July 15, 2022

Can Biosimilars Save You Money?

Can Biosimilars Save You Money?

Biosimilars have the potential to lower costs. But due to middlemen like pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), those savings don’t always trickle down to patients at the pharmacy counter. How can we fix this system? Julie Reed, executive director of the...


Biosimilars have the potential to lower costs. But due to middlemen like pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), those savings don’t always trickle down to patients at the pharmacy counter. How can we fix this system?

Julie Reed, executive director of the Biosimilars Forum, joins the podcast to explain what biosimilars are, why uptake has been slow, and what can be done to improve patient access and lower costs. 

We also hear from Lauren Kopsick, who shares her experience navigating burdensome step therapy requirements for her son’s care. 

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

Guests: 

Julie Reed, Executive Director, Biosimilars Forum

Lauren Kopsick, Founder, Parent it Forward

Becca Vacha, Patient Correspondent

Links: 

Patients Rising Now Announces Masterclass Graduates

Patient Action Center

Learning Module: The Role Biologics & Biosimilars Can Play in Healthcare

Lend Your Voice to Support the Safe Step Act Here

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