The Center for Biosimilars recaps the top 5 stories in biosimilars news for the week of August 14, 2017.
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 August 14.
Number 5: Biocon has withdrawn its filings for 2 biosimilars in Europe ahead of a re-inspection of its Bangalore manufacturing facility. The move sparked new questions as to whether the company’s trastuzumab will be cleared by the FDA next month.
Number 4: Dr Marcus Snow, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, joined The Center for Biosimilars® to discuss the use of biosimilar treatments in children.
Number 3: With drug price reform efforts apparently stalled at the federal level, states are leading the fight against rising drug costs.
Number 2: A recent budget impact analysis shows that discounts for biosimilar infliximab may need to be deeper than previously believed in order to encourage uptake.
And Number 1: Rebates provided to PBMs by reference product sponsors may pose a threat to biosimilar uptake, and could force patients to pay high out-of-pocket costs.
Finally, last week, our newsletter asked you to share your thoughts on switching studies, and whether such studies should use a US-licensed reference product, an EU-licensed product, or a product approved by any global healthcare agency. To view results of the poll, follow The Center for Biosimilars® on LinkedIn.
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