ASBM’s Comments on the Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Plan: Protecting Patients and Ensuring Access to Medicines

April 25, 2023

By Michael Reilly, Executive Director, Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines (ASBM) ASBM recently submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the proposed Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Plan. Under this plan – authorized by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) signed in to law last year – Medicare will “negotiate” (set) maximum […]

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March 2023 Newsletter

April 10, 2023

CMS Releases Guidance Memo on Medicare Drug Price Negotiation; Allows Only 30 Days to Comment On March 15, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) released an initial Guidance Memo regarding implementation of its Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program, authorized by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) signed into law August 16, 2022. The IRA […]

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ASBM Presents at WHO 76th INN Consultation

March 30, 2023

On March 28th, ASBM participated in the World Health Organization’s 76th Consultation on International Non-proprietary Names (INN) for Pharmaceutical Substances, held in Geneva, Switzerland. This was the twentieth INN Consultation in which ASBM has participated. ASBM was represented at the session by Executive Director Michael Reilly, Esq., and Advisory Board Chair Philip Schneider, MS, FASHP. […]

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February 2023 Newsletter

March 8, 2023

ASBM and GaBI Spring Webinar Series to Examine Inflation Reduction Act   In April and May, ASBM and the Generics and Biosimilars Initiative (GaBI) will host two new webinars examining the implications of the recently-passed Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The webinars will focus on the unintended consequences that may result from the implementation of IRA […]

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January 2023 Newsletter

February 21, 2023

ASBM’s Feldman and Reilly Present at Treatment Choice Summit   On January 31st, ASBM’s Immediate Past Chair Madelaine Feldman, MD, FACR and Executive Director Michael Reilly participated in the 2023 Treatment Choice Summit, held in Washington, DC. Dr. Feldman moderated the first panel discussion, Patient and Provider Perspectives on the Impact of Treatment Choice. The purpose of […]

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Ontario Announces Forced-Substitution Policy

January 30, 2023

In December, the Ontario government announced that it would follow other Canadian provinces including British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec and require mandatory switching to biosimilars.  a mandatory switching in 2020, but implementation was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A nine-month transition period will begin March 31st. From the government’s announcement: Ontarians receiving coverage under the ODB […]

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ASBM Adds Module on PBM Practices to Ohio State University Biosimilars Course

January 10, 2023

In December, ASBM recorded the seventh and final module in its biosimilar Continuing Education (CE) Course on Biosimilars, presented with the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. The latest module is entitled “PBMs and Payer Practices” and is presented by ASBM’s Immediate Past Chair Madelaine Feldman, MD, FACR. In this module Dr. Feldman explains unique […]

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November 2022 Newsletter

December 8, 2022

ASBM Presents at Festival of Biologics 2022 Europe   From November 2nd-4th, ASBM representatives participated in the Festival of Biologics 2022 Europe, held in Basel, Switzerland. ASBM Advisory Board Chair Philip Schneider, MS, FASHP, FFIP gave a presentation entitled “Key Factors for Improving Sustainability in Biosimilar Markets”. The presentation reflected the findings from a recent webinar ASBM held […]

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GaBI Publishes Report on ASBM Webinar on Biosimilar Success Factors

December 1, 2022

The Generics and Biosimilars Initiative (GaBI) has published a report on the first of two webinars the organization recently co-hosted with ASBM. The report summarizes the presentations from the June 29th webinar which examined “Key Factors for Successful Biosimilar Uptake in Europe, Canada and the US”. View the webinar below: The report also addresses audience questions that were unable to be […]

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ASBM Members Share Patient Perspectives at GRx+Biosims Conference

November 20, 2022

On November 9th, two ASBM Steering Committee members participated in the 2022 Generics and Biosimilars Conference (GRx+Biosims), held in Bethesda, MD. Andrew Spiegel of the Global Colon Cancer Association and Gavin Clingham of the Alliance for Patient Access both shared patient perspectives on biosimilars at a panel entitled “The Patient Voice in Drug Development”. The purpose […]

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