Biosimilars Bill Signed in Kansas
On April 13, HB 2055 was signed by Governor Sam Brownback. It included critical patient safety rules that involved a communication within 5 business days from pharmacists to physicians about any biosimilar substitutions.
CRA: How Will Biosimilars Change Rheumatology, Rising Drug Prices: Exposing the Hidden Rebate System
The CSRO was delighted to join the California Rheumatology Alliance in an informal presentation on the effect of biosimilars on rheumatology, and an inside look at rising drug prices and the hidden rebate system controlled by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). The panel that presented included Dr. Greg Schmizzi on biosimilars, with Dr. Madelaine Feldman, Pharmacist Keith Bradbury, and Attorney David Balto on PBMs.