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Amneal Launches Bevacizumab Biosimilar in the United States

Yesterday, Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the launch of its first biosimilar in the United States:  ALYMSYS (bevacizumab-maly), a biosimilar referencing Genentech’s AVASTIN product.  ALYMSYS is a vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitor approved by the FDA in April 2022 for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer, non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer, recurrent…

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Prestige Biopharma and Intas Pharmaceuticals Partner on Bevacizumab Biosimilar

On July 26, Prestige Biopharma Limited (“Prestige”) announced a partnership with Intas Pharmaceuticals Limited (“Intas”) and its affiliate Accord Healthcare to commercialize Prestige’s bevacizumab, HD204, a proposed biosimilar to Roche’s AVASTIN®, in the United States, Europe, Canada, MENA, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, and…

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CHMP Adopts Positive Opinion on Alvotech’s Adalimumab Biosimilar

European Medicines Agency

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended approval of Alvotech‘s high-concentration AVT02 (100 mg/mL), a proposed biosimilar to Humira® (adalimumab).  Humira® is approved to treat certain inflammatory conditions.  Róbert Wessman, Founder and Chairman of Alvotech, announced, “We are delighted by the CHMP’s…

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President Biden Issues Executive Order Including Provisions To Promote Generic Drug and Biosimilar Competition in the American Economy

On July 9, President Biden issued an Executive Order regarding competition in various sectors of the United States economy, including the healthcare market.  Among the 72 initiatives set forth in the Order are instructions that charge various agencies with tasks to promote generic and biosimilar competition.  The Order directs the Food…

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Amneal Announces FDA Acceptance of aBLA for Bevacizumab

Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a fully integrated pharmaceutical company headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ, announced last week that the U.S. FDA has accepted its aBLA seeking approval of a biosimilar of Avastin® (bevacizumab).  This biosimilar was developed in collaboration with Spain-based biopharmaceutical company mAbxience, which had obtained approval earlier this year to…

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Biosimilars Switching Policies in Canada

Further to our post last week on British Columbia’s policy requiring “switching” patients taking Humira, the Alberta government has also implemented a policy, effective May 1, 2021, of requiring that patients over the age of 18 taking Humira switch to one of five adalimumab biosimilars approved by Health Canada:  Amgevita, Hadlima,…

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