Boehringer Ingelheim’s adalimumab-adbm interchangeable biosimilar is now available at an 81% discount to the price of its reference drug, AbbVie Inc.’s Humira (adalimumab), the manufacturer said Oct. 2. In early July, the company launched a branded version of the agent, Cyltezo, at a 5% discount. Both are citrate-free formulations available in various strengths for multiple inflammatory conditions.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. will voluntarily withdraw Exkivity (mobocertinib) after the Phase III EXCLAIM-2 confirmatory trial did not meet its primary endpoint, the company disclosed Oct. 2. The FDA gave the kinase inhibitor accelerated approval on Sept. 15, 2021, for the treatment of adults with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 20 insertion mutations, as detected by an FDA-approved test, whose disease has progressed on or after platinum-based chemotherapy. The company says it made the decision in consultation with the FDA and is working with the agency on withdrawal timing. It also is working with other regulatory agencies to withdraw the drug globally. In the meantime, Takeda says it is working to make sure that people receiving Exkivity can maintain access to the medication.