Not So Different: Julie Kennerly-Shah, PharmD, on How Biosimilars Can Help Curb COVID-19's Impact

September 27, 2020

We sat down with Julie Kennerly-Shah, PharmD, assistant director of Pharmacy at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute to discuss cost cutting with biosimilars.

As summer fades away and the United States prepares for a potential second wave of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, many are worried that economic impacts and rising health care costs will continue unless action is taken. Europe’s competitive biosimilar market has proven that biosimilars have the potential to lower costs. But with existing barriers, such as lack of education and payer oversight of formularies, and the continuing pandemic, there is some debate on whether biosimilars will have the same impact in the United States.

We sat down with Julie Kennerly-Shah, PharmD, assistant director of Pharmacy at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute to discuss how biosimilars can help curb costs in the time of COVID-19 and beyond.

To learn more about COVID-19's impact on biosimilars, click here.
To learn more about biosimilar education, click here.
To learn more about step therapy, click here.
To learn more about payer interference on preferred drugs, click here.


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