ASBM and MD State Medical Society Host Biosimilars Forum in Baltimore

On Friday, July 22nd, The Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines and MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society co-hosted a forum entitled “Biosimilars: New Choices, New Challenges”. The event was attended by more than 45 physicians, legislators, patient advocates, healthcare workers, and others. MedChi’s CEO, Gene Ransom III began the forum with a discussion of the importance of biosimilars […]

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VIDEO: Autoimmune Patient Discusses Concerns with Non-Medical Switching

In this video, patient advocate Kathleen Arntsen, President and CEO of the Lupus and Allied Diseases Association (LADA) and an autoimmune patient herself, discusses the power of advocacy and her concerns with Non-Medical Switching (NMS). NMS is the switching of a patient from one treatment to another, typically by a third party such as a Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) […]

ASBM Promotes High Approval Standards, Memorable Names at DIA 2016

ASBM Promotes High Approval Standards, Memorable Names at DIA 2016

ASBM was an exhibitor during the 52nd Annual meeting of the Drug Information Association (DIA) held June 26th-30th in Philadelphia. ASBM members and staff discussed biosimilars policy with attendees, including the need for the FDA to maintain high standards for safety and efficacy when approving biosimilars. More than 65 attendees, including clinical researchers, physicians, pharmacists, […]

ASBM Presents at Latin American Forum on Biosimilars

ASBM Presents at Latin American Forum on Biosimilars

On June 29th, ASBM Chairman Harry L. Gewanter, MD and ASBM Steering Committee Member Andrew Spiegel, Executive Director of the Global Colon Cancer Association, gave presentations at the 6th Latin American Forum on Biosimilars, held in Brasília, Brazil. The event was also the 7th Brazilian Forum on Biosimilars. The event was attended by more than 500 […]

Lupus and Allied Diseases Association: Affordable access critical for care

Lupus and Allied Diseases Association: Affordable access critical for care

Biosimilar drugs hold advantages for people like me, just as biologic medicines have for millions living with life-threatening and life-diminishing diseases. Access to appropriate medication can dramatically improve disease outcome and quality of life. As more biosimilars become available, we want to ensure they are safe and affordable. I strongly support S6311 and A8648A, which […]

NY pharmacist: Help ensure access to life-changing treatments

NY pharmacist: Help ensure access to life-changing treatments

June 8, 2016 By Joe Bova, M.S., R.Ph. Biologic medicines currently help millions of patients suffering from serious conditions like cancer, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. New medicines called biosimilars, which attempt to mimic the therapeutic properties of the original biologics, are becoming available. These will create new treatment options — and cost savings — […]

ASBM Presents to New York State Pharmacy Society

ASBM Presents to New York State Pharmacy Society

ASBM Presents to New York State Pharmacy Society  On June 3rd, ASBM’s Advisory Board Chair Dr. Philip Schneider, Associate Dean at the University of Arizona’s College of Pharmacy, presented to the Pharmacy Society of the State of New York (PSSNY) at a forum held at the Albany College of Pharmacy. Dr. Schneider discussed how biologics […]

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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