GBMA publishes information resources on biosimilars for consumers and carers

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The Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association (GBMA), the representative body of generic and biosimilar medicine suppliers in Australia, has recently published information resources for consumers and carers on biosimilars.

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The GBMA has published a fact sheet providing information about the biosimilars of trastuzumab on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). The document outlines the trastuzumab biosimilars currently listed on the PBS (Trazimera®, Ogivri®, Herzuma®, Kanjinti® and Ontruzant®) and explains the process behind brand choice and brand substitution. It also explains the important role that biosimilar medicines play in the Australian healthcare system and provides links to further information.

GBMA Education, the educational arm of GBMA, has published several resources for consumers and carers about biosimilars. Brochures and fact sheets provide consumers and carers with the essentials on biosimilar medicines including an explanation of what they are, their regulation in Australia, and their beneficial role in the Australian healthcare system. The website now also features answers to the most frequently asked questions on biosimilar medicines, as well as links to recommended websites for further information including the PBS, the Therapeutic Goods Administration, and the Australian Government Department of Health.

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