Optum Rx to place Boehringer’s Cyltezo® (interchangeable adalimumab) on its formulary as preferred brand

Jun 23, 2023

Boehringer Ingelheim announced that Optum Rx, pharmacy benefit manager, will place Cyltezo® (adalimumab-adbm), the FDA-approved Interchangeable biosimilar to AbbVie’s Humira® on its commercial formulary as a preferred brand.  Optum Rx covers more than 66 million members in the US.

Optum Rx will also supply two other adalimumab biosimilars, Sandoz’s Hymiroz® and Amgen’s Amjevita®

Cyltezo® became authorised for supply in the US on 1 July 2023 following the Boehringer and AbbVie settlement  of their patent dispute on 14 May 2019.

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