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The Top 5 Biosimilar Articles for the Week of May 15


Here are the top 5 biosimilar articles for the week of May 15, 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 15th, 2023.

Number 5: Colby Evans, MD, a dermatologist and co-author of an American Journal of Managed Care® supplement “Biosimilars for Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases: 2022 Update" shared the managed care perspective on using biosimilars to treat inflammatory conditions.

Number 4: In a study including 2 years of real-world evidence (RWE), patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who were switched from originator rituximab (Rituxan) to GP2013, a rituximab biosimilar, experienced positive results and maintained clinical outcomes.

Number 3: Although the FDA has consistently edited its testing guidelines for biosimilar developers over the years, clinical testing is still very expensive and time-consuming. Sarfaraz K. Niazi, PhD, offered the FDA and companies a plan of action for reducing clinical testing expenses for biosimilar products.

Number 2: A phase 1 clinical trial in China comparing the tocilizumab biosimilar candidate LZM008 to the reference product (Actemra) found pharmacokinetic (PK) parameters within the bioequivalence margins and similar immunogenicity and safety in healthy participants.

Number 1: In the first edition of Samsung Bioepis’ Biosimilar Market Report, the company outlined the current state of the US biosimilars market and how increasing adoption has had an impact on pricing changes for biosimilars and their reference products.

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

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