ASBM & GaBI Host Webinar on Non-Medical Switching

On July 20th, 2022 ASBM and the Generics and Biosimilars Initiative (GaBI) hosted a 2-hour webinar entitled “Non-Medical Switching of Biologicals and Biosimilars: Canada, Europe, and the US” The event offered an overview of non-medical switching practices in different regions and focused on the importance of safeguarding the patient-physician relationship. Academic clinicians with specialties in […]

ASBM Chair Presents Poster on US Physician Survey at DIA Global Annual Meeting 2022

On June 20th, ASBM Chairman Ralph McKibbin, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF presented a poster at the DIA Global Annual Meeting 2022 in Chicago, IL. The poster was entitled “U.S. Physician Perspectives on Biosimilar Substitution and Reimbursement Practices” and featured results from ASBM’s 2021 survey of 401 U.S. physicians. Among its key findings: Nearly all physicians surveyed expressed […]

OSU College of Pharmacy Videos Promote ASBM Biosimilars CE Course

On May 31st, the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy released a series of promotional videos for its 7-hour continuing education (CE) program on biosimilars. The videos consist of an overview of the educational program featuring all the presenters, as well as a biographical sketch of each presenter. The program was developed in partnership with ASBM and […]

ASBM and GCCA Host Biosimilar Training Program

On May 10-11, ASBM sponsored a live, two-day Biosimilars Training Program presented by the Global Colon Cancer Association, in partnership with the World Patient Alliance. Those who were unable to attend the live event may now watch sessions on-demand at LearnBiosimilars.org. The event is open to patients from any disease state. This two-day interactive program is designed to […]

ASBM Submits Comments on Health Canada’s Biosimilar Handbook for HCPs

On April 29th, ASBM submitted comments to Health Canada as part of a stakeholder consultation on its draft Handbook for healthcare professionals on biosimilar biologic drugs. One key area of focus for ASBM’s comments was mixed messaging surrounding biosimilar equivalence and switching, including language which implies, inaccurately, that Canada’s policies were consistent with those of regulators in […]

Canadian PMPRB Responds to Patient Concerns

On April 14, 2022, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Canadian Minister of Health, issued a statement announcing the Government’s intention related to the coming-into-force of the Amendments to the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) Regulations. The Minister’s statement advised that Health Canada will proceed with changing the new basket of comparator countries and will not proceed with […]

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ASBM Chair Presents Poster on US Physician Survey at DIA Global Annual Meeting 2022

ASBM Chair Presents Poster on US Physician Survey at DIA Global Annual Meeting 2022

On June 20th, ASBM Chairman Ralph McKibbin, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF presented a poster at the DIA Global Annual Meeting 2022 in Chicago, IL. The poster was entitled “U.S. Physician Perspectives on Biosimilar Substitution and Reimbursement Practices” and featured results from ASBM’s 2021 survey of 401 U.S. physicians. Among its key findings: Nearly all physicians surveyed expressed […]

OSU College of Pharmacy Videos Promote ASBM Biosimilars CE Course

OSU College of Pharmacy Videos Promote ASBM Biosimilars CE Course

On May 31st, the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy released a series of promotional videos for its 7-hour continuing education (CE) program on biosimilars. The videos consist of an overview of the educational program featuring all the presenters, as well as a biographical sketch of each presenter. The program was developed in partnership with ASBM and […]

FDA/University of Maryland Biosimilars Workshop Online

FDA/University of Maryland Biosimilars Workshop Online

On April 13th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and The University of Maryland Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science (M-CERSI) held an educational webinar entitled “Biosimilars: A Decade of Experience and Future Directions-Strategies for Improving Biosimilar Adoption and the Potential Role of Clinical Pharmacology”. In the workshop, leading academic clinicians with specialties in oncology, […]

ASBM to Present U.S. Physician Survey Data at DIA Global Annual Meeting

ASBM to Present U.S. Physician Survey Data at DIA Global Annual Meeting

On June 20th, ASBM Chairman Ralph McKibbin, MD will present a poster entitled “Physician Perspectives on Biosimilar Substitution and Reimbursement Practices” at the 2022 DIA Global Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. The poster is based on the findings of ASBM’s September 2021 survey of 401 U.S. physicians. While topline findings have been shared privately in meetings […]

ASBM Submits Comments on Health Canada’s Biosimilar Handbook for HCPs

ASBM Submits Comments on Health Canada’s Biosimilar Handbook for HCPs

On April 29th, ASBM submitted comments to Health Canada as part of a stakeholder consultation on its draft Handbook for healthcare professionals on biosimilar biologic drugs. One key area of focus for ASBM’s comments was mixed messaging surrounding biosimilar equivalence and switching, including language which implies, inaccurately, that Canada’s policies were consistent with those of regulators in […]

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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The Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines is an organization composed of diverse healthcare groups and individuals—from patients to physicians, biotechnology companies that develop innovative and biosimilar medicines and others who are working together to ensure patient safety is at the forefront of the biosimilars policy discussion.

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