Biosimilar Discontinuation Rates Are High But Comparable to Those for Reference Biologics: Review

September 14, 2022

The review focused on Remicade (infliximab) and Enbrel (etanercept). The annualized discontinuation rate was 21% among patients who had undergone nonmedical switching to biosimilars. However, the rates were similar to those found in some separate analyses of patients on reference biologics.

The Holy Grail Search for Affordable Insulin: The Quest Continues

August 18, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act puts a $35 cap on monthly out-of-pocket expenses for insulin. The catch: It applies only to people covered by Medicare. Some states, including California, and Civica Rx, the generic drugmaker, are gearing up to make biosimilar versions of brand-name insulin products. The competition could drive down prices.