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Survey Finds Need for Biosimilars Education

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On November 2, the Biosimilars Forum released the results of a survey in an article titled “Awareness, Knowledge, and Perceptions of Biosimilars Among Specialty Physicians,” published in Advances in Therapy.  According to the abstract of the article, the survey was conducted from November, 2015, through January, 2016, and sought to assess…

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FDA to Issue Draft Guidance on Interchangeability by End of Year

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Last Thursday, October 20, the FDA held a scheduled public meeting on the reauthorization of the Biosimilar User Fee Act (BsUFA).  The FDA heard from a wide spectrum of stakeholders, including patient/public health advocates, healthcare professionals, and industry representatives.  As we previously reported, the FDA had committed to publishing a draft…

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MedPAC Meets to Discuss Biosimilars

On October 6-7, 2016, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), a federal agency that advises Congress on Medicare pay policies, held a public meeting, with one session titled “Biosimilars in Medicare Part D.”  This session concerned, among other things, market acceptance of biosimilars, including issues relating to interchangeability and costs. …

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Upcoming Biosimilars Conferences

Big Molecule Watch is here to keep you up to date with conferences near and far. Biosimilars Congress India 2016 will take place in Hyderabad, India from October 13-14th. Registration is open and you can even request the proposed agenda ahead of time. The 6th International Conference and Exhibition on…

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Biosimilars' Adaptation in Europe - Considerations Beyond Price

Precision for Value evaluated various considerations that factor into the level of biosimilars uptake, focusing primarily on Europe’s recent introduction of biosimilar anti-tumor necrosis factor drugs (anti-TNF drugs).  Amongst its findings, the authors discovered that discounts do not correlate to the level of biosimilar uptake, and that factors such as…

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JHU: Preliminary Evidence Supports Similarity of TNF-alpha Biosimilars To Reference Products

In a study published on August 2nd, a team of scientists from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Maryland and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Massachusetts conclude that preliminary evidence shows an interchangeability between biosimilars and their reference tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) inhibitor counterparts. While this study only…

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Missouri Governor Signs Biosimilar Substitution Law

Last month, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed into law Senate Bill 875, allowing pharmacists filling prescriptions for brand name biological products to substitute a less expensive biosimilar product if the biosimilar has been approved by the FDA to be an interchangeable biological product. Missouri is now the twenty second state…

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