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New Primer Co-Authored by Novation Describes Potential Impact of Biosimilars on Pharmacy Practice; Opportunity for Hospitals to Manage Drug Expenditures
Date:11/20/2013

xperience with biosimilars to serve as an example."

Lucio added, "In addition, hospitals' existing familiarity with the sound principles of therapeutic interchange will enable them to support effective formulary management of this new class of pharmaceuticals."

The paper was co-authored by Jim Stevenson, chief pharmacy officer of the University of Michigan Health System and James Hoffman, medication outcomes and safety officer for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 

The primer can be downloaded by AJHP subscribers at www.ajhp.org.  For questions about this article, please contact Steven Lucio at slucio@novationco.com.

About Novation, Winner of the Ethics Inside® Certification

Founded in 1998, Novation is the leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company for the more than 65,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc. and UHC, two national health care alliances, Children's Hospital Association, an alliance of the nation's leading pediatric facilities, and Provista, LLC. Novation provides alliance members with sourcing services, as well as information and data services. Based in Irving, Texas, Novation develops and manages competitive contracts with more than 600 suppliers. VHA, UHC, and Provista members used Novation contracts to purchase approximately $43 billion in 2012. Novation earned the coveted Ethics Inside Certification from Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think tank dedicated to the research and promotion of best practices in corporate ethics and compliance. Novation was also named on Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies list, and is the only company in the health care industry to earn both distinctions. To learn more about Novation, please visit

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