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Pharmacy Meeting (Biosimilars)

1/8/2019
When: Tuesday, January 8, 2019
From 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: BHC Large Conference Room
8888 Ladue Road
Suite 250
St. Louis, Missouri  63124
United States


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Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

BHC Large Conference Room

Revisiting Biosimilars: Promise vs. Reality

In 2015, Novartis' Zarxio was approved as the first biosimilar product in the United States, creating a splash in the drug industry. Though not identical to their more expensive biologic counterparts, biosimilars have the same clinically meaningful impact as brand-name drugs for a cheaper price tag. Despite their promise, biosimilars have had slow uptake in the commercial marketplace to-date, leaving many to wonder why higher price options remain more popular when less expensive alternatives exist. For this BHC Pharmacy Meeting, we welcome Tim Rackovan, Senior Clinical Account Executive, and Harold Carter, Senior Director, Clinical Solutions, for Express Scripts, Inc., to discuss the evolution, current status, and future pipeline of biosimilars in the U.S., as well as key considerations for employers.

AGENDA  
2:00 PM Welcome and Introductions
2:15 PM 

Revisiting Biosimilars: Promise vs. Reality
Tim Rackovan, Senior Clinical Account Executive, Express Scripts, Inc.
Harold Carter, Senior Director, Clinical Solutions, Express Scripts, Inc.

  • Discuss the evolution, current status, and future pipeline of biosimilars in the U.S., as well as barriers that may pose challenges to greater utilization.
  • Understand how biosimilars compare to brand-name drugs in safety, clinical efficacy, and cost, and employer considerations for plan design, step therapy, and rebates.
  • Hear about the European experience with early adoption of biosimilars, including lessons learned and best practices.
3:30 PM Member Dialogue & Questions
4:00 PM  Adjourn

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