Available Until 12/31/2022

Biosimilars’ Impact on Health Care Trends and Costs

Course Description:

The first biosimilar agents were approved in 2015-2016, yet product uptake was slow and another half decade before utilization increased in the United States. Utilization trends of biosimilars in comparison to the reference product are shifting and managed care professionals are challenged with formulary placement strategies, the true costs of the products, and contracting availability. The expansion of biosimilar pipeline products and targeted diseases expected to launch in the U.S. in the next two to five years has payers curious about the market impact.

During this session, the faculty will focus on shifting utilization trends for the biosimilar products, market launch cost trends, 340B pricing, and barriers and tactics influencing biosimilar uptake..

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Identify utilization and cost trends for biosimilars in the United States to be used in the development of cost-effective biosimilar formularies.
  2. Recognize pipeline biosimilar products and their potential utilization and costs.
  3. Identify the barriers to utilization of biosimilar products and effective tactics to overcome them.


Jeffrey Casberg, MS, RPh

VP of Pharmacy

IPD Analytics, LLC

Old Saybrook, CT

Leslie Fish, RPh, PharmD

VP of Pharmacy

IPD Analytics, LLC

Worcester, MA


Greg Low, RPH, PhD

Director MGPO Pharmacy Program

Massachusetts General Hospital


The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

ACPE UAN:0233-0000-21-046-H04-P • Activity Type: Knowledge-Based
Contact Hours: 1.25
Release Date: October 20, 2021 •  Expiration Date: December 31, 2022
Activity Fee: Free for Members  $30 for Non-Members

Participants should claim continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit for this home study activity only if they have not claimed credit for the live activity presented at AMCP Nexus 2021. CPE credit will be processed through the AMCP Learn portal and reported directly to CPE Monitor. Please allow 72 hours for processing and posting in your NABP account.

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Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-21-046-H04-P 1.25 Contact Hours October 20, 2021 - December 31, 2022