“Alex Brill, CEO of the economic consulting firm Matrix Global Advisors and a senior fellow at AEI, said it is “unnecessary” to require PBMs to pass the rebates along to plans.”
“The launches this month are “more of an inflection point in the market compared to what we saw in January when Amjevita came to market,” said Alex Brill.
Now that biosimilar versions of Humira are starting to arrive, what happens next? Will this finally prove the case that biosimilars can deliver on big health care savings?
“If Republicans take control of Congress in this fall’s election, protecting previously passed policies will be among the party’s top priority, said Alex Brill, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, a conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C. “
“Given the long-term success of Humira, which can cost patients up to $84,000 a year, initial uptake of the biosimilars may be limited, said Alex Brill, founder and CEO of economic policy consulting firm Matrix Global Advisors.”