Biosimilars Patient Guidelines

A Patient’s Guide to Biosimilars

Biosimilars are an evolving field of treatment, so we’ve updated our Patient Guide to Biosimilars to give you the most up to date and accurate understanding possible. Vetted by both medical experts and people taking biosimilars, our Biosimilar Patient Guide offers clear, trusted information to make sense of your treatment options, and help you, alongside your provider and care team, make the treatment decision that is right for you.


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What’s Inside

This guide covers the basics of biosimilars and will give you clear, simple answers to many of your questions about these medications. You’ll find answers to questions such as, “What is a biosimilar?” “How do biosimilars get approved?” “Biosimilars vs. generic drugs,” as well as the meaning and relevance of terms like “extrapolation,” and “interchangeability” as they relate to the use of biosimilars.

You’ll also find information about the landscape of biosimilars in the U.S. and globally, as well as the cost of biosimilars, both on the individual level and on the healthcare industry as a whole.

Don’t miss our comprehensive list of questions that can be used to guide your conversations with your health care team.

The information in these guidelines should never replace the information and advice from your treating physician. They are meant to inform the discussion that you have with health care professionals, as well as others who play a role in your care and well-being.

This Patient Guide to Biosimilars was made possible through the support of Amgen Inc.

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice. CreakyJoints.org is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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