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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Effectivenes, Safety, and Patient Preferences of Infliximab Biosimilar Medications for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Principal Investigator:

Jason K. Hou

Location: Houston, TX
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: February 2020 - January 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $381,440
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Biologic medications (biologics) are highly effective for diseases of the immune system, cancers, and other conditions; however, their high expense is a barrier to care and a burden to the healthcare system. Biologics cannot be exactly copied as “generic” medications. Biosimilars- similar, but not identical versions of biologic medications- are approved with large potential cost savings. However, VA providers and patients have concerns regarding biosimilar switching safety and effect...

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