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Characteristics associated with biosimilar use in Medicare recipients Biosimilars/Research | Posted 16/04/2021

What patient, physician and practice characteristics are associated with biosimilar usage for the biologicals filgrastim and infliximab was a question asked by researchers from the US [1].

British Columbia adds adalimumab to biosimilar switching programme Biosimilars/General | Posted 16/04/2021

British Columbia (BC), the first province in Canada to switch patients to biosimilar drugs, has added adalimumab to its switching programme. Almost 6,000 patients will be transitioned from originat...

Biocon partners with Libbs for the sale of generics in Brazil Pharma News | Posted 16/04/2021

India-based biologicals specialist Biocon has formed an out-licensing agreement with Brazil-based company Libbs Farmaceutica for the sale of generic drugs in the country, marking Biocon’s entry int...

Biosimilars in the treatment of psoriasis Biosimilars/Research | Posted 16/04/2021

A recent paper by Spanish dermatologists reviews the principles of biosimilarity and equivalence trials that have led to the approval of the available adalimumab biosimilars [1]. Given the current...

Advances for Formycon and Alteogen’s eye disease biosimilar candidates Biosimilars/News | Posted 16/04/2021

In March 2021, Formycon confirmed the resubmission strategy for their Lucentis® (ranibizumab) biosimilar candidate (FYB2010) in the US. In addition, Alteogen announced the completion of its phase I...

Teva not liable in US due to FDCA implied preemption Policies & Legislation | Posted 16/04/2021

In early 2021, implied preemption related to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938 (FDCA or the Act) has prevented generics manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals (Teva) from being held liable...

Investment increasing pipeline of copy biologicals in China Reports | Posted 16/04/2021

Investment in research and development for copy biologicals is producing an extensive pipeline of products in China.

US$1.2 FDA contract for generic drug computational tool Generics/General | Posted 16/04/2021

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Generic Drugs (ODG) has awarded a US$1.2 million contract to support the development of a computational tool that will aid generic drug research.