AbbVie’s Humira has raked in about $200 billion over its lifetime.PHOTO: JOE BUGLEWICZ FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
As AbbVie’s Humira faces copycat biologics, the biggest beneficiaries will be the middlemen negotiating and dispensing the drugs such as Cigna and CVS.
By David Wainer
Yet the makers of the complex generics known as biosimilars won’t necessarily be the biggest winners. The top beneficiaries could instead be the middlemen such as Cigna CI -0.41%decrease; red down pointing triangle and CVS Health CVS -0.86%decrease; red down pointing triangle, which will negotiate and dispense the drugs to patients.
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