Merck announces U.S. launch of Renflexis (infliximab-abda), a biosimilar of remicade, for all eligible indications


24 July 2017 - Merck today announced the U.S. launch of Renflexis (infliximab-abda), a biosimilar of the originator biologic medicine Remicade (infliximab). 

Renflexis was approved by the U.S. FDA on April 21 for all eligible indications. Renflexis is the first medicine available in the U.S. under a global biosimilars development and commercialisation agreement between Merck and Samsung Bioepis.

“Merck looks forward to launching Renflexis in the United States to help meet the needs of patients, physicians and payers,” said Dora Bibila, general manager, Merck Biosimilars. “As a global health care leader, Merck believes that biosimilars have the potential to help increase access to these important medicines while also providing savings for the health care system.”

Renflexis will be introduced in the U.S. at a list price (wholesaler acquisition cost) of $753.39, representing a 35 percent discount to the current list price of Remicade, its reference product. Wholesaler acquisition costs do not include discounts that may be paid on the products.

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