Priming the Pump for Interchangeable Biosimilars By Preferencing Semglee

November 04, 2021

By giving Semglee, the interchangeable biosimilar for Lantus, a preferred spot on its formulary, the Prime Therapeutics says it is setting the stage for other interchangeables coming down the pike, including the one for Humira.

Biosimilar Growth Impressive But New Policies Needed, AAM Exec Says

October 08, 2021

Three pieces of legislation that would provide incentives to prescribers and put generics and biosimilars in favorable formulary tiers would speed further prescribing and use of biosimilars, Christine Simmon told Managed Healthcare Executive.®

AAO Spokesperson: FDA Approval of Byooviz, First Biosimilar to Lucentis, Is “Significant"

October 07, 2021

Exactly how Byooviz will be priced is unclear, noted George W. Williams, M.D., a retina specialist and past president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The exact cost savings will help determine whether the biosimilar gains acceptance.

Rituximab Biosimilars Produce Big Cost Savings, are Effective

September 07, 2021

A large Netherlands study demonstrated that rituximab biosimilars (R-biosimilars) produced a 43 percent reduction in annual costs. In addition, three-year overall survival did not differ between diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and those receiving rituximab, according to the researchers.