Sept. 24, 2021

Biosimilars Can Lower Costs

Biosimilars Can Lower Costs

As Congress continues to debate solutions to lower healthcare costs, biosimilars are a promising option. But uptake of biosimilars has been slow in the U.S., and few patients are seeing direct savings at the pharmacy counter.

Brian Lehman, Director of Patient Advocacy at Sandoz, explains how biosimilars play a role in patient care and result in cost savings to the healthcare system. Mary Jo Carden, Head of Policy, lays out policy actions to boost biosimilar use. And while biosimilars might not be a good fit for all patients, Terry and Dr. Bob look at the ways these medications can improve patient access for many individuals. 

Hosts: 

Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent, Patients Rising

Guests:

Brian Lehman, Director, Patient Advocacy and Strategic Alliances, Sandoz

Mary Jo Carden, Head of Policy, Sandoz

Monica Bryant, COO, Triage Cancer

Dorothea Lantz, Patient Correspondent

Links:

The Role Biologics and Biosimilars Can Play in Healthcare

Biosimilars: What is Interchangeability, Reference Product, and Why You Should Care

U.S. FDA approves first biosimilar rival to Roche’s blockbuster eye drug

Triage Cancer Estate Planning Resources

State-Specific Estate Planning Toolkit

Introduction to Estate Planning

NORD Statement on Proposed Changes to the Orphan Drug Tax Credit

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