The Top 5 Biosimilars Articles for the Week of June 25

Here are the top 5 biosimilars articles for the week of June 25.


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 June 25.

Number 5: A study presented at the annual European Congress of Rheumatology found that 80% of 80 patients with rheumatic disease were willing to switch to biosimilar etanercept, and switching did not affect efficacy.

Number 4: During the American Conference Institute’s Summit on Biosimilars, experts from BIO and PhRMA provided an overview of recent policy and legislative updates in biosimilars.

Number 3: Last week, the FDA withdrew a draft guidance document on statistical approaches to evaluate analytical similarity of biosimilars after the consideration of public comments.

Number 2: A recent study has found that disease activity assessment guidelines for patients with rheumatoid arthritis have not been well evaluated in the United States.

Number 1: The American Medical Association has announced that after analyzing the proposed $69 billion dollar merger between pharmacy benefit manager CVS Health and insurer Aetna, the organization is calling for regulators to block the transaction.

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