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Roche Makes Tocilizumab Launch Prediction As Biosimilars Progress

One Analyst Suggests: ‘There Have Been Filings’

Executive Summary

Roche gave small insight into its expectations around biosimilar competition for its Actemra/RoActemra (tocilizumab) treatment for inflammatory diseases. Extraordinary demand for the biologic led sales to skyrocket by 143% in the third quarter and caused supply constraints for the originator.

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