CME: The Winding Road to Biosimilar Adoption in the United States

The Winding Road to Biosimilar Adoption in the United States

The Winding Road to Biosimilar Adoption in the United States

If you’re uncertain about the safety of biosimilars, you’re not alone. But combating common misconceptions is key to adopting them into practice.

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Time to complete: 15 minutes


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  • Overview

    Biosimilars are expected to provide patients access to promising and often lifesaving medications while lowering overall healthcare system costs. Nonetheless, there remains complex barriers to achieving this goal in the United States. Join us as we delve into and seek answers to these critical issues.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

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    Jennifer Caudle, DO
    Family Medicine Physician and Assistant Professor
    Department of Family Medicine
    Rowan University-School of Osteopathic Medicine
    Stratford, New Jersey

    Dr. Caudle has no financial relationships to disclose. 

    Cate Lockhart, PharmD, PhD
    Executive Director
    Biologics and Biosimilars Collective Intelligence Consortium (BBCIC)
    Alexandria, VA

    Dr. Lockhart has no financial relationships to disclose.  

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Ken Brown has nothing to disclose.
    • Barry A. Fiedel, PhD has nothing to disclose.
    • Jessica McGrory has nothing to disclose.
    • Ashley Rosenthal has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Explain how biosimilars are different from generic drugs and how their use can provide a more cost-effective delivery of healthcare for both health systems and patients.
    • Describe the key misconceptions concerning biosimilars, their impact on biosimilar uptake, and the barriers to adoption faced by the relevant vested parties.
    • Compare and contrast the European experience with biosimilars to the current environment in the United States (U.S.); and how partnerships could hasten biosimilar adoption in the US.
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of  managed care and IDS medical directors, executive policy-makers,  rheumatologists, dermatologists, gastroenterologists, hematologists, and oncologists.

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    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Merck.

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