The Top 5 Biosimilars Articles for the Week of April 16

The Center for Biosimilars® recaps the top 5 biosimilars articles for the week of April 16, 2018.


Hi, I’m Kelly Davio 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 biosimilars articles for the week of April 16.

Number 5: A federal appeals court in Maryland ruled that a recently passed law targeting drug pricing is unconstitutional.

Number 4: The FDA has finalized its guidance on special protocol assessments, which allow product sponsors to meet with the agency to agree on the design and size of clinical trials.

Number 3: A newly published study shows that patients with ankylosing spondylitis who received coaching as part of a patient support program for adalimumab had better clinical outcomes.

Number 2: During a session at the 2018 Community Oncology Conference, hosted by the Community Oncology Alliance, Robert Rifkin, MD, highlighted opportunities and challenges associated with biosimilars.

Number 1: During a panel at the National Policy and Advocacy Summit on Biologics and Biosimilars, panelists discussed key barriers to accessing biologics and other innovative treatments.

Also this week, expert contributor Brian Lehman explained the implications of CMS’ new policy to lower the cost of biosimilars for some Medicare beneficiaries.

Finally, last week, our e-newsletter asked whether you think a 3-year timeline from biosimilar approval to patient switching is too slow.

To view results of the poll, visit us on LinkedIn.

To read all of these articles and more, visit

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