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PhRMA Launches Biologics and Biosimilars Online Resources

PhRMA jpgWashington, DC, December 19, 2015 ― Biological medicines often represent the cutting-edge of biomedical research and have revolutionized the treatment of a variety of medical illnesses and conditions that presently have no other treatments available.

A biosimilar product is exactly what its name implies — it is a biologic that is “similar” to another biologic drug already approved by the FDA.

To help increase awareness and understanding of the important scientific, regulatory and reimbursement policies for these medicines, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) is excited to launch a new section of our website today that provides educational resources on these topics.

Within the new website section, you can find the following information:

  • How biologics and biosimilars work;
  • What data protection measures are in place to promote research and development of these medicines; and,
  • How science-based regulatory policies protect patient safety and facilitate health care provider and patient choice.

Additionally, a number of downloadable fact sheets and infographics are available on more in-depth biologics and biosimilars topics.

As the regulatory environment surrounding these medicines continues to evolve, PhRMA will develop and offer additional resources on the page that provide key facts on these milestones.Biologics_icon.jpg

Our goal is to create a comprehensive source of information on biologics and biosimilars, so that we can help improve awareness, science and evidence-based decision-making and patient choice.

To access the new biologics and biosimilars web page, go to:  www.PhRMA.org/Biosimilars

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country’s leading innovative biopharmaceutical research companies, which are devoted to discovering and developing medicines that enable patients to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.  Since 2000, PhRMA member companies have invested more than $600 billion in the search for new treatments and cures, including an estimated $51.2 billion in 2014 alone.