The Top 5 Biosimilar Articles for the Week of May 2

Here are the top 5 biosimilar articles for the week of May 2, 2022.

Hi, I’m Skylar Jeremias 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 2, 2022.

Number 5: New information on oncology biosimilars have sprouted during the month of April, including an FDA approval, study results from conferences, and data on pegfilgrastim biosimilar utilization and spending.

Number 4: Now that the United States’ acceptance of biosimilars matches that in the European Union, developers should be encouraging changes to testing regulations to increase biosimilar accessibility, according to Sarfaraz K. Niazi, PhD, in his recent perspective paper.

Number 3: The United States is about to enter round 2 of biosimilar activity with a pipeline that expands biosimilars into new therapeutic areas, said Sonia Oskouei, PharmD, BCMAS, DPLA, vice president of biosimilars, Cardinal Health, during her presentation at Asembia’s Specialty Pharmacy Summit.

Number 2: Biosimilars provide significant savings and encourages competition in the biopharmaceutical marketplace but the United States needs to do more to empower uptake and address adoption barriers, according to Robert Popovian PharmD, MS.

Number 1: Although Roche’s earnings report for the first quarter of 2022 showed overall increases, products like Herceptin, Avastin, and Rituxan continue to lose revenue due to biosimilar competition.

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