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GHLF/50-SN activity at FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee Meeting July 12th & July 13th

On July 12th and 13th the Arthritis Advisory Committee, or AAC, met at the FDA to participate in a hearing about two potential biosimilar drugs. GHLF provided commentary to speak on behalf of the 50-State Network. What is the AAC? The AAC, created by the FDA, reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety and efficacy […]

GHLF in the news
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Makers of Humira and Enbrel Using New Drug Patents to Delay Generic Versions

The best-selling drugs Humira and Enbrel have a lot in common. They both use biotechnology to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and other autoimmune diseases. And they come with giant price tags approaching $50,000 a year.

FDA Testimony
July 12th – GHLF testimony and recommendation to FDA on proposed biosimilar to HUMIRA (adalimumab)

The committee will discuss biologics license application (BLA) 761024, for ABP 501, a proposed biosimilar to AbbVie Inc.’s HUMIRA (adalimumab), submitted by Amgen, Inc.