The Top 5 Biosimilars Articles for the Week of December 3

The Center for Biosimilars® recaps the top news for the week of December 3, 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 December 3.

Number 5: A new study found that CT-P10, a rituximab biosimilar, demonstrated comparable progression-free survival, sustained response, and overall survival with the reference product in patients with previously untreated advanced follicular lymphoma.

Number 4: The American College of Rheumatology and the National Psoriasis Foundation released a new treatment guideline for psoriatic arthritis that contains evidence-based recommendations on caring for patients with this inflammatory disease.

Number 3: A recent study found that using only tbo-filgrastim in treating neutropenia for patients undergoing cytotoxic chemotherapy in the Veterans Health Administration led to cost savings.

Number 2: A study presented at the American Society of Hematology’s annual meeting found that subcutaneously administered rituximab has the potential to save both cost and time.

Number 1: Celltrion has announced that the European Medicines Agency has accepted for review an extension marketing authorization application for a subcutaneous formulation of the company’s biosimilar infliximab, CT-P13.

Finally, last week, our e-newsletter asked if the FDA’s efforts to increase competition are enough to curb rising drug prices.

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