The Center for Biosimilars published what it says are the top seven memorable quotes from the Alliance for Patient Access Annual National Policy and Advocacy Summit on Biologics and Biosimilars.
The summit was held April 17 in Washington.
Below are several of those quotes:
“When I testified before the FDA on one of the biosimilars, I said we can fast track the biosimilars all we want. We can get them out there and get them approved, but no one person in this country will take it, unless it’s covered under their insurance. As cheaply as we can make them and distribute them, no one is going to take it.”
— Madelaine Feldman, rheumatologist
“[Biosimilars are] the wave of the future, and we understand that in pharmacy. I’m all in.”
— Earl Carter, Georgia legislator
“Once we get competition, which could be a while, and once we get the payment incentives worked out, we still have this other problem that people think that the generic model that’s 60 percent savings is what we need to get to. Why can’t it be 20 percent of a large number? There’s a lot more to be saved on 20 percent of a big-time biologic than there is on an 80 percent discount on a dollar-a-day pill.”
Steve Grossman, HPS Group president