Tagged as: Pegfilgrastim

Biocon Biologics Expands Access to Biosimilars In Over 30 Countries In Africa and Asia

Biocon Biologics, a subsidiary of Biocon, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) to develop advanced cancer therapies for patients in 25 countries in Africa and 5 countries in Asia as part of the Cancer Access Partnership (CAP). According to the announcement, Biocon Biologics aims…

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ASH Presentations Show Benefits of Biosimilar Pegfilgrastim Over On-Body Injector

Investigators presented two studies on Monday at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition (ASH) showing the potential for significant cost-savings by switching to biosimilar pegfilgrastim from the pegfilgrastim on-body injector (PEG-OBI). In one study, investigators demonstrated a potential for savings from a conversion to several biosimilar filgrastim…

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Q3 2020 Earnings Roundup: Biologics and Biosimilars Update

Below are some highlights from third quarter 2020 earnings reports recently released by biologics and biosimilars companies: Biogen reported a decrease in year over year (YoY) revenue of 6% to $3.4 billion, but a 13% increase to $208 million in biosimilar revenue.  It reported the following YoY revenue for each…

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Coherus Neulasta biosimilar loses preferred status at Express Scripts

Last week it was announced that Coherus BioSciences’s pegfilgrastim biosimilar Udencya would be excluded from Express Scripts’s preferred formulary starting January 1, 2021. The pharmacy benefit manager’s preferred Neulasta biosimilars for next year are Mylan’s Fulphila and Sandoz’s Ziextenzo.

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Global Biosimilars Approval and Launch Updates

Shanghai Henlius Biotech, Inc. announced on August 14, 2020 the approval of its trastuzumab biosimilar HLX02 by the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA).  This same product was approved by the European Commission on July 27th.  According to the press release, this is the the first China-developed mAb biosimilar to be…

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Cost savings with biosimilar pegfilgrastim-cbqv in prophylaxis of chemo-induced febrile neutropenia

Researchers from the University of Arizona Cancer Center recently presented results of a simulation designed to model the cost savings from converting patients from pegfilgrastim to biosimilar pegfilgrastim-cbqv.  The results were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting on May 29-31, 2020. The researchers conducted simulation…

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Study Says that Conversion of Intermediate-Risk FN Patients to Pegfilgrastim Biosimilar Likely to Have Large Budget Impact

A new study funded by Sandoz related to the budget impact of expanding patient access to biosimilar pegfilgrastim (Ziextenzo) was presented during the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s AMCP eLearning Days virtual meeting in April. The study found that expanding access to Ziextenzo to patients with intermediate risk of developing febrile…

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U.S. Biosimilar Launches: Mylan/Biocon’s Trastuzumab, Sandoz’s Pegfilgrastim

Yesterday, Mylan N.V. and Biocon Ltd. announced the U.S. launch of OGIVRI (trastuzumab-dkst), a biosimilar to HERCEPTIN (trastuzumab).  According to the press release, “OGIVRI™ is approved for all indications of HERCEPTIN® including for the treatment of HER2-overexpressing breast cancer and metastatic stomach cancer (gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma),” and is available in both…

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