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AGA Releases Physician Biosimilars Survey Results

July 29, 2015

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) released the findings of a national survey of gastroenterologists on biologics and biosimilars. The survey of 180 AGA members examined their prescribing practices and explored their views on the safety and quality standards needed as biosimilars enter the U.S. marketplace. Specifically, 40 percent of respondents felt they were extremely or very familiar with biosimilars while 51 percent were somewhat or slightly familiar with biosimilars. Additionally, 67 percent of respondents favored a policy whereby the FDA would not allow indication extrapolation in the approval of biosimilars for inflammatory bowel diseases relative to a policy that allowed for indication extrapolation. Read more.