Policy

While pay-for-delay issues have been big news on Capitol Hill recently, some experts have questions about whether these kinds of settlements are really at the heart of delayed biosimilar competition, and they offer alternative ways to think about—and to fix—the problem. This week on the podcast, we’re speaking with 2 such experts, Imron Aly, JD, and Joel Wallace, JD. Both are partners at Schiff Hardin LLP and have extensive experience with Hatch-Waxman and biosimilars intellectual property issues.  
The Center for Biosimilars® recaps the top stories for the week of June 17, 2019.
Legislators on Capitol Hill are moving forward this month with bills that address patent issues pertaining to biosimilars.
 
According to the authors of a new study, while biologics are often believed to be more time consuming to develop than small-molecule drugs, development times are, in fact, similar between these 2 drug types.
A worldwide survey conducted by an international type 1 diabetes (T1D) advocacy non-profit found that rationing of insulin and related supplies was the greatest in the Unites States.
 
A Canadian advisory council is recommending the use of biosimilars in a final report that lays out 60 recommendations for how the country can create a C$15.3 billion universal, single-payer, public system for pharmaceutical coverage.
 
Gary Lyman, MD, MPH, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, discusses policy challenges with biosimilars. 
Irish hospitals will be offered a €500 (US $561) incentive for each patient switched from brand-name Humira or Enbrel to a biosimilar option.
 
The Center for Biosimilars® recaps the top stories for the week of June 10, 2019.
The American Medical Association (AMA), which is holding its annual meeting this week in Chicago, Illinois, has issued a call for intensified oversight of the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) industry.
 

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