ASBM Paper is GaBI Journal’s Most-Read Biosimilars Article of 2020

January 6, 2021

According to the editors of the Journal of the Generics and Biosimilar Initiative (GaBI Journal), the most-viewed biosimilars article of 2020 was the whitepaper “Policy recommendations for a sustainable biosimilars market: lessons from Europe”, co-authored by ASBM’s Executive Director Michael Reilly and Advisory Board Chair Philip Schneider. The article was published online in February 2020 and in […]

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FDA Approves 29th Biosimilar, Third for Rituximab

December 17, 2020

On December 17th, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Rianbi (rituximab-arrx). Rianbi (rituximab-arrx) is manufactured by Amgen and the third FDA-approved biosimilar to Genentech’s Rituxan (rituximab). It is the third biosimilar FDA has approved in 2020 and the 29th approved in the past 5 years. Read more about the successes FDA’s of the biosimilar program here. […]

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ASBM Presents to Rheumatologists in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq

December 9, 2020

On December 9th, ASBM Advisory Board Chair Philip Schneider presented virtually to the Saudi Society for Rheumatology. The presentation was carried live to gatherings of rheumatologists in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Kuwait City, Kuwait; and Baghdad, Iraq. Entitled “Lessons from European Biosimilar Markets”, the presentation was based on the whitepaper “Policy recommendations for a sustainable biosimilars market: lessons […]

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ASBM Presents to Saudi Gastroenterology Association

December 1, 2020

On November 22nd and 29th, ASBM Executive Director Michael Reilly and Advisory Board Chair Philip Schneider presented to the Saudi Gastroenterology Association. The 45-minute presentation was livestreamed to gatherings of several hundred gastroenterologists in the three largest cities in Saudi Arabia: Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam. Entitled “Lessons from European Biosimilar Markets”, the presentation was based on […]

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ASBM Submits Comments on MHRA (UK) Guidance on the Licensing of Biosimilar Products​

November 18, 2020

On November 15th, ASBM submitted comments on the United Kingdom’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s (MHRA’s) guidance intended to help developers of biosimilars more clearly understand the requirements for biosimilar products in the UK.   The new guidance is based on current EMA biosimilar guidance, with additional details about: UK reference products the lack of requirement […]

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US Biosimilar Market on Pace with Europe, says ASBM Chair Madelaine Feldman

November 18, 2020

On November 18, the Biologic Prescribers Collaborative, along with the Institute for Patient Access and the Alliance for Patient Access hosted its fifth annual National Policy & Virtual Summit on Biologics. As part of the Summit, ASBM Chair Madelaine Feldman, MD, FACR, was interviewed by AfPA’s Gavin Clingham about ASBM’s new whitepaper “US Biosimilars Market on Pace with Europe”; published […]

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ASBM Exhibits at ACR Convergence 2020

November 11, 2020

On November 5th and 6th, ASBM exhibited virtually at American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Convergence 2020. The virtual conference took place ran from November 5 – 9, with dedicated exhibit hours on November 5th and 6th. More than 15,000 attendees from 106 countries attended the meeting. ASBM’s virtual booth promoted recent ASBM whitepapers and posters, including a poster presented […]

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ASBM Whitepaper: US Biosimilar Market on Pace With Europe

November 9, 2020

This month, the Journal of the Generics and Biosimilars Initiative (GaBI Journal) published a whitepaper entitled “US biosimilars marketplace on pace with Europe”. The article is co-authored by ASBM’s Executive Director Michael Reilly and its Chair, Madelaine Feldman, MD, FACR. The paper explores in detail the considerable successes of the U.S. biosimilar pathway in its first 10 […]

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ASBM Presents at WHO’s 71st INN Consultation 

October 30, 2020

On October 20th, ASBM presented to the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) 71st Consultation on International Nonproprietary Names (INN) for Pharmaceutical Substances, held in Geneva, Switzerland. This was the fifteenth 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 […]

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ASBM Launches New Microsite on Forced Switching in Canada

October 30, 2020

On October 28th, ASBM launched a new microsite focused on the issue of forced biosimilar substitution in Canada- the forcing of patients off their physician-prescribed biologics and onto preferred government-chosen products. www.NoForcedSwitching.ca   This controversial practice is rare among the advanced countries of the world, and has raised concerns among patient and physician organizations worldwide. […]

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