ASBM Exhibits at Three Virtual Conferences in June

During the month of June, ASBM will be participating in three virtual conferences. We encourage all our members to visit the websites of these virtual conferences.   EULAR E-Congress (From June 3) ASBM will present a poster abstract entitled “European Prescribers’ Perspectives on Biosimilars”. Data is drawn from ASBM’s 2019 survey of Rheumatologists in France, Germany, Italy, […]

ASBM Presents on Need for International Harmonization of Biologic Nomenclature at WHO 70th INN Consultation

On April 21st, ASBM presented to the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) 70th Consultation on International Nonproprietary Names (INN) for Pharmaceutical Substances, held in Geneva, Switzerland. This was the fourteenth INN Consultation at which ASBM has presented. ASBM was represented by Executive Director Michael Reilly, Esq., and Advisory Board Chair Philip Schneider, MS, FASHP. Due to coronavirus-related travel restrictions in […]

ASBM Submits Comments on FDA Draft Guidance for Communications Regarding Biosimilars

On April 6th, ASBM submitted comments on the FDA’s recently published draft guidance outlining its current thinking on presenting data and information in a truthful and non-misleading way about biosimilars and reference products in FDA-regulated promotional materials. It addresses questions companies may have when developing these kinds of materials and provides examples that can help with specific […]

ASBM Presents Fourth 5-Hour CE Course to NY Pharmacists

On February 23rd, ASBM presented a Continuing Education (CE) course entitled “Biosimilars- What’s New in 2020?” to a class consisting of more than 75 New York area pharmacists. The event took place at the LaGuardia Marriott in East Elmhurst, NY and was hosted by Long Island University College of Pharmacy (LIU-Pharmacy). This is the fourth time ASBM has […]

ASBM Exhibits at DIA Annual Canadian Meeting

On November 5th and 6th, ASBM exhibited at the (Drug Information Association (DIA) Annual Canadian Meeting, a meeting of Canadian regulators, researchers, health professionals and pharmaceutical manufacturers.  Held in Gatineau, Quebec, just outside the Canadian capital of Ottawa, the meeting’s purpose is to present a comprehensive overview of the current bio-pharma and device landscape in […]

Alberta Announces Forced Biosimilar Substitution Policy for Half its Patients

Health Minister Tyler Shandro Announces Policy that Eliminates Physician and Patient Choice of Biologic Medicine for Half of Albertans EDMONTON- the Government of Alberta announced that it will begin forcibly switching 26,000 patients from their physician-chosen biologic medicines to government-chosen biosimilars beginning July 1st, 2020. These patients include 22,000 Albertans with diabetes, 2,000 with Crohn’s […]

ASBM Releases Preliminary Findings from European Prescribers Survey at ESMO 2019

September 30, 2019 – Barcelona, Spain – The Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines (ASBM) this week shared preliminary findings from a survey of 575 biologic prescribers in six Western European countries, covering several key policy issues including biosimilar substitution practices, adverse event reporting, and government tendering criteria. Since 2010, the group has routinely surveyed physicians […]

ASBM Presents to WHO, Urging International Harmonization of Biologic Nomenclature

On October 22nd, ASBM presented at the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) 69th Consultation on International Nonproprietary Names (INN) for Pharmaceutical Substances in Geneva, Switzerland. This was the thirteenth INN Consultation at which ASBM has presented. ASBM was represented by Executive Director Michael Reilly, Esq., and Advisory Board Chair Philip Schneider, MS, FASHP. While the discussions in the Open Session […]

Biosimilars Working Group Responds to Phase II of the BC PharmaCare Biosimilars Initiative

Biosimilars Working Group Responds to Phase II of the BC PharmaCare Biosimilars Initiative VANCOUVER, BC – Wednesday, September 18, 2019. On September 5, 2019, the BC government announced phase two of its Biosimilars Initiative, informing patients prescribed the originator biologic drug, Remicade® (infliximab), to treat inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) that this medication […]

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ASBM Exhibits at Three Virtual Conferences in June

ASBM Exhibits at Three Virtual Conferences in June

During the month of June, ASBM will be participating in three virtual conferences. We encourage all our members to visit the websites of these virtual conferences.   EULAR E-Congress (From June 3) ASBM will present a poster abstract entitled “European Prescribers’ Perspectives on Biosimilars”. Data is drawn from ASBM’s 2019 survey of Rheumatologists in France, Germany, Italy, […]

ASBM Surveys Included in Systemic Review of Physician Biosimilar Perspectives

ASBM Surveys Included in Systemic Review of Physician Biosimilar Perspectives

On May 5th, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) published a review of numerous surveys and studies examining physician attitudes toward biosimilars, entitled “Physicians’ perceptions of the uptake of biosimilars: a systematic review” Of 331 unique studies examined, only 23 met the quality assessment of two independent researchers for inclusion. Among these were several physician surveys conducted by ASBM. Most of the selected studies […]

ASBM Presents on Need for International Harmonization of Biologic Nomenclature at WHO 70th INN Consultation

ASBM Presents on Need for International Harmonization of Biologic Nomenclature at WHO 70th INN Consultation

On April 21st, ASBM presented to the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) 70th Consultation on International Nonproprietary Names (INN) for Pharmaceutical Substances, held in Geneva, Switzerland. This was the fourteenth INN Consultation at which ASBM has presented. ASBM was represented by Executive Director Michael Reilly, Esq., and Advisory Board Chair Philip Schneider, MS, FASHP. Due to coronavirus-related travel restrictions in […]

ASBM Submits Comments on FDA Draft Guidance for Communications Regarding Biosimilars

ASBM Submits Comments on FDA Draft Guidance for Communications Regarding Biosimilars

On April 6th, ASBM submitted comments on the FDA’s recently published draft guidance outlining its current thinking on presenting data and information in a truthful and non-misleading way about biosimilars and reference products in FDA-regulated promotional materials. It addresses questions companies may have when developing these kinds of materials and provides examples that can help with specific […]

ASBM Whitepaper: Lessons from European Biosimilar Markets

ASBM Whitepaper: Lessons from European Biosimilar Markets

On March 25th, the Journal of the Generics and Biosimilars Initiative (GaBI Journal) published a whitepaper entitled Policy recommendations for a sustainable biosimilars market: lessons from Europe. The paper was authored by ASBM Executive Director Michael Reilly and Advisory Board Chair Philip Schneider. The biosimilar market in Europe is the largest in the world, representing approximately 60% of […]

ASBM Participates in DC Meetings on U.S. Biosimilar Market

ASBM Participates in DC Meetings on U.S. Biosimilar Market

On March 9th and 10th, two major meetings were held in the nation’s capitol to discuss the barriers to the success of biosimilars in the U.S. marketplace. The first meeting was a joint FDA/FTC Public Workshop held on March 9th at the FDA’s headquarters. The second was a half-day event sponsored by the Hatch Center, Pfizer, and the Biosimilars Forum […]

Biosimilars 101

Biologic medicines are used to treat millions of patients with serious illnesses like cancer, arthritis, and psoriasis. The patents for many biologic therapies are expiring over the coming years, and biosimilars will be entering the marketplace. Regulatory authorities around the world have put policies in place to ensure that biosimilars have been appropriately tested, and are safe and effective for patients.

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