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Dr Fran Gregory Sizes Up the US Adalimumab Market: Will Biosimilars See Success?


On this episode of Not So Different, Fran Gregory, PharmD, MBA, vice president of emerging therapies at Cardinal Health, analyzes the adalimumab market so far in the United States and provides insight into how the market needs to adapt to accept these products and ensure lower drug costs for patients.

When it comes to the US biosimilar industry as a whole, adalimumab is on everyone's mind. 2023 ushered in a new age for these products and so far, 8 adalimumab biosimilars have entered the market and companies are looking for any way to stand out from the crowd. Some have chosen to use a dual pricing strategy to both get on formulary and offer steep discounts, some have chosen to align their prices more with the reference product (Humira), some are leaning on their interchangeability or high-concentration labeling in hopes of becoming the new preferred adalimumab option among pharmacy benefit managers and providers. However, whether these new biosimilars, if any of them, will gain significant market share or generate meaningful savings for Americans will remain to be seen.

Today, we're joined by Fran Gregory, PharmD, MBA, vice president of emerging therapies at Cardinal Health, to discuss the initial market reaction to adalimumab biosimilars and her predictions for how the rest of the year will play out. Gregory recently published a paper claiming that adalimumab biosimilars will transform the US health care industry and she's been keeping a keen eye on how this is playing out in the real-world setting. She's also well-versed on the European and Canadian experiences with these products and can provide valued insight into how the United States' health system can champion the use of these products.

Show notes

To read more about Dr. Gregory's commentary piece, click here.

To read more about Cardinal Health's 2023 Biosimilars Report, click here.

To learn more about adalimumab biosimilars, click here.

To learn more about the adalimumab biosimilars that have launched so far in the US:

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