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The number of drugs included on formulary exclusion lists in the US has surpassed more than 400 at the top three PBMs, representing dramatic growth from just five years ago. Express Scripts recently revealed its 2022 exclusions.
US FDA’s first decision on biosimilars interchangeability might have less meaning for two insulin products, but payer and prescriber responses to interchangeable biosimilars for adalimumab, which are further out on the horizon, may be more instructive regarding the importance of interchangeability status.
Sales at the Swiss major have returned to around 80%-90% of their pre-pandemic levels, according to CFO Harry Kirsch after unveiling a healthy set of second-quarter financials.
Entresto and Cosentyx continue to grow but investors will be looking to see if there are candidates in the current portfolio or pipeline that could join them in the mega-blockbuster club.