About the Biosim•Exchange

ACE and Biosimilars Leadership

Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) has been a leader in biosimilars discussions since 2009 and has gone on to conduct workshops, webinars and education programs, sharing information with multi-stakeholder groups across Canada.

Over the past seven years, ACE has consistently communicated its support of the development of a medication approval and reimbursement access regime, offering choice and broadening access, while ensuring "gold standard" patient care and safety. Drawing from this experience, ACE has created an information hub for consumers to get the latest biosimilars news and background analysis through the Biosim•Exchange.

The Biosim•Exchange provides timely, balanced information for consumers-patients and reports on public and private health insurance formulary policy or listing decisions specific to biosimilars. With research-based information and education, patients can have a full therapy conversation with their rheumatologist (or other specialist) in order to best decide on their choice of medication, including originator biologics and biosimilars.

Biosimilars offer patients and physicians another choice in the treatment of inflammatory arthritis. As biosimilars research data continues to be published and policies regulating them evolve, ACE is meeting with public formulary and private payer decision makers to provide its membership’s views on the placement of biosimilars in therapy.

ACE continues to refine its focus on biosimilars advocacy to reflect evolving research and the growing need for quality information on them for the arthritis community and other chronic diseases such as diabetes, oncology and gastrointestinal diseases.


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