our 2019 Form 10-K.
We will continue to aggressively defend our patent rights whenever we deem appropriate. For a discussion of certain recent developments with respect to patent litigation, see Note 13A1.
Regulatory Environment/Pricing and Access––U.S. Healthcare Legislation

In March 2010, the ACA was enacted in the U.S. For additional information, see the “Government Regulation and Price Constraints” section in Part I, Item 1, “Business”, of our 2019 Form 10-K.
We recorded the following amounts as a result of the U.S. Healthcare Legislation:
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)Sept. 27, 2020Sept. 29, 2019Sept. 27, 2020Sept. 29, 2019
Reduction to Revenues, related to the Medicare “coverage gap” discount provision
$417 $307 $767 $596 
Selling, informational and administrative expenses, related to the fee payable to the federal government (which is not deductible for U.S. income tax purposes), based on our prior-calendar-year share relative to other companies of branded prescription drug sales to specified government programs.
58 52 168 173 

Regulatory Environment/Pricing and Access––Government and Other Payer Group Pressures

The pricing of medicines by pharmaceutical manufacturers and the cost of healthcare, which includes medicines, medical services and hospital services, continues to be important to payers, governments, patients, and other stakeholders. Governments, MCOs and other payor groups continue to seek increasing discounts on our products through a variety of means and could have a material adverse impact on our results of operations. We believe that medicines are amongst the most powerful tools for patients in curing, treating and preventing illness and disability, and that all patients should have appropriate access to the medicines their doctors prescribe. We may consider a number of factors when determining a medicine’s price, including, for example, its impact on patients and their disease, other available treatments, the medicine’s potential to reduce other healthcare costs (such as hospital stays), and affordability. Within the U.S., in particular, we may also engage with patients, doctors and healthcare plans regarding their views. We also negotiate with insurers, including PBMs and MCOs, often providing significant discounts to them from the list price. The price that patients pay in the U.S. for the medicines their physicians prescribe is ultimately set by healthcare providers and insurers. On average, in the U.S., insurers impose a higher out-of-pocket burden on patients for prescription medicines than for comparably-priced medical services. Private third-party payers and federal and state governments in the U.S. continue to take action to manage the utilization of drugs and control the cost of drugs, including increasingly employing formularies to control costs by taking into account discounts in connection with decisions about
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formulary inclusion or favorable formulary placement. For example, in July and September 2020, President Trump signed four Executive Orders related to drug pricing, including orders addressing Medicare Part D rebate reform, the provision of deeply discounted insulin and/or an EpiPen to patients of Federally Qualified Health Centers, drug importation from Canada, and most favored nation pricing for Medicare Part B and Part D. Each of these Executive Orders will require rulemaking or satisfaction of other requirements before they can be implemented. We will continue to work with insurance providers, governments and others to improve access to today’s innovative treatments. Certain governments, including the different EU member states, the U.K., China, Japan, Canada, South Korea and some other international markets, provide healthcare at low-to-zero direct cost to consumers at the point of care and have significant power as large single payers to regulate pharmaceutical prices or patient reimbursement levels to control costs for the government-sponsored healthcare system, particularly under recent global financing pressures. Governments may use a variety of cost-containment measures for our pharmaceutical products, including price cuts, mandatory rebates, health technology assessments, forced localization as a condition of market access, “international reference pricing” (i.e., the practice of a country linking its regulated medicine prices to those of other countries), quality consistency evaluation processes and volume-based procurement.
In China, a centralized VBP program was initiated in 2018. Under this procurement model, a tender process has been established where a certain portion of included molecule volumes are guaranteed to tender winners. The program is intended to contain healthcare costs by driving utilization of generics that have passed quality consistency evaluation, which has resulted in dramatic price cuts for off-patent medicines. Upjohn and most off-patent originators were not successful in the first bidding process under this pilot, which was finalized in December 2018 and implemented in March 2019, and most contracts went to local generic companies. This pilot program covered 25 molecules, including atorvastatin calcium tablets (Lipitor) and amlodipine besylate tablets (Norvasc). In April 2020, China implemented another round of expansion of the national VBP program, which covers 33 new molecules, including Biopharma’s Zithromax tablets and Diflucan capsules and no Upjohn products. Biopharma was not successful in the bidding process for this expansion. In June 2020, China announced the latest round of the expansion of the VBP program, which is being implemented in November 2020 and includes Biopharma’s Xeljanz and Zyvox tablets and Upjohn’s Viagra, Zoloft and Celebrex. Pfizer was successful for the bidding process for Zyvox tablets, which was Pfizer’s first win in the VBP bidding process. Pfizer did not win the bidding process for Xeljanz, Viagra, Zoloft and Celebrex.
For additional information, see the “Government Regulation and Price Constrains” section in Part I, Item 1, “Business” of our 2019 Form 10-K.

Other Industry-Specific Challenges

Regulatory agencies periodically inspect our drug manufacturing facilities to evaluate compliance with cGMP or other applicable requirements. Failure to comply with these requirements may subject us to possible legal or regulatory actions, such as warning letters, suspension of manufacturing, seizure of product, injunctions, debarment, recall of a product, delays or denials of product approvals, import bans or denials of import certifications, any of which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. In December 2019-January 2020, for example, the FDA conducted an inspection of our McPherson facility and issued an inspection report noting several findings to which Pfizer responded. Based on the outcome of this inspection, the FDA upgraded the inspection classification of the McPherson site to Voluntary Action Indicated (VAI) from Official Action Indicated. VAI status will allow supplements, including those for manufacturing changes/improvements and new products, to proceed for approval following the normal FDA process for a site with an acceptable compliance status. For additional information, see the “Overview of Our Performance, Operating Environment, Strategy and Outlook––Our Operating Environment––Industry-Specific Challenges––Product Manufacturing” section of our 2019 Financial Report.

We and other pharmaceutical companies continue to face industry-specific challenges that can significantly impact our business, including, among others, the regulatory environment, pipeline productivity, product manufacturing and competition. For additional information, see the “Overview of Our Performance, Operating Environment, Strategy and Outlook––Our Operating Environment––Industry-Specific Challenges––Regulatory Environment––Pipeline Productivity”, “––Product Manufacturing” and “––Competition” sections of our 2019 Financial Report and Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” of our 2019 Form 10-K and Part II, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
The Global Economic Environment

In addition to the industry-specific factors discussed, we, like other businesses of our size, are exposed to the economic cycle, which impacts our biopharmaceutical operations globally.
COVID-19 Pandemic. In December 2019, illnesses associated with COVID-19 were reported and the virus has since caused widespread and significant disruptions to daily life and economies across geographies. The World Health Organization has classified the outbreak as a pandemic. The pandemic’s impact on our business, operations and financial condition and results was less severe at its peak than originally anticipated, but is recovering at a somewhat slower pace than originally expected. For
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additional information on the impact of COVID-19 on our revenues, please see the “Overview of Our Performance, Operating Environment, Strategy and Outlook–Our Third Quarter 2020 and First Nine Months of 2020 Performance” section of this MD&A.
Pfizer’s Response to COVID-19
We are fully committed to confronting the public health challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic by collaborating with industry partners and academic institutions to develop potential approaches to prevent and treat COVID-19. Our researchers and scientists also have been exploring potential new uses of existing medicines in our portfolio that may be able to help infected patients.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in March 2020, we issued a five-point plan calling on the biopharmaceutical industry to join us in committing to unprecedented collaboration to combat COVID-19. Subsequently, we announced some important advances in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, including, among others:
We and The Pfizer Foundation announced the commitment of $40 million in medical and charitable cash grants to help combat the health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. and around the world. A majority of these grants have been distributed. The Pfizer Foundation is a charitable organization established by Pfizer Inc. It is a separate legal entity from Pfizer Inc. with distinct legal restrictions.
We confirmed a lead compound and analogues in our portfolio are potent inhibitors of the SARS-CoV-2 3C-like protease, based on the results of initial screening assays. In addition, preliminary data suggest the lead protease inhibitor shows antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. In July 2020, we published the chemical structure of a 3C-like (3CL) protease inhibitor, PF-00835321, and its in vitro activity against coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2. In September 2020, we announced the initiation of a Phase 1b clinical trial to evaluate the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of a novel investigational protease inhibitor for COVID-19, PF-07304814, which is a phosphate prodrug of PF-00835231.
We entered into a global agreement (except for China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) with BioNTech to co-develop a potential first-in-class, mRNA-based coronavirus vaccine, BNT162, aimed at preventing COVID-19 infection. As part of this co-development program, which we refer to as Project Lightspeed, we and BioNTech announced in July 2020 the start of a global Phase 3 safety and efficacy clinical study to evaluate a single nucleoside-modified messenger RNA candidate. After extensive review of preclinical and clinical data from Phase 1/2 clinical trials, and in consultation with the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research and other global regulators, we and BioNTech chose to advance the BNT162b2 vaccine candidate into the Phase 3 study, at a 30μg dose level in a 2 dose regimen. BNT162b2, which received Fast Track designation from the FDA in July 2020, encodes an optimized SARS-CoV-2 full length spike glycoprotein, which is the target of virus neutralizing antibodies. We currently plan to enroll up to approximately 44,000 participants in the Phase 3 study. Enrollment in the trial has been proceeding as planned with current enrollment at more than 43,000 participants, with nearly 37,000 having received their second vaccination as of November 2, 2020. We may receive a conclusive readout on efficacy from the Phase 3 trial in the near future. Assuming positive data and availability of the necessary safety and manufacturing data, we expect to be ready to seek Emergency Use Authorization in the U.S. as early as late November 2020. Subject to clinical success, manufacturing capacity and regulatory approval or authorization, the companies currently aim to supply up to 1.3 billion doses globally by the end of 2021 and, to date, have entered into agreements with various governments to supply over 300 million doses of BNT162, to be delivered over the course of 2020 to 2021, with options for over 500 million additional doses. Additionally, the companies have begun tender negotiations with the European Commission (EC) for a proposed supply of 200 million doses of BNT162 to EU Member States, with an option for an additional 100 million doses. For additional information on our COVID-19 vaccine development program, see the “Overview of Our Performance, Operating Environment, Strategy and Outlook––Our Business Development Initiatives” section of this MD&A, Part II, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and Note 2C.
Despite our significant investments and efforts, our development programs for any potential treatment or vaccine for COVID-19 may not be successful as the risk of failure is significant and there can be no certainty these efforts will yield a successful product or that these costs will ultimately be recouped. In addition, we may change the way we approach or provide additional research funding for potential drug and/or vaccine development related to COVID-19. We will continue to share information from our research that could benefit the global effort to respond to this unprecedented healthcare crisis.
Impact of COVID-19 on Pfizer’s Business and Operations
We are continuing to monitor the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, operations, and financial condition and results, and have made certain assumptions regarding the pandemic for purposes of our operational planning and financial projections, including assumptions regarding the duration and severity of the pandemic and the global macroeconomic impact of the pandemic. For additional information, please also see our financial guidance set forth in the “Overview of Our Performance, Operating Environment, Strategy and Outlook––Our Financial Guidance for 2020” section of this MD&A. Despite careful tracking and planning, however, we are unable to accurately predict the extent of the impact of the pandemic on our business, operations and financial condition and results due to the uncertainty of future developments. In particular, we believe the ultimate impact on our business, operations and financial condition and results will be affected by the
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speed and extent of the continued spread of the coronavirus globally, the duration of the pandemic, new information that may emerge concerning the severity and incidence of COVID-19, the safety, efficacy and availability of a vaccine and treatments for COVID-19, the global macroeconomic impact of the pandemic and governmental or regulatory actions to contain the virus or control supply of medicines. We are focused on all aspects of our business and are implementing measures aimed at mitigating issues where possible, including by using digital technology to assist in operations for our commercial, manufacturing, R&D and enabling functions globally.
Our Colleagues. At this time, our colleagues in most locations who are able to perform their job functions outside of our facilities continue to work remotely. Certain of our colleagues, primarily those in the Pfizer Global Supply and Worldwide Research and Development organizations continue to report to work and are subject to strict protocols intended to reduce the risk of transmission, including social distancing, maintaining contact logs, increased cleaning and use of personal protective equipment as necessary.
Our Sales and Marketing. We have experienced an impact on our sales and marketing activities due to widespread restrictions on in-person meetings with healthcare professionals and the refocused attention of the medical community on fighting COVID-19. Access to prescribers for sales force colleagues during the third quarter of 2020 was mixed. At this time, some sales force colleagues are meeting in-person with healthcare professionals. We are actively reviewing and assessing epidemiological data and our colleagues remain ready to resume in-person engagements with healthcare professionals on a location-by-location basis as soon as it is safe to do so.
During the pandemic, we have adapted our promotional platform by amplifying our existing digital capabilities to reach healthcare professionals and customers to provide critical education and information, including increasing the scale of our remote engagement.
Our Manufacturing and Supply Chain. Our manufacturing and supply chain professionals have been working continuously in an effort to ensure continued patient access to our medicines and vaccines. To date, we have not seen a significant disruption in our supply chain, and all of our manufacturing sites around the world have continued to operate at or near normal levels.
Our Clinical Trials. After a brief pause to the recruitment portion of certain ongoing clinical studies and a delay to most new study starts, we restarted recruitment across the development portfolio (including new study starts) in late-April 2020.
Our Products. Our portfolio of products comprises medicines and vaccines which have and may experience varying impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of our products, such as Eliquis and Ibrance, are medically necessary but also more reliant on maintenance therapy with continuing patients in addition to new patients. Certain other products, such as Vyndaqel/Vyndamax, Chantix/Champix and products used in certain elective surgeries, are more reliant on new patient starts and typically require doctor visits, including wellness visits. Other medicines have been identified as medically necessary for treatment in the pandemic, such as certain of our Hospital sterile injectable products. A large proportion of our portfolio comprises oral or self-injected medicines that do not require a visit to an infusion center or a physician’s office for administration, but vaccines and physician-administered medicines which do require office visits were impacted by COVID-19-related mobility restrictions or limitations during the first nine months of 2020. Specialty pharmacy channels, from which we derive a majority of our revenue, enable direct delivery of these specialty medicines to patients.
Our Financial Condition and Access to Capital Markets. Due to our significant operating cash flows, as well as our financial assets, access to capital markets and revolving credit agreements, we believe we have, and will maintain, the ability to meet liquidity needs for the foreseeable future.
We will continue to pursue efforts to maintain the continuity of our operations while monitoring for new developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, which are unpredictable. Future COVID-19 developments could result in additional favorable or unfavorable impacts on our business, operations or financial condition and results. If we experience significant disruption in our manufacturing or supply chains or significant disruptions in clinical trials or other operations, or if demand for our products is ultimately significantly reduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we could experience a material adverse impact on our business, operations and financial condition and results. See Part II, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
For other global economic environment matters impacting our business, see the “Overview of Our Performance, Operating Environment, Strategy and Outlook––The Global Economic Environment” section of our 2019 Financial Report.
These and other industry-wide factors that may affect our businesses should be considered along with information presented in the “Forward-Looking Information and Factors That May Affect Future Results” section of this MD&A and in Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” of our 2019 Form 10-K and Part II, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

Our Strategy

We believe that our medicines provide significant value for both healthcare providers and patients, not only from the improved treatment of diseases but also from a reduction in other healthcare costs, such as emergency room or hospitalization costs, as well as improvements in health, wellness and productivity. We continue to actively engage in dialogues about the value of our
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medicines and how we can best work with patients, physicians and payers to prevent and treat disease and improve outcomes. We continue to work within the current legal and pricing structures, as well as continue to review our pricing arrangements and contracting methods with payers, to maximize patient access and minimize adverse impact on our revenues. We are firmly committed to fulfilling our Company’s purpose: Breakthroughs that change patients’ lives. By doing so, we expect to create value for the patients we serve and for our colleagues and shareholders. For a more comprehensive discussion of our strategy including additional discussion of certain items, see the “Overview of Our Performance, Operating Environment, Strategy and Outlook––Our Strategy” section of our 2019 Financial Report.
Organizing for Growth
We believe we have one of the strongest pipelines we have had in over a decade, and believe we are well positioned for future growth. While additional patent expiries will continue, we expect the impact of reduced revenues due to patent expiries will be significant in 2020, then moderating downward to a much lower level from 2021 through 2025. This confluence of events has provided us an opportunity to look at and refine how we organize our business to best achieve sustainable growth and to deliver our medicines and vaccines to the maximum number of people who need them.
At the beginning of our fiscal year 2019, we began to manage our commercial operations through a new global structure consisting of three businesses, each led by a single manager—Biopharma, Upjohn and, through July 31, 2019, Pfizer’s Consumer Healthcare business. See Note 14A. We designed this new global structure to take advantage of new growth opportunities driven by the evolving and unique dynamics of relevant markets. As part of our Organizing for Growth initiative, we also reorganized our R&D operations, as explained in the “Overview of Our Performance, Operating Environment, Strategy and Outlook––Our Strategy––Organizing for Growth” section of our 2019 Financial Report.
Subsequent to the re-alignment of our commercial operations in 2019, on July 29, 2019, we announced an agreement to combine Upjohn with Mylan, creating a new global pharmaceutical company, Viatris. See the “Overview of Our Performance, Operating Environment, Strategy and Outlook––Our Business Development Initiatives” section in this MD&A. We believe the new company will transform and accelerate Upjohn’s and Mylan’s ability to serve patients’ needs and expand their capabilities across more than 165 markets. The combination will drive a sustainable, diverse and differentiated portfolio of prescription medicines, complex generics, over-the-counter products and biosimilars supported by commercial and regulatory expertise, established infrastructure, R&D capabilities and manufacturing and supply chain excellence.
As we prepare for expected growth, we are focused on creating a simpler, more efficient organization by streamlining structures, processes and governance within each business and the functions that support them. As our innovative pipeline matures based on anticipated progression of current trials and the initiation of new pivotal trials, including new trials for medicines we may acquire or in-license, we will need to increase our R&D investments. In addition, as our pipeline potentially delivers new commercialization opportunities, we will need to increase our investments in new-market-creation activities. We have initiated an enterprise-wide digital effort to accelerate drug development, enhance experiences (patient and physician) and access and leverage technology and robotics to simplify and automate our processes.
Transforming to a More Focused Company Program
With the formation of the GSK Consumer Healthcare joint venture and the anticipated combination of Upjohn, our global, primarily off-patent branded and generics business, with Mylan, Pfizer is transforming into a more focused, global leader in science-based innovative medicines. Accordingly in the fourth quarter of 2019, we began to identify and undertake efforts to ensure our cost base aligns appropriately with our Biopharmaceutical revenue base, which is expected to be 20% less (based on the midpoint of the range for 2020 New Pfizer revenue guidance, compared to 2019 Total Company reported revenue) as a result of both the completed GSK Consumer Healthcare and expected Upjohn transactions. While certain direct costs have transferred or will transfer to the GSK Consumer Healthcare joint venture and to the Upjohn entities, there are indirect costs which are not expected to transfer. In addition, we are taking steps to restructure our organizations to appropriately support and drive the purpose of the three core functions of our focused innovative medicines business: R&D, Manufacturing and Commercial. See the “Costs and Expenses––Restructuring Charges and Other Costs Associated with Acquisitions and Cost-Reduction/Productivity Initiatives” section of this MD&A.

Our Financial Guidance for 2020
On October 27, 2020, we updated and tightened ranges for certain components of Total Company 2020 financial guidance, including a slight increase to the midpoint of the Adjusted diluted EPS guidance range and reaffirmed all 2020 financial guidance components for New Pfizer and Upjohn.
Financial guidance reflects management’s current expectations for operational performance, foreign exchange rates as well as various COVID-19-related uncertainties, primarily those related to the severity, duration and global macroeconomic impact of the pandemic.
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Key guidance assumptions regarding these uncertainties broadly reflect an ongoing, gradual global recovery from the macroeconomic and healthcare impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These assumptions are guided by the trajectory of the pandemic’s impact on Pfizer’s business to date, which was less severe at its peak than originally anticipated, but is recovering at a somewhat slower pace than originally expected. Current guidance continues to assume no revenue contributions from a potential COVID-19 vaccine.
2020 Financial Guidance for Total Company
Pfizer’s updated 2020 financial guidance is presented below(a), (b):
Revenues$48.8 to $49.5 billion
(previously $48.6 to $50.6 billion)
Adjusted cost of sales as a percentage of revenues20.2% to 20.7%
(previously 19.5% to 20.5%)
Adjusted selling, informational and administrative expenses$11.5 to $12.0 billion
(previously $11.5 to $12.5 billion)
Adjusted research and development expenses$8.8 to $9.1 billion
(previously $8.6 to $9.0 billion)
Adjusted other (income)/deductionsApproximately $1.0 billion of income
(previously approximately $800 million of income)
Effective tax rate on adjusted incomeApproximately 15.0%
Adjusted diluted EPS$2.88 to $2.93
(previously $2.85 to $2.95)
(a)The 2020 financial guidance reflects the following:
Financial guidance for Total Company reflects a full-year 2020 contribution from Biopharma and Upjohn, the current construct of the company, and excludes any impact from the pending Upjohn combination with Mylan.
���Does not assume the completion of any business development transactions not completed as of September 27, 2020, including any one-time upfront payments associated with such transactions.
Includes Pfizer’s pro rata share of the GSK Consumer Healthcare joint venture anticipated earnings, which is recorded in Adjusted other (income)/deductions on a one-quarter lag. Therefore, 2020 financial guidance for Adjusted other (income)/deductions and Adjusted diluted EPS reflects Pfizer’s share of the joint venture’s earnings that were generated in the fourth quarter of 2019 and the first and second quarters of 2020 (recorded by Pfizer in the first nine months of 2020) as well as Pfizer’s share of the joint venture’s projected earnings during the third quarter of 2020 (to be recorded by Pfizer in the fourth quarter of 2020).
Reflects an anticipated negative revenue impact of $2.4 billion due to recent and expected generic and biosimilar competition for certain products that have recently lost or are anticipated to soon lose patent protection.
Exchange rates assumed are a blend of actual exchange rates in effect through third-quarter 2020 and mid-October 2020 rates for the remainder of the year. Financial guidance reflects the anticipated unfavorable impact of approximately $0.5 billion on revenues and approximately $0.04 on Adjusted diluted EPS as a result of changes in foreign exchange rates relative to the U.S. dollar compared to foreign exchange rates from 2019.
Guidance for adjusted diluted EPS assumes diluted weighted-average shares outstanding of approximately 5.6 billion shares, which assumes no share repurchases in 2020.
(b)For an understanding of Adjusted income and its components and Adjusted diluted EPS (all of which are non-GAAP financial measures), see the “Non-GAAP Financial Measure (Adjusted Income)” section of this MD&A.
Beginning in 2020, Upjohn began managing Pfizer’s Meridian subsidiary, the manufacturer of EpiPen and other auto-injector products, and a pre-existing strategic collaboration between Pfizer and Mylan for generic drugs in Japan (Mylan-Japan). As a result, revenues and expenses associated with Meridian and Mylan-Japan are reported in Pfizer’s Upjohn business beginning in the first quarter of 2020.
Pfizer, Upjohn and Mylan agreed (simultaneous with their entry into the transaction agreements governing the proposed combination of Upjohn and Mylan) to review and negotiate in good faith a potential transfer of Pfizer’s Meridian Medical Technologies business (the Meridian Business) to Upjohn, such that it would be sold to Mylan in the pending transaction for the Upjohn business. The Meridian Business supplies EpiPen Auto-Injectors to Mylan under a supply agreement expiring December 31, 2020 (the EpiPen Supply Agreement). Instead of entering into an agreement to transfer the Meridian Business to Mylan, the parties have agreed to extend the EpiPen Supply Agreement for an additional four-year period through December 31, 2024, with an option for Mylan to further extend the term for an additional one-year period thereafter.
Pfizer and Mylan have also reached a preliminary agreement on the general terms under which Pfizer would transfer certain Pfizer assets that currently form part of the Mylan-Japan collaboration to Mylan or, following the proposed combination of Upjohn and Mylan, to Viatris. Any such proposed transaction would be subject to the finalization and execution of a definitive agreement that would contain customary closing conditions, including but not limited to, receipt of any necessary regulatory approvals. There can be no assurance that any agreement or transaction will result from these negotiations, and if the parties are unsuccessful in their efforts to negotiate the terms of such potential transactions, the Pfizer assets that currently form part of the Mylan-Japan collaboration will remain with Pfizer.
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2020 Financial Guidance for New Pfizer
2020 reaffirmed financial guidance for New Pfizer is presented below(a), (b):
Revenues$40.8 to $42.4 billion
Adjusted IBT Margin(c)
Approximately 37.0%
Adjusted Diluted EPS$2.28 to $2.38
Operating Cash Flow(d)
$10.0 to $11.0 billion
(a)The financial guidance for New Pfizer reflects a full-year 2020 view of the company assuming the pending Upjohn combination with Mylan was completed at the beginning of 2020 and reflects contributions from the Biopharma business as it is presently being managed, which excludes contributions from Pfizer’s Meridian subsidiary and the Pfizer-Mylan strategic collaboration in Japan (Mylan-Japan). Pfizer’s Meridian subsidiary and Mylan-Japan were managed by Pfizer’s Biopharma business in 2019, but were moved to Upjohn in 2020. Financial guidance for New Pfizer also includes the full-year effect of the following items that assume the pending Upjohn combination with Mylan was completed at the beginning of 2020: (i) $12 billion of net proceeds from Upjohn to be retained by Pfizer, which Pfizer will use to repay its own existing indebtedness; and (ii) other transaction-related items, such as income from transition services agreements between Pfizer and Viatris. In addition, 2020 financial guidance for New Pfizer Adjusted IBT Margin and Adjusted diluted EPS reflects Pfizer’s share of the GSK Consumer Healthcare joint venture’s earnings that were generated in the fourth quarter of 2019 and in the first and second quarters of 2020 (recorded by Pfizer in the first nine months of 2020), as well as Pfizer’s share of the joint venture’s projected earnings during the third quarter of 2020 (to be recorded by Pfizer in the fourth quarter of 2020).
(b)For additional information regarding an understanding of Adjusted income and its components and Adjusted diluted EPS (all of which are non-GAAP financial measures), see the “Non-GAAP Financial Measure (Adjusted Income)” section of this MD&A.
(c)Adjusted income before tax margin (Adjusted IBT margin) is defined as revenue less the sum of Adjusted cost of sales, Adjusted SI&A expenses, Adjusted R&D expenses, Adjusted amortization of intangible assets and Adjusted other (income)/deductions as a percentage of revenue. Adjusted IBT margin is presented because management believes this performance measure supplements investors’ and other readers’ understanding and assessment of the financial performance of New Pfizer. Adjusted IBT margin is not, and should not be viewed as, a substitute for U.S. GAAP income before tax margin.
(d)Includes a $1.25 billion voluntary contribution made to the U.S. qualified pension plans in September 2020.
2020 Financial Guidance for Upjohn
2020 reaffirmed financial guidance for Upjohn is presented below(a):
Revenues$8.0 to $8.5 billion
Adjusted EBITDA(b)
$3.8 to $4.2 billion
(a)Financial guidance for Upjohn reflects a full-year 2020 contribution from the Upjohn business as it is presently being managed, which includes contributions from Pfizer’s Meridian subsidiary and the Pfizer-Mylan strategic collaboration in Japan (Mylan-Japan). Pfizer’s Meridian subsidiary and Mylan-Japan were managed by Pfizer’s Biopharma business in 2019 but were moved to Upjohn in 2020.
(b)Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) is defined as reported U.S. GAAP net income, and its components, adjusted for interest expense, provision for taxes on income and depreciation and amortization, further adjusted to exclude purchase accounting adjustments, acquisition-related costs, discontinued operations and certain significant items (some of which may recur, such as gains on the completion of joint venture transactions, restructuring charges, legal charges or gains and losses from equity securities, but which management does not believe are reflective of ongoing core operations). Adjusted EBITDA is presented because management believes this performance measure supplements investors’ and other readers’ understanding and assessment of the financial performance of Upjohn. Adjusted EBITDA as defined is not a measurement of financial performance under GAAP, and should not be considered as an alternative to net income or cash flow from operations determined in accordance with GAAP.

Pfizer does not provide guidance for GAAP Reported financial measures (other than revenues) or a reconciliation of forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP Reported financial measures on a forward-looking basis because it is unable to predict with reasonable certainty the ultimate outcome of pending litigation, unusual gains and losses, acquisition-related expenses, gains and losses from equity securities and potential future asset impairments without unreasonable effort. These items are uncertain, depend on various factors, and could have a material impact on GAAP Reported results for the guidance period.
For information about our actual costs and anticipated costs and cost savings associated with our Transforming to a More Focused Company program, see the “Costs and Expenses––Restructuring Charges and Other Costs Associated with Acquisitions and Cost-Reduction/Productivity Initiatives” section of this MD&A and Note 3.
Our 2020 financial guidance is subject to a number of assumptions, as well as factors and uncertainties as described in the “Our Operating Environment”, “The Global Economic Environment”, “Our Strategy” and “Forward-Looking Information and Factors That May Affect Future Results” sections of this MD&A; Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” of our 2019 Form 10-K; and Part II, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND APPLICATION OF CRITICAL ACCOUNTING ESTIMATES AND ASSUMPTIONS

For a description of our significant accounting policies, see Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements––Note 1. Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies in our 2019 Financial Report. Of these policies, the following are considered critical to an understanding of our consolidated financial statements as they require the application of the most subjective and the most complex judgments: Acquisitions (Note 1D); Fair Value (Note 1E); Revenues (Note 1G); Asset Impairments (Note 1L); Tax Assets and Liabilities and Income Tax Contingencies (Note 1P); Pension and Postretirement Benefit Plans (Note 1Q); and Legal and Environmental Contingencies (Note 1R).
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For a discussion about the critical accounting estimates and assumptions impacting our consolidated financial statements, see the “Significant Accounting Policies and Application of Critical Accounting Estimates and Assumptions” section of our 2019 Financial Report. See also Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements––Note 1C. Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies: Estimates and Assumptions in our 2019 Financial Report for a discussion about the risks associated with estimates and assumptions.
For a discussion of recently adopted accounting standards and significant accounting policies, see Note 1B and Note 1C.
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ANALYSIS OF THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
Revenues by Operating Segment and Geography

The following graphs show revenues by operating segment and geography:
Third Quarter
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2020 Revenues by Geography% of Total
U.S.47%
International53%
2019 Revenues by Geography% of Total
U.S.46%
International54%


First Nine Months
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2020 Revenues by Geography% of Total
U.S.47%
International53%
2019 Revenues by Geography% of Total
U.S.47%
International53%


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The following presents worldwide revenues by operating segment and geography:
Three Months Ended
 WorldwideU.S.InternationalWorld-wideU.S.Inter-national
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)Sept. 27, 2020Sept. 29, 2019Sept. 27, 2020Sept. 29, 2019Sept. 27, 2020Sept. 29, 2019% Change in Revenues
Operating Segments(a):
         
Biopharma$10,215 $9,952 $5,363 $5,142 $4,852 $4,811 
Upjohn1,916 2,351 354 585 1,563 1,766 (18)(40)(12)
Consumer Healthcare— 377 — 124 — 253 (100)(100)(100)
Total revenues$12,131 $12,680 $5,716 $5,850 $6,415 $6,830 (4)(2)(6)
Nine Months Ended
 WorldwideU.S.InternationalWorld-wideU.S.Inter-national
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)Sept. 27, 2020Sept. 29, 2019Sept. 27, 2020Sept. 29, 2019Sept. 27, 2020Sept. 29, 2019% Change in Revenues
Operating Segments(a):
      
Biopharma$30,017 $28,429 $15,621 $14,270 $14,396 $14,160 
Upjohn5,944 8,535 1,149 3,103 4,795 5,432 (30)(63)(12)
Consumer Healthcare— 2,098 — 988 — 1,110 (100)(100)(100)
Total revenues$35,961 $39,062 $16,770 $18,360 $19,191 $20,701 (8)(9)(7)
(a)For additional information about each operating segment, see the “Analysis of Operating Segment Information” section of this MD&A and Note 14A.
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Third Quarter of 2020 vs. Third Quarter of 2019
The following provides an analysis of the worldwide change in revenues by geographic areas in the third quarter of 2020:
Three Months Ended September 27, 2020
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)WorldwideU.S.International
Operational growth/(decline):
Continued growth from certain key brands(a)
$235 $118 $118 
Higher revenues for Biosimilars, primarily driven by recent oncology biosimilar launches in the U.S. and other global markets and continued growth from Retacrit, primarily in the U.S.188 137 51 
Higher revenues for the rare disease business driven by the U.S. launches of Vyndaqel in May 2019 and Vyndamax in September 2019 for ATTR-CM; and in international markets, primarily driven by the March 2019 launch of the ATTR-CM indication in Japan and the February 2020 approval of the ATTR-CM indication in the EU154 78 76 
Higher revenues for Inlyta, primarily due to increased demand in the U.S. and certain developed international markets, following the approvals in 2019 for combinations of certain immune checkpoint inhibitors plus Inlyta for the first-line treatment of patients with advanced RCC57 32 26 
Lower revenues for Consumer Healthcare reflecting the July 31, 2019 completion of the GSK Consumer Healthcare joint venture transaction. As a result, for the third quarter of 2019, revenues reflect one month of Consumer Healthcare segment domestic operations and two months of Consumer Healthcare segment international operations, while for the third quarter of 2020, there is no contribution from the Consumer Healthcare business(377)(124)(253)
Lower worldwide revenues for Lyrica, primarily in the U.S., reflecting the expected significantly lower volumes associated with multi-source generic competition that began in July 2019(174)(157)(18)
Declines in revenues for Lipitor and Norvasc, reflecting significant revenue declines associated with the VBP program in China, which was initially implemented in certain cities in March 2019, and expanded nationwide beginning in December 2019, resulting in significant volume and price erosion(150)(8)(143)
Decreased revenue for the Hospital business, primarily in emerging markets and driven by lower demand for certain anti-infective products in China due to lower infection rates driven by fewer elective surgical procedures, shorter in-patient hospital stays and improved infection control(90)20 (109)
Lower revenues for Enbrel internationally, primarily reflecting continued biosimilar competition in most developed Europe markets, as well as in Japan and Brazil, all of which is expected to continue(87)— (87)
Decline in Prevnar 13/Prevenar 13 revenues primarily in the U.S., reflecting the unfavorable impact of timing associated with government purchases for the pediatric indication and the impact of the revised adult recommendation from the ACIP, partially offset by the recovery of a portion of the missed doses from the second quarter of 2020, resulting from COVID-19-related mobility restrictions or limitations. The decline in the U.S. was partially offset by continued strong pediatric uptake in China as well as increased adult uptake in certain international markets resulting from greater vaccine awareness for respiratory illnesses, including specifically pneumococcal disease, due to the COVID-19 pandemic(55)(140)85 
Decline in revenues for Celebrex driven by lower volume in Japan, resulting from generic competition which began in June 2020(45)(2)(43)
Other operational factors, net(101)(88)(13)
Operational growth/(decline), net(444)(134)(310)
Unfavorable impact of foreign exchange(104)— (104)
Revenues decrease
$(549)$(134)$(415)
(a)Certain key brands represent Ibrance, Eliquis and Xeljanz. See the “Analysis of the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income––Revenues––Selected Product Discussion” section of this MD&A for product analysis information.
Revenues for the third quarter of 2020 included an estimated net unfavorable impact of approximately $500 million, or 4%, due to COVID-19, primarily driven by lower demand for certain products in China and unfavorable disruptions to wellness visits for patients in the U.S., which negatively impacted prescribing patterns for certain products, partially offset by increased adult uptake for Prevenar 13 in certain international markets resulting from greater vaccine awareness for respiratory illnesses, as well as the recovery of a portion of the missed doses of Prevnar 13 in the U.S. from second-quarter 2020.
Emerging markets revenues decreased $415 million, or 13%, in the third quarter of 2020 to $2.7 billion from $3.1 billion in the third quarter of 2019, reflecting an operational decrease of $268 million, or 9%, and an unfavorable impact from foreign exchange of approximately 5%. The operational decrease in emerging markets was primarily driven by Lipitor and Norvasc in our Upjohn segment, lower revenues for GSK Consumer Healthcare reflecting the July 31, 2019 completion of the Consumer Healthcare joint venture transaction and certain products in the Hospital business, primarily Zithromax and Vfend in our Biopharma segment, partially offset primarily by growth from Eliquis, Ibrance and Prevenar 13 in our Biopharma segment.
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Revenues––First Nine Months of 2020 vs. First Nine Months of 2019
The following provides an analysis of the change in worldwide revenues by geographic areas in the first nine months of 2020:
Nine Months Ended September 27, 2020
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)WorldwideU.S.International
Operational growth/(decline):
Continued growth from certain key brands(a)
$1,047 $612 $435 
Higher revenues for the rare disease business driven by the U.S. launches of Vyndaqel in May 2019 and Vyndamax in September 2019 for ATTR-CM; and in international markets, primarily driven by the March 2019 launch of the ATTR-CM indication in Japan and the February 2020 approval of the ATTR-CM indication in the EU508 346 162 
Higher revenues for Biosimilars, primarily driven by recent oncology biosimilar launches in the U.S. and other global markets and continued growth from Retacrit, primarily in the U.S.378 286 92 
Higher revenues for Inlyta, primarily due to increased demand in the U.S. and certain developed international markets, following the approvals in 2019 for combinations of certain immune checkpoint inhibitors plus Inlyta for the first-line treatment of patients with advanced RCC248 187 61 
Higher revenues for Xtandi primarily driven by continued strong demand in the mCRPC and nmCRPC indications as well as the mCSPC indication, which was approved in the U.S. in December 2019146 146 — 
Higher revenues for the Hospital business in the U.S., primarily driven by increased demand for certain sterile injectable products utilized in the intubation and ongoing treatment of mechanically-ventilated COVID-19 patients as well as continued growth from Panzyga following its November 2018 U.S. launch, partially offset by lower demand for certain anti-infective products in China due to lower infection rates driven by fewer elective surgical procedures, shorter in-patient hospital stays and improved infection control123 227 (104)
Lower revenues for Consumer Healthcare reflecting the July 31, 2019 completion of the GSK Consumer Healthcare joint venture transaction. As a result, for the first nine months of 2019, revenues reflect seven months of Consumer Healthcare segment domestic operations and eight months of Consumer Healthcare segment international operations, while for the first nine months of 2020, there is no contribution from the Consumer Healthcare business(2,098)(988)(1,110)
Lower worldwide revenues for Lyrica, primarily in the U.S., reflecting the expected significantly lower volumes associated with multi-source generic competition that began in July 2019(1,829)(1,749)(80)
Declines in revenues for Lipitor and Norvasc, primarily resulting from the VBP program in China, which was initially implemented in certain cities in March 2019, and expanded nationwide beginning in December 2019, resulting in significant volume and price erosion(404)(409)
Lower revenues for Enbrel internationally, primarily reflecting continued biosimilar competition in most developed Europe markets, as well as in Japan and Brazil, all of which is expected to continue(246)— (246)
Decline in Prevnar 13/Prevenar 13 revenues primarily in the U.S., driven by the unfavorable impact of timing associated with government purchases for the pediatric indication, the expected unfavorable impact of disruptions to wellness visits for pediatric and adult patients due to COVID-19-related mobility restrictions or limitations and the impact of the revised adult recommendation from the ACIP. The decline in the U.S. was partially offset by increased adult uptake in certain international markets resulting from greater vaccine awareness for respiratory illnesses, including specifically pneumococcal disease, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as continued strong pediatric uptake in China(102)(355)253 
Decline in revenues for Celebrex driven by lower volume in Japan, resulting from generic competition which began in June 2020 and by pricing pressures and lower volumes in certain emerging markets(94)(10)(84)
Decline in revenues for Revatio driven by lower U.S. Oral Suspension formulation sales and pricing pressures due to multi-source generic competition(58)(56)(2)
Other operational factors, net(204)(240)36 
Operational growth/(decline), net(2,585)(1,591)(994)
Unfavorable impact of foreign exchange(516)— (516)
Revenues decrease
$(3,101)$(1,591)$(1,510)
(a)Certain key brands represent Ibrance, Eliquis and Xeljanz. See the “Analysis of the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income––Revenues––Selected Product Discussion” section of this MD&A for product analysis information.

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Revenues for the first nine months of 2020 included an estimated unfavorable impact of approximately $800 million, or 2%, due to COVID-19, primarily reflecting lower demand for certain products in China and unfavorable disruptions to wellness visits for patients in the U.S., which negatively impacted prescribing patterns for certain products, partially offset by increased U.S. demand for certain sterile injectable products and increased adult uptake for Prevenar 13 in certain international markets, resulting from greater vaccine awareness for respiratory illnesses.
Emerging markets revenues decreased $1.0 billion, or 11%, in the first nine months of 2020 to $8.5 billion from $9.5 billion in the first nine months of 2019, reflecting an operational decrease of $596 million, or 6%. Foreign exchange had an unfavorable impact of approximately 5% on emerging markets revenues. The operational decrease in emerging markets was primarily driven by lower revenues for GSK Consumer Healthcare reflecting the July 31, 2019 completion of the Consumer Healthcare joint venture transaction, Lipitor and Norvasc in our Upjohn segment and Sulperazon and Vfend in our Biopharma segment, partially offset by growth from Prevenar 13, Eliquis, Ibrance, Zavicefta, Xalkori and Xeljanz in our Biopharma segment.
Revenue Deductions
Our gross product revenues are subject to a variety of deductions, which generally are estimated and recorded in the same period that the revenues are recognized. Such variable consideration represents chargebacks, rebates, sales allowances and sales returns. These deductions represent estimates of related obligations and, as such, knowledge and judgment are required when estimating the impact of these revenue deductions on gross sales for a reporting period. Historically, our adjustments of estimates, to reflect actual results or updated expectations, have not been material to our overall business. On a quarterly basis, our adjustments of estimates to reflect actual results generally have been less than 1% of revenues, and have resulted in either a net increase or a net decrease in revenues. Product-specific rebates, however, can have a significant impact on year-over-year individual product growth trends.
The following presents information about revenue deductions:
 Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
Medicare rebates(a)
$183 $295 $542 $1,080 
Medicaid and related state program rebates(a)
283 503 918 1,531 
Performance-based contract rebates(a), (b)
954 923 2,836 2,784 
Chargebacks(c)
1,532 1,328 4,319 4,252 
Sales allowances(d)
1,247 1,350 3,913 4,164 
Sales returns and cash discounts281 262 823 1,065 
Total(e)
$4,479 $4,660 $13,350 $14,875 
(a)Rebates are product-specific and, therefore, for any given year are impacted by the mix of products sold.
(b)Performance-based contract rebates include contract rebates with MCOs within the U.S., including health maintenance organizations and PBMs, who receive rebates based on the achievement of contracted performance terms and claims under these contracts. Outside the U.S., performance-based contract rebates include rebates to wholesalers/distributors based on achievement of contracted performance for specific products or sales milestones.
(c)Chargebacks primarily represent reimbursements to U.S. wholesalers for honoring contracted prices to third parties.
(d)Sales allowances primarily represent price reductions that are contractual or legislatively mandated outside the U.S., discounts and distribution fees.
(e)For the three months ended September 27, 2020, associated with the following segments: Biopharma ($3.3 billion) and Upjohn ($1.2 billion). For the three months ended September 29, 2019, associated with the following segments: Biopharma ($3.0 billion), Upjohn ($1.6 billion) and Other ($0.1 billion). For the nine months ended September 27, 2020, associated with the following segments: Biopharma ($9.9 billion) and Upjohn ($3.5 billion). For the nine months ended September 29, 2019, associated with the following segments: Biopharma ($8.7 billion), Upjohn ($5.8 billion) and Other ($0.4 billion).
Total revenue deductions for the third quarter of 2020 decreased 4%, compared to the third quarter of 2019, and total revenue deductions for the first nine months of 2020 decreased 10%, compared to the first nine months of 2019, primarily as a result of:
a decrease in Medicaid and Medicare rebates, driven by a significant decrease in Lyrica sales in the U.S. due to multi-source generic competition that began in July 2019,
partially offset by:
an increase in chargebacks as a result of higher revenue for certain Biopharma products.
Total revenue deductions in the first nine months of 2020 also decreased as a result of lower sales returns and cash discounts, primarily due to the non-recurrence of a sales return reserve recorded for Lyrica in the prior year in advance of anticipated multi-source generic competition that began in the U.S. in July 2019.
For information on our accruals for Medicare rebates, Medicaid and related state program rebates, performance-based contract rebates, chargebacks, sales allowances and sales returns and cash discounts, including the balance sheet classification of these accruals, see Note 1C.
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Revenues––Selected Product Discussion
The tables below provide worldwide revenues and revenues by geography, for selected products. References to total change pertain to period-over-period growth rates that include foreign exchange. The difference between the total change and operational change represents the impact of foreign exchange. Amounts may not add due to rounding. All percentages have been calculated using unrounded amounts. An asterisk (*) indicates the calculation is not meaningful or results are equal to or greater than 100%.
Prevnar 13/Prevenar 13 (Biopharma):
 Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
% Change% Change
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
TotalOper.September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
TotalOper.
U.S.$868 $1,008 (14)$2,143 $2,498 (14)
International665 595 12 14 1,957 1,770 11 14 
Worldwide revenues$1,534 $1,603 (4)(3)$4,100 $4,268 (4)(2)
The decline in the third quarter of 2020 in the U.S. primarily reflects the unfavorable impact of timing associated with government purchases for the pediatric indication and the impact of the revised adult recommendation from the ACIP, further discussed below, partially offset by the recovery of a portion of the missed doses, resulting from COVID-19-related mobility restrictions or limitations, from the second quarter of 2020. The decline in the U.S. in the first nine months of 2020 was primarily driven by the unfavorable impact of timing associated with government purchases for the pediatric indication, the expected unfavorable impact of disruptions to wellness visits for pediatric and adult patients due to COVID-19-related mobility restrictions or limitations and the impact of the revised adult recommendation from the ACIP.
The operational growth in the third quarter and first nine months of 2020 internationally primarily reflects increased adult uptake in certain international markets resulting from greater vaccine awareness for respiratory illnesses, including specifically pneumococcal disease, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as continued strong pediatric uptake in China.
On June 26, 2019, the ACIP voted to revise the pneumococcal vaccination guidelines and recommend Prevnar 13 for adults 65 and older based on the shared clinical decision making of the provider and patient, which means the decision to vaccinate should be made at the individual level between health care providers and their patients, maintaining reimbursement. The recommendation reaffirms that there remains vaccine preventable pneumococcal disease in the population of adults 65 years or older, which may be prevented through direct vaccination. The ACIP’s recommendation was approved by the directors at the CDC and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and published by the CDC in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report in the fourth quarter of 2019. The ACIP’s latest recommendation did not have an impact on Prevnar 13 revenues in 2019, due to timing of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report publication. The ACIP’s latest recommendation had a slight unfavorable impact in the third quarter and first nine months of 2020 and is expected to modestly impact future periods.
Ibrance (Biopharma):
 Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
% Change% Change
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
TotalOper.September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
TotalOper.
U.S.$909 $832 $2,689 $2,405 12 
International448 451 (1)1,266 1,273 (1)
Worldwide revenues$1,357 $1,283 $3,955 $3,677 
The growth in the third quarter and first nine months of 2020 in the U.S. was mainly driven by increased cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) class penetration and Ibrance’s continued CDK market share leadership in metastatic breast cancer. The operational growth in the third quarter and first nine months of 2020 internationally reflects the continued strong volume growth in most markets, partially offset by pricing pressures in certain developed Europe markets.
Eliquis alliance revenues and direct sales (Biopharma): Eliquis has been jointly developed and is commercialized by Pfizer and BMS. Pfizer funds between 50% and 60% of all development costs depending on the study. Profits and losses are shared equally on a global basis, except in certain countries where Pfizer commercializes Eliquis and pays BMS compensation based on a percentage of net sales. We have full commercialization rights in certain smaller markets. BMS supplies the product to us at cost plus a percentage of the net sales to end-customers in these markets. Eliquis is part of the Novel Oral Anticoagulant market; the agents in this class were developed as alternative treatment options to warfarin in appropriate patients.
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 Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
% Change% Change
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
TotalOper.September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
TotalOper.
U.S.$557 $541 $2,084 $1,768 18 
International557 484 15 16 1,602 1,353 18 21
Worldwide revenues$1,114 $1,025 $3,686 $3,121 18 19 
The worldwide operational growth in the third quarter and first nine months of 2020 was primarily driven by continued increased adoption in non-valvular atrial fibrillation as well as oral anti-coagulant market share gains, partially offset by a lower net price due to an increased impact from the Medicare “coverage gap” and unfavorable channel mix in the U.S.
Xeljanz (Biopharma):
 Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
% Change% Change
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
TotalOper.September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
TotalOper.
U.S.$469 $444 $1,213 $1,201 
International185 154 20 23 528 434 22 26 
Worldwide revenues$654 $599 10 $1,741 $1,634 

U.S. revenue growth in the third quarter and first nine months of 2020 was the result of higher volumes within the RA and PsA indications driven by continued improvements in formulary access, partially offset by increased discounts from recently-signed contracts which were entered into in order to unlock access to additional patient lives. The revenue growth in the U.S. in the first nine months of 2020 was also due to higher volumes in the UC indication driven by continued improvements in formulary access.
The operational growth internationally in the third quarter and first nine months of 2020 was mainly driven by continued uptake in the RA indication and, to a lesser extent, from the recent launch of the UC indication in certain developed markets.
Lipitor (Upjohn):
 Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
% Change% Change
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
TotalOper.September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
TotalOper.
U.S.$20 $25 (21)$87 $76 15 
International336 451 (26)(25)1,104 1,430 (23)(21)
Worldwide revenues$356 $476 (25)(24)$1,191 $1,506 (21)(19)
The worldwide operational decline in the third quarter and first nine months of 2020 primarily reflects significant revenue declines associated with the VBP program in China, which was initially implemented in certain cities in March 2019, and expanded nationwide beginning in December 2019, resulting in significant volume and price erosion.
Lyrica (Upjohn):
 Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
% Change% Change
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
TotalOper.September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
TotalOper.
U.S.$43 $200 (78)$175 $1,924 (91)
International308 326 (6)(5)883 964 (8)(8)
Worldwide revenues$352 $527 (33)(33)$1,058 $2,888 (63)(63)
The worldwide decline in the third quarter and first nine months of 2020 was primarily driven by the U.S. due to the expected significantly lower volumes driven by multi-source generic competition that began in the U.S. in July 2019.
Enbrel (Biopharma, outside the U.S. and Canada):
 Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
% Change% Change
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
TotalOper.September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
TotalOper.
U.S.$— $— $— $— — 
International321 415 (23)(21)1,005 1,285 (22)(19)
Worldwide revenues$321 $415 (23)(21)$1,005 $1,285 (22)(19)
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The worldwide operational decline in the third quarter and first nine months of 2020 was primarily due to continued biosimilar competition in most developed Europe markets as well as in Japan and Brazil, all of which is expected to continue.
Vyndaqel/Vyndamax (Biopharma):
 Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
% Change% Change
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
TotalOper.September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
TotalOper.
U.S.$158 $79 *$431 $87 *
International193 77 **429 173 **
Worldwide revenues$351 $156 **$859 $259 **
The growth in the U.S. in the third quarter and first nine months of 2020 was driven by the launches of Vyndaqel in May 2019 and Vyndamax in September 2019 for the treatment of ATTR-CM. The operational growth in international markets in the third quarter and first nine months of 2020 was primarily driven by the March 2019 launch of the ATTR-CM indication in Japan and the February 2020 approval of the ATTR-CM indication in the EU.
Xtandi alliance revenues (Biopharma): Xtandi is being developed and commercialized through a collaboration with Astellas. The two companies share equally in the gross profits (losses) related to U.S. net sales of Xtandi. Subject to certain exceptions, Pfizer and Astellas also share equally all Xtandi commercialization costs attributable to the U.S. market. Pfizer and Astellas also share certain development and other collaboration expenses, and Pfizer receives tiered royalties as a percentage of international Xtandi net sales (recorded in Other (income)/deductions—net).
 Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
% Change% Change
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
TotalOper.September 27,
2020
September 29,
2019
TotalOper.
U.S.$266 $225 18 $741 $594 25 
International— —