FDA And FTC Join Forces On Biosimilars
Teaming Up To Eliminate Barriers To Biosimilar Competition
Two agencies to take action against false or misleading communications about biosimilars, impediments to sampling, and anticompetitive patent settlement agreements; to hold public workshop in March.
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Dispelling myths around biosimilar efficacy and safety may be crucial to driving uptake of biosimilars, executives from Sandoz and Boehringer Ingelheim have argued in an opinion piece in the journal, BioDrugs, as they asserted it was the “responsibility of all stakeholders to challenge biosimilar disparagement and misinformation when encountered.”
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