Biosimilars Forum Statement on The Confirmation of Xavier Becerra As U.S. Secretary of Health And Human Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Biosimilars Forum Executive Director Meaghan Rose Smith issued the following statement applauding the Senate confirmation of Xavier Becerra as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS):

This is an urgent and crucial time for Americans’ health care. Secretary Becerra and his team are confronting pressing health care issues on several fronts, including increasing health care costs.

The Biosimilars Forum is ready to work with Secretary Becerra on solutions to lower health care costs and increase patient access to the more affordable treatments that biosimilars provide. With his long track record of prioritizing patients, fighting for the Affordable Care Act, and enthusiasm for biosimilars’ critical role in the health care system, we look forward to collaborating on policies that increase patient access to lifechanging treatments.

The members of the Biosimilars Forum represent the majority of companies with the most significant U.S. biosimilars development portfolios. The Biosimilars Forum works to collaborate with partners to help improve awareness and access to biosimilars.