IBD: Ulcerative Colitis
Switching to a Biosimilar: Effie’s Experience
At the start of 2020 the government announced that coverage was changing for people who take Remicade® (infliximab) for the treatment of Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. This meant that patients receiving the biologic drug infliximab, marketed as Remicade®, would see this coverage discontinue with new coverage for the biosimilar version: Inflectra and Renflexis.
Ulcerative colitis advocate Effie was one of those people. In this self-produced video, Effie talks all about her experiences with switching to a biosimilar, takes us through her first Inflectra infusion, and answers some of the same questions you may be asking yourself if you will be going through the same process:
- What is a biosimilar?
- Why does she have to switch?
- Why is there a huge pushback on switching and why is she ok with it?
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