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The Top 5 Biosimilars Articles for the Week of July 30


The Center for Biosimilars® recaps the top 5 articles for the week of July 30, 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 July 30.

Number 5: The Maine legislature has authorized a bill that seeks to combat the misuse of Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy programs within the state.

Number 4: Mylan, together with partner Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics, has gained a positive opinion on its adalimumab biosimilar from the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use. Mylan plans to sell the drug under the brand name Hulio.

Number 3: England’s National Health Service reports strong savings from biosimilars so far, and says that, this financial year, it could save as much as 100 million pounds, equivalent to 131 million dollars, by using biosimilars.

Number 2: The European Commission has approved Pfizer’s trastuzumab biosimilar, Trazimera, referencing Herceptin, for marketing.

Number 1: Mylan, which in June received FDA approval for its biosimilar pegfilgrastim, Fulphila, has launched the drug in the US marketplace.

Finally, last week, our e-newsletter asked whether eventual marketing of the second filgrastim biosimilar will improve patient access.

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

To read all of these articles and more, visit centerforbiosimilars.com.

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