Oncology Biosimilars Utilization Data
Since the implementation of the first oncology biosimilar in Ontario in 2019, we have been monitoring the use and uptake of biosimilars in comparison with their reference biologic drugs.
Funding biosimilars for people who are just starting treatment has led to substantial savings for the healthcare system. In fiscal years 2020/2021, 2021/2022 and 2022/2023, Ontario saved an estimated $53 million, $44 million, and $53 million, respectively. These savings mean the province can provide patients and health care providers with more treatment options.
We report utilization data semi-annually.