ARTICLES BY ANNA ROSE
Canada’s Nuanced Healthcare System: Biosimilars In The Private Sector
The first of this two-part article portrays the complex makeup of the Canadian healthcare system and current stakeholder needs as it relates to biosimilar switching, with a specific focus on the results of one private payer's transition program.
“Show Me The Data:” New Publication Moves Long-Held Regulatory Debate Forward
A new peer-reviewed paper, armed with the necessary data, aims to carry us into the days of more tailored biosimilar development. Lead author Martin Schiestl discusses the paper’s most important findings and what implications these data will have for biosimilar developers and regulators.
Biosimilar Clinical Trials: Past, Present, And (Near) Future
As we continue discussing the role of large comparative efficacy studies in the biosimilar development paradigm, two Covance experts focus more specifically on the near-term clinical challenges companies are likely to face as the biosimilar pipeline diversifies in the next few years.
The Pharmacist’s Role In Biosimilar Uptake: The Art Of Formulary Management
Unless we’re pharmacists ourselves, we rarely get a look into the formulary-building process and what this can mean for biosimilar usage overall. Here, pharmacist Sophia Humphreys of Providence St. Joseph Health shares the ins-and-outs of formulary building and the role pharmacists can play to encourage greater biosimilar usage.
How Will COVID-19 Impact Biosimilar Supply & Growth In The U.S.?
To better understand the current biologics usage and supply patterns, I reached out to editorial board member Sean McGowan of AmerisourceBergen. McGowan is in the perfect position to provide an all-encompassing view on the current supply trends and challenges that may be facing the biologics industry in both the short and long-term.
Crowded Biosimilar Clinical Trial Landscape Requires Differentiation
At the U.S. World Biosimilar Congress, Covance's Joan Meyer highlighted the biggest clinical trial challenges and shared tips on how biosimilar companies can communicate the benefits of comparative efficacy trials for patients and investigators alike.
Biosimilar Interchangeability: 3 Questions That Need Answers
Though debate on this topic has been simmering on and off for the past few years, members of the biosimilar industry were approaching the nuances of interchangeability with increased zeal at the U.S. World Biosimilar Congress. Here, one expert tackles the lingering questions surrounding interchangeability and its impact on stakeholders.
Biosimilars In An Election Year: What To Expect
Christine Simmon, the executive director and SVP of policy and strategic alliances for the Biosimilars Council shares several leading biosimilar policy efforts that are front-of-mind for the Council, paying a closer look, as well, to some of the potential limitations of the proposals as they stand now.
Aligning With Cancer Centers To Spur Biosimilar Uptake
During our conversation, Pontchartrain Cancer Center COO Kathy Oubre shared what biosimilar makers can do to balance both sustainability and promote cost savings while also supporting cancer centers and their healthcare professionals.
Biosimilars In The Pandemic Age: Current Impact And Market Implications
This has been a very exciting time for those in drug discovery, while it’s been a bit quieter on the biosimilar front (understandably). That said, I’ve come across a few tidbits of knowledge here and there about the impact this pandemic may or may not yet be having on the biosimilar space.