Nicholas Robert, MD, medical director of data, evidence and insights at McKesson Life Sciences, discusses the FDA’s role in helping providers become comfortable with biosimilars.
Yes, I think regulatory agencies have a real leadership role to play. They’re, you know, the referee. The government, the FDA, is here to serve the citizens and support effective and safe care. And there is also a role in affordable care, so providing some guidance in terms of efficacy and safety will help pave the way to affordable care. So the FDA has also changed; I think they’re much more responsive to what’s happening. I think they’re a key partner and playing a significant role as we improve care.