Anna Rose Welch articles

  1. 4 Conversations Integral To Building Biosimilar Partnerships
    6/19/2018

    Thanks to Mundipharma's Richard Trollope, I not only got the inside scoop on what makes a biosimilar partnership specifically a biosimilar partnership, but also Mundipharma’s journey in launching Remsima, Truxima, and, most recently, Herzuma.

  2. Critique Of Literature Review Highlights Areas For Future Study And Education
    6/12/2018

    A recently published literature review of biosimilar switching studies drew some pushback in the form of a letter to the editor. Though this letter may seem, on the surface, another frustrating bump in the road, it raises several new, important lines of inquiry for biosimilar makers and stakeholders to explore in future publications.

  3. Considering A Future In Biosimilars: The Small Biotech Perspective
    6/7/2018

    A small biotech company faces specific challenges when navigating both the biosimilar and the innovative space. I wanted to get a better sense of how smaller companies originally defined as biosimilar pure-plays, like Pfenex, are ensuring longevity in the biosimilars space.

  4. Recent Conference Reveals Growing Wave Of Biosimilar Social Responsibility
    6/4/2018

    I’ve heard it said that innovation in the biosimilar world extends beyond the actual scientific and technical development of the product; innovation also applies to the act of changing and shaping regulations and perspectives. This year’s conference really emphasized the specific tasks being carried out by members of biosimilar companies, patient advocacy groups, payers, and research organizations to change and advance perspectives.

  5. Amgen And Avalere Reports Reveal "Upside Down" Payer Biosimilar Realities
    5/18/2018

    While Amgen’s report shares payers’ broad considerations about biosimilars and the impact they’d have, Avalere’s report digs more deeply into the available data from payers to show just how biosimilars are stacking up. And, frankly speaking, I found some of the information quite concerning.

  6. How Social Media Can Support #Biosimilars
    5/11/2018

    In the countless moments I’ve spent scrolling through social media platforms, a few ways they’re being used by pharma companies, organizations, and patients have caught my eye. Though they aren’t all posts about biosimilars, I think they’re worth calling attention to as potential strategies for biosimilar companies.

  7. How These Key Learnings Shaped Pfizer’s Biosimilar Business
    5/9/2018

    It takes more to enter the biosimilar business than simply being a leading innovator in the biologics space. As several Pfizer experts shared, there are some integral transitions, both in mindset and in terms of practice, that need to occur to fully embrace biosimilars.  

  8. Why Medicare Pass-Through Status Must Remain For Biosimilars
    5/4/2018

    A U.S. House-passed version of the Continuing Resolution (CR) threatened to remove an integral tool for biosimilar reimbursement under Medicare Part B. Though this tool (pass-through status) will remain for biosimilars, this ultimately raises questions about the importance of pass-through status and how eliminating it could impact the industry as a whole.

  9. Economics And The Clinic: What Biosimilar Manufacturers Must Consider
    4/30/2018

    In the second of this two-part article, McKesson Specialty Health's Omar Hafez and Pete Perron discuss how to approach the complex financial landscape in the clinic and help incentivize clinics to use biosimilars.

  10. The Importance Of Humanizing Biosimilars
    4/23/2018

    Since I will be unable to attend the upcoming Biosimilar Medicines Conference this year, I welcomed the opportunity to speak with Mylan's and the Biosimilar Medicines Group's Erin Federman about which topics she hopes to see discussed and how certain conversations surrounding biosimilars could be reframed.