“The Biosimilars Council welcomes FDA and FTC collaboration to fight the pervasive, intentional and anticompetitive misinformation spread depriving America’s patients access to safe and effective biosimilars by undermining confidence in these critical medicines. We applaud the FDA’s action in issuing draft guidance to address this practice and look forward to participating in the agencies’ joint workshop next month in continuation of our support of the Trump administration’s efforts to foster biosimilar adoption in the U.S.”
ATTRIBUTE TO: Christine Simmon, Executive Director
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 on our about page.
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 23 percent of total drug spending. Additional information is available at www.accessiblemeds.org.