ASBM Chairs Past and Present, Four Steering Committee Members Testify at FDA Biosimilar Hearing

September 13, 2018

  On September 4th, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a hearing on the Biosimilar Action Plan announced by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb in July. The action plan addressed 4 key areas intended to improve biosimilar competition: Improving the efficiency of the biosimilar and interchangeable product development and approval process Maximizing scientific and regulatory clarity […]

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ASBM Hosts Naming Roundtable With WHO, FDA, Health Canada

July 13, 2018

On July 12, in Washington, DC the Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines (ASBM) hosted the second in a series of meetings to discuss the global harmonization of nomenclature for biologic and biosimilar medicines. Representatives from the World Health Organization, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Health Canada, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), and the American […]

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ASBM Exhibits at DIA 2018 Conference

June 30, 2018

From June 25-27, ASBM exhibited at the 2018 Drug Industry Association Conference (DIA 2018). ASBM was represented at DIA by Chair Madelaine Feldman MD, FACR and Advisory Board Chair Philip Schneider, MS FASHP. In addition to meeting attendees at ASBM’s booth, Drs. Feldman and Schneider attended several panels related to biosimilar policy, and engaged participants […]

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ASBM Presents on Naming at World Biosimilar Congress USA 2018

June 12, 2018

On May 24th, ASBM presented at the World Biosimilars Congress USA 2018 in San Diego, CA. The theme of the two-day conference was “Helping the global industry bring biosimilars to the US” and it drew more than 100 attendees including representatives from the industry, health care professionals, and payers. ASBM Advisory Chair Philip Schneider gave a presentation […]

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ASBM Presents at World Health Professions Regulation Conference

May 20, 2018

On May 19th, ASBM presented an abstract during the poster session at the World Health Professions Regulation Conference 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland.   ASBM’s poster, entitled “How do policymakers realize the cost-savings from biosimilars while maintaining healthcare provider autonomy?” draws from ASBM’s surveys of 1,832 physicians in 12 countries and 401 pharmacists in the U.S.   The findings […]

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ASBM Hosts Forum on International Naming Harmonization

April 12, 2018

On April 11th in Washington DC, nearly 25 individuals gathered to be part of an exclusive roundtable to discuss a global approach for naming harmonization of biologic medicines.  Representatives from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Health Canada, physician and pharmacist associations, and patient advocacy organizations convened to explore the feasibility of this endeavor and […]

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ASBM Exhibits at June Oncology, Pharmacy Conferences

June 15, 2017

On June 3-5th, ASBM exhibited at the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. There ASBM Chairman Harry L. Gewanter, MD spoke with many physicians, patient advocates and manufacturers about ASBM’s worldwide advocacy on behalf of patients. ASBM shared a booth with Steering Committee member Global Colon Cancer Association, represented by […]

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ASBM Presents With CT State Medical Society

June 1, 2017

On May 30th, in partnership with the Connecticut State Medical Society, ASBM presented a 2-hour Continuing Medical Education (CME) course entitled “Biosimilars: New Choices, New Challenges”. The event began with remarks by CSMS President Jeff Gordon, MD, who is Medical Director of Hematology-Oncology Services at Day-Kimball Hospital in Putnam, CT. Dr. Gordon emphasized the great excitement […]

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What a Difference a Year Makes!

November 18, 2016

Philip J. Schneider, MS FASHP Associate Dean, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy ASBM Advisory Board Chair This past weekend it was my honor to participate in a continuing education course for 100 New York pharmacists on the topic of biologic medicines and biosimilars, including safety and regulatory considerations which affect pharmacy practice.  The 5-hour […]

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ASBM Conducts CE Course for 100 NY Pharmacists

November 14, 2016

On November 13th, ASBM conducted a 5-hour Continuing Education (CE) course for 100 New York pharmacists in Queens, NY. The course, entitled “Biosimilars and Biologics- Regulatory and Practice Issues for Pharmacists” was presented in conjunction with the Long Island University College of Pharmacy (LIU-Pharmacy). The course was a follow-up to the 5-hour course ASBM and LIU-Pharmacy presented in March […]

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