The Top 5 Biosimilars Articles for the Week of August 6

The Center for Biosimilars® recaps the top 5 articles for the week of August 6, 2018.


Hi, I’m Samantha DiGrande 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 6.

Number 5: Stada recently announced that it is increasing its presence in the biosimilar sphere by becoming the majority shareholder in Bioceuticals, a venture capital-funded organization created by Stada to carry out its biosimilar programs.

Number 4: Full results of a 30-week study of Pfizer’s biosimilar infliximab, Ixifi, in patients with rheumatoid arthritis show the product has similar efficacy to Remicade, with or without dose escalation.

Number 3: The United Kingdom has proposed extending price controls to biosimilars. The measures require brand-name drug makers to pay the government 7.8% of their sales of products to the National Health Service.

Number 2: The Initiative for Medicines, Access, and Knowledge has issued a new report that calls out drug makers for securing large numbers of patents—and raising prices—on high-cost drugs.

Number 1: Celltrion’s troubled manufacturing plant is the subject of yet another FDA Form 483.

Finally, last week, our e-newsletter asked whether Congress should pass newly introduced legislation requiring innovator and biosimilar sponsors to disclose the terms of agreements that delay biosimilar market entry.

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