Anna Rose Welch articles

  1. Regulators Emphasize Patience In Tailored Biosimilar Development
    10/9/2019

    Though analytical comparability has been embraced by regulators for routine manufacturing changes since 1996, there remain what regulators consider to be analytical limitations giving them pause in determining biosimilarity strictly based on analytics and PK.

  2. FDA’s Woodcock: Biosimilar Development Promotes Future Of Better Biologics
    9/30/2019

    While some regulators may express skepticism that we’ll see major changes to the clinical component of the biosimilar development pathway, Woodcock’s DIA keynote exemplified what I found to be a strikingly different attitude about the future possibilities for biosimilar development.

  3. A Delicate Balance: Patent Exclusivity, Innovation, And Competition
    9/27/2019

    Overall, arguments calling into question the value of biologics competition tie into what I think is an even more important question worth asking in this country: What global responsibility does the U.S., as the largest pharmaceutical market, have in terms of promoting greater access to medicines?

  4. Stakeholders To Gather In D.C. To Discuss U.S. Biosimilar Market’s Future
    9/12/2019

    Prior to the DIA Biosimilars Conference, I wanted to catch up with speaker Julie Reed of Pfizer to see what she’s most excited about imparting to attendees and what she hopes to learn from the upcoming conference.

  5. Canadian Patients Speak Out In Favor Of British Columbia Biosimilar Transition
    9/11/2019

    I reached out to learn the inflammatory arthritis patient community’s thoughts on BC's large-scale transition to biosimilars. I also wanted to know which best practices the government employed behind-the-scenes to ensure the policy would be a success.

  6. Comparative Biosimilar Clinical Trials: More Questions Than Answers?
    9/9/2019

    Though there are many reasons to praise clinical trials for their contributions to drug development, they may not always be the best method to answer some of the most important biosimilar questions we have today.

  7. How One Rheumatology Practice Bolstered Uptake Of Biosimilar Infliximab
    9/4/2019

    In this article, Dr. Edgerton walks me through AHG’s considerations and efforts in gaining payer buy-in on this value-based pathway, as well as how this initiative has given rise to a new, rheumatology-centric group purchasing organization (GPO) known as the Articularis Rheumatology Network (ARN) GPO.

  8. Why This Biosimilar Initiative In Rheumatology Is One To Watch
    8/28/2019

    In the first of what will be two articles, I’ll share how one large rheumatology practice, AHG, established a value-based pathway that increased its providers' reliance on infliximab biosimilars.   

  9. A Bite-Sized Analysis Of The PDPRA For Biosimilar Makers
    8/21/2019

    In light of all the noise surrounding this Act, I reached out to reimbursement policy guru and Biosimilar Development editorial board member extraordinaire, Molly Burich. Here, she shares her initial thoughts on how several proposed changes to alter reimbursement under Medicare Part B and D could play out in the biosimilar space should the bill be made law.  

  10. A Second Reformation: Returning Biosimilar Regulations To Scientific Roots
    8/14/2019

    In light of BioApproval's Chris Webster’s recent publication and future presentation at the upcoming DIA Biosimilars conference, I spoke with him to learn more about the "Confirmation of Sufficient Likeness" approach and the scientific evidence that has informed this proposed biosimilar regulatory paradigm shift away from Totality of Evidence.