Biosimilars

The FDA approves Amgen's biosimilar version of Humira

The FDA approves Amgen's biosimilar version of Humira

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Amgen's drug is set to compete with AbbVie's Humira, which is the second-best selling drug in the U.S. in 2015.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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The FDA approves an Enbrel biosimilar; Express Scripts to launch program to reduce diabetes costs; a GSK vaccine beats sales forecasts

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, August 18, 2016

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, August 18, 2016

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Court clears Pfizer to move ahead with Remicade biosimilar; McDonald's yanks activity trackers over skin irritation; California drug-pricing bill pulled

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, July 22, 2016

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, July 22, 2016

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Herceptin biosimilar meets endpoint in clinical trial; Roche plans to launch five new drugs over the next year; government seeks to block insurer deals

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, July 14, 2016

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, July 14, 2016

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The FDA expands use for Pfizer's Prevnar 13 vaccine; an FDA panel votes in support of Novartis biosimilar; U.S. healthcare spending rises 5.5% in 2015

Merck educates doctors about biosimilars, long before it will sell one in the U.S.

Merck educates doctors about biosimilars, long before it will sell one in the U.S.

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Drugmakers like Merck are making a big education push as they lay the groundwork for future biosimilars.

What do physicians think about biosimilars?

What do physicians think about biosimilars?

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A SERMO poll asked physicians: Do you feel biosimilars will prove safe and effective enough for you to prescribe them when more become available?"

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, May 6, 2016

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, May 6, 2016

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Investigation says Oxycontin wears off sooner than it claims; PBMs and insurers anticipate high biosimilar prices; Valeant forms pricing committee

Infographic: the growing biosimilar market in the U.S.

Infographic: the growing biosimilar market in the U.S.

The FDA has approved two biosimilars, but questions remain about how quickly providers and patients in the U.S. will adopt them.

Competition drives down sales of J&J's Olysio

Competition drives down sales of J&J's Olysio

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The company said growth in its immunology portfolio offset declining Olysio sales.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, April 6, 2016

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Pfizer and Allergan call off merger; the FDA approves second biosimilar; NEJM comes under fire

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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There are 23 biosimilars ready to file with the FDA; an FDA committee votes in favor of Parkinson's disease drug; Bloomberg funds new immunotherapy center

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, February 12, 2016

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, February 12, 2016

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Aegerion slashes workforce; GSK president says downward pressure on drug prices is here to stay; Novartis acquires European rights to Remicade biosimilar

With support of FDA committee, Remicade biosimilar edges closer to market

With support of FDA committee, Remicade biosimilar edges closer to market

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The FDA is set to announce its decision on the drug in April.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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SEC is investigating Salix Pharmaceuticals; FDA adcomm recommends approval of Remicade biosimilar; Medicare considers payment changes

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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The FDA to review biosimilar Remicade; lawmaker looks at panelists' ties to painkiller manufacturers; Novartis signs risk-sharing contracts for Entresto

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, February 5, 2016

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, February 5, 2016

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Johnson & Johnson collaborates with biotech on diabetes stem-cell treatment; the FDA warms up to Remicade biosimilar; Woodcock warns about biosimilar backlog

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, December 17, 2015

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, December 17, 2015

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The FDA approves Lilly's Lantus follow-on biologic; AstraZeneca buys majority stake in Acerta Pharma; Shkreli arrested on securities fraud charges

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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Califf defends his past; Drug spending to increase by 4%-7% per year through 2020; Samsung Bioepis's Enbrel biosimilar faces decision-date Friday

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, October 5, 2015

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, October 5, 2015

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Keytruda approved in non-small cell lung cancer; Enbrel biosimilar inches closer to approval; study finds no link between autism and vaccines

Sandoz: Zarxio marketing to be similar to a branded-drug launch

Sandoz: Zarxio marketing to be similar to a branded-drug launch

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Sandoz plans to take a branded approach as it launches the first FDA-approved biosimilar product.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, September 3, 2015

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, September 3, 2015

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Novartis launches Zarxio, the first US biosimilar; UCB sells its generic business; one-third of children with ADHD are diagnosed before they turn six

Judge's ruling allows Sandoz to begin marketing its biosimilar Zarxio

Judge's ruling allows Sandoz to begin marketing its biosimilar Zarxio

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The motion denied Amgen's bid for a temporary injunction that would have prevented the launch of Zarxio, the first FDA-approved biosimilar and a competitor to Amgen's Neupogen.

Most docs are in the dark about biosimilars: survey

Most docs are in the dark about biosimilars: survey

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Less than half of 300 doctors polled in a QuantiaMD survey could name a biosimilar that's under consideration for approval, and only 17% said they're very likely to prescribe one.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, July 22

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, July 22

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Experimental Alzheimer's disease drugs produce mixed results; court rules in favor of Novartis in Zarxio case; Horizon Pharma increases its bid for Depomed

J&J prepares to defend Remicade market share

J&J prepares to defend Remicade market share

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Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky said physicians are unlikely to switch the majority of patients to a biosimilar version of Remicade.

Pharmacy groups urge consistent naming of biosimilars

Pharmacy groups urge consistent naming of biosimilars

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The health insurance industry's trade association, along with other organizations, sent a letter to the FDA arguing that different names could lead to prescriber confusion and medication errors.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, June 10

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, June 10

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FDA panel recommends Sanofi/Regeneron's PCSK9 inhibitor for approval; Merck and Samsung collaboration says their rheumatoid arthritis biosimilars are equivalent to the biologic versions; Bayer offloads its diabetes-care business

Five things for pharma marketers to know, Thursday, June 4

Five things for pharma marketers to know, Thursday, June 4

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Novartis appeals the ban on its biosimilar Zarxio; AbbVie petitions for distinct biosimilar labels; Sanofi will study Toujeo in a real-world setting

J&J puts global media business up for review

J&J puts global media business up for review

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The review does not include North America, the healthcare giant said.

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