Sonia T. Oskouei, PharmD: Biosimilars in 2020

Sonia T. Oskouei, PharmD, vice president of innovation and solution development at Premier Inc, discusses what she will be watching closely in the biosimilars space in early 2020.


In early 2020, I think what I'm going to be very interested in seeing is how the market responds to having multiple biosimilars in certain their therapeutic areas. We're already seeing it with the pegfilgrastims now. There's more and more becoming available, and there was just one approved yesterday.* So to understand how health systems are going to really make the decision between multiple options for biosimilars is what I'm going to be really looking out for, and whether or not it's really going to come down just to the price, if there's going be any differentiator as part of it I think will be interesting to see.

*As of the date of filming.