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Hospira launch biosimilar mAb in the EU

Hospira launches first mAb biosimilar in major EU markets

By Zachary Brennan

Hospira, recently acquired by Pfizer, announced Monday the launch of the first biosimilar monoclonal antibody (mAb), Inflectra (infliximab), in major European markets, following the patent expiry of J&J’s Remicade. 

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J&J and EGA differ on safety impact of same INNs for biosimilars

By Fiona Barry

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has called on the US FDA to prevent biosimilars being given the same non-proprietary names as their original biologics, while the European Generics Association maintains the practice is “proven to be safe” and “supported...