Statement on IQVIA Report: Biosimilars in the U.S.: Reimbursement and Impacts to Uptake

Thursday March 25, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC (March 25, 2021) — U.S. patients rely on their health care providers to help them access biosimilars to treat their serious conditions. Today’s report reinforces the need and potential for straightforward policy proposals to encourage physicians in all settings of care to leverage biosimilar competition for their patients. We urge Congress and CMS to align Medicare payment policies to favor use of lower-cost biosimilars.

ATTRIBUTE TO: Christine Simmon, SVP Policy, AAM, Executive Director, Biosimilars Council

Read the full report here.

 

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Rachel Schwartz
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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.

About AAM

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.

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