The Top 5 Biosimilars Articles for the Week of April 27

Here are the top 5 biosimilars articles for the week of April 27, 2020.
May 01, 2020

Hi, I’m Skylar Jeremias for The Center for Biosimilars®, your resource for clinical, regulatory, business, and policy news in the rapidly changing world of biosimilars.

Here are the top 5 biosimilars articles for the week of April 27, 2020.

Number 5: Biosimilar pricing is not as simple as a manufacturer's stated discount to the reference product cost, according to Adam Brufsky, MD, PhD, FACP, of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in Pennsylvania.

Number 4: Taking an abundance of time to file a motion to block Kanjinti from coming to market, Genentech unwittingly may have tipped the scales in favor of biosimilar applicants.

Number 3: With a growing portfolio of biosimilars, Novartis saw a 31% increase in biopharmaceutical income for the first quarter of 2020, despite the pandemic.

Number 2: Samsung Bioepis isn't flinching on its trastuzumab biosimilar launch schedule, COVID-19 and 4 other biosimilar competitors notwithstanding, said Sang-Jin Pak, MD, executive vice president of the company's Commercial Division.

Number 1: Although the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has put a burden on the economy and the healthcare system in particular, Kashyap Patel, MD, believes that the crisis will likely speed up biosimilar uptake in the United States.

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