As pharma prepares for a ‘new normal,’ patient needs come first

Posted by Jessica Jarvis on Wed, Apr 22, 2020

Pratap Khedkar and Ganesh Vedarajan co-wrote this blog post with Jess Jarvis.

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The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing a lot of uncertainty and turmoil to the life sciences industry, and more broadly across the healthcare ecosystem. But it also has inspired new ways of thinking, collaborating and operating a business—all at a pace that we’ve never quite seen before. To understand the key challenges that manufacturers currently are facing, we invited 14 senior industry leaders to participate in a virtual roundtable, the first in ZS’s Determining the Way Forward After COVID-19 series. One simple question was at the core of every topic we discussed: How can we do what’s best for the patient?


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The Humira Question: Will the Adalimumab Biosimilars Live Up to the Hype?

Posted by Prateek Yadav on Fri, Dec 07, 2018

Prateek Yadav co-wrote this blog post with Christina Corridon, Tucker Herbert, Didier Chicheportiche and Gustavo Poblete.

The biosimilars market in Europe continues to generate buzz as it captures considerable market share from major blockbuster-branded biologics. Most recently, Celltrion's Truxima, a biosimilar of Roche's MabThera (rituximab), captured 32% market share in 18 European countries. Regulatory agencies have also welcomed biosimilars for the promise of the potential cost savings that they bring. Earlier, the U.K.’s National Health Service reported that switching patients from branded drugs to biosimilars and generics led to a savings of £324 million last year.


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