The Top 5 Biosimilars Articles for the Week of January 29

The Center for Biosimilars recaps the top 5 biosimilars articles for the week of January 29, 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 January 29.

Number 5: At this week’s swearing-in ceremony for Alex Azar, the new Secretary of HHS, President Donald Trump promised that the price of prescription drugs will “come rocketing down” under Azar’s leadership.

Number 4: Celltrion, maker of the biosimilar infliximab product Inflectra, has received a new warning letter from the FDA.

Number 3: A new drug pricing forecast from the consulting company Vizient suggests that biosimilars have reached a tipping point in the US marketplace.

Number 2: The Biosimilars Council has filed an amicus brief in an ongoing case brought by Pfizer against Johnson & Johnson.

Number 1: SB3, a proposed trastuzumab biosimilar developed by Samsung Bioepis, demonstrated equivalence with Herceptin, according to a new study appearing in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Finally, last week, our e-newsletter asked whether the FDA should release information from Complete Response Letters. To view results of the poll, visit us on LinkedIn.

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