On September 30, 2019, Ha Kung Wong co-authored "Can Congress Speed Biosimilars to Market by Limiting Patent Litigations?" in The Center for Biosimilars. The following is an excerpt:
Biosimilar uptake has been low in the United States so far, with market shares for most biosimilars under 10%. Given the cost savings potential, trying to increase biosimilar uptake has been high on Congress’ agenda. There are many bills pending in Congress dealing with issues from a variety of angles, such as changes to the FDA Purple Book listing of biologic drugs, limits on patent litigation, changes to patent office proceedings, and ways to combat anticompetitive behavior, such as innovator product sponsors inappropriately withholding samples. But will they actually help bring biosimilars to market more quickly?