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New U.S. Biosimilars Bill Gets Mixed Reviews

8:46 AM MDT | April 7, 2008 | Deepti Ramesh

A new House bill on biosimilars is drawing mixed reviews from industry. The Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA; Arlington, VA) calls the Pathway for Biologics Act “a step backward” that puts brand company profits before patient needs, but the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO; Washington) says the bill is an important step forward toward follow-on biologics. Representatives Anna Eshoo (D., CA) and Joe Barton (R., TX) introduced the bill last month. Eshoo: Pathway to promote innovation. The bill provides 12 years of data exclusivity for...

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