About Biosimilars Council

Our Mission

The Biosimilars Council works to increase patient access to lifesaving, affordable biosimilar medicines. Leveraging our deep relationships on Capitol Hill, in federal agencies like FDA and CMS, and in the states, we strive to create a positive regulatory, reimbursement, political and policy environment to assure biosimilars thrive, providing billions in savings to patients and the health care system. Our members include biosimilar manufacturers and stakeholders working to promote biosimilar products in the U.S. market.

The Biosimilars Council is a division of the Association for Accessible Medicines, an organization dedicated to improving access to safe, quality, effective medicine. To learn more, visit www.accessiblemeds.org.

“Biosimilars hold the key to ensuring affordable access to biologic-alternatives medicines for all consumers. We exist to educate, advocate, and promote the development of these products.”

– Biosimilars Council Executive Director,
Craig Burton

Become a Member

Learn why the Biosimilars Council is the “go-to” source for information about policy, regulatory or legislative issues in the biosimilars industry. When your company invests in Biosimilars Council membership through the Association for Accessible Medicines, we amplify your voice and advocate for your interests.

Our Team

Executive Director of the Biosimilars Council, Craig Burton

Craig Burton | Executive Director, Biosimilars Council

Senior Vice President, Policy & Strategic Alliances, Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM)

Craig Burton is the Senior Vice President of Policy and Strategic Alliances for the Association for Accessible Medicines and the Executive Director of the Biosimilars Council. In his current role, Craig is responsible for leading policy development and issues management for AAM, directing the Biosimilars Council, and building relationships with strategic partners in the health care sector, including patient advocacy groups.

With more than 20 years of Federal health policy experience, Craig has served in key roles at the center of a range of pressing health care debates. Prior to joining AAM in 2017, Craig was at Avalere Health, where he helped clients anticipate and plan for the impact of change stemming from legislative, regulatory, or other market dynamics. Craig also established and directed the health policy and government relations efforts for two biopharmaceutical companies.

Craig served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, he advised the Secretary, senior Department leaders and White House officials on legislative strategy to achieve key priorities. Craig also served in the Senate, where he was Health Policy Advisor to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D., and as professional staff on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

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Steven Selde — Director, Biosimilars Council

Steven Selde | Director, Biosimilars Council

Steven Selde works with leadership to identify issues affecting Biosimilars Council members’ interests and develop and implement advocacy strategies and tactics that effectively support those interests.

Prior to joining the Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM), Steven was Assistant Director, Government Affairs, for the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA). In this role he represented ambulatory surgery centers before Congress and federal agencies. Prior to his work with ASCA, he served as legislative counsel for Senator Deb Fischer (R., Neb.); there, he was responsible for developing and progressing the senator’s policy positions on health care, education, labor, Veterans Affairs and Indian Affairs. Steven developed and executed strategies to enact Senator Fischer’s legislation, including the Communities Helping Invest through Property and Improvements Needed for Veterans Act (H.R.5099/S.3364), Strong Families Act (S.1716) and Veterans Fair Debt Notice Act (S.2248), all signed into law.

Steven attended Creighton University School of Law and received his BA from Fordham University.

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