New Canadian Survey Released at Ottawa Workshop

December 11, 2014

On December 10th, ASBM Executive Director Michael Reilly presented the results from a new Canadian Survey at the Subsequent Entry Biologics in Canada: Current State of the Science workshop presented by the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences and cohosted by BIOTECanada in Ottawa. The Canadian Physician Perspectives on Subsequent Entry Biologics (SEBs) survey, is a […]

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ASBM Presents European Physicians Survey at Spanish Ministry of Health

November 26, 2014

On November 25 in Madrid, Spain, the Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines presented results from a survey of European physicians at the “1ST EuropaBio – ASEBIO Meeting on Innovation and Biological Therapies” at the Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality. The event, hosted by EuropaBio and the Spanish Bioindustry Association (ASEBIO), included regulators […]

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Dr. Gewanter Responds to CAGW Op-Ed

November 21, 2014

On November 18, Dr. Gewanter responded to a piece in The Hill by Citizens Against Government Waste, by pointing out that the author Tom Schatz, wrongly categorized biosimilar approval as a trade/competition issue when it is a really a patient safety issue. In his letter Dr. Gewanter wrote: As a practicing pediatric rheumatologist and chairman […]

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Medscape Interview with FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg

November 13, 2014

On November 12th Medscape posted an interesting video interview with FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg. Watch “FDA’s Hamburg on Balancing the Risks, Benefits for 310M Patients” here.

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Rep. Bobby Rush OpEd in Huffington Post

November 10, 2014

Rep. Bobby Rush: “Biosimilars – Another Untold Story of the Affordable Care Act” In a November 6, oped for the Huffington Post, Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill) made the case for physician- pharmacist communication when it comes dispensing biosimilars. He wrote: “While the nuances of the legislation and rules considered in each state may vary, one […]

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ASBM presents at the 15th Annual Business of Biosimilars Conference in Boston

November 5, 2014

BOSTON, Massachusetts- On October 20-22, 2014, ASBM members John Lewis and Andrew Spiegel attended the 15th Annual Business of Biosimilars Conference held at the Omni Park Hotel in Boston. On day one of the conference, John Lewis from ACRO moderated a panel titled “Looking at the Commercial Realities of the Biosimilar Market”. Topics discussed included […]

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ASBM European Survey Presented to Italian Ministry of Health

October 23, 2014

Launches discussion about the future of biosimilars in Italy Results from a survey of 470 European physicians conducted by the Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines (ASBM) set the stage for a stakeholder meeting at the Italian Ministry of Health to discuss the future of biosimilars policy in Italy. The October 20th event, titled “Biosimilars in […]

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GaBI Article: IAPO releases toolkit for biologicals and biosimilars

October 20, 2014

The Generics and Biosimilars Initiative (GaBI) recently published an article on IAPO’s Advocacy Toolkit on Biological and Biosimilar Medicines for Patients’ Organizations: The International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO), which comprises over 200 patient groups and represents the interests of patients worldwide, has published an Information and Advocacy Toolkit on Biological and Biosimilar Medicines for […]

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ASBM Presents at WHO Meeting on Naming

October 17, 2014

Introduces Chairman Gewanter, shows support for BQ proposal Geneva – The Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines (ASBM) presented at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 59th International Nonproprietary Naming Stakeholders Session on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. This was the third time ASBM presented to the WHO but the first appearance for ASBM’s new chairman Dr. Harry […]

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Biosimilars Discussed on BioCentury This Week

October 14, 2014

On October 12, BioCentury This Week did a special on FDA’s thinking about interchangeability, naming and other questions surrounding biosimilars with Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. The show also featured Dr. Mark McCamish, global head of biopharmaceutical development at the Sandoz unit of Novartis, and Geoffrey Eich, […]

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