Patients Have an Alternative to Expensive Biologic Medicines

Thursday July 23, 2020

alternative to biologic medicines

Patients have an alternative to expensive biologic medicines. Biosimilars are FDA-approved alternatives to reference biologics – much like generic drugs – that provide treatment options for patients who need biologic medicines to manage their conditions.

Biosimilars have the potential to save the health care system $54 billion over the next ten years and offer access for needed treatments to over 1.2 million patients.

The infographic below highlights what patients need to know about biosimilars and how to learn more.


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 23 percent of total drug spending. Additional information is available at www.accessiblemeds.org.

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Get Involved

The Council is involved in a number of events that focus on advancing biosimilars in the United States. Click on one below to learn more:

 

GRx+Biosims 2020

Planning + Ready: Join us November 9-11, 2020 for the premier scientific and regulatory event for the U.S. generics and biosimilars industries.

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Recent Tweets

If the entire Affordable Care Act (#ACA) is overturned as unconstitutional, it could eliminate the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (#BPCIA) and threaten the accessibility of life-saving treatments in the U.S.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/letters-to-the-editor/striking-down-obamacare-would-also-nix-generic-biologic-drugs/2020/06/28/44a4a630-b7c4-11ea-9a1d-d3db1cbe07ce_story.html

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