April 2015 Newsletter

WHO Meetings in Geneva   ASBM Chairman Harry Gewanter, M.D. and International Advisory Board Chair and pharmacist, Philip J. Schneider, M.S., F.A.S.H.P., jointly presented at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 60th International Nonproprietary Naming Stakeholders Session on April 13 in Geneva. The two provided perspectives from both a physician and pharmacist viewpoint and offered support […]

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March 2015 Newsletter

Labeling Survey Released as FDA Makes First Approval    On March 23, ASBM Executive Director Michael Reilly, presented at “The State of Autoimmune Disease: a National Summit” held at the National Press Club and hosted by the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association. During his presentation, he released the findings from ASBM’s new biosimilar labeling survey that reveals […]

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January 2015 Newsletter

State Update   As states are beginning their legislative sessions for the year, there are many biosimilar bills that have been introduced. ASBM supports legislation that encourages open communication between physicians and pharmacists where physicians know exactly which product is dispensed to patients.  We applaud the many states that are including this important provision and […]

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February 2015 Newsletter

State Update   As states are beginning their legislative sessions for the year, there are many biosimilar bills that have been introduced. ASBM supports legislation that encourages open communication between physicians and pharmacists where physicians know exactly which product is dispensed to patients.  We applaud the many states that are including this important provision and […]

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December 2014 Newsletter

FDA Hosts Public Hearing on Biosimilars   On January 7, ASBM members Global Colon Cancer Association (GCCA), Global Healthy Living Foundation (GHLF) and the Alliance for Patient Access (AfPA) all testified at the FDA’s Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) public hearing on biosimilars. The patient groups expressed support for the pending approval, but also outlined […]

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November 2014 Newsletter

Survey Presentation at Spanish Ministry of Health On November 25, Executive Director Michael Reilly presented the European Survey results at the “1st EuropaBio – ASEBIO Meeting on Innovation and Biological Therapies” at the Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality in Madrid. The event was hosted by EuropaBio and the Spanish Bioindustry Association (ASEBIO) and […]

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October 2014 Newsletter

ASBM Presents to WHO in Geneva On October 15, ASBM Chairman Dr. Gewanter and Executive Director Michael Reilly traveled to Geneva, Switzerland to participate in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 59th International Nonproprietary Naming Stakeholders Session.  The Geneva meeting was Dr. Gewanter’s first public appearance as ASBM Chairman, a role he assumed on September 1 […]

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September 2014 Newsletter

ASBM and Patient Groups Support WHO BQ Proposal   In July, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Programme on International Nonproprietary Names (INN) released their draft Biological Qualifier (BQ) proposal that would assign a four-letter alphabetic code at random to a biological active substance manufactured at a specific site. The WHO proposal outlined a plan for […]

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Summer 2014 Newsletter

ASBM Announces New Chairman and IAB Chair The Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines (ASBM) recently announced pediatric rheumatologist and current ASBM International Advisory Board (IAB) member, Harry L. Gewanter, MD, FAAP, FACR as ASBM’s incoming chairman. Dr. Gewanter succeeds outgoing chairman Richard Dolinar, MD, who served as ASBM’s initial chairman since 2011. In addition, Philip […]

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June 2014 Newsletter

ASBM Shares EU Physician Survey in Paris Michael Reilly, Executive Director of the Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines, (ASBM) was featured as an expert panelist at the “Understanding Biologic Medicine: Science, Regulatory Policy and the Changing Dynamics of Biosimilars” event hosted by AbbVie on June 10th in Paris, France. The two-part event was webcast worldwide […]

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