Statement from ASBM Executive Director Michael Reilly in Response to a Mischaracterization of ASBM’s Work in January 10 Washington Post Article

January 16, 2019

  On January 10, 2019, the Washington Post published an article “Patients stuck in corporate fight against generic drugs.”  I spoke extensively with the author of the article and also suggested that he speak with the Chair of the Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines (ASBM) international advisory board Dr. Philip Schneider.  Unfortunately, the article did not represent […]

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ASBM Advisory Board Chair Responds to Mischaracterization of Comments in Washington Post

January 14, 2019

by Philip Schneider, MS FASHP FFIP Advisory Board Chair, Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines   This is to clarify an irresponsible misrepresentation by Christopher Rowland in his article “Patients Stuck In Corporate Fight Against Generic Drugs,” published in the January 9, 2019 edition of the Washington Post.   My comments that were misinterpreted in this article […]

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ASBM Exhibits at the ASHP Midyear Meeting

December 12, 2018

December 3rd-5th, ASBM exhibited at the Midyear Meeting of the American Society of Health-system Pharmacists (ASHP) in Anaheim, CA. The meeting was attended by more than 25,000 pharmacists and is widely known in the pharmacy community as the largest professional gathering of pharmacists in the world. ASBM was represented at the Midyear Meeting by its […]

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GaBI Journal: Benefits of WHO’s BQ Proposal to Middle Eastern Countries; co-authored by ASBM’s Michael Reilly

November 14, 2018

On November 2nd, 2018, the GaBI Journal published an article by Former FDA Associate Commissioner, Peter J. Pitts and ASBM Executive Director Michael Reilly, entitled “Medicines regulation in the Middle East and the importance of the World Health Organization’s INN proposal of Biological Qualifier”. The article examines the safety and pharmacovigilance benefits the WHO’s BQ proposal would […]

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ASBM Presents at 67th WHO INN Consultation

November 6, 2018

On October 23rd, ASBM Advisory Board Chair, Philip Schneider, MS, FASHP and Steering Committee Member Andrew Spiegel, Executive Director of the Global Colon Cancer Association, presented before the 67th Consultation on International Nonproprietary Names (INN) for Pharmaceutical Substances in Geneva, Switzerland. This was the eleventh INN Consultation at which ASBM has presented since 2013.  While the discussions […]

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Regulators, Physicians, Patients to WHO: A Harmonized Biologic Naming Protocol is Important to Patient Safety; Please Act Now

October 22, 2018

Regulators, Physicians, Patients to WHO: A Harmonized Biologic Naming Protocol is Important to Patient Safety; Please Act Now A whitepaper released today by the Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines calls on the World Health Organization (WHO) to implement a harmonized naming protocol for biologic medicines to help keep patients safe. Names – of products, people, […]

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Non-Medical Switching: What do Physicians and Patients Think?

October 5, 2018

Three physicians and two patient advocates discuss their concerns with the non-medical switching of biologic medicines by third parties such as insurers or pharmacy-benefit managers (PBMs). ASBM’s Chair, Madelaine Feldman, MD FACR is joined by ASBM’s Immediate Past Chair, Harry Gewanter, MD MACR; and ASBM’s Founding Chair, Richard Dolinar, MD; to discuss physician perspectives on NMS. The patient […]

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ASBM Presents 5-Hour CE Course to NY Pharmacists

October 1, 2018

On September 30th, ASBM presented a 5-hr Continuing Education (CE) course for more than 75 New York area pharmacists. The majority of these attendees were drawn from community pharmacy practice, with a smaller number practicing in health system pharmacy. The CE course was presented in conjunction with The Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy […]

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ASBM Holds CE Course for Rhode Island Pharmacists

September 28, 2018

September 26th, ASBM held a 2-hour Continuing Education (CE) course for Rhode Island pharmacists. The course was presented in conjunction with the Rhode Island Society of Health-system Pharmacists (RISHP) and the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy. The course began with remarks from RISHP’s Raymond Iannuccillo, PharmD, an oncology research pharmacist with Rhode Island Hospital, who […]

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ASBM Submits Comments to FDA on Biosimilars

September 27, 2018

On September 21st, 2018 ASBM submitted comments to FDA as a follow-up to September 4th Public Hearing “Facilitating Competition and Innovation in the Biological Products Marketplace”, at which three ASBM Chairs, and several Steering Committee members testified. The purpose of the hearing and the request for comments, is to seek input on how the FDA can achieve the following goals: […]

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