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Biosimilars: overview

As potential alternatives to originator biologics, biosimilars may expand treatment options to meet the growing demand for biologic therapies1

By providing potentially more cost-effective treatment options, biosimilars may allow for the reallocation of resources to other areas of patient care, while still delivering quality and effective results1,2

There is the potential for improved outcomes as a result of earlier treatment with biologics3

  • This is made possible by reducing costs, which may increase access to biosimilars compared with access to originator biologics3

As existing biologic medicines lose marketing exclusivity, biosimilar medicines may become increasingly important for managing difficult-to-treat diseases in a more cost-effective manner1

From 2006 to 2017, the use of biosimilars in the five major EU markets* has been attributed to cost savings of €1.5 billion to healthcare systems4
France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK.

Please refer to the INFLECTRA® Summary of Product Characteristics for full prescribing information

References:IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. Delivering on the potential of biosimilar medicines: the role of functioning competitive markets. 2016. Available from: Accessed May 2023.Gulácsi L, et al. Expert Rev Clin Immunol 2015;11(suppl 1):S43-S52.Uhlig T, Goll GL. Rheumatology 2017;56(Suppl 4):iv49-iv62.Medicines for Europe. Medicines for Europe country specific market access policies. 2017. Available at: Accessed May 2023.Henry D, Taylor C. Semin Oncol 2014;41(Suppl 3):S13-S20.
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