Delivering on the Potential of Biosimilar Medicines

| August 11, 2017

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Realizing this potential is neither easy nor assured. The lack of uniformity across EU nations that have had access to biosimilar medicines for almost a decade suggests the underlying elements of achieving the full potential from biosimilar medicines are not well understood at a policy level nor implemented effectively at a practical level. The purpose of this report is to describe the potential role for biosimilars and their contribution to healthcare systems; the risks for stakeholders to realize that full potential value; and the requirements for competitive functioning markets in order to capture the full value. It draws on analysis of trends across EU nations over the past decade and observations of the differing practices undertaken by stakeholder groups.

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