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Introduction to Biosimilars

Biosimilars Need Access and Cost Examinations | Drug Topics
Join Dr. Michelle Sprout as she defines and reviews biological, biosimilars, and interchangeable products which are the fastest-growing class of therapeutic products in the U.S. and account for a substantial portion of health care costs. While awareness of biosimilars is high among healthcare providers, knowledge about the fundamentals of biosimilars is still lacking. This presentation will provide introductory information on biosimilars including but not limited to common terminology and definitions, insight into the approval process, as well as discussion around opportunities and challenges for biosimilar use.



CE Hours


Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists


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This session I will define and review information on biologics, biosimilars, and interchangeable products. Review how biologics and biosimilars differ form small molecule drugs and their generics. Discuss the approval process for biosimilars as well as the opportunities and challenges they present. At the end of this session my goal is for the audience to have a basic understanding about the fundamentals of biosimilars to help continue to educate themselves and patients as biosimilars continue to come to market.


  • Define biosimilars and differentiate them from small molecule drugs and generic products
  • Discuss the approval process for biosimilars
  • Identify potential challenges related to the use of biosimilars


Michelle Sproat, Pharm.D.

Activity Number


Release Date: Mar 5, 2021
Credit Expiration Date: Feb 10, 2024

CE Hours