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Issues about biosimilar substitutionAt a time when biosimilars are of strong interest to insurers and health care systems for cost control, physicians are not rushing to issue a blank check for their substitution. Details here.
Pharmacy prices vary widely for generic heart drugsThe prices of heart failure drugs at retail pharmacies vary widely, and uninsured patients may not be able to afford them, researchers have found.
Generic drugs save U.S. $227 billionGeneric drugs produced $227 billion in savings for the U.S. healthcare system in 2015
Why Remicade biosimilar sales will grow in the U.S.Two new biosimilar announcements are expected to increase the uptake of the biosimilar infliximab to Johnson & Johnson’s Remicade for rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and other inflammatory conditions.
Industry pushes for faster generic approvals as costs riseGeneric drugmakers and others are pushing for faster FDA approval of generics.
Will docs prescribe the new RA biosimilars?While FDA recently approved two new biosimilars for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases, questions remain about how quickly physicians and patients will embrace the new drugs.
Five specialty pharmaceutical trends to watchApprovals of specialty pharmaceuticals have far outpaced traditional drugs, and that trend will continue. But that’s not the only specialty medication trend that healthcare executives should have on their radar.
Study: New cholesterol drugs cost 356 times more than genericsA report from the Alliance of Community Health Plans can help get a better sense of how well drugs help patients compared to other treatment options.
Medicare drug spending spike shows need for genericsAn exclusive Associated Press report found that Medicare’s spending on certain drugs soared by 85% in two years.
What the new biosimilar means for U.S. healthcarePhysicians and pharmacists welcomed FDA’s recent approval of etanercept-szzs (Erelzi), a biosimilar to Amgen’s top-selling Enbrel for rheumatoid arthritis, plaque psoriasis, and other inflammatory conditions.