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The Top 5 Biosimilar Articles for the Week of February 12


Here are the top 5 biosimilar articles for the week of February 12, 2024.

Number 5: Etanercept biosimilar SB4 is just as effective as the originator drug (Enbrel) in treating Australian patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), leading to significant cost savings.

Number 4: The authors of a meta-analysis assessing several disease states found no significant differences in serious adverse events, deaths, or treatment discontinuations between patients who switched from reference products to biosimilars and those who did not.

Number 3: Vizient’s most recent Pharmacy Market Outlook report showcased the success of biosimilars while also emphasizing the impact of inflation on different drug classes, particularly in oncology and immunology.

Number 2: Since January 31, 2023, the United States has seen a boom in the adalimumab market. With 9 adalimumab biosimilars launching throughout the year, the US rheumatology, immunology, dermatology, and gastroenterology treatment spaces have a wealth of newer and cheaper alternatives to Humira (reference adalimumab).

Number 1: In his latest column, Sarfaraz K. Niazi, PhD, highlights challenges in biosimilar development, emphasizing the crucial role of US Pharmacopeia (USP) and advocating for collaboration and standardized guidelines to expedite cost-effective development without compromising safety or efficacy.

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

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