ASBM Releases Pharmacist Survey; Findings Show Strong Support for Distinguishable Names for Biologics and Need for Transparency in Labeling

October 14, 2015

For Immediate Release: October 13, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – The Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines (ASBM) today released the results of a survey of 401 U.S. pharmacists showing strong support for distinguishable names for biologics and biosimilars and the need for more transparency in labeling. “This survey reinforces what ASBM has been hearing from pharmacists […]

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ASBM Presents at 61st WHO Naming Consultation

October 13, 2015

Geneva, Switzerland – On October 13th, the Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines (ASBM) presented before the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) 61st Consultation on International Nonproprietary Names (INN). ASBM Chairman Harry L Gewanter, MD presented physician perspectives on biosimilar naming gathered from prescribers in eleven countries. This included data from ASBM’s recent survey of Latin American […]

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ASBM Statement on FDA Draft Guidance: “Nonproprietary Naming of Biological Products”

September 1, 2015

The Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines commends the FDA for its leadership on biosimilars by releasing guidance that recognizes the need for all biologic medicines, including biosimilars, to be clearly distinguishable from one another. This clarity will aid in accurate product identification during prescribing, dispensing, and pharmacovigilance. Distinguishable naming is particularly important with the arrival […]

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Latin American Physicians Support Distinguishable Biosimilar Naming, Survey Finds

June 18, 2015

The Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines (ASBM) today presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Drug Information Association (DIA). Physician data regarding biosimilars was shared from five surveys and eleven countries, including for the first time the results of ASBM’s recent survey of Latin American physicians.

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ASBM Presents at 60th WHO Naming Meeting

April 14, 2015

Geneva, Switzerland – The Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines (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 Monday, April 13, 2015. The duo provided perspectives from both a physician and pharmacist […]

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New ASBM Survey Provides Physicians’ Views on Biosimilar Labeling

March 23, 2015

Timely survey released as FDA approves first biosimilar The Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines today released the results from a survey on physicians’ priorities related to biosimilar labeling. ASBM first shared the key survey findings at the “The State of Autoimmune Disease: a National Summit” held at the National Press Club and hosted by the American […]

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ASBM Educates Pharmacists on Biosimilars as FDA Makes First Approval

March 16, 2015

CE Class Focuses on Fundamentals of Biosimilars For Immediate Release: March 16, 2015 EAST ELMHURST, NY – With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announcement of the first biosimilar approval, the Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines (ASBM) held a five-hour class offered through the Long Island School of Pharmacy, to educate pharmacists on the […]

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ASBM Commends FDA for Approval, Clear Naming of First Biosimilar

March 9, 2015

  ASBM Commends FDA for Approval, Clear Naming of First Biosimilar For Immediate Release: March 6, 2015 WASHINGTON – The Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines today commended the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its approval of the first biosimilar to be available for sale in the U.S. market. Approval of Novartis’ Zarxio (filgrastim-sndz), […]

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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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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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