After a 20-year monopoly on the market, AbbVie's Humira has lost exclusivity with the entrance of Amgen's biosimilar, Amjevita. This marks the beginning of the end of the $114 billion rheumatoid arthritis drug's dominance, propped up by widely critiqued patent thicketing. The biosimilar will follow a dual pricing system that, at best, will be half the cost of brand name Humira.
According to , “Humira's price, according to Amgen. Humira costs $6,922 for a month's supply, meaning Amjevita's price — depending on the buyer — will be $6,576 or $3,115. The higher price is designed to entice pharmacy benefit managers, and the lower one is for payers, according to Bloomberg.”
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(Source: Becker's Hospital Review, January 31st, 2023)