This brochure provides information on resources and programs that are available to support your REMICADE® treatment—whether you’re just getting started or looking for options to help you stay on therapy.
If you are asked to change your medication, this discussion guide provides questions you can ask your doctor to learn more about why you’re being asked to switch and what options are available.
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A biosimilar is a biological product that is determined to be highly similar to and with no clinically meaningful differences from an existing Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved biologic product (also known as a reference product).
A biologic reference product is the product, already approved by the FDA, against which a biosimilar product is compared.
Biosimilars are not generics, and there are important differences between the two. Compared to a brand-name drug, a generic drug must have the same active ingredients and must be bioequivalent. By contrast, compared to a biologic reference product, a biosimilar must be highly similar (except for minor differences in clinically inactive components) and must show that there are no clinically meaningful differences in terms of safety and effectiveness.
A biosimilar product that has been designated by the FDA as interchangeable has met the following requirements:
No infliximab biosimilars are approved as interchangeable with REMICADE®.
Your share of the costs of a covered healthcare service, calculated as a percentage (for example, 20%) of the allowed amount for the service. You pay co-insurance once you’ve met your deductible.
A fixed amount (for example, $15) you pay for a covered healthcare service, usually when you receive the service. The amount can vary by the type of covered healthcare service.
The amount you owe for healthcare services before your health insurance or plan begins to pay. For example, if your deductible is $1000, your plan won’t pay anything until you’ve met your $1000 deductible for covered healthcare services subject to the deductible. The deductible may not apply to all services.
The net amount that it costs you personally, after insurance payments and other forms of support are subtracted from the total cost.
Sometimes called prior authorization, prior approval, or precertification, this is a decision by your health insurance or plan that a healthcare service, a treatment plan, a prescription drug, or durable medical equipment is medically necessary. Your health insurance or plan may require preauthorization for certain services before you receive them, except in an emergency. Preauthorization isn’t a promise your health insurance or plan will cover the cost.