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Surveyed Physicians Expect to Choose Between Future Biosimilars Based on Robustness and Number of Clinical Trials

Companies mentioned in this article: Decision Resources Group

BURLINGTON, Mass., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that physicians surveyed across six different specialties (medical oncology, hematology-oncology, rheumatology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and nephrology) expect the robustness and number of clinical trials that a biosimilar has been assessed in to be the strongest influencers of which biosimilar product they choose to prescribe.

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Other key findings from the Biosimilars Advisory Service report entitled Acceptance of Biosimilars Across Physician Specialties:

    --  Preferred biosimilars: The majority of surveyed European oncologists and
        nephrologists that prescribe biosimilars have a preferred biosimilar
        product, and that preference is driven by which manufacturer they trust
        most.
    --  Greater trust in large biotech companies as biosimilar manufacturers:
        Surveyed physicians currently place greater trust in large biotech
        companies such as Amgen than small-molecule generics companies as
        manufacturers of biosimilars.
    --  Uptake of biosimilars: Physician responses across a broad range of
        survey questions highlight the degree to which biosimilar uptake will
        vary by country, therapeutic specialty and molecular complexity.

Comments from Decision Resources Group Senior Director Kate Keeping:

    --  "Although physicians expect to be able to differentiate biosimilars
        based on the strength of clinical data, this is rarely the case with
        currently available biosimilars. Less than one-third of surveyed
        biosimilar prescribers indicated that their prescribing decision was
        made on a belief that the biosimilar had the best clinical data."
    --  "We expect the uptake of biosimilars to vary across physician
        specialties. For example, a greater proportion of oncologists indicate
        that they are more willing to use biosimilar recombinant proteins in
        many or all of their patients following launch than endocrinologists."

About Decision Resources Group
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For more information, contact:

Decision Resources Group
Christopher Comfort
781-993-2597
ccomfort@dresourcesgroup.com

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