ASBM Shares International Perspectives, Australian Physician Insights with Australian Policymakers, Patient and Physician Groups

ASBM held a series of meetings in February with Australian regulators and policy makers, as well as pharmacy, physician and patient organizations. ASBM Executive Director Michael Reilly was joined by International Advisory Board member Stephen Murby, who is also the former head of the Consumers Health Forum. The primary purpose of these meetings was to […]

New research reveals how Australian physician confidence in prescribing biosimilars could be bolstered

  A leading authority on international biosimilar medicines policies today released new research that identifies key areas to improve Australian physicians’ confidence in prescribing biosimilar medicines.   The Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines (ASBM), a non-profit organization, surveyed 160 Australian physicians who prescribe biologics from seven therapeutic specialties with respect to their beliefs and attitudes […]

ASBM Briefs Kansas Legislators; Testifies in Support of Substitution Bill

On January 24th, ASBM participated in a briefing for 25 Kansas state legislators, patients, and others regarding HB 2107, a recently introduced biosimilar substitution bill similar to those passed by 26 states and Puerto Rico. ASBM had submitted a letter of support for the bill the previous day.  Read ASBM’s letter of support for HB 2107 […]

ASBM Statement on FDA’s Final Naming Guidance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ASBM Statement on Final Guidance for Industry Nonproprietary Naming of Biological Products (Issued January 12, 2017) ARLINGTON, Va. – The Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines (ASBM) today issued the following statement in response to FDA final guidance on biologic naming: We commend the FDA for its continued leadership in emphasizing the importance […]

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ASBM Chair Testifies in Support of KS Biosimilar Bill

ASBM Chair Testifies in Support of KS Biosimilar Bill

On March 16th, ASBM Chairman Harry Gewanter, MD testified before the Kansas Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee in support of HB 2107 which would modify the Kansas Pharmacy Act to permit the pharmacy-level substitution of interchangeable biosimilars. ASBM’s Advisory Board Chair Philip Schneider, Associate Dean of University of Arizona College of Pharmacy testified in support […]

ASBM’s Schneider testifies in support of NM Substitution Bills

ASBM’s Schneider testifies in support of NM Substitution Bills

On February 20th, ASBM Advisory Board Chair Philip Schneider, Associate Dean of University Arizona College of Pharmacy, testified before the New Mexico Legislature in support of its biosimilar substitution bill. Dr. Schneider appeared before the House Business and Industry Committee to support  and the Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee to support HB 260 and SB […]

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New research reveals how Australian physician confidence in prescribing biosimilars could be bolstered

  A leading authority on international biosimilar medicines policies today released new research that identifies key areas to improve Australian physicians’ confidence in prescribing biosimilar medicines.   The Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines (ASBM), a non-profit organization, surveyed 160 Australian physicians who prescribe biologics from seven therapeutic specialties with respect to their beliefs and attitudes […]

ASBM Briefs Kansas Legislators; Testifies in Support of Substitution Bill

ASBM Briefs Kansas Legislators; Testifies in Support of Substitution Bill

On January 24th, ASBM participated in a briefing for 25 Kansas state legislators, patients, and others regarding HB 2107, a recently introduced biosimilar substitution bill similar to those passed by 26 states and Puerto Rico. ASBM had submitted a letter of support for the bill the previous day.  Read ASBM’s letter of support for HB 2107 […]

ASBM Statement on FDA’s Final Naming Guidance

ASBM Statement on FDA’s Final Naming Guidance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ASBM Statement on Final Guidance for Industry Nonproprietary Naming of Biological Products (Issued January 12, 2017) ARLINGTON, Va. – The Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines (ASBM) today issued the following statement in response to FDA final guidance on biologic naming: We commend the FDA for its continued leadership in emphasizing the importance […]

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What a Difference a Year Makes!

Philip J. Schneider, MS FASHP Associate Dean, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy ASBM Advisory Board Chair This past weekend it was my honor to participate in a continuing education course for 100 New York pharmacists on the topic of biologic medicines and biosimilars, including safety and regulatory considerations which affect pharmacy practice.  The 5-hour […]

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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