As chief science policy officer for Global Healthy Living Foundation, Robert Popovian, PharmD, MS, has a bird’s-eye view of some of the central issues of biosimilar access in the United States.
The Global Healthy Living Foundation is a volunteer organization that works to improve the lives of individuals with chronic conditions. Given that, the group has a natural interest in seeing improvements in patience access to critical medicines, such as biosimilars, which are equivalent to reference biologics and can help bring down the costs of treatment.
In this interview, Tony Hagen, senior editor for The Center for Biosimilars®, talks with Robert Popovian, PharmD, MS, who serves as chief science policy officer at GHLF, about a recent podcast series the group did to promote wider understanding of biosimilars. Popovian provides his impressions of progress toward biosimilar availability in the United States and the value of biosimilar education for patients and providers.
Popovian is also vice president of Health Economics and Policy for ConsenSys Health and a senior health policy fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. To access the podcasts on biosimilars produced by GHLF, use this link.