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Biosimilar Regulatory Updates

Celltrion Submits BLA for Tocilizumab Biosimilar On January 28, 2024, Celltrion USA announced that it has completed submission of its application to the FDA for CT-P47, its proposed tocilizumab biosimilar.  CT-P47 references Genentech’s ACTEMRA, an interleukin 6 receptor antagonist indicated for adult rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic polyarthritis, and systemic juvenile…

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Year in Review: Top Regulatory Developments of 2023

As we kick off 2024, we reflect on regulatory developments in the biologics and biosimilars space in 2023.  Below are some of the top regulatory developments from 2023. FDA Approvals In 2023, there were 23 FDA approvals of Biologic License Applications, including for Vertex’s CASGEVY and Bluebird’s LYFGENIA, the first…

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Ustekinumab Antitrust Litigation

On December 7, 2023, a group of health insurers and health insurance administrators filed a class action complaint against Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Biotech, Inc. (collectively “J&J”) in the Eastern District of Virginia alleging that J&J “is unlawfully delaying the introduction of biosimilar competition for ustekinumab.”  The class action…

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Updates on Patent Challenges by Biosimilar Manufacturers at the PTAB

In the last month, there has been a flurry of activity at the PTAB related to challenges from biosimilar manufacturers related to ustekinumab, aflibercept, and eculizumab patents. 1. STELARA® (ustekinumab) Four months after Janssen Biotech, Inc. settled to terminate Samsung Bioepis Co., Ltd.’s inter partes review (IPR) challenge of U.S….

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Formycon Enjoined From Manufacturing FYB202 Biosimilar of STELARA in Germany

As previously reported, in February 2023, Formycon and Fresenius Kabi entered into a global license agreement to commercialize FYB202, a ustekinumab biosimilar of Janssen’s STELARA, in key global markets after successful regulatory approvals. The European Medicines Agency accepted Formycon’s Marketing Authorization Application for FYB202 on September 29, 2023. It was recently…

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FDA Approves Amgen's WEZLANA As Biosimilar to and Interchangeable With Janssen's STELARA (ustekinumab) - Stelara Is One of the 10 Drugs Selected by CMS for Drug Price Negotiations Under the Inflation Reduction Act

On Tuesday, October 31, FDA approved Amgen’s WEZLANA (ustekinumab-auub) as biosimilar to and interchangeable with Janssen’s STELARA (ustekinumab).  WEZLANA is the first product to be approved as a biosimilar to STELARA.  As we covered previously, Janssen and Amgen settled their BPCIA litigation regarding Amgen’s ustekinumab biosimilar product in May 2023….

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BREAKING NEWS - HHS Announces the First 10 Drugs Selected for IRA Drug Price Negotiation Program

HHS has announced the ten drugs that will be included in the first year of the Inflation Reduction Act’s new Drug Price Negotiation Program. They are: Eliquis (apixaban, Bristol Myers Squibb) Jardiance (empagliflozin, Boehringer Ingelheim) Xarelto (rivaroxaban, Janssen Pharms) Januvia (sitagliptin phosphate, Merck Sharp Dohme) Farxiga (dapagliflozin, AstraZeneca AB) Entresto (sacubitril;…

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Formycon/Fresenius Kabi and Samsung Bioepis Settlements with J&J and Janssen Biotech regarding Ustekinumab

On August 7, 2023, Formycon AG and Fresenius Kabi announced that they have reached a settlement with Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) in the United States relating to FYB202, a proposed ustekinumab biosimilar to STELARA®, marketed by J&J.  In February 2023, Formycon announced its entry into a global license agreement with Fresenius…

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Samsung Bioepis Files Four IPR Petitions on Alexion Eculizumab Patents and One IPR Petition on a Janssen Ustekinumab Patent

Samsung recently filed the following IPR petitions challenging all claims of four patents assigned to Alexion relating to SOLIRIS (eculizumab): IPR2023-00998, challenging claims 1-3 of U.S. Patent No. 9,718,880; IPR2023-00999, challenging claims 1-10 of U.S. Patent No. 9,725,504; IPR2023-01069, challenging claims 1-8 of U.S. Patent No. 10,590,189; and IPR2023-01070, challenging…

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Alvotech and Teva Reach Ustekinumab (STELARA) Settlement with J&J

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Alvotech and Teva Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that they reached a settlement and license agreement with Johnson & Johnson regarding AVT04, Alvotech’s proposed biosimilar to STELARA (ustekinumab) in the United States.  “According to the settlement agreement, AVT04 (ustekinumab) can be marketed in the US, subject to regulatory approval, no later than…

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