Providing a much-needed lift to struggling Gamida Cell Ltd., the U.S. FDA has approved the firm’s advanced cell therapy Omisirge (omidubicel-onlv) to reduce the risk of infection in patients with hematologic malignancies aged 12 years and older who are scheduled to have umbilical cord blood transplantation.
With at least six others behind it, Amgen Inc.’s Amjevita is leading a 2023 U.S. biosimilars charge to challenge the all-time biggest-selling drug, Humira (adalimumab), from Abbvie Inc. Amjevita hit the U.S. market Jan. 31, and Amgen has the biosimilar priced at two levels, both lower than Humira’s. One is a list price 55% below Humira’s list price of about $115,000 annually and the second is 5% below Humira’s list price. Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Sandoz Inc., Samsung Bioepis Co. Ltd./Organon & Co., Pfizer Inc., Viatris Inc. and Coherus Biosciences Inc. all have biosimilar challengers to Humira that are set to launch in July 2023, all likely to come with a lower price tag than Humira’s.
Now in its 10th year, Clarivate’s newly released Drugs to Watch 2023 report primarily features treatments targeted to a particular biomarker, signaling the advance and increasing potential of personalized medicines. The 15 drugs on the list are anticipated to either register sales of more than $1 billion by 2027 or be clinical game changers. Nine are predicted to hit $1 billion annual sales each in China by 2030.