Tagged as: Humira

California Sues AbbVie Over Alleged Kickbacks for HUMIRA

In a complaint filed yesterday, the State of California sued AbbVie, Inc. based on an alleged kickback scheme in connection with AbbVie’s Humira® (adalimumab).  The complaint alleges that AbbVie violated the Insurance Frauds Prevention Act (“IFPA”) by providing kickbacks to health providers throughout California.  Specifically, AbbVie allegedly indirectly paid healthcare…

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Boehringer Ingelheim Announces Positive Phase III Results for Its Adalimumab Biosimilar

On September 12, 2018, Boehringer Ingelheim announced positive results from a Phase III clinical trial for its approved adalimumab biosimilar, Cyltezo®. The clinical trial compared the efficacy, safety and immunogenicity of Cyltezo® and Humira® in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis.  According to Boehringer Ingelheim, the study confirmed equivalence of Cyltezo®…

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New BPCIA Litigation: AbbVie Files Suit on Sandoz's HUMIRA (adalimumab) biosimilar

Today, AbbVie sued Sandoz regarding its proposed biosimilar to HUMIRA (adalimumab) in the District of New Jersey. The suit alleges infringement under the BPCIA of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,187,559 and 9,750,808. The ‘559 patent is directed to methods of administration of adalimumab for treatment of idiopathic inflammatory bowel diseases. The ‘808…

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Updates On Discovery Rulings in AbbVie v. BI Adalimumab Litigation

We have recently reported on multiple discovery rulings in the ongoing AbbVie v. Boehringer Ingelheim litigation concerning Boehringer Ingelheims’s (“BI’s”) aBLA for Cyltezo™ (adalimumab-adbm), a biosimilar version of AbbVie’s Humira® (adalimumab) product.  On June 14, 2018, Magistrate Judge Lloret issued two additional opinions regarding discovery in the case. In the first opinion, the Court granted-in-part…

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Paper reports on administration of adalimumab biosimilar using an autoinjector

Earlier this month, the journal of Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery published results from a clinical study of BI 695501, an adalimumab biosimilar, using an autoinjector (AI).  BI 695501 is a self-injectable adalimumab biosimilar that according to the publication has “demonstrated PK bioequivalence and similar clinical efficacy, safety, and immunogenicity with…

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AbbVie Reports Positive Phase 3 Results Showing Small Molecule Upadacitinib Is Superior To Adalimumab For RA

AbbVie recently announced positive results for upadacitinib, a small molecule Janus Kinase (JAK) inhibitor, in a phase 3 clinical trial of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). According to AbbVie, upadacitinib met all primary and secondary endpoints in the study, including superiority versus adalimumab, the anti-TNFα antibody that Abbvie markets as…

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