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The Top 5 Biosimilar Articles for the Week of May 1


Here are the top 5 biosimilar articles for the week of May 1, 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 May 1st, 2023.

Number 5: Samsung Bioepis shared positive 1-year results from a phase 3 trial confirming the biosimilarity between the company’s aflibercept biosimilar and the originator (Eylea) at the 2023 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting.

Number 4: In April, biosimilars to treat rheumatic conditions had some progress, as well as some setbacks, and research showed that switching from originators to biosimilars is safe and effective but warned about the nocebo effect.

Number 3: Over the past week, Vegzelma, a bevacizumab biosimilar, launched in the United States; 2 biologics license applications (BLAs) for biosimilars were accepted for review by the FDA; and China’s regulatory agency approved a denosumab biosimilar.

Number 2: Nonmedical switches from Humira (reference adalimumab) to a biosimilar or an adalimumab biosimilar to another biosimilar resulted in nocebo effect responses, suggesting that more communication between providers and patients is needed, according to a real-world analysis.

Number 1: Sarfaraz K. Niazi, PhD, dove into how pharmacodynamic (PD) markers may be better than clinical efficacy testing for predicting whether a biosimilar is equally as safe and effective as its reference product, in his latest column.

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

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