Webinar - Pharmacy Strategies for Navigating Biosimilars

December 6, 2023 | 12pm-1pm EST

Pharmacy Strategies for Navigating Biosimilars

Join us for a virtual discussion, “Pharmacy Strategies for Navigating Biosimilars,” where Truveris experts will delve into the world of biosimilars and explore effective approaches for plan sponsors. Biosimilars are transforming the biologics landscape, and understanding their impact is crucial for employers seeking to optimize their benefits plans. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the impact of recent biosimilars on the specialty pharmacy benefit across key stakeholders 
  • Be able to identify marketplace dynamics influencing the biosimilar landscape  
  • Learn about the considerations, strategies, and challenges in managing a specialty pharmacy benefit from a plan sponsor’s perspective 

About the speakers:

Kian Bichoupan, PhD, MS, VP of Marketplace Operations

Kian brings over a decade of experience in the pharmacy and healthcare industry across both pharmaceutical companies and pharmacy benefit management (PBM). Currently serving as Vice President of Operations at Truveris, Kian specializes in procurement and service monitoring for employer plan sponsors.

Previously, he worked as a consultant at Simon-Kucher and Partners, collaborating with pharmaceutical companies to craft pricing and market access strategies. Kian is also a prolific researcher with 50+ publications and presentations on healthcare economics, drug pricing, and real-world evidence, primarily in infectious diseases.

Joe Thomas, PharmD, MPBA, CSP, CPBS, VP of Pharmacy Solutions

Over 15 years in the pharmacy industry, including pharmacy benefit management, PBM consulting, specialty pharmacy, home infusion pharmacy, and academia. Currently serving as Vice President of Pharmacy Solutions at Truveris in a multifaceted role, with a focus on identifying financial and clinical optimization opportunities within the pharmacy benefit for employer plan sponsors. Concurrently serve as an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh.

Previous experience encompasses a range of diverse roles across organizations, inclusive of CVS Health, Accredo Specialty Pharmacy, Walgreens Home Infusion Services, and Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy.