Ninth Edition of Amgen's Biosimilar Trends Report Examines the U.S. and Global Marketplace with Biosimilars
Thousand Oaks, CA /PRNewswire/ - Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today released the 9th edition of its Biosimilar Trends Report, which examines the current and future state of the U.S. marketplace with biosimilars. This year, in addition to examining important trends in the U.S., the Report also highlights key considerations and learnings from the global marketplace with biosimilars. To access the full Report, visit https://www.amgenbiosimilars.com/commitment/trends-report.
"Our 2022 Biosimilar Trends Report found that the marketplace with biosimilars is well established, and the U.S. is poised to see continued growth in biosimilar approvals. This is good news for patients, physicians and payers, as the successful adoption of biosimilars has increased competition and generally lowered treatment costs associated with biologic medicines," said Jen Norton, vice president and head of U.S. Value & Access at Amgen.
New data from the Report confirm that biosimilar uptake in the U.S. continues to increase over time, resulting in significant market share in most therapeutic areas where biosimilars have been introduced. In fact, for therapeutic areas that have had biosimilars launch in the last three years, the average biosimilar share was 75 percent compared to 39 percent in the preceding three years.1
"The trends highlighted in the Report underscore that it's an exciting time for the marketplace with biosimilars. As biosimilars become more widely available in the U.S., they have the potential to help to control costs for patients, payers and health systems," said Chelsee Jensen, pharmaceutical formulary manager at the Mayo Clinic.
The Report also discusses biosimilars' potential to expand access to treatment options that may lower healthcare costs.2 In particular, the Report found:
- Trends show an increase in savings per quarter, and in Q2 alone, savings in drug spend due to biosimilar availability are estimated to be $3.2 billion.3
- Biosimilars primarily covered under the medical benefit have typically launched at a wholesale acquisition cost (WAC) that is generally 10% to 57% lower than that of the reference product.4
- There are currently seven FDA-approved biosimilars for the reference product HUMIRA, with the possibility of seven or more launches in 2023. The entry of biosimilars is expected to lead to price declines across all products within the class.5
"Biosimilars are another potential treatment option for the millions of Americans living with inflammatory-bowel disease (IBD)," said Laura Wingate, executive vice president, Education, Support & Advocacy, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. "We are excited about the potential expansion of biosimilars in the U.S. as we know how important it is for patients to have a variety of options."
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1 Data on file, Amgen; Biosimilar Market Share Trends; July 2022.
2 IQVIA (2018). The Impact of Biosimilar Competition in Europe. PDF file. Retrieved from: https://www.medicinesforeurope.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMS-Biosimilar-2017_V9.pdf
3 Data on file, Amgen; Biosimilars Spend Analysis; July 2022.
4 Data on file, Amgen; Reference Product and Biosimilars - WAC and ASP Price; July 2022.
5 Xcenda (2022). Biosimilar approval and launch status in US. Retrieved from: https://www.xcenda.com/biosimilars-trends-report