Best Approaches to Driving Biosimilar Competition and Use
- Have conversations with physicians and patients about switching to biosimilars and provide information that supports this education and influences behavior.
- Use a top-down policy approach that provides a structure for biosimilar uptake.
- Plan everything over time so everybody is prepared, because then you have people with you instead of against you. And you can do things regionally, nationally, or even in just one hospital.
- Use a holistic approach that incorporates biosimilar company contracts (tenders), hospital finances, communication, and quotas.