16: The Biosimilars Council Says Patent Abuses Are Costing Biosimilar Savings


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By Audioboom and Not So Different: a Podcast from The Center for Biosimilars. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
The Biosimilars Council, a part of the Association for Accessible Medicines, recently issued a white paper in which it condemns abuses of the patent system that delay biosimilar competition. The group estimates that the financial impact of these delays has cost the US healthcare system $7.5 billion in lost savings since 2015. This week on the podcast, we’re speaking with Christine Simmon, executive director of the Biosimilars Council, about the paper, about patent thickets, and about what policy issues the organization wants to see addressed to move the needle on biosimilars.

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