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Despite there being concerns over the safety of nonmedical switching between a reference product and a biosimilar, there is a growing body of evidence supporting the safety of switching, according to an executive of Sandoz, which produces biosimilars.
 
Shanghai Henlius Biotech has been given the green light to market its trastuzumab biosimilar (Zercepac, HLX02) in the European Union. Accord Healthcare will handle the distribution.
If you can’t beat biosimilars, join them, is the mantra; but at Amgen there’s still gold in originator products, according to its latest earnings report.
Biologics are not cheap, and if you can get biosimilars into the hands of patients, you’ve got something going. A strategist describes the step-by-step process that made this possible at Kaiser Permanente.
Although more advanced than in the United States, biosimilars markets in Europe may discourage competition over the long term, said officials from Medicines for Europe.
While Amgen fends off etanercept biosimilar competition in the United States, Pfizer said it is facing a mounting battle against biosimilar competition in European and other markets.
A joint venture between Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics and AstraZeneca has received a positive biosimilar opinion from the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP).
 
Additional indications for Remsima SC, an infliximab biosimilar, are approved by the European Commission (EC).
Phase 3b trial results presented at American Academy of Dermatology Virtual Meeting Experience 2020 confirmed that Boehringer Ingelheim (BI)’s adalimumab biosimilar candidate is comparable to that of the reference product.
 
The Center for Biosimilars® (CfB) spoke with Adrian van den Hoven, director general of Medicines for Europe, and Diogo Piedade, market access manager for Medicines for Europe, about their scorecard report for biosimilar access in European markets.
 

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