The Top 5 Biosimilars Articles for the Week of October 30

The Center for Biosimilars® recaps the top 5 stories in biosimilars news for the week of October 30.


Hi, I’m Laura Joszt 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 October 30.

Number 5: The FDA has announced that it will recognize 8 European regulatory agencies as capable of conducting manufacturing facilities inspections that will meet FDA requirements.

Number 4: More than 90% of Americans believe that the cost burden of cancer is too high, according to a nationally representative survey conducted on behalf of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Number 3: A New York union has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, alleging that the maker of the reference infliximab has engaged in anti-competitive practices to keep biosimilar competition at bay.

Number 2: Biosimilar developers Momenta and Mylan announced this week that M834, a proposed biosimilar of Orencia, did not meet its primary pharmacokinetic endpoints in a phase 1 study.

Number 1: 54-week results of a phase 3 study in patients with Crohn’s disease support the long-term effectiveness of treatment with the infliximab biosimilar CT-P13.

Finally, this week, The Center for Biosimilars® launched a new Peer ExchangeTM, titled "Regulation, Policy, and Litigation in Biosimilars." Follow the series to hear insights on the state of biosimilars from the clinical, legal, and product developer perspectives.

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