Simple Solutions to Complicated Challenges of the Biosimilar Uptake in the U.S. Market
• Describe the difference between biologic medications and small molecule chemical medications
• Explain the definitions of reference product, biosimilar product and an interchangeable product; and understand the differences between them
• Outline the abbreviated approval pathway for biosimilar and interchangeable products
• List at least three major challenge biosimilars face in the U.S. Market
• List at least three strategies a healthcare system can use to work around the challenges
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