Getting a Read on the EU’s Biosimilar Uptake Across Therapeutic Areas

Posted by Christina Corridon on May 31, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Laura Nielsen co-authored this blog post with Christina Corridon. 

Since the first EU biosimilar approval for Sandoz’s Omnitrope 12 years ago, the European biosimilar market has been difficult to predict. The dynamic policy and regulatory environment, differing levels of payer control, and variability in go-to-market approaches and manufacturing necessitate a bit of guesswork when it comes to predicting how a given biosimilar will perform. 


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MACRA: A Stepping-Stone for Broader Changes

Posted by Christina Corridon on Dec 11, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Howard Deutsch co-wrote this blog post with Christina Corridon.

In its current form, the Medicare Access and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 directly impacts the reimbursement rates and methodology of the physician fee schedule under Medicare Part B. However, MACRA is unlikely to have a significant impact on physician behavior or drug choice. Nonetheless, MACRA is part of a larger transition of payment based on volume to payment based on value (quality and cost reduction). Physicians will be penalized for continuing with “business as usual,” and newfound attention to tracking and reporting outcomes will be rewarded.


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A New Era of Biosimilars in Oncology: Four Themes From ESMO 2017

Posted by Christina Corridon on Sep 21, 2017 12:30:53 PM

The European healthcare landscape has more than a decade of in-market experience with supportive care biosimilars. However, we’re entering a new era for biosimilars in oncology with the recent launch of therapeutic biosimilars in the EU.

At the recent European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress, held Sept. 8-12 in Madrid, the European medical industry came together for clinical data updates, expertise-sharing and advisory guidance. There were six presentations on biosimilars at the event, including those sponsored by biosimilar manufacturers. Consistent across many sessions were four core themes:


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Oncology ‘War Games’: Opportunities for Success With Competitive Scenario Workshops

Posted by Christina Corridon on Mar 20, 2017 3:31:04 PM

A decade or so ago, some oncology organizations may have seen a competitive scenario workshop as more of an optional exercise, particularly if they were launching as the first-in-class product to address a high area of unmet need (as was often the case). But times have changed.


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Increasing Collaboration to Lower System Cost and Deliver Value: Insights From ASH 2016

Posted by Christina Corridon on Dec 22, 2016 11:13:31 AM

Meadow Green co-wrote this post with Christina Corridon.

In addition to its coverage on value in cancer treatments, the 2016 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting also featured sessions that highlighted how players in a rapidly evolving healthcare delivery ecosystem can collaborate to deliver value and lower system costs.


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