Sponsored webinar that provided an overview of key pharmacist-specific considerations for biosimilars, including details of the approval process, considerations for appropriate use, and practices that mitigate inadvertent substitution and encourage accurate adverse event reporting.
AMCP webinar that provided an overview of the current state of biosimilars in the US, description of some barriers to utilization, discussion of real-world data and how stakeholders may use real-world evidence to inform treatment and coverage decisions, and an update on the efforts of BBCIC.
The Biologics and Biosimilars Collective Intelligence Consortium (BBCIC) was established to address anticipated needs for post-marketed evidence generation for novel biologics, their corresponding biosimilars and other related products.
AMCP CEO Blog: AMCP’s roughly 8,000 members work diligently every day to improve patient care through the optimized use of medicines. As an organization, we also take a leading role in developing improvements to the overall delivery of care, which is no easy task given the size and complexity of our health care system.
Press Release: From News&Views April 2019: The Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) of 2009 created an FDA approval pathway for biosimilars that aimed to expanded patient access to these more affordable therapies.
On Dec 12, 2018, FDA issued a new proposal to amend its regulation that defines “biological product” to incorporate changes made by the Biologics Price Competition Act of 2009 (BPCI Act). The BPCI Act amended the definition of biological product to include a “protein (except any chemically synthesized polypeptide.” To clarify these terms, FDA is proposing to provide its interpretation of the terms “protein” and “chemically synthesized polypeptide" to reduce regulatory uncertainty over what products are regulated as drugs or biological products.