The Top 5 Biosimilars Articles for the Week of May 14


The Center for Biosimilars® recaps the top 5 articles for the week of May 14, 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 May 14.

Number 5: The President’s plan to reduce drug prices for Americans includes asking FDA to issue guidance on possible abuse of safety programs to delay generic or biosimilar competition.

Number 4: Pfenex has announced positive top-line results from a phase 3 study of its follow-on teriparatide, referencing Forteo, a recombinant human parathyroid hormone.

Number 3: A study of pregnant patients treated with biosimilar infliximab for inflammatory bowel disease found that the biosimilar was not associated with any new safety concerns.

Number 2: CMS has released updated versions of its Drug Spending Dashboards, and data included show that prices are on the rise for drugs that have existing or upcoming biosimilar competition.

Number 1: The FDA has approved Pfizer’s epoetin alfa biosimilar, Retacrit, which the company is preparing to launch in 2018.

Finally, last week, our e-newsletter asked for your thoughts on which approach to biosimilar education is likely to have the biggest impact.

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

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