Steven Lucio, PharmD, BCPS, is senior principal and leads the Vizient Center for Pharmacy Practice Excellence (CPPE) in providing Vizient members and the health care community with clinical and industry-related insights into pharmaceuticals that support the Vizient mission to manage costs, improve quality of care and grow market performance. Steven and the CPPE team apply their knowledge to maintaining a pulse on clinical, market and legislative developments, and forecast trends and potential impact to the Vizient community. Steven is also a frequent contributor and presenter in support of Vizient’s advocacy and public policy initiatives, highlighting the strategic and high-value role of pharmacy in the health care setting. He has provided insights on topics including essential medications, drug shortages, white-bagging, the Unapproved Drug Initiative and 340B strategies. In addition, he represents Vizient at legislative listening sessions, FDA briefings and other policy-making and stakeholder engagement opportunities. Steven is an industry leader and sought-after expert in the advancement and adoption of biosimilars.