Anna Rose Welch articles

  1. Rebates, Integrated Health Models, And Biosimilars: Employers On Lowering Costs Of Care
    3/11/2019

    Two employer experts lay out the challenges rebates pose, both for employers and biosimilar uptake, as well as the increasing importance of greater integration amongst employers and health systems from both a biosimilar utilization and an overall cost savings standpoint. 

  2. One Issue Tailor-Made For Biosimilar Maker-Employer Collaboration
    3/6/2019

    In the first of what will be a two-part article, I’ll share two employer organization experts' thoughts on current reimbursement models for biosimilars and how employers and manufacturers can to reshape these practices to bring biosimilars more regularly into employer negotiations.      

  3. Recent Reimbursement Policies Aim To Shake Up Biologics Buy-And-Bill
    2/28/2019

    As policy makers release new policies to reduce healthcare spending, it’s imperative that biosimilar companies emphasize that lowering drug prices and cutting reimbursement are not the same thing. The latter could have serious consequences for critical classes of medicines, including biosimilars.   

  4. Two Biosimilar Policies Raise Questions About Reimbursement Consistency
    2/25/2019

    In the first of this two-part article, I’ll discuss two current policies that could impact biosimilars in the U.S. — in particular, coding evolutions and the pass-through status debate — and some of the yet-unanswered questions they raise about reimbursement consistency between biosimilars and their reference products.   

  5. Biosimilar Success: It’s Not As Risky To Attain As We Think
    2/21/2019

    In the first of what will be two articles, I walk you through a high-level model forecast Engert shared to demonstrate that the value-capture possible after developing a biosimilar is much higher than what we may assume. In order to receive these rewards, however, there are five steps Engert outlines that a company must take to properly manage the risks that arise.

  6. Regulatory Consistency: How To Fix The U.S. Biosimilar Pathway
    2/11/2019

    Though the FDA has taken great efforts in the past year to stand up for biosimilars and establish the BAP, one expert argues the agency can do more to confidently and simply underscore the quality of biosimilar products and to reconsider the need for the additional studies required of biosimilars, especially — but not just limited to — clinical studies.

  7. 2019 CBI Biosimilars Summit: Sustainability Requires A Step-Wise Approach
    1/31/2019

    Just as the FDA emphasized that companies should take a “step-wise” approach to biosimilar development, I’d argue this same approach needs to be embraced in our commercialization and education efforts moving forward.

  8. The Evolving Landscape Of Medical Science Liaisons
    1/24/2019

    Though the report does not focus specifically on the role of MSLs in the biosimilar space, there were a few salient points to note for biosimilar companies as they consider the evolving roles and integration of these teams.

  9. Why This Biosimilar Initiative Is One To Watch In 2019
    1/16/2019

    When news came my way in early December that the Biosimilars Forum had established the Biosimilars Roundtable, which would be a working group comprising members of 40 different stakeholder organizations, I was thrilled.

  10. What RWE Questions, Trends Must Biosimilars Embrace In 2019?
    1/8/2019

    In this article, I share the (very) few examples of real-world evidence I found in 2018 that served as outliers compared to all the positive biosimilar data. I’ll also explore the ways RWE being released today is evolving beyond the single switching studies we’ve grown accustomed to in the past two years.