Maggie L. Shaw

Updated EULAR RA Treatment Recommendations Address Patient Concerns, Recent Developments

February 09, 2020

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.

Commentary Questions Differing Global Standards for MS Biosimilar Approvals

January 27, 2020

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.

The Biosimilar Solution to Expensive Cancer Care

January 20, 2020

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®.

True North $100-Million Investment in Biocon Biologics Kicks Off New Fundraising Round

January 07, 2020

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.