Biosimilar filgrastim uptake and costs among commercially insured, medicare advantage

Pinar Karaca-Mandic, Jessica Chang, Ronald Go, Stephen Schondelmeyer, Daniel Weisdorf, Molly Moore Jeffery

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Abstract

In 2015 the Food and Drug Administration approved filgrastim-sndz (Zarxio), the first US biosimilar. Following rapid uptake, by March 2018 filgrastim-sndz accounted for 47 percent of filgrastim administrations among commercially insured and 42 percent among Medicare Advantage beneficiaries. The initial cost difference between the originator and biosimilar was 31 percent in the former population but negligible in the latter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1887-1892
Number of pages6
JournalHealth Affairs
Volume38
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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