The Top 5 Biosimilars Articles for the Week of March 12

The Center for Biosimilars recaps the top 5 biosimilars articles for the week of March 12, 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 March 12.

Number 5: The European Commission has issued its eighth report on drug patent settlements, in which it found that pay-for-delay settlements in Europe have stabilized at a low level.

Number 4: A recently published study finds that biosimilar infliximab is the most cost-effective biologic treatment for fistulizing Crohn disease.

Number 3: A study investigating drivers of high spending on healthcare in the United States found that brand-name drug prices play a key role.

Number 2: Results from the VOLTAIRE-RA study showed that switching from the reference adalimumab to Boehringer Ingelheim’s FDA-approved biosimilar did not impact efficacy, safety, or immunogenicity.

Number 1: A new report predicts that 2018 will mark the beginning of a new, large wave of biosimilars.

Finally, last week, our e-newsletter asked for your thoughts on whether patient assistance programs contribute to the problem of high drug costs. To view results of the poll, visit us on LinkedIn.

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