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Our podcast, “Not So Different,” provides insights from and discussions with stakeholders from across the biosimilars landscape.
This week on the podcast, we're speaking with Colin C. Edgerton, MD. He's one of the founding members of Articularis Healthcare Group, which has created a value-based rheumatoid arthritis treatment pathway that has boosted biosimilar use. 
In July, the Trump administration withdrew its proposal to block rebates and discounts given by drug makers to pharmacy benefit managers, Part D plans, and Medicaid managed care organizations. Withdrawal of the rule was a discouraging development for many physicians who hoped that the proposal could give relief to their patients at the pharmacy counter. This week on the podcast, we’re speaking to one such physician, Madelaine Feldman, MD. 
The Biosimilars Council, a part of the Association for Accessible Medicines, recently issued a white paper in which it condemns abuses of the patent system that delay biosimilar competition. The group estimates that the financial impact of these delays has cost the US healthcare system $7.5 billion in lost savings since 2015. This week on the podcast, we’re speaking with Christine Simmon, executive director of the Biosimilars Council. 
At the beginning of this year, we spoke with Laura Joszt, associate editorial director and the host of The American Journal of Managed Care’s podcast, Managed Care Cast, about where biosimilars stood at the end of 2018. Now, halfway through the year, we’re continuing that conversation with a look at how biosimilars have fared so far in 2019.
Industry group the Biosimilars Forum recently put forth 3 policy proposals that it says could save the US healthcare system billions of dollars. This week on the podcast, we’ve invited the forum to tell us more about its proposals and other policy issues related to biosimilars.
While pay-for-delay issues have been big news on Capitol Hill recently, some experts have questions about whether these kinds of settlements are really at the heart of delayed biosimilar competition, and they offer alternative ways to think about—and to fix—the problem. This week on the podcast, we’re speaking with 2 such experts, Imron Aly, JD, and Joel Wallace, JD. Both are partners at Schiff Hardin LLP and have extensive experience with Hatch-Waxman and biosimilars intellectual property issues.  
This week on the podcast, we're speaking with regulatory attorney James Shehan, JD, chair of regulatory practice at Lowenstein Sandler, LLP. In a prior role, Shehan had a hand in crafting the language that became the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act, which set forth the legal standard for interchangeability. Shehan discusses what the newly released guidance means for developers, what he thinks about the upcoming transition of insulins to regulation as biologics, and his view on the potential for interchangeable insulin biosimilars.
Amid growing concern about the skyrocketing cost of insulin in the United States, the FDA held a public hearing this month about biosimilar insulins. This week on the podcast, we catch up with one of the experts who testified at the hearing: Steven Lucio, PharmD, BCPS, associate vice president of clinical solutions and pharmacy program development at Vizient. He shares his thoughts with us on biosimilar insulins, interchangeability, biosimilar suffixes, and what milestones lie ahead as the United States approaches its 2020 transition of insulins to regulation as biologics. 
The cost of cancer care is on the rise worldwide, and biosimilars present one option for bringing down costs. However, those savings depend on adoption and use of biosimilars, and hesitancy to use these agents on the part of prescribers has been well documented in the literature. One newly published study reported on a survey conducted among European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) members and attendees of the 2017 ESMO Congress in Madrid, Spain, concerning biosimilars. This week, we’re speaking with the study’s lead author, Rosa Giuliani, MD.
It’s no secret that the biosimilars market in the United States has been off to a sluggish start. In fact, former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, went so far as to call the market anemic. While many stakeholders have called for steps like more education or greater regulatory clarity, a new option has been raised in recent weeks, and that’s doing away with the US biosimilars market altogether.

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