The Top 5 Biosimilars Articles for the Week of November 4

The Center for Biosimilars® recaps the top stories for the week of November 4, 2019.
November 08, 2019


Hi, I’m Laura Joszt 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 November 4, 2019.

Number 5: The biggest cost difference in filgrastim administrations was seen in the commercially insured population after the launch of a biosimilar, according to a new study.

Number 4: The FDA has issued an establishment inspection report for Biocon’s biosimilars facility, and the company says that it plans to launch its trastuzumab biosimilar soon.

Number 3: Samsung Bioepis has entered into a new commercialization agreement with Biogen for 2 ophthalmology biosimilars.   

Number 2: Effective January 1, 2020, UnitedHealthcare patients who are receiving the reference epoetin alfa will be required to switch to Pfizer’s biosimilar.

Number 1: At the end of a lengthy regulatory road for Sandoz, the FDA approved the company’s biosimilar pegfilgrastim referencing Neulasta.

Finally, our e-newsletter asked whether you think that enacting legislation to create a CMS star ratings system based on biosimilar availability would help improve biosimilar uptake.

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