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January 6, 2017

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From Drug Benefit News - Health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers participating in the individual health insurance exchanges are facing major challenges as Congress and the incoming Trump administration debate repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Read more

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January 12, 2017
FDA Finalizes Naming Guidance for Biologics, Biosimilars

In final guidance, FDA says all biologics, not only biosimilars, will have four-letter suffixes; agency still considering “appropriate suffix format” for interchangeable biosimilars

December 28, 2016
FDA Issues More Biosimilar Guidance

FDA issues guidance on clinical pharmacology data needed to show a product is biosimilar to its reference drug

December 2, 2016
CMS Releases 2015 National Health Expenditures Data

CMS reports that spending on prescription drugs rose 9.0% in 2015, down from 12.4% growth in 2014 but an increase from 2.3% in 2013

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