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The Top 5 Biosimilar Articles for the Week of June 19

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Here are the top 5 biosimilar articles for the week of June 19, 2023.

Hi, I’m Justina Petrullo 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 June 19th, 2023.

Number 5: Sarfaraz K. Niazi, PhD, examined the new FDA guideline that acts as an invitation to biosimilar developers to decrease the cost of testing, potentially opening the door for companies to reduce nonclinical testing of biosimilars entirely.

Number 4: A survey of patients with rheumatoid arthritis found that those who had switched to an adalimumab biosimilar reported higher disease severity, poorer treatment adherence, and poorer quality of life compared with patients who stayed on the reference product, highlighting the dangers of the nocebo effect.

Number 3: After 8 years of trastuzumab biosimilar competition and slow uptake, a new report showed that trastuzumab biosimilar discounts from the reference product (Herceptin) doubled between 2019 and 2022.

Number 2: SmithRx became the first pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) to announce it will cover Yusimry, 1 of 9 FDA-approved adalimumab biosimilars; Celltrion Healthcare received a thumbs-up from the FDA to test a biosimilar for Ocrevus; Alvotech and Teva Pharmaceuticals settled with Johnson & Johnson over their biosimilar referencing Stelara.

Number 1: Coherus Biosciences and AbbVie agreed to resolve a dispute regarding Coherus’ partnership with the Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company and an adalimumab biosimilar, and Celltrion and Bio-Thera Solutions expanded their respective partnerships to include more biosimilar products.

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

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