As Congress stumbles toward a government shutdown, health policy legislation continues to simmer in the background.
In January, the 21-year monopoly for AbbVie’s blockbuster drug Humira (adalimumab) came to an end with the launch of Amjevita, Amgen’s biosimilar adalimumab.
Recent congressional focus on the business practices of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) has been intense. Six committees have held 11 hearings related to PBMs in the first 20 weeks of the 118th Congress, and legislation is advancing in both chambers.
After 20 years, the monopoly for Abbvie’s Humira (adalimumab) has ended with the recent entry of Amgen’s biosimilar Amjevita. However, Amgen’s dual pricing strategy for its product has been raising some eyebrows.