Patent Thickets Constrain US Biosimilars Market
Alex Brill and Christy Robinson | BioProcess International
Biosimilars represent a significant cost-savings opportunity in the United States because they can introduce competition for some of the most expensive and widely used prescription drugs on the market: originator biologics. Several market and regulatory barriers have slowed biosimilar market entry and uptake in the United States. Some hurdles are unintentional or transitory; others are deliberately crafted by manufacturers of reference biologics to thwart competition.