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The Top 5 Biosimilar Articles for the Week of May 6

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Here are the top 5 biosimilar articles for the week of May 6, 2024.

Number 5: Data from a Cencora study showed some misalignment in payer coverage of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) biosimilars, highlighting that while filgrastim biosimilars are often favored over the originator, reference pegfilgrastim still dominates over its biosimilars.

Number 4: The FDA approved a high-concentration, citrate-free version of Boehringer Ingelheim’s Cyltezo (adalimumab-adbm), making it the second high-concentration adalimumab biosimilar to have an interchangeability designation.

Number 3: The approval marks the sixth for a biosimilar referencing Herceptin (trastuzumab) for the treatment of HER2-positive breast and gastric cancers.

Number 2: During her presentation during Festival of Biologics USA, Sophia Humphreys, PharmD, director of formulary management at Sutter Health, gave an overview of current challenges and opportunities for the biosimilar market and offered calls to action for multiple stakeholders.

Number 1: A review article summarizes the product attributes of reference and biosimilar adalimumab products, such as formulation with or without citrate, delivery volume, and needle gauge, relevant to patients’ experience of injection-site pain.

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

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