Wayne Winegarden, PhD, a senior fellow in business and economics at Pacific Research Institute, discusses his predictions for etanercept and adalimumab biosimilar pricing and why he hopes manufacturers will offer them at large discounts to reference biologics.
The Center for Biosimilars® interviewed Wayne Winegarden, PhD, a senior fellow in business and economics at Pacific Research Institute (PRI) and director of PRI’s Center for Medical Economics and Innovation.
Winegarden said that although he does not know what exactly goes into biosimilars manufacturers’ strategic decision making regarding prices, he believes that biosimilars need to enter the market at a 50% to 60% discount in order for them to have the greatest chance of commercial success. A more conservative discount closer to the reference product prices is going to lead to a slower uptake of the biosimilar. He said that he hopes for larger discounts when etanercept and adalimumab biosimilars enter the US market so that they can take more of the market share quickly.