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Viewpoint: knowledge and viewpoints on biosimilar monoclonal antibodies among members of the European Crohn's and Colitis Organization.

AbstractBACKGROUND:
Recently, two infliximab biosimilar monoclonal antibodies (mAb) have been approved by the European Medical Agency for all immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMID), including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Current knowledge regarding biosimilars among gastroenterologists and in particular among IBD specialists is unknown. Therefore we developed a web survey to evaluate the awareness of biosimilar mAb among IBD specialists and their readiness to use these therapies.
METHODS:
A 15-question multiple choice anonymous web survey was conducted with the logistic support of ECCO, with questions covering the most relevant aspects on biosimilars. Randomly selected ECCO members were invited by e-mail to participate. A descriptive analysis of responses was performed and analyzed.
AuthorsSilvio Danese, Gionata Fiorino, Pierre Michetti
JournalJournal of Crohn's & colitis (J Crohns Colitis) Vol. 8 Issue 11 Pg. 1548-50 (Nov 2014) ISSN: 1876-4479 [Electronic] Netherlands
PMID25008477 (Publication Type: Journal Article)
CopyrightCopyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Chemical References
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Biosimilar Pharmaceuticals
  • Infliximab
Topics
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal (therapeutic use)
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal (therapeutic use)
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Biosimilar Pharmaceuticals (therapeutic use)
  • Colitis, Ulcerative (drug therapy)
  • Crohn Disease (drug therapy)
  • Drug Approval
  • Drug Substitution
  • Europe
  • Gastroenterology
  • Health Care Surveys
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • Infliximab

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