Colorado Biosimilars Bill Closely Mirrors Compromise Substitution Language

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Source: FDA News

Colorado lawmakers have introduced a biosimilar substitution bill that closely mirrors at least one aspect of compromise language unveiled by industry leaders last month — elimination of prescriber notification in favor of entering a switch into an electronic database.

Under the bill, pharmacists will only notify prescribers that they’ve switched a patient from brand to biosimilar if no database is available to make note of a swap. Otherwise, the prescribing physician will only learn that a patient has been switched if they check the database.

The legislation was introduced into a state Senate committee two weeks ago.

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