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Making the Office of Therapeutic Biologics and Biosimilars a stand-alone office in CDER may allow it to add more expertise, but is there an appetite for another reorganization?
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First Humira biosimilar launches raise worries about holes in US health system that may let the brand product continue to dominate. If Humira biosimilars can’t get a strong foothold, reform to biosimilar policy for medicines reimbursed through the pharmacy benefit may be necessary if the US wants to rely on these products to bring down the cost of brand biologics.