On the Come Up: What Vizient’s Report Says About Inflation and Biosimilars

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On this episode of Not So Different, Vizient’s Carina Dolan, PharmD, MS, BCOP, expounds on some of the results from Vizient’s recent edition of its Pharmacy Market Outlook Report, including how inflation could influence biosimilar utilization.

Recently, Vizient, a member-owned health care consulting company, published the Winter 2023 edition of its Pharmacy Market Outlook Report. The report commented onthe current trends of the biosimilars market, including the impact that inflation and the COVID-19 pandemic are having on biosimilar utilization and drug prices as a whole. It also discussed the hotly-anticipated US launches of upwards of 8 biosimilars referencing Humira (adalimumab) that are expected throughout 2023 and how issues surrounding payer preferences and white bagging policies could influence the uptake of these products.

On this episode of Not So Differet, we spoke with Carina Dolan, PharmD, MS, BCOP, senior director for clinical oncology and pharmaceutical outcomes at Vizient. Prior to her role with Vizient, she served as a hematology and oncology clinical pharmacist at Baylor University Medical Center. In the past, she’s written for The American Journal of Managed Care®, the written journal associated with our sister site AJMC.com, on the current opportunities and challenges for oncology biosimilars as well as how practices can evolve to better manage expensive immunotherapy options.

Show notes

To learn more about Vizient’s Pharmacy Outlook Report, click here.

To read Dr. Dolan’s paper “Opportunities and Challenges in Biosimilar Uptake in Oncology published in The American Journal of Managed Care®, click here.

To read Dr. Dolan’s paper “Evolving Practices in Managing Costly Immunotherapy” published in The American Journal of Managed Care®, click here.

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