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The Top 5 Biosimilar Articles for the Week of February 19

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Here are the top 5 biosimilar articles for the week of February 19, 2024.

Number 5: In its market sustainability for infused biosimilars report, IQVIA echoed the need to address issues regarding misaligned incentives regarding rebates, slow or limited uptake, and concerns about market viability, which will be crucial for ensuring the long-term sustainability of biosimilars and maximizing their benefits for the health care system.

Number 4: After a patient with multiple sclerosis (MS) was forced to pay exorbitant out-of-pocket costs for a brand name medication when she could’ve gotten a generic for way less, the patient filed a class action complaint against her employer, Johnson & Johnson (J&J), for violating the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).

Number 3: Celltrion announced that 3 of its oncology biosimilar products have won tender contracts in France and Italy, and an experimental oral delivery device utilizing an ustekinumab biosimilar was successful in a phase 1 study.

Number 2: Similar efficacy, safety, pharmacokinetics, and immunogenicity were found when comparing Stelara, originator ustekinumab, and CT-P43, an ustekinumab biosimilar candidate, in patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

Number 1: 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.

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

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