Here are the top 5 biosimilar articles for the week of January 8, 2024.
Number 5: Two posters from San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2023 found that combination therapies featuring trastuzumab biosimilars and other common cancer medicines were safe and effective in patients with breast cancer.
Number 4: Sarafraz K. Niazi, PhD, previews the new year and his hopes for the end of clinical efficacy testing for biosimilar approvals using examples from history of other scientific concepts that took time to gain traction.
Number 3: Real-world evidence from Europe demonstrated that switching from Humira (reference adalimumab) to SB5 biosimilar was effective and safe for adults with inflammatory diseases, further supporting that SB5 can serve as a lower-cost alternative to the originator.
Number 2: The regulatory structure of biosimilar development can be safely streamlined and made more efficient and less costly, wrote authors from Sandoz, Fresenius Kabi, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Samsung Bioepis in an opinion article published in BioDrugs.
Number 1: CVS Health has announced that it will remove AbbVie’s blockbuster immunosuppressive drug Humira (adalimumab) from some of its preferred formulary drug lists in favor of more affordable biosimilar options for the drug. Starting April 1, 2024, Hyrimoz and an unbranded version of Humira manufactured by Sandoz will be covered across all CVS formularies, with branded and unbranded near copies of Humira manufactured by Biocon covered on some reimbursement lists.
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