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by Amanda Conschafter, blog editor

When it comes to sophisticated and powerful medications like biologics, the details matter. So in the Alliance for Patient Access’ new video “How to Safely, Effectively Substitute Biological Medicines,” narrator David Charles, MD, explains that physicians need to know when a patient receives a biosimilar instead of the prescribed biologic.

As the video explains, biologics have provided powerful results for patients who previously had few good treatment options. Now, new imitations, dubbed “biosimilars,” may offer similar results at a lower price.

But physicians and regulators cannot approach biosimilars in the same way they do generic versions of traditional drugs, the video explains. These medications have slight variations that could impact patients’ responses, so pharmacists should communicate with physicians when they substitute one drug for another.

Communication offers several benefits, among them:

Watch AfPA’s “How to Safely, Effectively Substitute Biological Medicines” to learn more.

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