Understanding the Value of Biosimilars
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Today, spending on biologic drugs makes up 43% of total drug spending. This is a growing area of new innovation for a multitude of therapeutic areas, and also an area of growing cost. To increase the use of biosimilars, strategies must be implemented to focus on biologics and drive cost-savings. To share these strategies, host JC Scott is joined by two members of Prime Therapeutics, Dr. Joe Leach, Prime Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, along with Jarrod Henshaw, Prime Senior Vice President and Innovation & Supply Chain Officer. Prime Therapeutics recently announced a major program addressing the increased use of biosimilars. Jarrod explains the differences between traditional drugs vs. biologics and generics drugs vs. biosimilars. Jarrod and Dr. Leach discuss what it means for biosimilars to be interchangeable, how they confront fears and misperceptions on biosimilars, what roles PBMs must play to drive the cost-savings from adoption of biosimilars, and how policies and incentives can encourage the use of biosimilars.
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