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The Top 5 Biosimilar Articles for the Week of April 8


Here are the top 5 biosimilar articles for the week of April 8, 2024.

Number 5: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 7 randomized controlled trials found no significant differences in efficacy and safety indicators between adalimumab biosimilars and the reference product (Humira) for treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis.

Number 4: After poor sales for its adalimumab biosimilar, Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) announces layoffs; Teva Pharmaceuticals and mAbxience partner on an oncology biosimilar; Samsung Bioepis begins a phase 3 trial for a biosimilar referencing Keytruda (pembrolizumab).

Number 3: A Chinese company has expressed interest in developing a biosimilar to Ozempic (semaglutide), a popular drug used for diabetes and weight loss; Biocon and Mylan are in talks to merge their biosimilar businesses; Celltrion completed its biologic license application (BLA) for its omalizumab biosimilar candidate.

Number 2: Although tender systems are a common strategy to encourage biosimilar utilization across Europe, policies like automatic substitution are rarely utilized, according to a systematic review of European policies and biosimilar uptake.

Number 1: Sarfaraz K. Niazi, PhD, outlines how President Joe Biden's new budget for 2025 could impact biosimilars, including provisions to clear up confusion surrounding interchangeable products.

To read all of these articles and more, visit centerforbiosimilars.com.

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