The Top 5 Biosimilars Articles for the Week of April 9

The Center for Biosimilars® recaps the top 5 biosimilars articles for the week of April 9, 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 9.

Number 5: Mylan has announced that it will partner with Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics to commercialize an adalimumab biosimilar in Europe.

Number 4: A new database reveals that donations to patient advocacy groups overshadowed the total amount that pharmaceutical companies spent on federal lobbying in 2015.

Number 3: A paper newly published in The American Journal of Managed Care®, a sister publication of The Center for Biosimilars®, argues that limited distribution networks can have an anticompetitive impact on the biosimilars marketplace.

Number 2: In a press briefing at Pfizer’s headquarters, the company’s executives reviewed their progress with biosimilars to date and underscored the need for a level playing field if biosimilars are to compete with brand-name biologics in the United States.

Number 1: Sanofi has launched its follow-on insulin lispro, with list prices for its product set at an approximate 15% discount to those of the originator drug.

Finally, last week, our e-newsletter asked whether you think the US government should intervene to bring down the high cost of drugs.

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

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