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Jul 2, 2014

The Name Game: The Debate over Naming Follow-On Biologics

Should biosimilars have the same nonproprietary name as their reference products?

The Name Game: The Debate over Naming Follow-On Biologics

Eight of the top 10 bestselling drug products are expected to be biologics by 2016. [© Burlingham - Fotolia.com]

  • There is an ongoing debate over whether biosimilars and interchangeable biologics should share the same nonproprietary name as their reference biologics. As patents covering ...

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