We have entered into a new era of innovation in medical science where ‘one size fits all’ type of treatment is making a sizeable space for a new ‘made-to-measure’ variety of the same. Such medicines are being developed particularly for … Continue reading
Tag Archives: biosimilar
Patent Expiry No Longer End of The Road
Who says that the phenomenal success of blockbuster drugs is mostly eaten away by ‘look-alikes’ of the same, immediately after respective patent expiry? It doesn’t seem to be so any longer, not anymore! Several examples will vindicate this emerging trend. … Continue reading
Improving Patient Access To Biosimilar Drugs: Two Key Barriers
Novel biologic medicines have unlocked a new frontier offering more effective treatment for a host of chronic and life-threatening diseases, such as varieties of cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes, to name just a few. However, these drugs being hugely expensive, … Continue reading
Is Criticizing Pharma Now Just A Fad?
Is criticizing pharma now just a fad of its stakeholders? Fathoming the right answer to this seemingly simple question may not be too easy, either, for some. The task could even be more onerous, especially when the global ‘researched based’ … Continue reading
An Emerging Yo-Yo Syndrome With Biosimilar Drugs
Competition from Biosimilar drugs poses a threat of a combined revenue loss of estimated US$ 110 billion of those pharma players who are still enjoying market monopoly with patented biologic brands. This is expected to surely happen, in the long … Continue reading
Biosimilar Drugs: First Indian Foot Print In An Uncharted Frontier
A homegrown Indian biologic manufacturer is now about to leave behind its first foot-print, with a ‘made in India’ biosimilar drug, in one of the largest pharma market of the world. This was indeed an uncharted frontier, and a dream … Continue reading
Biosimilar Drugs: Why Prescriptions Aren’t Still Enough?
On September 3, 2015, in a Press Release, Novartis announced, “Zarxio(TM) (filgrastim-sndz) is now available in the United States. Zarxio is the first biosimilar approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the first to launch in the … Continue reading
A Great News! But…Would This ‘Golden Goose’ Lay Golden Eggs?
On December 9, 2014, international media flashed across the world a great news item from the Indian pharma industry: “The first biosimilar of the world’s top-selling medicine Humira (adalimumab) of AbbVie has been launched in India by Zydus Cadila.” This … Continue reading