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TOP - October 2021 Vol 14, No 6 | Biosimilars

On September 21, 2021, the Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM), the trade association of generic and biosimilar manufacturers, released topline findings from its forthcoming 2021 U.S. Generic & Biosimilar Medicines Savings Report highlighting the value of generic and biosimilar drugs. Read More ›

Although the role of biosimilars in the treatment of patients with cancer has been under review by payers and providers for several years, there remains conflicting application regarding policy and strategy. Read More ›

It is estimated that 350 million people worldwide use biologics on a regular basis to treat their medical conditions. Read More ›

Biologic drugs, which include therapeutic proteins and monoclonal antibodies, are large complex molecules typically manufactured in genetically engineered organisms. Read More ›

In recent years, biologics have increasingly been used for the treatment and supportive care of patients with various serious illnesses, including cancer. Read More ›

Adoption of biosimilars continues to rise in the United States, but oncologists’ knowledge regarding these agents has not kept pace, according to data presented at the virtual 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Quality Care Symposium. Read More ›

On July 1, 2021, 28 patient advocacy groups submitted a letter demonstrating their support for H.R. 2815, also known as the Bolstering Innovative Options to Save Immediately on Medicines (BIOSIM) Act, which aims to increase Medicare reimbursement for health systems that prescribe biosimilars to patients. Read More ›

On August 20, 2021, a group of 16 organizations representing patients, consumers, providers, and taxpayers published an open letter to officials from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Department of Health and Human Services asking them to consider enacting a zero copay policy for Medicare Part B patients, a move the groups said would improve access to biosimilars and save seniors in Medicare as much as $3 billion in out-of-pocket costs. Read More ›

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