The Top 5 Biosimilar Articles for the Week of April 25

Here are the top 5 biosimilar articles for the week of April 25, 2022.

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 biosimilar articles for the week of April 25, 2022.

Number 5: Although Roche’s earnings report for the first quarter of 2022 showed overall increases, products like Herceptin, Avastin, and Rituxan continue to lose revenue due to biosimilar competition.

Number 4: Patients and other stakeholders received some biosimilar news, with a small recall for Mylan’s unbranded insulin glargine biosimilar and the completed full acquisition of Samsung Bioepis into Samsung Biologics.

Number 3: Posters from the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)’s annual meeting highlighted the clinical similarity of a trastuzumab biosimilar compared with its reference product and real-world longitudinal application of infliximab biosimilars.

Number 2: Medicare Part D plans missed out on between $84 million and $143 million in savings by not prioritizing the use of biosimilars over reference product, according to a report from the HHS Office of Inspector General.

Number 1: Biosimilars provide significant savings and encourage competition in the biopharmaceutical marketplace but the United States needs to do more to empower uptake and address adoption barriers, according to Robert Popovian PharmD, MS.

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