The economics of biosimilars.

  title={The economics of biosimilars.},
  author={Erwin A. Blackstone and P Fuhr Joseph},
  journal={American health & drug benefits},
  volume={6 8},
BACKGROUND The high cost of pharmaceuticals, especially biologics, has become an important issue in the battle to control healthcare costs. The Hatch-Waxman Act encourages generic competition but still provides incentives for pioneers to develop new drugs. The Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act is intended to do the same for biologics and biosimilars. OBJECTIVE To examine information related to biosimilars to determine their potential impact on competition in the biologic market… CONTINUE READING
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