"Not So Different": A Look Ahead to Biosimilar Insulin

May 26, 2019

Amid growing concern about the skyrocketing cost of insulin in the United States, the FDA held a public hearing this month about biosimilar insulins. This week on the podcast, we catch up with one of the experts who testified at the hearing: Steven Lucio, PharmD, BCPS, associate vice president of clinical solutions and pharmacy program development at Vizient. He shares his thoughts with us on biosimilar insulins, interchangeability, biosimilar suffixes, and what milestones lie ahead as the United States approaches its 2020 transition of insulins to regulation as biologics.

Amid growing concern about the skyrocketing cost of insulin in the United States, the FDA held a public hearing this month about biosimilar insulins. This week on the podcast, we catch up with one of the experts who testified at the hearing: Steven Lucio, PharmD, BCPS, associate vice president of clinical solutions and pharmacy program development at Vizient. He shares his thoughts with us on biosimilar insulins, interchangeability, biosimilar suffixes, and what milestones lie ahead as the United States approaches its 2020 transition of insulins to regulation as biologics.

Learn more about transition products, the recently issued interchangeability guidance, and suffixes.