Panelists at the 2020 Specialty Therapies and Biosimilars Congress discussed the strategies needed to get biosimilars to market and overcome obstacles by originator product manufacturers.
In May 2019, the FDA released its final guidance on biosimilars. With more and more oncology biosimilars entering the market, healthcare providers should be able to help their patients reduce their out-of-pockets costs while providing the highest-quality care available, which will lead to savings over time, according to a recent column in Evidence-Based Oncology, a sister publication to The American Journal of Managed Care®.
A discussion on the role of insurance companies and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) in determining access to biosimilars.
The Center for Biosimilars® recaps the top stories for the week of January 6.
Experts in the field of biosimilars assess the financial value of biosimilars and consider the factors that limit cost-saving potential.
In 2019 the FDA approved 48 novel drugs and 10 biosimilars, according to the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER).
Tesh Khullar, senior vice president and advisor, Flatiron Health, discusses the impact biosimilars could make in community oncology.
In late December, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals announced that the FDA has accepted for review a Biologics License Application for eflapegrastim, a novel drug that could, if approved, compete with existing granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) therapies and their biosimilars.
The findings indicate that interventions that leverage physician relationships may assist with increasing uptake of new, high-value cancer treatments in place of low-value therapies.
Using the biosimilar resulted in a significantly lower drug acquisition cost, at $533.40 in the biosimilar group versus $1261.90 in the reference group.

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