March 6, 2020

Biosimilars: What You Need to Know

Biosimilars: What You Need to Know

Price: one the of largest barriers to medical treatment and accessible medicine. As many patients struggle to afford the high price tags at the pharmacy, there might soon be a solution. As more biosimilars enter the commercial market, some experts are claiming that they will actually lead to lower drug costs for patients everywhere. 

In the second episode of the Patients Rising Podcast, we look into the relationship between biosimilars and drug prices, break down what exactly biosimilars are, and how they are changing the healthcare landscape. 


Chad Pettit, Executive Director, Global Value Access and Policy, Amgen Biosimilars Business Unit, Thousand Oaks, California.

Chad Pettit has worked with biotechnology company Amgen for nearly 20 years. In his current role as Executive Director, Mr. Pettit serves as a liaison with biopharmaceutical companies on biosimilar policy. He also focuses on introducing biosimilars to the market and working with policy to ensure commercialization leads to cost savings in all global regions. He works at the intersection of policy and biopharmaceutical medicine to facilitate greater accessibility and has an acute understanding of the impacts biosimilars have on the global health care market. Most recently, he has worked to construct a global market access launch strategy for Amgen’s 10 biosimilars. 

Previously at Amgen, Mr. Pettit served on the U.S. Biosimilars industry trade group as the Amgen Board Member. 

Mr. Pettit earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Davis, and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. 


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 


Public Workshop: FDA/FTC Workshop on a Competitive Marketplace for Biosimilars

Heimerdinger Foundation

Ceres Community Project

Patient’s Rising Concierge