Tuesday Feb 21, 2023

Biosimilars – How it started

Biosimilars have been around in the U.S. since Zarxio was approved by the FDA in 2015, and the vernacular can get confusing. Dr. Shannon Smallwood, Senior Pharmacy Executive and host Gretchen Brummel address the basics of biosimilars for the masses.


Guest speaker:

Shannon Smallwood, PharmD, BCPS

Senior Pharmacy Executive




Gretchen Brummel, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacy Executive Director

Vizient Center for Pharmacy Practice Excellence


Show Notes:

[00:40-01:25] Biosimilar definition

[01:26-01:52] Comparisons to generic medications

[01:53-02:42] Difference in biobetters and biologics

[02:43-05:18] History of biosimilars

[05:19 -07:05] Payer responsive model

[07:06-08:16] What frontline staff should know about biosimilars

[08:17-09:18] What Shannon is watching for next year


Links | Resources:

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