Paul P. Doghramji, MD, FAAFP, discusses whether he has begun to prescribe biosimilars for patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Are you or any of your colleagues beginning to prescribe biosimilars?
I haven’t started prescribing biosimilars yet for these diseases. I tend to use brand names more than anything, but sometimes I’m forced to do it because of insurance constraints. As a general rule, we like to use a medication that’s come out by that specific pharma company in that brand name because we know exactly what we’re getting.