WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 26, 2021) – The Biosimilars Council applauds President Biden’s signing of the Advancing Education on Biosimilars Act of 2021, which authorizes the Food and Drug Administration to educate consumers and health care providers on the benefits of biosimilar medications.
Christine Simmon, Executive Director of the Biosimilars Council, said, “Education is a crucial step toward more widespread adoption of safe, effective and more-affordable biosimilar therapies. There is much work to be done in the United States to increase usage of biosimilars, stimulate competition and reduce prices for patients, and we look forward to working with our counterparts at the Food and Drug Administration to inform providers and patients about the benefits that biosimilars bring to the market.”
AAM is driven by the belief that access to safe, quality, effective medicine has a tremendous impact on a person’s life and the world around them. Generic and biosimilar medicines improve people’s lives, improving society and the economy in turn. AAM represents the manufacturers and distributors of finished generic pharmaceuticals and biosimilars, manufacturers and distributors of bulk pharmaceutical chemicals, and suppliers of other goods and services to the generic industry. Generic pharmaceuticals are 90 percent of prescriptions dispensed in the U.S. but only 20 percent of total drug spending.
About the Biosimilars Council
The Biosimilars Council, a division of the Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM), works to ensure a positive environment for patient access to biosimilar medicines. The Biosimilars Council is a leading source for information about the safety and efficacy of more affordable alternatives to costly brand biologic medicines. Areas of focus include public and health expert education, strategic partnerships, government affairs, legal affairs and regulatory policy. More information is available at www.biosimilarscouncil.org.