The Top 5 Biosimilar Articles for the Week of October 24

Here are the top 5 biosimilar articles for the week of October 24, 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 October 24, 2022.

Number 5: Speakers during a LinkedIn Live panel discussion expressed a dire need for all stakeholders to work together to increase education efforts, provide clarity on safety and interchangeability, and encourage adoption of biosimilars in ophthalmology.

Number 4: A report from Cardinal Health tells that rheumatologists are more familiar and confident in biosimilars compared with 2020, showing that education efforts are effective and that rheumatologists are more willing to prescribe biosimilars to their patients.

Number 3: Genentech and Roche have voluntarily recalled their ophthalmology biobetter, Susvimo, an ocular implant for ranibizumab injection, in the United States for a possible leakage issue.

Number 2: After months of pressure and calls for action, President Biden reauthorized the Biosimilar User Fee Act, which will allow the FDA to assess and collect fees for biosimilars for the next 5 years.

Number 1: Saskatchewan joined 5 provinces and 1 territory in implementing a biosimilar switching policy, allowing for reference products to be switched out for biosimilars and lowering drug costs for the province’s public health plan.

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