A Senate bill that seeks to establish a shared savings model to help increase access and encourage physician use of biosimilars was introduced.
A recent opinion column outlines some principles to consider when thinking about changing the current US system of financing drug innovation, especially potentially curative therapies.

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Rituximab was originally approved in the United States in 1997 for treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and has multiple additional approvals for orphan and nonorphan indications. But a recent study found off-label uses now account for more than half of patients receiving rituximab.
Sandoz said it was reviewing all options, including a possible appeal to the Supreme Court. The case concerns Amgen's originator drug Enbrel and the biosimilar Erelzi.
As the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic continues to hinder the forward momentum for biosimilar approvals, FDA has shown that biosimilars are still a priority for the agency.
The widespread adoption of telemedicine during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as reimbursement parity that was enacted by CMS, should be continued once the public health emergency passes, according to a new position statement by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR).
A phase 3 clinical trial comparing the safety, efficacy, and immunogenicity of Samsung Bioepis’ aflibercept biosimilar with reference Eylea is now underway.
Japanese authorities have given marketing approval for the first adalimumab biosimilar in that country.
 A new scorecard system developed by IQVIA rates the health and sustainability of biosimilars markets across Europe.

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