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A small number of drugs account for most of Medicare spending

Home/Reports | Posted 04/06/2021

A new analysis carried out by KFF, a non-profit organization that provides independent information on national health issues, has found that a relatively small share of drugs without generic or biosimilar competitors, accounted for a disproportionate share of prescription drug spending in the US Medicare* system in 2019 [1].

Rheumatologists are prescribing more biosimilars

Home/Reports | Posted 31/05/2021

Although the use of biosimilars for the treatment of autoimmune diseases varies widely by geographical region, the trend is that rheumatologists are prescribing more biosimilars.

US biosimilars pipeline for growth hormone, infertility and bone health drugs – 2021

Home/Reports | Posted 31/05/2021

Global spending on medicine continues to grow. As of 2019, approximately US$1.25 trillion had been spent on medicines, up from just US$887 billion in 2010. That number is expected to increase to US$1.59 billion by 2024, with biologicals making up an increasing part of this total due to their use to treat previously intractable diseases. In fact, spending on biologicals has doubled since 2007 and growth has outstripped that of total sales of pharmaceuticals by a significant margin. The global biologicals market in 2020 was worth approximately US$239.2 billion, and in 2020 five of the top 10 best-selling drugs were biologicals compared with a high of seven in 2018, and only three in 2008 [1].

US biosimilars pipeline for immunosuppressants, insulin and ophthalmology – 2021

Home/Reports | Posted 21/05/2021

Biologicals are becoming increasingly important in the pharmaceuticals market due to their use to treat chronic diseases. The global biologicals market in 2020 was worth approximately US$239.2 billion, and in 2020 five of the top 10 best-selling drugs were biologicals compared with a high of seven in 2018, and only three in 2008 [1].

US biosimilars pipeline for supportive care, oncology and TNF inhibitors – 2021

Home/Reports | Posted 14/05/2021

Biologicals represent many of the most promising new therapies for previously intractable diseases and are becoming increasingly important in the pharmaceuticals market. The global biologicals market in 2020 was worth approximately US$239.2 billion, and in 2020 five of the top 10 best-selling drugs were biologicals compared with a high of seven in 2018, and only three in 2008 [1].

Biosimilars market and opportunities in Europe

Home/Reports | Posted 17/05/2019

How the biosimilars market in Europe has changed and what opportunities for biosimilars exist for the near term in the region is being reviewed by Murray Aitken in this article [1].

Approval and launch dates for US biosimilars – 2021

Home/Reports | Posted 07/05/2021

To date (7 May 2021), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved 29 biosimilars, plus four follow-on biologicals [1]. The pipeline for biosimilars continues to grow, however, of the 29 biosimilars approved, only 20 have so far been launched [2].

The future of copy biologicals in China

Home/Reports | Posted 30/04/2021

Between 2013 and 2017 the market for biologicals in China almost tripled. According to law firm Hogan Lovells, the market for biologicals was expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17% through 2022, with most of this expansion coming from monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), which are expected to grow at a CAGR of over 40% through 2022. However, according to new reports, the market has already grown three-fold between 2017 and 2021 and could grow five-fold over the next 10 years.

Challenges facing copy biologicals in China

Home/Reports | Posted 23/04/2021

There are many challenges still facing Chinese companies when it comes to getting copy biologicals onto the market. Such challenges include creating a strong manufacturing and distribution infrastructure, which is essential for the successful launch of copy biologicals.

Investment increasing pipeline of copy biologicals in China

Home/Reports | Posted 16/04/2021

Investment in research and development for copy biologicals is producing an extensive pipeline of products in China.