The American Pharmacists Association publication, Pharmacy Today, featured an article on biosimilars and quoted Philip Schneider, MS, FASHP, Associate Dean at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and ASBM international advisory board member. In the article he said:
“Even if a drug is considered similar, it should be easily identified. There’s been a longstanding principle in health care that pharmacists have used to avoid look-alike, sound-alike drug names, so the industry’s been asked to change drug names so there aren’t those kinds of mix-ups,” said Philip Schneider, MS, FASHP, Associate Dean at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and a member of the international advisory board to the Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines. “Once a decision is made, it should be very clear what drug the patient’s receiving.”
Read the full article here.