The Top 5 Biosimilars Articles for the Week of February 5

The Center for Biosimilars recaps the top 5 biosimilars articles for the week of February 5, 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 February 5.

Number 5: According to a new review of the literature, managed care professionals can help providers to personalize treatment for patients with macular degeneration, and can encourage adherence.

Number 4: A recent cross-sectional study found that the uptake of biosimilars in the United Kingdom has been highly variable and generally lower than expected.

Number 3: Sales of MabThera dropped sharply due to competition from biosimilars in the European Union.

Number 2: YL Biologics has reported positive phase 3 clinical trial results for its proposed biosimilar referencing Erelzi.

Number 1: The American College of Rheumatology has released a new white paper that supports the use of biosimilars in clinical practice.

Also this week, Dr Robert Levin, a practicing rheumatologist and patient advocate, wrote in The Center for Biosimilars® that, if HHS wants to confront the problem of high drug prices, it must address the growing role of pharmacy benefit managers.

Finally, last week, our e-newsletter asked whether physicians’ expectations of clinical trials are hindering biosimilar acceptance.

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

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