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Ontario adopts biosimilars switching program

Dec 20, 2022

Ontario announced that it will adopt a biosimilars switching program from 31 March 2023.  Patients currently treated with Copaxone® (glatiramer acetate), Enbrel® (etanercept), Humalog® (insulin lispro), Humira® (adalimumab), Lantus® (insulin glargine), NovoRapid® (insulin aspart), Remicade® (infliximab), and Rituxan® (rituximab) will be required to transition to the biosimilar version by 29 December 2023.  Ontario is the 8th jurisdiction to adopt a biosimilars switching program, following British Columbia, Alberta, New Brunswick, Quebec, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan.

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