Scientists from USP (US Pharmacopoeia), Apotex and an advisory board established by Amgen are all weighing in with suggestions and points of further clarity on the latest US FDA draft guidance on biosimilars.
With almost three decades of recombinant protein production experience, Novartis is now seeing its work paying off as its biosimilars grew by 23% over the same quarter last year to $420m (€310.5m) in Q2.
The fight over how biosimilars should be named in the US just got more tense as a group of pharmacists, pension systems and the Generic Pharmaceutical Association are calling for a system similar to what’s used in the EU, with the same INNs (international...
The EU’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion and recommended granting a marketing authorisation to Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly’s biosimilar insulin treatment for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes patients.
US states continue to form disparate views of how to deal with biosimilars as Delaware Governor Jack Markell (D) signed into law last week a bill that would require pharmacists to notify prescribers if a biosimilar is substituted for a biologic.