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  • Biosimilar Access to Reduce Biologic Spending in the United States: A Policy Brief

    Biosimilars were initially projected to save as much as $150B in the specialty pharmaceuticals market. However, product launches have not kept pace with approvals, and numerous barriers to entry have become apparent. Some examples include financial disincentives for providers to administer biosimilars over originator products; lack of provider understanding of the efficacy, safety, and interchangeability of biosimilars; and finally, anticompetitive strategies employed by manufacturers to subvert biosimilar access. This combination of challenges makes launching a biosimilar product difficult.

  • UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy collaborates with UNC Health Care to improve, optimize patient care

    Researchers at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Center for Medication Optimization, in collaboration with UNC Health Care’s Pharmacy Services team, are coming together to improve and optimize patient care delivery, pharmacy analytics and outcomes. The partnership, called Optimizing Care … Continued

  • Curtis Media Group’s Rick Martinez interviews CMO Director Jon Easter

    Curtis Media Group’s Rick Martinez recently interviewed Center for Medication Optimization Director Jon Easter after the center’s recent Medication Optimization Summit in January at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NC.    

  • CMO Summit Takes On Medication Mismanagement

    The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and the School’s Center for Medication Optimization brought together leaders from across the health care industry to highlight the multi-billion dollar problem of medication mismanagement and develop collaborative medication optimization strategies that aim to … Continued

  • CMOPP Changes Name to Center for Medication Optimization

    The Center for Medication Optimization through Practice and Policy at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is now the Center for Medication Optimization. “This sharper name better reflects our focus on collaborative research that both informs systems change and prepares … Continued

  • Ray joins CMOPP as Health Policy Fellow

    Amber Bivins Ray has joined the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy as the new health policy fellow in the Center for Medication Optimization through Practice and Policy. As the inaugural CMOPP health policy fellow, Ray’s objectives will be to strengthen … Continued


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