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FDA Releases Guidance for Industry Regarding Implementation of Biosimilar User Fee Amendments of 2017

The FDA recently announced the availability of a final guidance for industry titled “Assessing User Fees Under the Biosimilar User Fee Amendments of 2017.”   This guidance concerns the implementation of BsUFA II, which as we previously reported, extends FDA’s authority to collect user fees from fiscal year (FY) 2018 to…

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Biosimilars Update: Clinical Trials, Marketing Authorization Applications, Licenses, and Launches

Today, we’re catching up with news from around the industry. Amgen recently announced top-line results from a Phase 3 study evaluating its infliximab biosimilar candidate, ABP 710.  According to the announcement, the study, a randomized, double-blind trial of 558 patients over 22 weeks, demonstrated the non-inferiority of ABP 710 to…

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Senators Ask FTC To Examine Biosimilar Patent Settlements For Antitrust Violations

United States Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) recently sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joseph Simons urging the “FTC to examine global patent settlements relating to biosimilars to ensure they are not in violation of antitrust laws.”  According to the Senators, “biologics constitute a…

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FDA Withdraws Draft Guidance Regarding Statistical Approaches to Evaluate Analytical Similarity of Biosimilars

As we previously reported, in September 2017 FDA issued draft guidance entitled Statistical Approaches to Evaluate Analytical Similarity that “describes the type[s] of information a sponsor of a proposed biosimilar product should obtain” to support a showing of analytical similarity to a licensed reference product biologic.  Today, FDA withdrew this draft guidance….

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Vermont and Connecticut Enact Interchangeable Biosimilar Substitution Bills

Last month we reported that Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Alaska were in the process of considering biosimilar substitution bills.  Vermont and Connecticut recently enacted their respective bills. On May 30, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed bill S.92 into law as Act No. 193.  The Act directs pharmacists to dispense…

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Lupin and Nichi-Iko Collaborate to Market Etanercept Biosimilar in Japan

As we reported last month, YL Biologics (a joint venture between Lupin’s subsidiary Kyowa and Yoshindo) recently submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) for Marketing Authorization of Japan’s Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) for YLB113, a proposed biosimilar of Enbrel® (etanercept). Yesterday, Lupin and Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical announced that they…

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