How Can Biosimilars Make Headway In The U.S. Market?
How Can Biosimilars Make Headway In The U.S. Market?

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), recently held its annual conference, which brought together nearly 4,000 researchers, regulators, payers, drug developers, providers, and other stakeholders from across the healthcare continuum. During one panel session, experts in biosimilar regulatory, legal, and reimbursement discussed the crucial elements needed to foster a robust and sustainable U.S. biosimilars marketplace over the long term.

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    Are Biopharma's Strong Pipeline Innovations Reaching Patients?

    The number of new chemical entities gaining FDA approval more than doubled from 2017 to 2018. Global R&D spending increased 3.5%. The pipeline is strong, but how many innovations are actually reaching patients?

  • FDA’s “Show Me The Data” A Recipe For Tailored Biosimilar Development?
    FDA’s “Show Me The Data” A Recipe For Tailored Biosimilar Development?

    In this first of what will be a two-part article, USP's Fouad Atouf highlights the challenges presented by the FDA’s newest guidance while remaining optimistic that the large amount of data recommended today will open doors to more efficient development in the (hopefully) near future.

  • Trends In Single-Use System Adoption In The Biopharma Industry
    Trends In Single-Use System Adoption In The Biopharma Industry

    Upstream bioprocessing at large and commercial scales is projected to be the fastest growing segment of the single-use equipment market as products now in development using SUS move up to commercial manufacturing. In addition, as cellular and gene therapies emerge, we will likely see SUS technologies created and adapted explicitly for these personalized applications.

  • Why We Should Celebrate The FDA’s Biosimilar Comparative Analytics Guidance
    Why We Should Celebrate The FDA’s Biosimilar Comparative Analytics Guidance

    Despite the importance of the process the FDA is outlining in the guidance, I’ve surprisingly heard little chatter — positive or negative — about what the agency is now outlining and what this may mean for biosimilars and the biosimilar regulatory paradigm moving forward. Here are a couple of the biggest takeaways to note.

  • Can The FTC Clear A Path For Biosimilar Access Through The Patent Thicket?
    Can The FTC Clear A Path For Biosimilar Access Through The Patent Thicket?

    The existence of what we now call “patent thickets” is a threat to the biosimilar industry (as well as to the introduction of affordable generic drugs). The possibility that innovator medications like AbbVie’s Humira (adalimumab) and Amgen’s Enbrel (etanercept) can retain market exclusivity decades beyond their original date of introduction angers all except the manufacturers’ shareholders.

  • Is Continuous Manufacturing Right For Your Drug?
    Is Continuous Manufacturing Right For Your Drug?

    Adapting any manufacturing process to continuous manufacturing requires in-depth chemical and mechanical engineering understanding as well as the right technologies.

  • Physicians Speak Out About Biosimilar Value
    Physicians Speak Out About Biosimilar Value

    I particularly enjoyed a conversation amongst a panel of physicians at a recent conference, several of whom elaborated upon the value increased use of biosimilars can bring to the table — both for patients and physicians. And though savings and access are main goals, physicians also see another critical benefit of greater biosimilar use.

  • Will Biosimilars Solve The Insulin Cost-Conundrum In The U.S.?
    Will Biosimilars Solve The Insulin Cost-Conundrum In The U.S.?

    The debate on drug pricing is raising questions about why U.S. patients pay some of the highest fees in the world to access prescription medicines. Politicians are putting manufacturers of insulins under particular scrutiny.

  • Medicare Negotiation And Competitive Licensing Act: An Ambitious Challenge To Biologic Patents
    Medicare Negotiation And Competitive Licensing Act: An Ambitious Challenge To Biologic Patents

    In recent years there has been growing, bipartisan support to address the perceived high cost of biologic drugs. Indeed, recent estimates are that biologic drugs account for approximately 40 percent of all U.S. pharmaceutical sales and 70 percent of drug spending growth between 2010 and 2015.

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