The Top 5 Biosimilars Articles for the Week of March 25

The Center for Biosimilars® recaps the top news for the week of March 25, 2019.


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 March 25.

Number 5: The FDA's updated guidance on the naming of biologics has caused concern among some proponents of biosimilars, and one stakeholder has now filed a citizen petition with the FDA in which he asks that the guidance be withdrawn.

Number 4: Roche has reached a confidential US patent settlement with Pfizer regarding its brand-name rituximab, Rituxan.

Number 3: Spectrum Pharmaceuticals has withdrawn its Biologics License Application for a novel granulocyte colony-stimulating factor therapy that the company had hoped to sell under the brand name Rolontis.

Number 2: The Department of Justice has issued a letter saying that the Affordable Care Act should indeed be struck down, raising questions about the future of the biosimilar approval pathway.

Number 1: A research letter published this week shows that biosimilars of insulin can generate significant cost savings.

Finally, last week, our e-newsletter asked which policy proposal recently put forward by the Trump administration would most encourage biosimilars.

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

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