States Continue to Pass Biosimilar Substitution Laws in 2018

“The Biosimilars Forum is encouraged that so far this year, five more states – Michigan, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming – have enacted legislation that will help their residents and health care systems benefit from the promise of biosimilars. With 41 states now having passed biosimilar laws allowing substitution of biosimilars designated as interchangeable, patients and doctors can be encouraged that in most states, pathways which support access to these affordable and effective treatment options are taking shape.

“We look forward to policymakers at both the state and federal level continuing to play a role in developing a vibrant biosimilars market, which could lead to a transformation in the way Americans manage serious diseases including cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic conditions.” – Juliana M. Reed, President, Biosimilars Forum.