Cardinal Health Report Highlights ‘Pivotal Year’ for Biosimilars

The FDA approved the first biosimilar in 2015, and since then, almost 50 more have been greenlighted. Last year saw the biggest influx of these competitors onto the U.S. market, and a recent Cardinal Health report, titled 2024 Biosimilars Report: Insights on a pivotal year of evolution and expansion, highlights this burgeoning market.

Since 2015, biosimilars have saved $23.6 billion, with $9.4 billion of that total coming in 2023 alone. Last year saw the long-awaited competition to the top-selling Humira (adalimumab) from AbbVie Inc., with nine biosimilars launching, two of them with interchangeable status, an important differentiator to providers. “As the top-selling drug in the world with annual sales of $20 billion in 2022, the potential monetary impact of increased market competition cannot be overstated,” says the report.

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Angela Maas

Angela Maas

Angela has an extensive background of editing, reporting and writing for trade and consumer publications. She has written Radar on Specialty Pharmacy since she joined AIS Health in 2005 and has broad knowledge of the various issues at play within the space. She also has written for Spotlight on Market Access since its 2017 launch. Before joining AIS Health, she was managing editor at Employee Benefit News and Employee Benefit News Canada and managing editor at Hem Aware (a hemophilia publication), Lupus Living and Momentum (a multiple sclerosis publication). She has a B.A. in English and an M.A. in British literature from Arizona State University.

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