Updated guidelines from the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), based on new evidence and a review of the literature from 2016 to 2018, address recommendations on the use of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs and glucocorticoids to treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Included is guidance on mono- and combination therapies, treatment strategies, and tapering treatment.
A recently published commentary examines the global multiple sclerosis (MS) drug market from the perspective of patients and physicians, noting that different regulatory bodies have different standards in place for approvals, and questions if safety concerns are being addressed.
In May 2019, the FDA released its final guidance on biosimilars. With more and more oncology biosimilars entering the market, healthcare providers should be able to help their patients reduce their out-of-pockets costs while providing the highest-quality care available, which will lead to savings over time, according to a recent column in Evidence-Based Oncology™, a sister publication to The American Journal of Managed Care®.
Indian private equity firm True North could soon hold a 2.44% minority stake in Biocon Biologics India Ltd, a subsidiary of Biocon Ltd, thanks to a $100-million investment. The influx of cash values Biocon Biologics at close to $3 billion. The investment is pending regulatory approval.