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The Top 5 Biosimilar Articles for the Week of December 18

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Here are the top 5 biosimilar articles for the week of December 18th, 2023.

Number 5: After Humira’s patent expired in 2018 in the European Union (EU) and earlier this year in the US, 10 adalimumab biosimilars entered the market in the EU and 8 entered the market in the US. A review article discussed the characteristics of the available biosimilars to help clinicians navigate the various options with their patients.

Number 4: Two Taiwanese posters from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) 2023 annual meeting evaluated the real-world implications of using trastuzumab biosimilars, particularly Ogivri (trastuzumab-dkst) in patients with HER2-postive breast cancer.

Number 3: Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) registered with the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register in Rheumatoid Arthritis (BSRBR-RA), those treated with etanercept biosimilar showed similar treatment responses and drug survival rates vs those treated with etanercept originator. The findings were published in Rheumatology.

Number 2: Biosim.care is a new interactive education tool that can help patients, caregivers, and providers navigate decision-making and treatment conversations for multiple disease states.

Number 1: The FDA agreed to review an application for Hadlima (adalimumab biosimilar) to be granted interchangeability; The European Union’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) gave a positive opinion for an ustekinumab biosimilar; the Biosimilars Forum expressed support for Senate Finance Committee’s draft legislation promoting biosimilars.

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

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