Adoption of Biosimilars: Prescribers, Pharmacy and Payer Perspectives

Specialty Pharmacy Times, March/April 2016, Volume 7, Issue 2

Adoption of Biosimilars: Prescribers, Pharmacy and Payer Perspectives

FACULTY

Steven D. Lucio, PharmD, BCPSSenior Director Clinical Solutions and Pharmacy Program DevelopmentVizientIrving, Texas

EDITORIAL SUPPORT

Debra Gordon, MSPresidentGordonSquared, IncHighland Park, Illinois

Disclosures

Steven Lucio, PharmD, BCPS, has the following relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Employment: Vizient

The following contributors have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Pharmacy Times Continuing Education Planning StaffDavid Heckard; Maryjo Dixon, RPh; Donna Fausak; and Tara DeLorenzo

Specialty Pharmacy Times Editorial StaffDavy James

An anonymous peer reviewer was part of the content validation and conflict resolution. The peer reviewer has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Educational Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Explain the development and approval process for biosimilars
  • Identify how biosimilars differ from small-molecule generics
  • Examine the challenges to clinicians in adopting biosimilars
  • Illustrate potential barriers to physician and patient uptake of biosimilars
  • Determine how formulary and clinical adoption of biosimilar agents will impact managed care

Target audience: Pharmacists

Type of activity: Application

Release date: April 12, 2016

Expiration date: April 12, 2017

Estimated time to complete activity: 1.5 hours

Fee: This lesson is offered for free at www.pharmacytimes.org.

Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEU) under the ACPE universal activity number 0290-0000-15-130-H01-P. The activity is available for CE credit through April 12, 2017.