Originator and biosimilar market dynamics

Godman, Brian (2021) Originator and biosimilar market dynamics. In: Biosimilars Latam - Brazil 2021, 2021-08-25 - 2021-08-26, Online Event.

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There is growing expenditure on medicines worldwide, estimated to reach US$1.5 trillion by 2023, with implications for affordability even in high income countries. This increase is driven by biological medicines for complex diseases, including cancer and orphan diseases , which are becoming unaffordable. The costs even for the anti TNFs has resulted in their limited prescribing among a number of Central and Eastern European countries, which is difficult to sustain. Biosimilars offer a way forward to improve the care of patients with proven similar effectiveness and safety between originators and biosimilars, e.g. NOR SWITCH study in Norway.