Washington Correspondent Nicholas Florko reports on the the intersection of politics and health policy. He is the author the newsletter “D.C. Diagnosis.” You have questions on biosimilars. We have answers About the Authors Reprints What’s included? Not surprisingly, there are a lot of questions these days about biosimilars — nearly identical variants of biologic drugs that are expected to achieve the same results in patients as the original brand-name drug. Last week we hosted an hourlong webinar on the biosimilars, and we also fielded many questions on the subject from folks who tuned in.But we ran out of time to answer all of the questions, so to compensate, we collected some more of those questions and compiled responses below. Tags Biosimilarsdrug developmentfinancelegalpharmaceuticalspolicySTAT+ By Nicholas Florko and Ed Silverman Nov. 20, 2018 Reprints What is it? Nicholas Florko GET STARTED Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. @NicholasFlorko Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Log In | Learn More [email protected] Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Ed Silverman Pharmalot Justin Sullivan/Getty Images [email protected] @Pharmalot
MACAU – Ian Poulter played like a golfer returning from a four-month break on Friday, losing his first-round lead and slipping into a share for 11th at the halfway mark of the Macau Open after carding a 2-over 73 in the second round. Anirban Lahiri overcame an early triple-bogey on the par-5 12th to move into a five-way share of the lead at 8-under 134 with a 68 in the second round. Scott Vincent’s 64 was the lowest score on Friday at the par-71 Macau Golf and Country Club, and he joined 2014 champion Lahiri, Chikkarangappa (65), Sutijet Kooratanappisan (66) and Kalem Richardson (67) in the lead heading into the weekend. ”Obviously not the start I was looking for but I was confident if I could claw myself back, I could put a score together,” said Lahiri, who recovered with five birdies and an eagle. ”I’m still a bit disappointed I didn’t birdie one of the last three holes. However, I’m happy to keep myself in it.” Carlos Pigem, who had a share of the first-round lead with Poulter, followed his opening 64 with an even-par 71 to slip into sixth. After opening with a 64 on Thursday – his first competitive round since missing the cut at Colonial – Poulter had a double-bogey 7 at the 12th and three more bogeys in the second round, but made some ground back with three birdies as he slipped to a 73. Poulter was coming off 14 weeks on the sidelines because of an arthritic joint in his right foot, although he remained involved as a non-playing vice captain for Europe in its Ryder Cup loss to the United States. Darren Clarke, Europe’s Ryder Cup captain, missed the halfway cut, following up his opening 74 with a marginally improved 73.
slidezero.com/iStock(CHARLOTTE, S.C.) — A man had to be airlifted to a local hospital after he became trapped underneath the debris left behind by a large house explosion in North Carolina on Tuesday.The explosion occurred in the wealthy suburb of Ballantyne, just south of Charlotte, leaving behind fiery rubble and over 80 firefighters scrambling to put out the fire and find any other survivors, the Charlotte Fire Department said on Twitter.“I just went out for a walk. I put my Beats on, and I walked right by the house. I walked on, maybe two minutes, and through my Beats, I heard a boom,” neighbor Lorie Porter told ABC Charlotte affiliate WSOC. “Something told me to turn around and walk back, and I started turning around, and all the neighbors started to run out of their homes. And there’s debris right where I had walked, and the house was just leveled.”Multiple people called 911 about the explosion and the ensuing fire, including the man who had been trapped inside, the fire department said, adding that he was able to lead them to his location.By Tuesday evening, firefighters had sawed through piles of wood and were using specialized listening equipment and confined space cameras to search for other possible survivors.It’s unclear what caused the explosion, which tore into the home next door, where two occupants were injured and later treated by medics on the scene. One other survivor had also been freed after they were found to be conscious and alert, the department said on Twitter.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Brentford boss Mark Warburton has told the club’s website his side can cope with Sheffield Wednesday’s direct style on a wearing Hillsborough pitch.The two sides meet on Tuesday night, with the Bees hoping to win to enhance their play-off chances.Warburton said he was confident his players could impose themselves on the game despite the test that awaits them.AdChoices广告He said: “Sheffield Wednesday will pose a tough challenge. They are physically proficient with talented players like Chris Maguire and Lewis McGugan.“They are organised with an aerial threat. They can be direct and they can play and they have an excellent goalkeeper.“The pitch is a question mark. It is not the best but we have to deal with it, other teams do. We will be positive and try to impose ourselves on the game.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
International Director of Cricket says inclusion of world-class talent highlights CPL’s standingAustralian two-time ICC Cricket World Cup winner Tom Moody believes that this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will be the most competitive yet and that the inclusion of a myriad of world-class players across all six teams will make it the biggest and best yet.Moody, who recently steered Sunrisers Hyderabad to their maiden IPL title as Head Coach, is the CPL’s International Director of Cricket and played a key role in securing the signing of overseas players of the calibre of AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, Brendon McCullum and Shane Watson for the first time.The 50-year-old believes that their commitment to the biggest party in sport, allied to a host of outstanding local West Indies and international stars, is a ringing endorsement of the growing international stature of the CPL, which will this year be played between 29 June and 7 August.Speaking exclusively to www.cplt20.com, in an interview which is available for free download and editorial use, the former Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Western Australian all-rounder, who scored 21,001 first class runs and took 361 first-class wickets in a career spanning 16 years, spoke about winning the IPL, the growth of CPL’s standing internationally and outlined his hopes for the forthcoming season.On coaching the IPL winners: “It was definitely career highlight to be involved in a successful IPL campaign. The IPL, as we all know, is a big tournament and to end up winning what is a pretty hard-fought battle, and get the reward at the end of it is a real bonus for all involved in the campaign.”On the impact of West Indies’ Treble winning success over the last six months: “I think it (the Treble victories) was just wonderful and it’s not just the Men’s team, it’s right through from the Under-19s winning their World Cup and the Women winning their World Cup and then then Men putting the cherry on the cake. I think that’s an enormous boost to West Indies cricket and it’s a great way to launch another CPL season. The CPL is on the rise, everyone’s talking about it, everyone wants to be involved in it and to have that success at all those levels is only going to have the islands buzzing.”On the CPL’s recruitment drive in the close season: “I think it’s enormous (boost). I obviously spoke to all of these players (AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, Kumar Sangakkara and Shane Watson) with regard to getting involved in the CPL in 2016 and it wasn’t a hard sell. The best players in the world want to play in this tournament because they have heard a lot of positive things about the tournament, they’ve heard how successful it’s been, they’ve heard how competitive it’s been and the best players want to play in the best tournaments. It’s as simple as that. To lure the likes of McCullum, de Villiers, Watson and whoever it might have been to this tournament, and it’s littered with big international names, was a reasonably easy task purely because of what the CPL has managed to build over the last three years.”On developing the next generation of West Indies players: “For me the CPL is one pathway where players, right from the Under-19’s level through to domestic players, who might not get the light shone on them during the summer, can launch their careers. We’ve seen it before in the IPL with young Indians, and in Australia with young Australians (in the Big Bash). And it should really be no different in the Caribbean where the CPL can be a vehicle for young players to be really highlighted on the big stage because they’re playing against some of the best players in the world. If they can stack up against those players and perform consistently and really shine over the tournament, it’s a real launching pad for them into their career.”On the emergence of Guyana Amazon Warriors-bound Adam Zampa in recent months: “It doesn’t matter if you’re a veteran of 100 Test matches, or a rising star, the Caribbean Premier League is a tournament that people want to perform in. Adam Zampa is a great example of someone who sees the Caribbean Premier League as an opportunity for him to continue to develop and increase his stock as a cricketer. If he continues to have a good Tri-Series prior to this tournament, and he backs it up with a good CPL, he’s going to be looked upon more and more as a real contender for Australian cricket in all formats of the game.”On the move to Lauderhill in Florida and the entry of CPL into the USA: “I think it’s a very exciting opportunity for the CPL to introduce a formal, vibrant and successful tournament to the American market. We know it’s going to be very diverse, in terms of the audience, and that’s the exciting thing. We’ll be introducing the game to some new people and we’re going to be bringing the game to people that have been starved of live cricket. I can see a lot of people travelling from far and wide just to capture a few days’ cricket and, to me, it’s a really exciting opportunity for the players of the Caribbean and the internationals who are involved to really showcase their skills and put on a show in that week were in Florida.”On the competitiveness of squads across the board in this year’s CPL: “There’s no doubt that every side was very shrewd through the Draft process and recruited very well. You can’t pick a winner. In the past you could have hinted that maybe the (Barbados) Tridents and the (Jamaica) Tallawahs were destined to play Finals cricket. But you look at the teams now and it’s very hard to pick a top two. And that’s very exciting for the tournament. There’s nothing better than having all six teams towards the back end of the tournament vying for the Finals.”On the Australian influence at CPL 2016 (Watson, Hussey, Lynn, Zampa): “You can guarantee that the Australian audience Down Under will be keeping an eager eye on some of their favourite players. I know that the CPL has definitely got traction in Australia and people do follow the tournament closely. Obviously likes of Watson and Hussey are favourites in all forms of the game, Hussey is continuing to show how it’s done long after his international retirement and with Zampa, everyone’s excited with his meteoric rise, there’s no doubt it’s exciting when he gets the ball in his hand.”Tickets for all CPL matches across the Caribbean and in Florida are on sale from www.cplt20.com.