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September 19, 2023

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Thank you for this post. In view of this and many other public comments blaming pharma companies for high drug prices, I was surprised to recently learn more about how PBMs (Pharmacy Benefit Managers) can distort pricing on biologicals. The article linked below focuses on Humira biosimilars, noting that prices may not come down much even when so many biosimilars are poised to enter the market. I still don't quite understand exactly how or why this pricing scheme originated, but it seems to be another feature of US health care that really works against patients getting reasonably priced treatments. It would be great to see more scrutiny of issues like this versus just demonizing the drug companies that invest in bringing medicines to market.

https://healthadvancesblog.com/2023/02/22/the-humira-biosimilars-have-arrived-will-they-make-a-difference/

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