Blockbuster Competitors Figure Large Among Biosimilars Under Review in EU
Amgen’s first biosimilar – a competitor to AbbVie’s Humira – and three would-be competitors to Amgen’s own Neulasta are among the 17 biosimilar products that are under evaluation at the European Medicines Agency.
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