The Top 5 Biosimilars Articles for the Week of May 4

May 8, 2020

Here are the top 5 biosimilars articles for the week of May 4, 2020.

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Here are the top 5 biosimilars articles for the week of May 4, 2020.

Number 5: German investigators had difficulty understanding why a Sandoz rituximab biosimilar was preferred over a Celltrion rituximab biosimilar in a nationwide study of clinics; however, they concluded that providers were willing to use both products on an increasing basis to treat their patients.

Number 4: Biosimilar competition took a big bite out of revenues for Amgen, although the company’s own biosimilar portfolio notched impressive growth, according to Amgen’s first quarter 2020 earnings.

Number 3: Taiwan-based Mycenax, has agreed to sell its tocilizumab biosimilar, LusiNEX, to Hungary-based Gedeon Richter. The biosimilar under development is thought to have potential for treating coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)—related pneumonia.

Number 2: Trying to carve back its market share for Neupogen, its filgrastim originator product, Amgen is hoping product exclusivity can be backdated.

Number 1: Pfizer is battling biosimilar competition as its brands lose exclusivity, but it is fighting fire with fire, launching multiple biosimilars of its own.

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